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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

Awards and Affiliations


Teaching at VLS:

  • Professor at Vermont Law School since 1973.

Leadership and Service:

  • Advisor to Barnard Planning Commision with respect to Town Plan and Zoning Ordinance Revisons, 2011
  • Representative of town of Barnard, VT, to the Upper Valley Joint Municipal Survey Committee concerning the establishment of a regional waste disposal and recycling program, 1991.
  • Member, Vermont Supreme Court four-year clerkship study committee, 1990.


  • Advisor to Municipalities and NGOs in Japan concerning environmental issues related to the U.S. military on Okinawa, 2009 - 2011
  • Consultant to Ashesi University, Accra, Ghana, about adding legal education to the Ashesi program, 2008.
  • World Bank consultant, environmental law and judicial reform issues, 2003.
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist, 2002–03.
  • Participant in establishing the Environmental Law Center at the State University of Petrozavodsk in Karelia, Russia, 2000.
  • Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Laws, King's College, London, 1986–87, international and comparative environmental law.
  • Lecturer on environmental law, New York University School of Continuing Education, 1978–85.