Ristinohttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=177RistinoLaurie RistinoDirectorAssociate Professor of Law<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Ristino_Laurie.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Certificate in Executive Leadership, American University (Washington, D.C.), 2012MPA, George Mason University, 1997JD, University of Iowa, 1991BA, University of Michigan (Residential College), 1988802-831-1230<p> Before joining VLS, Professor Ristino was a senior counsel with the Office of the General Counsel, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C. At the USDA, she advised the Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Department on environmental and natural resources legal policy issues. She is an expert on the conservation title of the farm bill, and advised on the implementation of the 2002 and 2008 farm bills, as well as the run-up to the 2014 farm bill. </p> <p>Professor Ristino has also served in various administrative leadership capacities, including acting director of the Easement Programs Division of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, special assistant to the deputy assistant secretary for administration of the Department of Interior, and special assistant for the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico, Office of the Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.</p> <p>Professor Ristino previously taught the environmental agriculture course at George Washington University Law School. She is an associate member of the Environmental Law Institute, a member of the American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, and a member of the American Agricultural Law Association. Professor Ristino serves as an editor and columnist for the ABA's Natural Resources & Environment magazine. She is also member of the Federal Senior Executive Service and the Pennsylvania Bar.</p>Professor Ristino joined the Vermont Law School faculty in 2013. She is the first director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) and an associate professor of law. As director, she is responsible for CAFS vision and direction, including curriculum development, teaching, outreach, and advocacy. Professor Ristino is also the faculty advisor to VLS's Food and Agriculture Law Society.GP0|#249570fe-ac2e-4cc3-a03d-8b2c835e5f26;L0|#0249570fe-ac2e-4cc3-a03d-8b2c835e5f26|Farm Bill;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9;GP0|#ba6d469e-8295-4322-b545-6d3b9b38c368;L0|#0ba6d469e-8295-4322-b545-6d3b9b38c368|Climate Change;GP0|#1f3909a7-ae1b-48ed-b902-b93e4acb5ada;L0|#01f3909a7-ae1b-48ed-b902-b93e4acb5ada|Ecosystem Services;GP0|#67d68ce9-0e34-4d42-9bda-6002cf2c54b4;L0|#067d68ce9-0e34-4d42-9bda-6002cf2c54b4|Land ConservationGP0|#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/RistinoLaurie_CV.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />Curriculum Vitae</a>Agricultural Environmental Law; Independent Research Project; Masters Externship; Intro to Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food, and Environment

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              Carbon Trading in the United StatesCarbon Trading in the United States<div class="ExternalClassE6011A0AF5BB46EA96E3434324E32DAC"> ​<em>Carbon Trading in the United States</em> with Katie Michel, RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION LAW, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015; Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 5-14.​ </div>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2414504118Publication
              Growing Climate Change: The Farm Bill as Comprehensive Climate Change PolicyGrowing Climate Change: The Farm Bill as Comprehensive Climate Change Policy<div class="ExternalClass4B33EC890AB740B6912AB0DF1E2DDFC6"> <em>Growing Climate Change: The Farm Bill as Comprehensive Climate Change Policy</em>, Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List 2014, No. 7, co-authored with student Allison Gabala, JD '15, December 2013. </div>http://watchlist.vermontlaw.edu/growing-climate-change-the-farm-bill-as-comprehensive-climate-change-policy/1920Publication
              Back to the New: Millennials and the Sustainable Food MovementBack to the New: Millennials and the Sustainable Food Movement<div class="ExternalClass9A6FB29377824D62A6D74EF657A52E9E"> <em>Back to the New: Millennials and the Sustainable Food Movement</em>, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. 15, No. 1, Fall 2013.​ </div>http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=23655491922Publication
              The Future of Food Law & Policy: The Responsibility of Lawyers in the Academy and BeyondThe Future of Food Law & Policy: The Responsibility of Lawyers in the Academy and Beyond<div class="ExternalClass9C1ACE8934E3427B9BCC13BE368FB081"> <em>The Future of Food Law & Policy: The Responsibility of Lawyers in the Academy and Beyond</em> with Baylen Linnekin, Susan Schneider, Emily Broad Leib, Margaret McCabe, & Michael Roberts, October, 2013. </div>http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=23428721925Publication
              IntroductionIntroduction<div class="ExternalClassB041B4D3CF124BAABDAE0C0192D0112D"> <em>Introduction</em>, Vermont Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 4, Summer 2013, Vermont Law School. </div>http://lawreview.vermontlaw.edu/files/2013/08/6-Ristino.pdf1927Publication
              Is Environmental Law Serving Society?Is Environmental Law Serving Society?<div class="ExternalClass2C96AD5FB7A8434EABEA8FAE68B68683"> <em>Is Environmental Law Serving Society?</em> with Sam Kalen, NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT, Vol. 26, No. 4, Spring 2012, American Bar Association. </div>http://www.americanbar.org/publications/natural_resources_environment/2011_12/spring_2012/is_environmental_law_serving_society.html1928Publication
              Resource Property RightsResource Property Rights<div class="ExternalClass9031B7B75515440AA5403C644322B73C"> <em>Resource Property Rights</em>, NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT, Vol. 25, No. 4, Spring 2011, American Bar Association. </div>http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=22911041929Publication
              Proposal: A Uniform Act for Wind RightsProposal: A Uniform Act for Wind Rights<div class="ExternalClassEABB4E80D49346A1914235C88A52AB04"> <em>Proposal: A Uniform Act for Wind Rights</em>, with Nathaniel Giddings, Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources Committee Newsletter, Winter 2011, American Bar Association.</div>http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=22911181930Publication
              Conservation Easements in an Ecosystem Services AgeConservation Easements in an Ecosystem Services Age<div class="ExternalClassDF5FC6A6B5E84DB6AA5505FAD66C4726"> ​<em>Conservation Easements in an Ecosystem Services Age</em>, NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT, Vol. 24, No.3, Winter 2010, American Bar Association. </div>1931Publication
              It's Not Easy Being Green: Reflections on the American Offset MarketIt's Not Easy Being Green: Reflections on the American Offset Market<div class="ExternalClassDA66F7B6F97C4BD9A11FA43589AF7ECA"> <em>It's Not Easy Being Green: Reflections on the American Offset Market</em>, JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LAW & POLICY, Winter 2008, Washington College of Law. </div>http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=22911101932Publication
              Carbon Offset Projects on Public Lands and the Role of Federal Resources in Climate Change MitigationCarbon Offset Projects on Public Lands and the Role of Federal Resources in Climate Change Mitigation<div class="ExternalClassDC630DCC8A4548F4A87646660F6902AF"> ​<em>Carbon Offset Projects on Public Lands and the Role of Federal Resources in Climate Change Mitigation</em>, CLIMATE CHANGE, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, AND ECOSYSTEMS COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, December 2007, American Bar Association. </div>1933Publication
              Climate Change Mitigation: Using Ecosystem Services to Pay for Conservation on Private LandsClimate Change Mitigation: Using Ecosystem Services to Pay for Conservation on Private Lands<div class="ExternalClassE2C3E637D3C340349B03487FD6611699"> ​<em>Climate Change Mitigation: Using Ecosystem Services to Pay for Conservation on Private Lands</em>, CLIMATE CHANGE, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, AND ECOSYSTEMS COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, August 2007, American Bar Association. </div>1934Publication
              Chez Pére LachaiseChez Pére Lachaise<div class="ExternalClass54D87F77354245A287DC9028005FDCBE"> ​<em>Chez Pére Lachaise</em>, NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT, Vol. 28, No. 2, Fall 2013, American Bar Association. </div>1935Publication
              The Age of DisruptionThe Age of Disruption<div class="ExternalClass895BA1803FCA47ED9C5C2A6D4E4642BB"> ​<em>The Age of Disruption</em>, NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT Vol. 28, No. 1, Summer 2013, American Bar Association. </div>1936Publication
              In Support of Practical Legal ScholarshipIn Support of Practical Legal Scholarship<div class="ExternalClass69CF48BB7F2A4A2AAF31C6EF4DE01D86"> <em>In Support of Practical Legal Scholarship</em>, NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT Vol. 27, No. 4, Spring 2013, American Bar Association. </div>1937Publication
              “Lean in” Real-Time“Lean in” Real-Time<div class="ExternalClassBEB7951555E7461E92C211DD7C8E3E14"> ​<em>“Lean in” Real-Time</em>, NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT Vol. 27, No. 4, Spring 2013, American Bar Association.​ </div>1938Publication
              My Generation, BabyMy Generation, Baby<div class="ExternalClass838C80E73DDD4441B66FC885397A1F31"> ​<em>My Generation, Baby</em>, NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT Vol. 27, No. 3, Winter 2013, American Bar Association. </div>1939Publication
              The New Environmental LawyerThe New Environmental Lawyer<div class="ExternalClass5F69E880C156471BA6C8819202ADD910"> ​<em>The New Environmental Lawyer</em>, NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT Vol. 27, No. 2, Fall 2012, American Bar Association. </div>1940Publication
              Steve JobsSteve Jobs<div class="ExternalClass05A243990C3D47FBBB56AB3BC3B5024A"> <em>Steve Jobs</em>, NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT Vol. 27, No. 1, Summer 2012, American Bar Association. </div>1941Publication
              All Dried Up: Tensions Rise over Water Shortage in CaliforniaAll Dried Up: Tensions Rise over Water Shortage in California<div class="ExternalClass3C80AAC70D534884B2F410876806B3DD"> <em>All Dried Up: Tensions Rise over Water Shortage in California</em>, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, co-authored with Joseph Simpson, January, 2015. </div>http://vjel.vermontlaw.edu/dried-tensions-rise-water-shortage-california/ 3202Publication
              This Could Kill YouThis Could Kill You<div class="ExternalClass8A3CD6F0A9614672A2ECA1BA40BE40D3"><p>​This Could Kill You. Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 28, No. 4, Spring 2014, American Bar Association.</p></div>3314Publication
              Second ThoughtsSecond Thoughts<div class="ExternalClassD049EB3F557E481E93628CC47C92E6D2"><p>​Second Thoughts, Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 28, No. 3, Winter 2014, American Bar Association.</p></div>3315Publication
              Food Security: Concept, Challenges, and the Role of AttorneysFood Security: Concept, Challenges, and the Role of Attorneys<div class="ExternalClass268466CAC9954E0080BE9C256195713E"><div>​​Ristino, Laurie A., Food Security: Concept, Challenges, and the Role of Attorneys, 45 Environmental Law Reporter (2015​).</div></div>http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=26341483334Publication
              It's Come to ThisIt's Come to This<div class="ExternalClassDB8D8D6201B7480A9D671EA9CB3A623A"><p>​​<em style="font-size:12.6px;line-height:20.16px;">​It’s Come to This</em><span style="font-size:12.6px;line-height:20.16px;">. </span><span style="font-size:12.6px;line-height:20.16px;">Natural Resources & Environment</span><span style="font-size:12.6px;line-height:20.16px;">, Summer 2015, American Bar Association</span></p></div>3429Publication
              A Changing Landscape: The Conservation ReaderA Changing Landscape: The Conservation Reader<div class="ExternalClassD1269AAE7FB94F499F2CD4699DB6BAB6"><p>​<span style="font-size:12.6px;">​Co-author (with Jessica Jay '97),</span><span style="font-size:12.6px;"> </span><span style="font-size:12.6px;"></span><em style="font-size:12.6px;">A Changing Landscape: The Conservation Reader</em><span style="font-size:12.6px;"> </span><span style="font-size:12.6px;">(</span><span style="font-size:12.6px;">Environmental Law Institute</span><span style="font-size:12.6px;">, 2016).</span></p></div>http://www.westacademic.com/Professors/ProductDetails.aspx?NSIID=1525793534Publication
              Losing Ground: A Clarion Call for Farm Bill Reform to Ensure a Food SecureLosing Ground: A Clarion Call for Farm Bill Reform to Ensure a Food Secure<div class="ExternalClass54483B47DC36486DB274FFBE5BD53E6B"><p>​<em style="font-size:12.6px;">​Losing Ground: A Clarion Call for Farm Bill Reform to Ensure a Food Secure</em><span style="font-size:12.6px;">,</span><span style="font-size:12.6px;"> </span><span style="font-size:12.6px;"></span><span style="font-size:12.6px;">Columbia Journal of Environmental Law</span><span style="font-size:12.6px;"> (forthcoming).</span></p></div>3535Publication

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              Sustainability and HealthSustainability and Health<div class="ExternalClassCCF4E2BB59A84F8094B9DDC060F76DAC"> ​Panel presentation, <em>Sustainability and Health</em>, Association of American Law Schools, January 2014. </div>1901Presentation
              A Legal Framework for the New Food MovementA Legal Framework for the New Food Movement<div class="ExternalClassBFC57FC2C7964CD79649BACC7B6EFD5E"> ​Presenter, <em>A Legal Framework for the New Food Movement</em>, Frontiers in Food and Agriculture Webinar Series, Yale University, November, 2013. </div>1903Presentation
              Food Security as National Security: The Future of Food in the Face of Climate ChangeFood Security as National Security: The Future of Food in the Face of Climate Change<div class="ExternalClass27CC83AEBD3D4730A2046DBECF918B47"> ​Moderator, <em>Food Security as National Security: The Future of Food in the Face of Climate Change</em>, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Symposium, October 2013.​ </div>1906Presentation
              Future of Food Law and PolicyFuture of Food Law and Policy<div class="ExternalClass7CC02528D1D8478A88EAF4D5280B182D"> ​Keynote and panel presentations, <em>Future of Food Law and Policy</em>, Yale Food Systems Symposium, October 2013. </div>1908Presentation
              Colloquium on Environmental ScholarshipColloquium on Environmental Scholarship<div class="ExternalClass533C7DBD4F154BF0BAA888E551525CF1"> ​Moderator, Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Vermont Law School, October 2013.​ </div>1910Presentation
              The Method(s) Behind Our MadnessThe Method(s) Behind Our Madness<div class="ExternalClass2B5D435A73CC479AA3F369D26D966182"> ​Presenter, <em>The Method(s) Behind Our Madness, </em>Faculty Speaker Series, Vermont Law School, September 2013. </div>1912Presentation
              Climate Change and Food SecurityClimate Change and Food Security<div class="ExternalClass0D60CB9D5627456F9CE44874213C563E"><p>​Panelist, "Climate Change and Food Security" Agriculture and Food Law Section, <em>AALS Annual Meeting</em>, Washington, DC, January 3, 2015.</p></div>3227Presentation
              Carrots & Sticks: Moving the U.S. National Food System Toward a Sustainable FutureCarrots & Sticks: Moving the U.S. National Food System Toward a Sustainable Future<div class="ExternalClass96C2B1F6049040B09B6BF00F824A0F59"><p>​Panelist, "Carrots & Sticks: Moving the U.S. National Food System Toward a Sustainable Future," Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum's 25th Anniversary Symposium, Durham, NC, January 23, 2015.</p></div>http://delpf.law.duke.edu/symposium/?utm_source=Copy+of+Copy+of++Copy+of+CAFS%27+February+Newsletter&utm_campaign=CAFS+Newsletter&utm_medium=email3232Presentation
              Help Wanted: Growing Leaders for the Food MovementHelp Wanted: Growing Leaders for the Food Movement<div class="ExternalClass838090AC4B3D49DE80D1D945EFAD5BAE"><p>​Panelist, “Help Wanted: Growing Leaders for the Food Movement,” Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders Forum, Chicago, IL, June 25th, 2015.</p></div>3310Presentation
              Biophysical Constraints PanelBiophysical Constraints Panel<div class="ExternalClassD31D7D6F1F2249BFBD7721388C660DDA">Moderator and opening remarks, “Biophysical Constraints Panel,” University of Vermont, Vermont Law School Right to Food Summit, June 16-17, 2015. <br></div>3313Presentation
              Food, Agriculture, and DroughtFood, Agriculture, and Drought<div class="ExternalClass72ADC632A82C4134B3739BC2A5D9E3A0"><p>​Panelist, “Food, Agriculture, and Drought: Implications of water supply scarcity on food production and policy solutions at the federal, state and local levels,” Drought in the American West Symposium, Eugene, OR, September 25, 2015.</p></div>3405Presentation
              Food and the EnvironmentFood and the Environment<div class="ExternalClass6B277852162A40189DD81AF301A49AEB">​​Presenter, <em>Food and The Environme</em><em>nt</em>, Food Law Topical Seminar, Food Law Student Leadership Summit, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, ​October 3, 2015.<br></div>http://www.chlpi.org/food-law-and-policy/food-law-student-leadership-summit/3425Presentation
              The Lake Champlain TMDLThe Lake Champlain TMDL<div class="ExternalClass51755693CFC5470C98ACCA829684735D"><p>​Moderator, The Lake Champlain TMDL, TMDLs 2.0, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT, October 23, 2015. ​​</p></div>3435Presentation
              Agricultural and Food Law, Environmental Law, and Natural Resources and Energy Law Joint ProgramAgricultural and Food Law, Environmental Law, and Natural Resources and Energy Law Joint Program<div class="ExternalClassE4BC3C2096A24CD0B46D42FFF62D5175"><p>​Presenter, "Agricultural and Food Law, Environmental Law, and Natural Resources and Energy Law Joint Program", AALS Annual Meeting, January 8, 2016.</p></div>3452Presentation
              Food: What's Law Got To Do With It? A lot.Food: What's Law Got To Do With It? A lot.<div class="ExternalClassA1328665006B4FD292BF768F66AA9A03"><p>​​Moderator, Food: What's Law Got To Do With It? A lot., Food and Agriculture Law Society and Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT, March 16, 2016. ​​</p></div>3483Presentation

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              MembershipsMemberships<div class="ExternalClass1F9FB0BE7C18458E96E3187F55DFFF1A"><p>Member, Federal Senior Executive Service, September 2012 </p><p>Member, Pennsylvania Bar </p><p>Editor<em>, </em>Natural Resources & Environment, American Bar Association </p><p>Member, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, & Resources 5 </p><p>Associate Member, Environmental Law Institute </p><p>Member, American Agricultural Law Association</p></div>2778Affiliation