Tseming YangPanel: Environmental Justice: Triumph, Tragedy, and the Road Ahead
Date & Time: Friday, April 3rd, 2009 from 2:30-4pm
Tseming Yang is professor of law and director of the U.S. AID-funded Vermont Law School – Sun Yat-sen University Partnership for Environmental Law in China. Professor Yang's research and teaching focus on US and international environmental law, including environmental justice, global climate change and China's environmental laws. From 1998 to 2003, he served as a member of EPA's National Environmental Justice Advisory Council and chaired the International Subcommittee. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh Law School and a Fulbright lecturer at the Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing, China. Professor Yang received his BA degree in biochemistry, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and his JD degree from Boalt Hall School of Law of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as articles editor on the California Law Review. Prior to joining the Vermont Law School faculty in 1998, he clerked for the Honorable Rudi M. Brewster of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, practiced law with the firm of Latham and Watkins in San Francisco, and served as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division. He received tenure in 2003.