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The Institute for Energy and the Environment collaborates with Vermont Law School's U.S. Asia Partnership for Environmental Law to perform legal and policy research on the clean energy transition and build collaborative relationships with academic and research institutes in Asia.  We welcome the opportunity to work with students and scholars from China and across Asia.  Here are examples of our recent work and collaborations.


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

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 Building, China

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.

Professor Xin Qiu
Professor Xin Qiu from Jinan University School of Law visiting VLS.