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Vermont Law School will offer limited residential classes during the summer semester and expects to return to normal operations this fall. For information on campus access, health and safety protocols, and testing requirements please visit vermontlaw.edu/covid19.

2021 Online Learning Summer Classes

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2021 Online Learning Summer Classes

Term 1

RSJ5122.E1/ Communication Leadership and Advocacy

A successful professional should possess the ability to advocate, counsel, investigate, persuade, research, and educate. This course will develop those skills through various writing and oral advocacy projects. In addition to other writing projects, students will compose a Freedom of Information Act request, draft a public comment letter, write a grant proposal letter of inquiry, and create an environmental communication campaign. Different skills will be emphasized through the exploration of these diverse types of writing. Offered with both ENV and RSJ designation

Professor(s)

Alana DeGarmo

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

ENV5105.E1/Administrative Law

Provides students with a working knowledge of the general principles of administrative law; implementation of legislative policy through administrative agencies, including the role of administrative agencies in the governmental process, rule-making, adjudication, and judicial review of agency actions.

Professor(s)

Kathleen Vello

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

RSJ7210.E1/Adversity Trauma Victimization

This course will explore the legal, historical, cultural, and psychological frameworks underlying victim rights law, as well as best practices for effective victim/survivor engagement across the American criminal justice system.

Professor(s)

Cara Cookson

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

ENV5336.E1/Climate Change, Extinction, Adaptation

Students examine the ecological, social and ethical consequences of climate change impacts on the natural world. After reviewing climate disruption's potential to invoke significant habitat modification and biological impoverishment, students consider various legal and policy options to address both the phenomenon of climate change and its effects.

Professor(s)

Sarah M. Reiter JD’13

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

RSJ5122.E2/Communication Leadership and Advocacy

A successful professional should possess the ability to advocate, counsel, investigate, persuade, research, and educate. This course will develop those skills through various writing and oral advocacy projects. In addition to other writing projects, students will compose a Freedom of Information Act request, draft a public comment letter, write a grant proposal letter of inquiry, and create an environmental communication campaign. Different skills will be emphasized through the exploration of these diverse types of writing. Offered with both ENV and RSJ designation.

Professor(s)

John Miller

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

ENV5122.E1/Communication Leadership and Advocacy

Designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to operate effectively in a variety of careers. Topics include communications to achieve public policy aims; development and implementation of legislative and policy campaigns; and management of enterprises. Offered with both ENV and RSJ designation.

5/10/2021 - 6/27/2021

Professor(s)

Alana DeGarmo

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

ENV5547.E1/Energy Efficiency Policy

This course provides an overview of the energy efficiency policies, programs and measures at the federal and state levels. It covers systems, policies and legal frameworks enabling energy efficiency to serve as an energy resource to the energy system and electric grid. It also highlights new approaches to program design.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

ENV5226.E1/Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon Constrained World

Examines key issues in American energy policy and searches for ways to ease the strains which that policy puts upon environmental sustainability. The course reviews fundamental facts about our energy demands and sample regulatory orders and legal writings that address many of those elements from the perspective of a legal review. Background readings will include ethical issues of social justice in siting projects and meeting or limiting energy demand, the statutory schemes underlying traditional regulation, and an introduction to wholesale electric markets.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

ENV5220.E1/Environmental Economics and Markets

Introduces students to the discipline of environmental economics and expose them to debates over the use of market-based instruments in environmental and energy policy. It also introduces students to basic economics and finance concepts, examines key principles, and applies these basic elements and concepts to common environmental problems and actual case studies.

Professor(s)

Madhavi Venkatesan

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

ENV5115.E1/Environmental Law

An introduction to the broader categories of protecting human health and the environment to both assess the successes and failures of environmental protection in the U.S. and gain more detailed substantive knowledge of several key statutes.

Professor(s)

Ross Jones '00

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

ENV5411.E1/Federal Regulation of Food and Agriculture

No Class Description.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

RSJ7250.E1/Global Restorative Justice

No Course Description is available for this course.

Professor(s)

Emily Gould

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

ENV5108.E1/Intro to Ag and Food Law & Policy

Feeding a growing global population—9.6 billion by 2050—without destroying our planet is one of the critical challenges of our time. Overlay the impacts of climate change, international trade, and the influence of corporations on agricultural production, and this is one of the most complex areas of the law and policy. It is also one of the fastest growing areas, fueled by the food movement both domestically and internationally, greater public awareness of food issues and concerns related to the healthfulness of our food. Indeed, this is an exciting time to be studying food systems law.

Professor(s)

Cari B. Rincker

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

REQ7186.E1/Legislation and Regulation Survey

This course will provide students an introduction to the legislative process, regulatory agencies, and agency law-making. Students will learn to navigate modern U.S. government institutions and processes, with a particular emphasis on the legislative process and the administrative state. Key topics include the structure and animating principles of the U.S.. For Masters Students only.

Professor(s)

Melissa Racki

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

DIV7620.E1/Native Americans and the Law

5/10/2021 - 6/27/2021

Professor(s)

Joel West Williams

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

ENV5235.E1/Natural Resources Law

Examines the statutes and regulations governing the management of the federal lands and their resources. Considers the historical, political, and ecological influences on the law and management of these resources, and includes an introduction to the agencies with jurisdiction over the components of the federal estate.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

RSJ7120.E1/Origins, Evolution and Critical Issues in Restorative Justice

This course covers the evolving definitions and history of restorative justice and related regulatory and relational practices and approaches. Faculty and students will consider the ways concepts and debates in restorative justice are evolving and being used to tackle some of society’s most challenging problems.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

ENV5112.E1/Science for Environmental Law

Introduces students to the science critical to environmental law and policy, including climate science, air pollution, toxicology, and natural resource management. It also introduces students to scientific thinking and culture, and explores some of the challenges involved in effectively using science in legal and policy decision-making.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 1

Term 2

ENV5105.E2/Administrative Law

Provides students with a working knowledge of the general principles of administrative law; implementation of legislative policy through administrative agencies, including the role of administrative agencies in the governmental process, rulemaking, adjudication, and judicial review of agency actions.

Professor(s)

Kathleen Vello

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

RSJ7270.E1/Clemency, Pardons, and Expungements

No Course Description is available for this class.

Professor(s)

David Cahill

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

ENV5212.E1/Climate Change & the Law

Climate change is the most profound social and environmental issue of the 21st century. This course will integrate the emerging science and law of climate change along with economic and inter-generational equity aspects of the problem. We will consider how existing federal laws such as the Clean Air Act and NEPA may be used to address climate change as well as how new more comprehensive laws may be fashioned. Different policy instruments will be considered including carbon taxes and emissions trading.

Professor(s)

Alison Milbury Stone

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

ENV5212.E1/Climate Change and the Law

Climate change is the most profound social and environmental issue of the 21st century. This course will integrate the emerging science and law of climate change along with economic and inter-generational equity aspects of the problem. We will consider how existing federal laws such as the Clean Air Act and NEPA may be used to address climate change as well as how new more comprehensive laws may be fashioned. Different policy instruments will be considered including carbon taxes and emissions trading.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

ENV5122.E3/Communications, Advocacy and Leadership

Designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to operate effectively in a variety of careers. Topics include communications to achieve public policy aims; development and implementation of legislative and policy campaigns; and management of enterprises. Offered with both ENV and RSJ designation,

Professor(s)

Alana DeGarmo

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

ENV5228.E1/Energy Regulation and The Environment

Builds on the course Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World by exposing students to the legal, economic, and structural issues involved in energy regulation and energy markets, focusing on electricity. The course examines the evolution, theory and techniques of monopoly regulation; the current processes for rate setting; and the development of competitive, market-based alternatives. The course exposes students to the latest approaches to managing the electric grid, to renewable energy strategies and procurement, energy efficiency, demand side management and green markets.

Professor(s)

Mark James

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

ENV5115.E2/Environmental Law

An introduction to the broader categories of protecting human health and the environment to both assess the successes and failures of environmental protection in the U.S. and gain more detailed substantive knowledge of several key statutes.

Professor(s)

Randolph Hill

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

ENV5478.E1/Global Food Security and Social Justice

This course addresses the legal landscape of global hunger, and the ways in which climate change, population growth and economic inequality intersect with food security law and policy challenges. We'll address how "food security" and "hunger" are defined and measured for policy-making purposes. Then, we'll explore international legal frameworks supporting food security and comparative domestic legal frameworks impacting food security, including Constitutional food rights, agriculture subsidies and tariffs, and public food and nutrition assistance programs.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

INT7421.E1/International Environmental Law and Policy

Provides an overview of the structure and basic principles of international environmental law and policy. The course considers the challenge of addressing global environmental problems; the regulatory limitations of U.S. law; and the basic structure and principles of international environmental law. The course examines in detail the structure of the Montreal Protocol regime and covers other areas, including treaties related to climate change, biodiversity and wildlife protection, and the intersection of international trade and the environment.

Professor(s)

Sarah M. Reiter JD’13

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

CRI7333.E1/Juvenile Justice and Law

No Course Description is available for this course.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

REQ7186.E2/Legislation and Regulation Survey

This course will provide students an introduction to the legislative process, regulatory agencies, and agency law-making. Students will learn to navigate modern U.S. government institutions and processes, with a particular emphasis on the legislative process and the administrative state. Key topics include the structure and animating principles of the U.S.. For Masters Students only.

Professor(s)

Melissa Racki

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

RSJ7215.E1/Narrative Writing Seminar

No Course Description is available for this class.

Professor(s)

Jared Carter

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

ENV5469.E1/Oil and Gas Development

Examines the legal and regulatory framework of domestic and international upstream and downstream oil and gas activities.Explores key domestic statutory and common law sources, regulations, and industry standards. Surveys selected international and comparative materials such as oil spill prevention agreements, arbitral decisions, and technical regulations.

Professor(s)

Tade Oyewunmi

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

RSJ7115.E1/Principles of Restorative Justice

No class description at this time.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2

BUS6280.E1/Sales

Covers primarily Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code governing the sale of goods, including formation and modification of contracts for sale, Article 2's statute of frauds, warranties, parole evidence, risk allocations when goods are stored or transported, breach, remedies for sellers and buyers, and contractual limitations on remedies. The course includes references to consumer rights as well as comparisons between the common law of contract and the Code's rules and concepts. A JD bar class.

Professor(s)

Michael Lewis

Semester

2021 Summer Online - Term 2