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Environmental Faculty

Abigail Andre
Associate Director/Senior Attorney
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Administrative Law; Civil Procedure; Climate Change; Environmental Litigation; Environmental Law; Food and Agriculture; Oil & Gas; Trial Practice

Laurie Beyranevand
Director, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
Professor of Law
Faculty Representative, Vermont Law School Board of Trustees

Expertise: Health Law; Administrative Law; Food Law and Policy

Richard Brooks
Professor of Law Emeritus
Founding Director, Environmental Law Center
Assistant Professor
Staff Attorney, Farm & Energy Initiative
Amy Laura Cahn
Director, Environmental Justice Clinic

Expertise: Environmental Advocacy; Environmental Justice; Climate Change; Climate Justice and Just Transition; Land Use and Local Government; Urban Agriculture; Community and Movement Lawyering

Assistant Professor
Staff Attorney

Expertise: Municipal Land Use; Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy

Michael Dworkin, Vermont Law School
Professor of Law Emeritus
Founding Director, Institute for Energy and the Environment

Expertise: Energy Law and Regulation

Stephen Dycus
Professor of Law Emeritus

Expertise: National Security; International and Comparative Law

John Echeverria
Professor of Law

Expertise: Land Use Planning and Regulation; Property Law; Water Rights and Allocation; Regulatory Takings; Climate Change Adaptation

David Firestone
Professor of Law

Expertise: Business Law; Contracts; Environmental Law; Land Use Planning and Regulation; Taxation and Tax Policy; International Environmental Law

Hillary Hoffmann, Vermont Law School
Professor of Law

Expertise: Natural Resources Law and Management; Administrative Law; Climate Change; Native American Law

Visiting Assistant Professor & Senior Energy Fellow

Expertise: Energy Law and Regulation; Oil and Gas Law and Regulation; Climate Change; Air Pollution

Kevin Jones
Director, Institute for Energy and the Environment
Professor of Energy Technology and Policy

Expertise: Energy Law and Regulation; Clean Air Act; Climate Change; Air Pollution

Sophia Kruszewski
Clinic Director, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
Assistant Professor of Law

Expertise: Food Law and Policy; Agricultural Law and Policy

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Director, U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law
Associate Professor of Law

Expertise: China and the Environment

Mark Latham
Professor of Law

Expertise: Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Corporations; Torts and Product Liability; Environmental Enforcement and Regulation

Yanmei Lin, Vermont Law School
Senior Research Professor
Associate Director, U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law

Expertise: International and Comparative Law; China and the Environment; Environmental Public Interest Litigation in Asia; Wildlife Crimes in China; Public Participation in Environmental Governance

Reed Loder
Professor of Law

Expertise: Environmental Ethics; Judicial Ethics; Property Law; Animal Law; Ethics and Professionalism

VLS President and Dean, Thomas McHenry
President and Dean Emeritus
Professor of Law

Expertise: Business Law; Environmental Law; Land Use Planning and Regulation

Marc Mihaly
Professor of Law Emeritus

Expertise: Land Use Law; Energy Law and Regulation; NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act

Janet Milne
Director, Environmental Tax Policy Institute
Professor of Law

Expertise: Environmental Tax Policy; Climate Change; Land Use Law; Taxation and Tax Policy

Jim Murphy
Environmental Advocacy Clinic Director
Assistant Professor of Law

Expertise: Environmental Advocacy; Environmental Law; Environmental Litigation; Climate Change; Wetlands and Water Resources; Endangered Species; Natural Resources Law and Management; Public Lands; Transportation; Land Use Law

Staff Attorney, Institute for Energy and the Environment
Professor of Law
VLS Title IX Coordinator
Professor Pat Parenteau
Senior Counsel, Environmental Advocacy Clinic
Senior Counsel, Institute for Energy and the Environment
Professor of Law

Expertise: Climate Change; Endangered Species; Natural Resources Law and Management; Public Lands; Water Rights and Allocation; Wetlands and Water Resources

Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

Expertise: Land Use Law; State and Government Law

Interim Graduate School Dean
Associate Dean for Environmental Programs
Director, Environmental Law Center
Professor of Law

Expertise: Climate Change; Environmental Justice; Environmental Law; Environmental Litigation; Food and Agriculture; Transportation

Christine Ryan
Environmental Law Librarian
Associate Professor of Law

Expertise: Legal Research Instruction; Environmental Law Resources

Emily Spiegel, Vermont Law School
Professor of Law
Faculty Fellow

Expertise: Food and Agriculture; International Law; International Development

Joan Vogel
Professor of Law

Expertise: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Employment Law; Torts and Product Liability

Director, Animal Law and Policy Institute
Associate Professor of Law

Expertise: Animal Law

Kinvin Wroth
Professor of Law Emeritus