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2009 Press Release Archive


December 7, 2009

VLS Professor Addresses European Youth Forum in Copenhagen – Professor Tracy Bach will give a presentation for the European Youth Forum (Youth Forum Jeunesse--YFJ), taking place alongside the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen.

November 30, 2009

Vermont Law Students, Faculty Heading to Copenhagen As Observers to U.N. Climate Negotiations – Six Vermont Law School students and three faculty members will travel to Copenhagen next week to witness the historic United Nations Climate Change Conference.

October 28, 2009

VLS Conference Will Draw Top Experts To Explore Challenges of Regulatory Takings – As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for a closely watched regulatory takings case, Vermont Law School will bring together legal experts from around the country on November 6 to explore critical issues raised by recent and pending takings cases, as well as potential government responses.

October 22, 2009

Trailblazer William Rodgers to Speak on Landmark Environmental Laws – Professor William H. Rodgers Jr., a trailblazer in environmental law who has inspired generations of lawyers, will assess the reach and sweep of environmental legal history in a public lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Chase Community Center at Vermont Law School in South Royalton.

October 2, 2009

U.S.-China Partnership Develops Next Generation of Environmental Advocates – Vermont Law School (VLS) has been awarded $3 million by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand its work on the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law over the next three years

September 22, 2009

Leading Nuclear Expert to Speak on Slowing Proliferation – Nuclear nonproliferation expert Leonard S. Spector will discuss the worldwide spread of nuclear weapons capabilities and possible legal remedies on September 29 at Vermont Law School.

September 9, 2009

Vermont Law School to Honor Former Dean Maximilian W. Kempner – Vermont Law School will honor former dean Maximilian W. Kempner, who headed the school from 1991–1996, in a 4 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, September 12.

August 21, 2009

Vermont Law School Awarded Grant for U.S.-China Exchange on Environmental Law – Vermont Law School (VLS) has been awarded a $350,000 federal grant to support a U.S.-China exchange program for young professionals working in environmental law. Funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, the educational and cultural exchange will provide leadership training opportunities to 18 Chinese and American women and men, particularly members of minority groups, who are active in environmental justice efforts.

July 1, 2009

New Dean Guides Academics at Vermont Law School – VermontLaw School announces the appointment of Professor Gil Kujovich as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2009.

June 5, 2009

China's Environmental Hero Joins Vermont Law School as Distinguished Lecturer – Professor Canfa Wang, one of the most recognized environmental law scholars in China, will give a presentation on "The Challenges of Environmental Enforcement and Its Solutions in China" at Vermont Law School on Wednesday, June 10, as part of a week-long stay including lectures and discussions on future collaborations.

June 1, 2009

Vermont Law School Graduate Passes Paris Bar – Eliza Meeker of Washington, D.C., has become the first Vermont Law School graduate to become a member of the Paris Bar, thanks to a unique dual-degree program VLS offers in partnership with the University of Cergy-Pontoise, home to one of France's top law schools.

May 5, 2009

NRDC President Frances Beinecke and CLI Director Burns Weston to Speak During Commencement Week – Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), will speak at Vermont Law School's 34th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16.

April 23, 2009

Vermont Law School Ranked First in the U.S. in Environmental Law – Once again U.S.News & World Report has ranked Vermont Law School’s environmental law program as the best in the nation.

April 22, 2009

CLI Releases a New Framework for a Just Climate Legacy – The Vermont Supreme Court will travel to Vermont Law School on March 25, 2009, to hear oral arguments in six cases.

March 12, 2009

Vermont Supreme Court to Hear Cases at Vermont Law School – The Vermont Supreme Court will travel to Vermont Law School on March 25, 2009, to hear oral arguments in six cases.

February 27, 2009

Noted Environmental Leader, Scholar Gus Speth to Join Faculty at Vermont Law School – Vermont Law School, known for its top-ranked environmental law program, is pleased to announce that James Gustave Speth, currently dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will be joining its faculty as of July 1, 2010.

February 19, 2009

VLS to Honor John Casella With First Green Business Innovators Award – John Casella, chairman and chief executive of Casella Waste Systems, started his Rutland-based business in 1975, working with his brother and one garbage truck. In 1977, Casella Waste opened Vermont's first recycling center.

February 6, 2009

Vermont Law School Symposium to Address "Growing Green Communities" – Vermont Law School will host a symposium entitled "Growing Green Communities: Infrastructure Development and the Environment," to be held at the law school on Feb. 20.

February 5, 2009

ENRLC Files Suit on Behalf of EIP and Sierra Club – ENRLC Files Suit on Behalf of EIP and Sierra Club

January 12, 2009

Williams Lecture to Feature Noted Land Use Scholar Joseph Sax – Renowned land use scholar Joseph L. Sax will present the 2009 Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law at Vermont Law School on Thursday, February 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Chase Community Center.

January 10, 2009

VLS Hosts Tenth Annual MLK Celebration – Vermont Law School will host its 10th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration on January 20 with a presentation on civil rights history by Selma native and VLS Associate Dean Shirley Jefferson, followed by televised ceremonies marking the inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation's 44th president.