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May 2010

  • Alumnus Jonathan Zisser '00 was profiled June 7 in the Financial News & Daily Record in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Business People-Vermont profiled alumnus Fred Peet '93 on June 6 about his real estate law practice.
  • The Wall Street Journal included Professor Michael McCann's comments in a Law Blog post on June 3 about an umpire's mistaken call that cost a Detroit Tigers pitcher a perfect game.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna talked to the AP on June 3 about a new law that unifies Vermont's court system.
  • Law.com profiled alumnus Robert Kaler '90 on June 3 for his work as general counsel and chief operating officer of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the charitable arm of soccer's governing body, the U.S. Soccer Federation.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna talked to the Mark Johnson Show on WDEV Radio on June 3 about a recent U.S. Supreme Court case on Miranda warnings.
  • Professor Michael McCann talked to the Hartford Courant on June 2 about an NCAA inquiry into the University of Connecticut athletic department.
  • AmericanCity.org talked to Professor Pat Parenteau on June 1 about a New Mexico chemical company's defamation lawsuit against a community organizer.
  • Professor Pat Parenteau talked to TheHill.com on June 1 about the criminal investigation into BP for its role in the Gulf oil spill.
  • Professor Michael McCann talked to the Hartford Courant on May 29 about an NCAA inquiry into the University of Connecticut athletic department.
  • Dean Jeff Shields spoke about springtime at his family's pond in his VPR commentary May 28.
  • Peter Vetere '11 helped a Hanover man win legal access to his parents' gravesites on private property, an effort cited by the Valley News on May 28.
  • In his SI.com column May 27, Professor Michael McCann wrote about the NFL Network's battle with cable companies.
  • The Manchester Journal reported May 27 on an upcoming lecture by Robert Rachlin, a distinguished lecturer, about the U.S. Supreme Court in times of national peril.
  • Professor Pat Parenteau talked to SolveClimate.com May 27 about legislation to raise the oil spill liability cap, a move prompted by the Gulf oil spill.
  • Professor Jackie Gardina spoke to the Valley News on May 26 about efforts to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" law.
  • VermontBiz.com reported May 26 on Trustee Michele Gatto hosting the Association of Life Insurance Counsel's annual meeting.
  • BusinessWeek talked to Professor Michael McCann on May 25 about the proposed sale of the bankrupt Texas Rangers.
  • Professor Brian Porto spoke about coaches, cultural change and the murder of a women's lacrosse player at the University of Virginia in his VPR commentary May 25.
  • In his SI.com column May 25, Professor Michael McCann wrote about doping accusations against Lance Armstrong.
  • The Times Argus and Rutland Herald quoted Professor Cheryl Hanna in a May 25 story on the trial of a Vermont man accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering his 12-year-old niece.
  • In a story that ran in The New York Times, ABC News, the Business Spectator in Australia, Yahoo! News in India, Canada and Malaysia, and other media worldwide, Reuters talked to Professor Pat Parenteau on May 24 about the proposed oil spill liability cap.
  • NPR, LegalTalkNetwork, the Financial Times, FAN590, LegalBroadcastNetwork and the ACS blog talked to Professor Michael McCann on May 24 about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling against the NFL in a major anti-trust case. McCann also wrote about the case in his SI.com column.
  • The Bangor Daily News reported May 24 on Maine native Erin Woolley '10 receiving a JD degree posthumously at commencement.
  • The Valley News, Times Argus, Rutland Herald and Vermont Today reported May 23 on former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean's speech at the VLS commencement.
  • Jeff Guevin '12 is included in a PR-inside.com story May 23 about LawSchoolReference.com, where he is the lead blogger. The story also ran in EarthTimes.org.
  • The Denver Post ran a May 21 story that quoted Professor Pat Parenteau discussing the Gulf oil spill.
  • The New York Times talked to Professor Pat Parenteau on May 20 about conflict of interest concerns regarding lab testing in the Gulf oil spill. The story also ran on MSNBC, the Today show, Kansas City Star, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and other news outlets nationwide.
  • MensNewsDaily.com quoted Professor Cheryl Hanna in a May 20 column about constitutional rights.
  • The Valley News talked to John Cramer, associate director of media relations, for a May 20 column about VLS's policy on the "don't ask, don't tell" law.
  • Associate Professor Martha Judy discussed Vermont's Superfund sites on VPR on May 19.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna gave advice to aspiring judges in her May 19 commentary on VPR.
  • VPR talked to Professor Tseming Yang on May 19 about the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law's litigation workshops with Chinese prosecutors and Yang's recent appointment as deputy general counsel for international affairs of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Alumnus the Rev. Kenneth Clarke '81 was profiled May 19 in the Bennington Banner.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna talked to the Burlington Free Press and WCAX-TV on May 18 about the trial of one of two suspects charged with manslaughter in the shooting of a retired professor.
  • Professor Pat Parenteau talked to Your Public Media (Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network) on May 18 about the EPA's Superfund fight with General Electric over the clean up of toxic wastes.
  • Leslie Staudinger, special projects coordinator, spoke with the Brattleboro Reformer on May 17 about her election as a trustee of the New England Coalition, a non-profit group concerned about nuclear power.
  • Associate Professor Martha Judy talked to Law360 on May 17 about Superfund liability in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's Burlington Northern decision.
  • The Boston Globe talked to Professor Cheryl Hanna on May 16 about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's personal ties with President Obama.
  • Assistant Professor Don Kreis wrote an op-ed piece May 15 in vtdigger.org about Vermont Yankee, a follow up to his May 5 column on the nuclear power plant.
  • The New York Times ran a Greenwire story May 13 that included Associate Professor Martha Judy discussing the constitutionality of a legal weapon used by the EPA to force the cleanup of the nation's most contaminated sites.
  • Professor Pat Parenteau talked to The American Reporter on May 13 about the Cape Wind project.
  • The AM Law Daily quoted Associate Professor Michael McCann in a May 12 story about legal issues involved in the proposed sale of the Texas Rangers.
  • The Missourian talked to Adjunct Professor Phil Harter on May 12 about his plans to teach more often at VLS.
  • Indian Country Today talked to Assistant Professor Teresa Clemmer for a May 11 article on the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic's victory in a case involving a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal on Passamaquoddy Tribe land in Maine. The story also appeared in DownStreamToday, iStockAnalyst.com and other outlets.
  • Professor Cheryl Hanna's comments on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan appeared May 11 in the Burlington Free Press, the Times Argus, Rutland Herald and Vermont Today.
  • The Boston Globe talked to Professor Kinvin Wroth for a May 11 story about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
  • Vermont Law School was part of a lively online discussion May 11 on Above The Law about U.S.News and World Report's annual rankings of law schools that once again had VLS as the top environmental law program in the nation.
  • Professor Jim May talked to the Valley Business Journal for a May 11 story on the South Royalton Legal Clinic's planned expansion in the 190 Chelsea project.
  • Associate Professor Michael McCann talked to Inside Higher Ed for a May 10 article on the U.S. Department of Justice‘s inquiry into the National Collegiate Athletic Association's scholarship rules.
  • The Institute for Energy and the Environment was included in a May 9 op-ed column on the smart grid in the Times Argus, Rutland Herald and Vermont Today.
  • The Rutland Herald reported May 8 on the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic's efforts to help a citizens group concerned about groundwater contamination from chemically tainted marble tailings.
  • In his Sports Illustrated column on May 7, Associate Professor Michael McCann wrote about legal issues arising from objectionable questions asked by NFL teams during pre-draft interviews with prospective draft picks. The column also ran in the Miami Dolphins Football Update.
  • Professor Pat Parenteau was included in a Bloomberg News story in Business Week on May 7 about the Cape Wind project.
  • The Saint John (Canada) Telegraph-Journal included the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic in a May 7 story about a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal on Passamaquoddy Tribe land in Maine.
  • Associate Professor Michael McCann talked to The Chronicle of Higher Education on May 6 about the U.S. Department of Justice‘s inquiry into the NCAA's scholarship rules.
  • Senior Fellow Mark Cooper at the Institute for Energy and the Environment talked to the Los Angeles Times for a May 6 story on economic damage from the Gulf Coast oil spill. The story also ran in The Chicago Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Hartford Courant, Cleveland Plain Dealer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other news outlets nationwide.
  • Assistant Professor Don Kreis wrote an op-ed column in vtdigger.org on May 5 about a misleading PowerPoint presentation on the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.
  • Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford talked to the Brattleboro Reformer on May 5 about federal loan guarantees for new nuclear power plants. The story also ran in EnergyCentral.com, the Farmington (New Mexico) Daily Times and other news outlets.
  • Assistant Professor Art Edersheim talked to the United Kingdom's Meat Trade Daily News for a May 4 story about legal hurdles faced by undocumented migrant workers.
  • VLS alumnus Johanna Sorrell was included in a May 4 story in SeaCoastonline about a math and science conference for girls.
  • Forbes.com was among more than 60 news outlets nationwide that quoted Professor Cheryl Hanna in a May 3 story on partner abuse laws.
  • Associate Director of Admissions John Miller was quoted in the Stagecoach Transportation Services' spring newsletter in a story about the shuttle bus between Montpelier and South Royalton.