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Vermont Law School students are committed to environmental justice. Ahead, read how they're tackling some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time while also fighting for racial justice in partnership with marginalized communities. 

 

EJ CLINIC CONVERSATIONS: STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS IN FLINTEJ CLINIC CONVERSATIONS: STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS IN FLINT

October 28, 2020
The Black Lives Matter movement and the spread of COVID have once again raised the question: How much pollution can a community tolerate? Read more »​​​​​​

avatarEJ CLINIC CONVERSATIONS: LISTENING TO ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE VOICES

October 2, 2020
Environmental Justice Clinicians interview Kerene Tayloe, Director of Federal Legislative Affairs at WE ACT for Environmental Justice.Read more »

avatarEJ CLINIC CONVERSATIONS: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT PIONEER JOSÉ BRAVO

September 18, 2020
Environmental Justice Clinicians Sophia Battle JD'21 and Joel Nelson JD'21 talk with José Bravo, Executive Director of the Just Transition Alliance. Read more »

avatarEJ CLINIC CONVERSATIONS: AN ORGANIZER’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE POWER OF INFORMATION

August 31, 2020
Environmental Justice Clinicians Vanessa Romero JD/MELP'21 and Kendall Keelen JD'22 Talk with Naeema Muhammad, Director of Organizing at the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network. Read more »

avatarEJ CLINIC CONVERSATIONS: The Struggle for Racial Justice in Rural Alabama

August 19, 2020
Environmental Justice Clinicians John Kirkpatrick and Patrick Raya speak with Perry County, Alabama, Commissioner Benjamin Eaton. Read more »

avatarTRACE THE ROOTS: VOICES LEFT OUT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONVERSATIONS

August 26, 2020
Environmental Justice Law Society (EJLS) is proud announce the premier of Trace the Roots: Voices Left Out of Environmental Conversations, a short documentary featuring environmental justice leaders Mustafa Santiago Ali, Raya Salter, and Nadia Seeteram. Read more »

avatarEJ CLINIC CONVERSATIONS: KESHA RAM TALKS ABOUT A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE NARRATIVE FOR VERMONT

August 19, 2020
Environmental Justice Clinic students Rico Edwards JD'22/MARJ'19 and Blake Whitehead MARJ'20 interview Center for Whole Communities Senior Fellow and Vermont State Senate candidate Kesha Ram. Read more »

avatarEJ CLINIC CONVERSATIONS: VLS CLINICIANS LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF WARRIORS FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

August 12, 2020
Introducing the Environmental Justice Clinic’s new blog series, in which student teams sit down with clients and partners from across the country. Over the next six weeks, we’ll hear their perspectives on the connections between environmental justice, the struggle for racial justice, and the Movement for Black Lives. Read more »​​​​​​

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IS RACIAL JUSTICEENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IS RACIAL JUSTICE

June 22, 2020
This is a moment of truth for the nation, and environmental law and VLS graduates have a key role to play in confronting and eradicating the racism that permeates every facet of American society. Read more »​​​​​​

Statement of Solidarity and Call to ActionStatement of Solidarity and Call to Action from the Environmental Justice Law Society

June 3, 2020
A VLS student group responds to the murders of Black Americans, white supremacy, systemic racism, and the protests that have erupted in response. Read more  »

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CLINIC GOES TO ALABAMAEnvironmental Justice Clinic Goes to Alabama

May 7, 2020
As a member of Vermont Law School's new Environmental Justice (EJ) Clinic, I recently had the opportunity to visit and work with members of the Ashurst Bar/Smith community in Tallassee, Alabama, who are being subjected to the negative effects of living near a large solid waste landfill. Read more »