Ristinohttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=177RistinoLaurie RistinoDirector, Center for Agriculture and Food SystemsAssociate 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), 1988802-831-1230LRISTINO@vermontlaw.edu<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

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              Carbon Trading in the United Stateshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=118Carbon 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, forthcoming 2014; Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 5-14.​ </div>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2414504118PublicationChapter
              Growing Climate Change: The Farm Bill as Comprehensive Climate Change Policyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1920Growing 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/1920PublicationArticle
              My Generation, Babyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1939My Generation, Baby<div class="ExternalClass838C80E73DDD4441B66FC885397A1F31"> ​<em>My Generation, Baby</em>, NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT Vol. 27, No. 3, Winter 2013, American Bar Association. </div>1939PublicationArticle
              The Future of Food Law & Policy: The Responsibility of Lawyers in the Academy and Beyondhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1925The 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=23428721925PublicationArticle
              Back to the New: Millennials and the Sustainable Food Movementhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1922Back 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=23655491922PublicationArticle
              The Age of Disruptionhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1936The 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>1936PublicationArticle
              Introductionhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1927Introduction<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.pdf1927PublicationArticle
              “Lean in” Real-Timehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1938“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>1938PublicationArticle
              In Support of Practical Legal Scholarshiphttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1937In 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>1937PublicationArticle
              The New Environmental Lawyerhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1940The 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>1940PublicationArticle
              Steve Jobshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1941Steve Jobs<div class="ExternalClass05A243990C3D47FBBB56AB3BC3B5024A"> <em>Steve Jobs</em>, NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT Vol. 27, No. 1, Summer 2012, American Bar Association. </div>1941PublicationArticle
              Is Environmental Law Serving Society?http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1928Is 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.html1928PublicationArticle
              Proposal: A Uniform Act for Wind Rightshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1930Proposal: 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=22911181930PublicationCommentary
              Resource Property Rightshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1929Resource 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=22911041929PublicationArticle
              Conservation Easements in an Ecosystem Services Agehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1931Conservation 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>1931PublicationArticle
              It's Not Easy Being Green: Reflections on the American Offset Markethttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1932It'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=22911101932PublicationArticle
              Carbon Offset Projects on Public Lands and the Role of Federal Resources in Climate Change Mitigationhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1933Carbon 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>1933PublicationCommentary
              Climate Change Mitigation: Using Ecosystem Services to Pay for Conservation on Private Landshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1934Climate 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>1934PublicationCommentary
              Chez Pére Lachaisehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1935Chez Pére Lachaise<div class="ExternalClass54D87F77354245A287DC9028005FDCBE"> ​<em>Chez Pére Lachaise</em>, NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT, Vol. 28, No. 2, Fall 2013, American Bar Association. </div>1935PublicationCommentary

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              Sustainability and Healthhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1901Sustainability 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 Movementhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1903A 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 Changehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1906Food 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 Policyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1908Future 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 Scholarshiphttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1910Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship<div class="ExternalClass533C7DBD4F154BF0BAA888E551525CF1"> ​Moderator, Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Vermont Law School, October 2013.​ </div>1910Presentation
              The Method(s) Behind Our Madnesshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1912The 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

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              How Your Food May Be Causing Climate Changehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1886How Your Food May Be Causing Climate Change<div class="ExternalClassABCA1CA2CB244D16AB36105A5C8F7F33"> Professor Ristino was featured in "How Your Food May Be Causing Climate Change" on <em>Huffington Post's</em> "Food for Thought" live webcam discussion, February 17, 2014. The conversation focused on the fossil fuels that go into our industrialized food system. </div>http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/agriculture-and-climate-change/52f3c7532b8c2a0d7e0002291886Media Contribution
              Pushing 'Good Food' at Vermont Law Schoolhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1887Pushing 'Good Food' at Vermont Law School<div class="ExternalClassFD58B7FDB2A846CB8E522A25701E3E24"> ​Professor Ristino is quoted in "Pushing 'Good Food' at Vermont Law School," <em>Seven Days</em>, February 6, 2014. The article features the Winter 2014 edition of Vermont Law School's alumni magazine, <em>Loquitur</em>, which focuses on food and agriculture issues in the law, highlighting the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS).</div>http://7d.blogs.com/biteclub/2014/02/pushing-good-food-at-vermont-law-school.html1887Media Contribution
              The Business of Climate Changehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1888The Business of Climate Change<div class="ExternalClass73CF940DC151421080CD865FF740DF7E"> ​Professor Ristino's commentary, "The Business of Climate Change," is published on <em>VTDigger.org </em>on February 4, 2014. This commentary reflects on the <em>New York Times' </em>January 23rd story on Coca-Cola Co. conceding that climate change threatens its bottom line. </div>http://vtdigger.org/2014/02/04/laurie-ristino-business-climate-change/1888Media Contribution
              Allegheny Front Environmental Radiohttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1895Allegheny Front Environmental Radio<div class="ExternalClass22D3AB3733C04ACFA233EA99E99882E6"> ​Professor Ristino discussed​ the farm bill on Allegheny Front Environmental Radio, January 22, 2014. </div>1895Media Contribution
              Environmental Watch List Focuses on Climate Change Issueshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1898Environmental Watch List Focuses on Climate Change Issues<div class="ExternalClassD219317EAF344C9591C289D22C4EFCB3"> ​Professor Ristino is interviewed on the Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List for 2014 in "Environmental Watch List Focuses on Climate Change Issues," <em>WAMC Northeast Public Radio</em>, on December 26, 2013. </div>http://wamc.org/post/environmental-watch-list-focuses-climate-change-issues1898Media Contribution
              Feeding 9 Billion on a Hot and Hungry Planethttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1900Feeding 9 Billion on a Hot and Hungry Planet<div class="ExternalClass6FD4C31C2A7D4DDA844B26A2DD47C92F"> ​Professor Ristino discusses food security issues in purchase of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International in "Feeding 9 Billion on a Hot and Hungry Planet," <em>Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media</em>, November 5, 2013. </div>http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/2013/11/feeding-9-billion-on-a-hot-and-hungry-planet/1900Media Contribution
              Changing Coalitions and the 2014 Farm Billhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1892Changing Coalitions and the 2014 Farm Bill<div class="ExternalClass44F4D077C0AD493FA913B57956C5E952"> ​Professor Ristino wrote an op-ed called <em>Changing Coalitions and the 2014 Farm Bill</em> for JURIST on January 27, 2014.​ </div>http://jurist.org/forum/2014/02/laurie-ristino-farm-bill.php1892Media Contribution

               

               

              Membershipshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2778Memberships<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