​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Read below about some of the latest scholarships and impacts made by V​LS community members.

  • Kevin Jones', "Beyond Community Solar: Aggregating Local Distributed Resources For Resilience And Sustainability" (with Erin Bennet, Flora Wenhui Ji & Borna Kazerooni), will appear in ​, Fereidoon P. Sioshansi ed., Academic Press, forthcoming June 2017. 
  • Jack Tuholske​ and Judge Sun Qian will have their article, “Explorations of and Reflections on China's System of Environmental Public Interest Litigation” published in the June edition of the Environmental Law Reporter, 47 ELR 10497.
  • ​​​​Laurie Ristino​ was a panelist at the Environmental Law Institute’s event Conservation Easements in a Changing Climate on May 17, 2017.
  • Melissa Scanlan presented her Blueprint for a Great Lakes Trail at the International Trails Symposium 2017, Dayton, OH, May 8, 2017.
  • Laurie Beyranevand​ was invited to speak at the Food and Drug Law Institute’s Annual Conference on May 5, 2017 on a panel entitled, “Top Ten Cases to Watch in Food and Drug Law.
  • Hillary Hoffmann​ is publishing Of Dinosaurs and Sagebrush:  The National Monuments of the Colorado Plateau in the Spring 2017 issue of the Grand Canyon Trust's Advocate Magazine.  The article is part of a special issue in honor of President Obama's creation of the Bears Ears National Monument and will contain articles by Terry Tempest Williams, John Echohawk, Prof. John Leshy of U.S. Hastings, and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) related to the Antiquities Act, the National Monuments of the Colorado Plateau in general, and the Bears Ears Monument specifically.  
  • Yanmei Lin​'s abstract entitled "A Perfect Storm: How the Taizhou Case Marks the Beginning of a New Wave of Environmental Enforcement in China" (with Amy Pickering) was submitted and accepted to IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 15th Annual Colloquium (29 May - 2 June 2017).
  • Kevin Jones' book chapter, "Distributed Renewables In The New Economy: Lessons From Community Solar Development In Vermont​" (with Mark James), will appear in Law and Policy for the New Economy: Sustainable, Just, and Democratic, Melissa K. Scanlan ed., Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2017.​​

  • Kevin Jones' book, The Electric Battery: Charging Forward to a Low Carbon Future (with Benjamin Jervey, Matthew Roche & Sarah Barnowski), will be published by Praeger, forthcoming April 30, 2017. 
  • Yanmei Lin published "Where the Compensation Fund Comes from in the Environmental Public Interest Litigation? How to manage the fund?" (With Ma Rongzhen & Ge Feng), China Environment, Issue 2, 2017, February 20, 2017.​​​​​​​