International Energy Activities

The global energy system is complex and undergoing constant change, complicating the transition to a lower carbon future.  Vermont Law School's Institute for Energy and the Environment engages with our partners such as Vermont Law's U.S. Asia Partnership for Environmental Law and our international fellows in Europe and Latin America in order to broaden the reach of our educational experience and to learn from other region's experiences.  

Professor Anna Marhold's Global Energy Law and Policy Class
Professor Anna Marhold's Global Energy Law and Policy Class

 

 

 

 

Our courses such as Global Energy Law and Policy and Global Sustainability Field Study, which this year will focus on farm and energy sustainability in Cuba and allow 25 students and faculty to visit Havana and the Cuban countryside and observe their policies up close, allow us to offer curriculum focused on international policies and energy challenges.  Recent trips and lectures have extended the reach of our energy program to China, Europe and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to countries such as Cuba, Chile, and Colombia.  Below we highlight some of our global encounters.

Wuhan University School of Law - Wuhan, China

Wuhan U. Environmental Clinic December 2018

Professor Kevin Jones presented to the Wuhan University Law School's Environmental Clinic on Vermont Law School's Energy Clinic and how it operates.  Following the presentation the group discussed similarities and differences in the two clinics.  A copy of the presentation can be found here.

Wuhan University RIEL

A group photo following Professor Kevin Jones giving the 82nd Loujia Lecture Series on Environmental Law and Policy,” on "US Policy for Powering the Green Economy:  Lagging Federal Policy, Leading State Policy and Emerging Corporate Excellence," at Wuhan University's Research Institute for Environmental Law, December 10-11, 2018.  A copy of the presentation with Chinese translation can be found here.

Tsinghua University School of Law - Beijing, China

Tsinghua University School of Law

Professors Kevin Jones and Yanmei Lin and LLM student XinXin Wang of Vermont Law School visit the environmental law faculty and environmental law students at Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing for a lecture and discussion on US Clean Energy Policy.

National Judges College in Beijing

National Judges College in Beijing

Professor Kevin Jones presented on US federal and state climate litigation during the “Public Interest Environmental Litigation, Supreme People's Court Judicial Cases Research Institute 14th Forum," National Judges College, Beijing, on December 13, 2018.  A copy of his presentation with Chinese translation can be found here.  The official news report on the visit from the National Judges College can be found here.

Meeting with President of NJC

Professor Kevin Jones and US Asia Partnership for Environmental Law Assistant Director Xiaoyu Zhang meet with NJC President Huang Wenjen in Beijing.