Tuholske Institute for Environmental Field Studies
The Tuholske Institute for Environmental Field Studies promotes place-based learning where law, nature, and people meet.
An initiative of Vermont Law and Graduate School’s Environmental Law Center, the institute’s experiential education opportunities equip students to advance environmental protection. Field courses across the world enhance students’ cultural competence and understanding of racial and socioeconomic disparities in environmental benefits and harms; diversify their learning experience through exposure to different landscapes and practitioner perspectives; and provide training for hands-on knowledge of natural resources. The institute also advances scholarship, dialogue, and best practices related to the role of field study curriculum in law school, promoting place-based education across institutions.
The institute honors late Vermont Law School professor Jack Tuholske. A leading public interest environmental lawyer, Tuholske inspired an entire generation of environmental lawyers and his brilliance in the courtroom left a legacy of protection for the wildlands he loved. Learn more →
Learn about public lands management while backpacking through the Montana wilderness.