Hot Topics Series

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Throughout the summer, Vermont Law School faculty, distinguished scholars, media fellows and others will deliver one-hour "Hot Topics" lectures on a variety of current issues in environmental law and policy.

Free and open to the public, the lectures will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the VLS campus.  Vermont Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is available.


2016 Hot Topics Schedule

 

 

Hot Topic: Utility 2.0: Making the Transition to a Sustainable and Distributed Energy FutureHot Topic: Utility 2.0: Making the Transition to a Sustainable and Distributed Energy Future2016-06-02T04:00:00Z2016-06-02T04:00:00ZOakes 007132512:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: State of the Vermont Transmission Grid with High Levels of Renewable ResourcesHot Topic: State of the Vermont Transmission Grid with High Levels of Renewable Resources2016-06-07T04:00:00Z2016-06-07T04:00:00ZOakes 007132712:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: Restoring Power to Hawai'i: (Missed) Opportunities for Energy Justice on the Road to 100% Renewable EnergyHot Topic: Restoring Power to Hawai'i: (Missed) Opportunities for Energy Justice on the Road to 100% Renewable Energy2016-06-09T04:00:00Z2016-06-09T04:00:00ZOakes 007132912:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: From Science to Law - Transboundary Ground Water Resources and Emerging International LawHot Topic: From Science to Law - Transboundary Ground Water Resources and Emerging International Law2016-06-14T04:00:00Z2016-06-14T04:00:00ZOakes 007133012:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: Beyond Blackfish: The Ethical, Animal Health, and Legal Considerations for Coastal Sanctuaries for Captive-Held CetaceansHot Topic: Beyond Blackfish: The Ethical, Animal Health, and Legal Considerations for Coastal Sanctuaries for Captive-Held Cetaceans2016-06-16T04:00:00Z2016-06-16T04:00:00ZOakes 007133212:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: Disaggregating Preemption in Energy LawHot Topic: Disaggregating Preemption in Energy Law2016-06-21T04:00:00Z2016-06-21T04:00:00ZOakes 007133412:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: The Arctic: Shrinking Ice, Emerging Implications for National SecurityHot Topic: The Arctic: Shrinking Ice, Emerging Implications for National Security2016-06-23T04:00:00Z2016-06-23T04:00:00ZOakes 012133612:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: Using the Ethics Rules to Improve Access to Legal ServicesHot Topic: Using the Ethics Rules to Improve Access to Legal Services2016-06-28T04:00:00Z2016-06-28T04:00:00ZOakes 012133712:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: Climate Change and Indian MediaHot Topic: Climate Change and Indian Media2016-06-30T04:00:00Z2016-06-30T04:00:00ZOakes 012133812:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: The Exxon Papers: Legal and Journalistic ImplicationsHot Topic: The Exxon Papers: Legal and Journalistic Implications2016-07-12T04:00:00Z2016-07-12T04:00:00ZOakes 007134012:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: China and ClimateHot Topic: China and Climate2016-07-14T04:00:00Z2016-07-14T04:00:00ZOakes 007134212:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: Safeguarding Community Rights to Forests in a REDD+ WorldHot Topic: Safeguarding Community Rights to Forests in a REDD+ World2016-07-19T04:00:00Z2016-07-19T04:00:00ZOakes 007134312:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: Protecting Land in Perpetuity: The Practitioners' PerspectiveHot Topic: Protecting Land in Perpetuity: The Practitioners' Perspective2016-07-21T04:00:00Z2016-07-21T04:00:00ZOakes 007134412:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: The Clean Power Plan in the CourtsHot Topic: The Clean Power Plan in the Courts2016-07-26T04:00:00Z2016-07-26T04:00:00ZOakes 007134612:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: Understanding Ag-GagHot Topic: Understanding Ag-Gag2016-07-28T04:00:00Z2016-07-28T04:00:00ZOakes 007134812:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: Drought in the American West: Reflections on Law, Policy and ScienceHot Topic: Drought in the American West: Reflections on Law, Policy and Science2016-08-02T04:00:00Z2016-08-02T04:00:00ZOakes 007134912:00 PM1:00 PM
Hot Topic: Climate Change Litigation After the Paris AgreementHot Topic: Climate Change Litigation After the Paris Agreement2016-08-04T04:00:00Z2016-08-04T04:00:00ZOakes 007135012:00 PM1:00 PM

Watch Online

Can't attend​ a Hot Topics lecture in person?  Watch it live on the VLS YouTube channel​, or watch the videos at a later time.