Murphyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=41MurphyLaura Bucher MurphyAssociate Director & Assistant Professor<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|#211512b3-fcb5-4e0b-93b8-a23f78a71816;L0|#0211512b3-fcb5-4e0b-93b8-a23f78a71816|CAFOs;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9;GP0|#42cc058d-cc20-4b8d-a433-254f4384b9ef;L0|#042cc058d-cc20-4b8d-a433-254f4384b9ef|Clean Water Act;GP0|#8e206ee9-1267-4189-b378-b8a33a45ad76;L0|#08e206ee9-1267-4189-b378-b8a33a45ad76|Clinical Legal Education;GP0|#40535a76-86ea-477e-9272-91f33addc52a;L0|#040535a76-86ea-477e-9272-91f33addc52a|Genetically Engineered Foods;GP0|#9d10b24e-9abc-4c17-801a-2c8b5f196af0;L0|#09d10b24e-9abc-4c17-801a-2c8b5f196af0|Environmental Enforcement and RegulationGP0|#84094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97;L0|#084094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97|Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1<a href="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/FacultyDocuments/MurphyLaura_CV.pdf?Web=1" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />Curriculum Vitae</a>ENRLC; Advanced ENRLC; Masters Externship; LLM Externship

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              Seeking Pure Fields: The Case Against Federal Preemption of State Bans on Genetically Engineered Cropshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1423Seeking Pure Fields: The Case Against Federal Preemption of State Bans on Genetically Engineered Crops<div class="ExternalClass4938304946D24459BB62364D15D7080C"> ​Laura Murphy, Kenneth Noga, & Mark Rose, <em>Seeking Pure Fields: The Case Against Federal Preemption of State Bans on Genetically Engineered Crops</em>, 49 U.S.F. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015).​ </div>1423PublicationArticle
              Shedding Light: Vermont’s Labeling Law for Genetically Engineered Foodshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3272Shedding Light: Vermont’s Labeling Law for Genetically Engineered Foods<div class="ExternalClass191C69E2E06B4346BEC453877199E664"><p><span style="font-size:14px;">​<span style="line-height:20.15px;">​Laura Murphy & </span><span style="line-height:20.15px;"></span><span style="line-height:20.15px;">Jacqueline Sopko​, </span><span style="line-height:20.15px;"></span><em style="line-height:20.15px;">Shedding Light: Vermont’s Labeling Law for Genetically Engineered Foods</em><span style="line-height:20.15px;">, </span><span style="line-height:20.15px;">Vermont Law School Top 10 Environmental Watch List</span><span style="line-height:20.15px;"> </span><span style="line-height:20.15px;">2014</span><span style="line-height:20.15px;">. </span></span></p></div>http://vjel.vermontlaw.edu/topten/shedding-light-vermonts-labeling-law-genetically-engineered-foods/3272PublicationCommentary
              Story of a De-Delegation Petitionhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3273Story of a De-Delegation Petition<div class="ExternalClassB6263FF481A649C1A196949D56FDB4DF"><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><em style="line-height:20.15px;">Story of a De-Delegation Petition</em><span style="line-height:20.15px;">​, </span><span style="line-height:20.15px;"></span><span style="line-height:20.15px;">15 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 565</span><span style="line-height:20.15px;"> (Spring 2014).</span></span></p></div>http://vjel.vermontlaw.edu/files/2014/04/Murphy_forprint.pdf3273PublicationArticle
              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"> ​<em>Do Tell: The Case for Mandatory Labeling of GE Foods,</em> 28(2) ABA Natural Resources & Environment 14 (Fall 2013).​ </div>http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/FacultyDocuments/Murphy_NREArticle.pdf?Web=11426PublicationArticle
              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"> ​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).​ </div>1425PublicationArticle
              Law Clinic Advances Environmental Issueshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1429Law Clinic Advances Environmental Issues<div class="ExternalClassA45E95A23E534FB4B3C4D453AFF4C482"> <em>Law Clinic Advances Environmental Issues</em>, Vermont Sierran (Spring 2012)​. </div>http://vermont.sierraclub.org/newsletter/index.html​1429PublicationCommentary
              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"> ​Laura Murphy & Alison Stone, <em>EPA's Water Transfer Exemption Remains in Force</em>, Vermont Law School Top 10 Environmental Watch List 2011.​ </div>http://watchlist.vermontlaw.edu/epa%E2%80%99s-water-transfer-exemption-remains-in-force/1428PublicationCommentary
              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"> <em>CAFO Grief: Using Tax Grieving Procedures to Protest Industrial Animal Factories</em>, 23(2) J. Envtl. L. & Litig. 357 (2008).​ </div>http://law.uoregon.edu/org/jell/docs/232/Murphy.pdf1427PublicationArticle

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              The Constitutionality of Labeling Genetically Engineered Foodshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3271The Constitutionality of Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods<div class="ExternalClass220BD121D2BB494E9821DED8510FBF3C"><p>​“The Constitutionality of Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods,” Vermont Bar Association Mid-Winter Thaw, Montreal, January 2015.</p></div>http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/elc/Faculty%20Scholarship/Murphy.Act%20120%20PP%20for%20Web.pdf?Web=13271Presentation
              Vermont Senate Committee on Judiciary: An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineeringhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3274Vermont Senate Committee on Judiciary: An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering<div class="ExternalClassDAC608F58C904F4988578F2F0BE4C094"><p>​Testimony, Vermont Senate Committee on Judiciary re: An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering (2014) (with student clinician Andrew Homan)</p></div>3274PresentationLegal Advocacy
              Vermont Senate Committee on Agriculture re: An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3278Vermont Senate Committee on Agriculture re: An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering <div class="ExternalClass1481FD5E46144A3C852558E5C0463D28"><p>​Testimony, Vermont Senate Committee on Agriculture re: An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering (2014)</p></div>3278Presentation
              Requiring the Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods and Agricultural Commoditieshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3279Requiring the Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods and Agricultural Commodities<div class="ExternalClassFE19BFF58B634BB485CFFF0F4B3678F8"><p>​Testimony, New Hampshire Sub-Committee on Environment & Agriculture re: Requiring the Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods and Agricultural Commodities (2013)</p></div>3279Presentation
              Vermont House Committee on Judiciary re: An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineeringhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3290Vermont House Committee on Judiciary re: An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering<div class="ExternalClassFCD081FE2D104FEA986D4A6C5933DBF7"><p>​Testimony, Vermont House Committee on Judiciary re: An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering (2013)</p></div>3290Presentation
              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"> "Maine's GMO Labeling Campaign: Where Do We Go from Here?" Common Ground Country Fair Public Policy Teach-In, Maine, September 2013​.​ </div>1431Presentation
              An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3280An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering <div class="ExternalClass2FC12EA888914A35AED9447065826BD9"><p>​Testimony, Maine Joint Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, & Forestry re: An Act to Protect Maine Food Consumers' Right To Know about Genetically Engineered Food and Seed Stock (2013) (with student clinician Jillian Bernstein)</p></div>3280Presentation
              An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3281An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering <div class="ExternalClass4F0BE9859B6C436DA3FCB3F3D69311CD"><p>​Testimony, Vermont House Committee on Agriculture & Forest Products re: An Act Relating to the Labeling of Food Produced with Genetic Engineering (2013) (with student clinicians Jillian Bernstein & Alex Funk)</p></div>3281Presentation
              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"> ​"Cleaning Up Lake Champlain: Local Action Needed," Environmental Action Conference, Vermont Technical College, October 2011.​ </div>1432Presentation
              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: <em>Chemicals, Information Gaps, and Regulatory Reform (Draft)</em>, Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Vermont Law School, September 2011.​ </p></div>1437Presentation
              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"> ​"Pulling the Plug on Dirty Water with NPDES De-delegation Petitions," Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, March 2011.​ </div>1433Presentation
              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"> ​"Local Tools for Addressing the Impacts of CAFOs," Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, March 2011.​ </div>1434Presentation
              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"> ​"Freshwater & the Law: CAFOs & the Clean Water Act," Agriculture Law & Policy Conference, Vermont Law School, January 2011.​ </div>1435Presentation
              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"> ​"CAFO Grief: Using Tax Grieving Procedures to Protest CAFOs," Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, March 2008.​ </div>1436Presentation

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