The Emerging Environmental Law Curriculum

June 20-22, 2019
Vermont Law School

The Environmental Law Center presents “The Emerging Environmental Law Curriculum,” a conference for law professors on new directions in environmental law curriculum. In addition to a keynote panel on Comparing Educational Theories, panels will include:

  • Teaching Climate without Despair
  • Old Statutes with New Issues (how classic federal statutes still have verve in facing up to emerging environmental issues)
  • Teaching Novel Theories (e.g., rights of nature, public trust climate cases, etc.)
  • The Practitioner’s Perspective (preparing students for jobs; striking the proper balance between law education and law reform education)

The conference will include dinner and a keynote address on Thursday evening; a full day of panels and discussion, followed by dinner at a local farm on Friday; and optional social activities on Saturday, including organic farm tours and a beer tasting at a local nanobrewery. Vermont is a lush and green place to visit in the summer, and Vermont Law School is the perfect setting for a discussion about the environmental law curriculum of the future. Join us!

Questions? Contact Rebecca Milaschewski at