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David B. Firestone

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Professor of Law

JD, Harvard University, 1969;
BS, Wayne State University, 1965

Phone: 802-831-1298


  • "Environmental Law and Sustainable Enterprises," University of Vermont School of Business Administration, 2013.
  • "An Overview of United States Environmental Law," Japan Federation of Bar Associations, 2013.
  • "Global Environmental Law and the Military," Norwich University, 2011.
  • "Environmental Issues Involving the U.S. Military on Okinawa," Japan, 2009.
  • "The Need for and Possible Founding of a New Law School at Ashesi University," Accra, Ghana 2008.
  • "International Trade in Hazardous Materials," University of Mysore and Cochin University of Science and Technology, India 2007.
  • "Using Market Mechanisms to Control Emissions-Law, Transferable Credits, and International Transactions," Universidad de Los Andes, Santiago, Chile 2005.
  • "Sustainable Development in Developing Countries,” University of Hawaii Law School, 2003.
  • "Beginning, Evolution, and Future of Environmental Law," University of Hawaii Law School, 2003.
  • "The Law-Science Interface," Hawaii Pacific University, 2003.
  • "Water Pollution Control Law in the US," Petrozavodsk State University, Russia, 2001.
  • "Law Trends in the '90s in the United States—Away from Command and Control and Toward Market-based Economic Incentives," speaker at environmental law conference in Madagascar, 1999.
  • "Law and the Global Environment," McGill University Law School, 1996.
  • Lecturer on environmental law for US federal judges, since 1993.
  • "Beyond Our Borders: Global Themes and Legal Studies; Regulation and Protection of the Environment," American Bar Association conference, Rye, NY, 1992.
  • Lecturer and seminar leader for US Information Agency in Eastern Europe, Austria, and Micronesia, since 1986; topics include environmental law and citizen participation in government decisionmaking in United States.