Murphyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=41MurphyLaura Bucher MurphyAssociate DirectorAssistant Professor of Law<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Murphy_Laura.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />JD, Pace University School of Law, 2006BA, Vassar College, 1994802-831-1123LMURPHY@vermontlaw.edu<div>Laura Murphy is associate director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and an assistant professor at Vermont Law School. She has been with the clinic since 2007 and currently focuses on a variety of Clean Water Act work and agriculture issues.</div><div><br>Professor Murphy received her BA degree in drama and religion, generali cum laude, from Vassar College in 1994 and her JD degree, summa cum laude, from Pace University School of Law in 2006 with a certificate in environmental law. She has a deep appreciation for clinical education, having worked on behalf of Trout Unlimited and Riverkeeper in a major Clean Water Act case while a student in Pace's Environmental Litigation Clinic. She also interned with the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, D.C., the Conservation Law Foundation in Montpelier, Vermont, and the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Prior to joining VLS, she worked with CLF and CLF Ventures in Montpelier. Before law school, she spent several years pursuing a theatre career regionally and in New York City.</div>GP0|#02cbc0ac-d5ad-4f4b-af34-04cab32af18d;L0|#002cbc0ac-d5ad-4f4b-af34-04cab32af18d|Animal Law;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9GP0|#84094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97;L0|#084094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97|Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1

Biography

Biography

Publications

Publications

 

 

Seeking Pure Fields: The Case Against Federal Preemption of State GMO Crop Banshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1423Seeking Pure Fields: The Case Against Federal Preemption of State GMO Crop Bans<div class="ExternalClass4938304946D24459BB62364D15D7080C"><p>​Laura Murphy, Kenneth Noga, & Mark Rose, <em>Seeking Pure Fields: The Case Against Federal Preemption of State GMO Crop Bans, </em>49 U.S.F. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015).</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85481423Publication
Story of a De-Delegation Petition: Nuts, Bolts, & Happy Endings in Vermonthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1424Story of a De-Delegation Petition: Nuts, Bolts, & Happy Endings in Vermont<div class="ExternalClass99F0D8D8CFB4472386792237B6C8ED23"><p>​<em>Story of a De-Delegation Petition: Nuts, Bolts, & Happy Endings in Vermont,</em> 15 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 565 (2014).</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85481424Publication
Do Tell: The Case for Mandatory Labeling of GE Foodshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1426Do Tell: The Case for Mandatory Labeling of GE Foods<div class="ExternalClassBA11B1CB032D44BE9247FE1A0B549F04"><p>​<em>Do Tell: The Case for Mandatory Labeling of GE Foods,</em> 28(2) ABA Natural Resources & Environment 14 (Fall 2013).</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85481426Publication
Law Clinic Advances Environmental Issueshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1429Law Clinic Advances Environmental Issues<div class="ExternalClassA45E95A23E534FB4B3C4D453AFF4C482"><p>​<em>Law Clinic Advances Environmental Issues</em>, Vermont Sierran (Spring 2012), <a href="http://vermont.sierraclub.org/newsletter/index.html" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">http://vermont.sierraclub.org/newsletter/index.html</font></span></a>.</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85481429Publication
More than Curiosity: The Constitutionality of State Labeling Requirements for Genetically Engineered Foodshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1425More than Curiosity: The Constitutionality of State Labeling Requirements for Genetically Engineered Foods<div class="ExternalClass4E7C636287DF4316B466A4D1A970FA79"><p>​Laura B. Murphy, Jillian Bernstein, & Adam Fryska, <em>More than Curiosity: The Constitutionality of State Labeling Requirements for Genetically Engineered Foods, </em>38 Vt. L. Rev. 477 (2013).</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85481425Publication
EPA's Water Transfer Exemption Remains in Forcehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1428EPA's Water Transfer Exemption Remains in Force<div class="ExternalClass251185215D4647C9A95B40F3607581E7"><p>​<em>EPA's Water Transfer Exemption Remains in Force </em>(with Alison Stone)<em>, </em>Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List 2011, <a href="http://watchlist.vermontlaw.edu/epa%E2%80%99s-water-transfer-exemption-remains-in-force/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">http://watchlist.vermontlaw.edu/epa%E2%80%99s-water-transfer-exemption-remains-in-force/</font></span></a>.</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85481428Publication
CAFO Grief: Using Tax Grieving Procedures to Protest Industrial Animal Factorieshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1427CAFO Grief: Using Tax Grieving Procedures to Protest Industrial Animal Factories<div class="ExternalClass6B1E7EFDA7AA4594BD9917FBF04FAFBB"><p>​<em>CAFO Grief: Using Tax Grieving Procedures to Protest Industrial Animal Factories</em>, 23(2) J. Envtl. L. & Litig. 357 (2008).</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85481427Publication

Presentations

Presentations

 

 

Testimony on state labeling bills for genetically engineered foodshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1430Testimony on state labeling bills for genetically engineered foods<div class="ExternalClass8B16FF41826E40D7AD85B50E47102E09"><p>​Vermont Senate Committee on Judiciary (March 2014), with student clinician Andrew Homan</p><p>Vermont Senate Committee on Agriculture (January 2014)</p><p>New Hampshire Sub-Committee on Environment & Agriculture (October 2013) </p><p>Vermont House Committee on Judiciary (May 2013)</p><p>Maine Joint Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, & Forestry (April 2013), with student clinician Jillian Bernstein</p><p>Vermont House Committee on Agriculture & Forest Products (February 2013), with student clinicians Jillian Bernstein & Alex Funk</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85501430Presentation
Maine's GMO Labeling Campaign: Where Do We Go from Here?http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1431Maine's GMO Labeling Campaign: Where Do We Go from Here?<div class="ExternalClassA846963DF06345859BC9CE10A24472C3"><p>​"Maine's GMO Labeling Campaign: Where Do We Go from Here?" Common Ground Country Fair Public Policy Teach-In, Maine, September 2013</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85501431Presentation
Cleaning Up Lake Champlain: Local Action Neededhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1432Cleaning Up Lake Champlain: Local Action Needed<div class="ExternalClass722EFF3ADBD541008228430F8F8169BA"><p>​"Cleaning Up Lake Champlain: Local Action Needed," Environmental Action Conference, Vermont Technical College, October 2011</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85501432Presentation
Pulling the Plug on Dirty Water with NPDES De-delegation Petitionshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1433Pulling the Plug on Dirty Water with NPDES De-delegation Petitions<div class="ExternalClass51C577E846D74DF2B97F55C9DE8539BA"><p>​"Pulling the Plug on Dirty Water with NPDES De-delegation Petitions," Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, March 2011</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85501433Presentation
Local Tools for Addressing the Impacts of CAFOshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1434Local Tools for Addressing the Impacts of CAFOs<div class="ExternalClass0523D7B06F2D438BB9053E786BD8BDEC"><p>​"Local Tools for Addressing the Impacts of CAFOs," Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, March 2011</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85501434Presentation
Freshwater & the Law: CAFOs & the Clean Water Acthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1435Freshwater & the Law: CAFOs & the Clean Water Act<div class="ExternalClass37CD25A5752D40F6AC5E48FD7B608EBF"><p>​"Freshwater & the Law: CAFOs & the Clean Water Act," Agriculture Law & Policy Conference, Vermont Law School, January 2011</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85501435Presentation
CAFO Grief: Using Tax Grieving Procedures to Protest CAFOshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1436CAFO Grief: Using Tax Grieving Procedures to Protest CAFOs<div class="ExternalClass50A05220ACF54E20BF1CB0DEEF674DB4"><p>​"CAFO Grief: Using Tax Grieving Procedures to Protest CAFOs," Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, March 2008</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85501436Presentation
Discussant, Douglas Williams' Paper: Chemicals, Information Gaps, and Regulatory Reformhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1437Discussant, Douglas Williams' Paper: Chemicals, Information Gaps, and Regulatory Reform<div class="ExternalClassF78223016B484D8C934B82B8ECC70B0E"><p>​Discussant, Douglas Williams' Paper: Chemicals, Information Gaps, and Regulatory Reform (Draft), Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Vermont Law School, September 2011</p></div>http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/Laura_Bucher_Murphy.htm?child=x85501437Presentation

Awards & Accomplishments

Awards & Accomplishments