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The New Leaf Environmental Newsletter VLS

The New Leaf

Inside the autumn issue of The New Leaf, find news from all of Vermont Law School's environmental programs: from the latest clinic projects, to student profiles, to alumni job updates.

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Current Issues in Animal Law Lecture Series

Current Issues in Animal Law Lecture: A Human Right to Nature

The Environmental Law Center at VLS presented "A Human Right to Nature" on Friday, November 13. Litigation pending before the Ninth Circuit treats a right to nature, and wilderness in particular, as part of the scope of liberty protected under the Constitution. That case alleges that liberty is threatened by the climate crisis, as well as the actions and inactions of the federal government. How is there such a right? Three attorneys working on the matter explain. Watch Again

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Summer 2020 Hot Topics Lectures

Watch the 14 virtual lectures in our summer series, featuring invited guests from throughout the country.

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Environmental Justice Clinic Conversations
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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Read a Vermont Law School blog series from our Environmental Justice Clinic, in which student teams interview clients and partners from across the country.