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December 2010

  • Alejandro Hernández González '13 spoke with Univision Radio, La Voz Del Pueblo, 1270 AM (Texas) on Dec. 29 about law school admissions, scholarship opportunities and the importance of education for Latinos.
  • Professor Pat Parenteau talked to SolveClimateNews on Dec. 29 about the expected conflict between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the EPA over the agency's greenhouse gas rules.
  • The Patriot-News (Penn.) spoke with Professor Michael McCann for a Dec. 29 story on NCAA rules against student-athletes receiving money and other financial benefits.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna talked to WCAX on Dec. 28 about how a repeat drunken driver accused in a fatal accident was able to obtain a valid driver's licence in Vermont.
  • The Times-Argus reported Dec. 28 on Vermont Law School's plan to allow military recruiters on campus again once the "don't ask, don't tell" law is repealed.
  • The Burlington Free Press and reported Dec. 27 on Professor Cheryl Hanna's election as chairwoman of the board of trustees of the Richard A. and Barbara W. Snelling Center for Government.
  • The Boston Globe, The India Times and other media outlets carried an Associated Press story on Dec. 26 advancing VLS's Top 10 Environmental Watch List, which was released Jan. 3 to spotlight the nation's top environmental law and policy issues of 2010-2011.
  • Professor John Echeverria spoke with the Connecticut Post on Dec. 26 about the federal government's regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. The story was carried by several other news outlets.
  • The Valley News and Burlington Free Press included Vermont Law School in Dec. 24 and Dec. 17 stories, respectively, on the local impact of the loss of federal earmarks.
  • Vermont Business Magazine, the Associated Press, Burlington Free Press, ABC40, WPTZ,,, FOX44 and other media reported Dec. 22 on Patrick Berry's appointment as commissioner of Vermont's Fish & Wildlife Department. The Burlington Free Press profiled Berry, who was VLS's director of Governmental Affairs and Environmental Advancement.
  • ESPN cited Professor Michael McCann's Dec. 20 blog post about the controversial end to an NFL game.
  • The Associated Press reported Dec. 19 on Associate Professor David Mears' transition to his new post as commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The article was carried by more than 20 news outlets, including Forbes, The Boston Globe, Yahoo! Finance, Canadian and the Valley News.
  • The AM Law Daily on Dec. 17 cited Professor Michael McCann's column on college football's Bowl Championship Series.
  • Environment South Africa on Dec. 17 reported Mark Cooper's position on the costs of nuclear power. Cooper is senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • Professor Michael McCann spoke with Sports Illustrated/CNN Video on Dec. 16 about the labor dispute between the NBA Players Association and the league.
  • Greenwire talked to Professor Pat Parenteau for a Dec. 10 story about the 30th anniversary of the EPA's Superfund toxic-waste cleanup program.
  • In his latest Sports Illustrated column Dec. 9, Professor Michael McCann wrote about the legality of college football's Bowl Championship Series.
  • The Burlington Free Press talked to Michele Martinez Campbell, a visiting assistant professor, on Dec. 9 about evidence gathering in a high-profile murder case.
  • New Hampshire Public Radio spoke with Professor Pat Parenteau on Dec. 9 about a U.S. Supreme Court case involving EPA rules for regulating greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Michele Martinez Campbell, a visiting assistant professor, spoke with Seven Days on Dec. 8 about electronic surveillance, technological developments and Fourth Amendment issues involved in high-tech crime fighting.
  • VPR, the Oregonian, Associated Press, Burlington Free Press,, Valley News, News Channel 13, WPTZ, and other media reported Dec. 6 on Associate Professor David Mears' appointment as commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.
  • The Durham News reported Dec. 5 on the VLS-EPA minority fellowship program's effort to increase outreach to minority and underserved communities.
  • Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford wrote an op-ed column Dec. 2 in The Epoch Times about federal subsidies for nuclear power.
  • In his latest VPR commentary Dec. 1, Associate Professor Brian Porto wrote about the perseverance of marathon runner Joan Benoit Samuelson.
  • VPR talked to Professor Pat Parenteau on Dec. 1 about what states and cities are doing to tackle climate change.
  • The Valley News spoke with Michele Martinez Campbell, a visiting assistant professor, on Dec. 1 about search warrants and privacy rights in connection with an alleged underage drinking party in Hanover.