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April 2010

  • Professor Pat Parenteau was included in a Brattleboro Reformer editorial on wind energy that the AP distributed nationwide May 2, including to the Newark Star-Ledger, the Syracuse Post-Standard, the Birmingham News and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
  • Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford was quoted in the Burlington Free Press in a May 2 story on nuclear energy.
  • The Times Argus reported April 29 on the VLS Institute for Energy and the Environment receiving a $450,000 federal grant for smart-grid research and analysis.
  • Professor Pat Parenteau's comments on the approval of the nation's first offshore wind farm were carried by the media nationwide April 28 and 29, including the Boston Globe, another Boston Globe story, Business Week, Bloomberg News, Greenwire, the BBC News and the Daily Tech.
  • The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald and AP reported April 28 on a victory that the VLS Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic helped to secure for a group of Passamaquoddy Tribe members in Maine who oppose construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal on tribal land.
  • Elements, the environmental and public health blog, picked up Professor Stephanie Farrior's blog post on IntLawGrrls about the first environmental human rights case against the United States to be heard by the Organization of American States.
  • Professor John Echeverria talked to the National Law Journal on April 26 about a genetically engineered alfalfa case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Assistant Professor Art Edersheim talked to on April 26 about how federal immigration policy affects migrant workers and Vermont's dairy farms.
  • Professor Peter Teachout talked to Burlington Free Press for an April 25 story on the future of Vermont's side judges.
  • Assistant Professor Don Kreis wrote an op-ed piece April 24 in on Vermont Yankee.
  • Professor Stephanie Farrior talked to PRI's Living on Earth on April 23 about the first environmental human rights complaint from U.S. citizens to be heard by the OAS.
  • Professor Jason Czarnezki was included in an April 22 story posted on Zikkir on the U.S. Consulate Guangzhou's efforts to promote Earth Day volunteerism.
  • Associate Professor Martha Judy talked to Law360 on April 22 about states hiring private contractors to handle industrial waste site cleanups.
  • Associate Professor Michael McCann was included in April 21 stories in the Charlotte News and Observer and Durham Herald-Sun about age limits in the NBA.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna talked to WPTZ-TV on April 21 about priest sex abuse cases in Vermont and to WCAX-TV on April 20 about children testifying in court.
  • Ashley Carson '06, executive director of the Older Women's League, wrote a column April 20 in The Huffington Post on equal pay for women.
  • Professor Stephanie Farrior talked to the National Law Journal about Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow for an April 19 story about possible replacements for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
  • U.S.News & World Report again ranked VLS as the number-one environmental law school in the nation on April 15 in its 2011 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools. VLS' clinical training program also was again ranked among the nation's best.
  • Vermont Business magazine and reported April 15 on VLS retaining its ranking as the nation's best environmental law school by U.S.News & World Report.
  • U.S.News & World Report included VLS in an April 15 story about the difficult economic times facing recent law school graduates.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna talked to the Valley News on April 15 about corporate spending on political campaigns.
  • Vermont Today talked to Professor Greg Johnson on April 15 about the The Law and Politics of Marriage Equality conference that marked the anniversaries of civil unions and legal marriage for same-sex couples in Vermont.
  • Seven Days, VPR, the Burlington Free Press, Rutland Herald, the Times Argus, WCAX and other media reported April 14 and 15 on the Marriage Equality conference.
  • The Randolph Herald and Vermont Business magazine on April 15 reported the appointment of three new members to the VLS Board of Trustees.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna talked to VPR on April 14 about Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Reiber's vocal role in the debate over legislation to cut the budget and restructure Vermont's court system.
  • VLS alumnus Thomas Rushford, the digital historian in the U.S. House of Representative's Office of the Historian, was profiled April 13 in
  • Associate Professor Michael McCann was cited in an April 13 column in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat about a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA.
  • VLS Trustee Christopher Dutton's appointment as president and chief executive officer of Vermont Electric Power Co. was covered April 12 by Vermont Business magazine.
  • The Land Use Prof Blog on April 12 recommended Professor John Echeverria's work for those interested in understanding U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' legacy for property rights and land use law.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna was on the Mark Johnson show, WDEV Radio, on April 12 to discuss the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
  • Gil Kujovich, vice dean for academic affairs, talked to the Valley News on April 10 about the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
  • In her April 9 commentary on VPR, Professor Cheryl Hanna discussed personal attacks on lawyers because of whom they represent.
  • Peg Elmer, associate director of the Land Use Institute, wrote an op-ed column April 7 on about the Douglas administration's approach to land planning.
  •, Business Week, the Boston Globe, VPR, Washington Examiner, Burlington Free Press, WCAX, Smart Grid Today, Hartford Business Journal, World News, Valley News and other national, regional and local media reported April 5-6 on the Institute for Energy and the Environment receiving federal funds to conduct smart-grid research.
  • Associate Professor Johanna Dennis was profiled April 4 in the Valley News in its Sunday feature "The Changing Face of the Upper Valley."