Environmental Law Blog

Vermont Law School blog articles featuring stories and projects about environmental law across the country and the world. From projects and challenges related to Chinese environmental Law to policy and environmental justice issues under the latest administration, learn what's going on in environmental law and policy from the VLS perspective.

https://www.vermontlaw.edu/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2018-12/helena_feature_thumb.jpg?itok=AEXwg8FwAnswering the Call

December 4, 2018
Helena Wooden-Aguilar JD’02 was in her second year as an attorney in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Civil Rights when she got an unusual call at her desk. Read more »​​​​​​

China's Academy for Environmental PlanningHosting China's Academy for Environmental Planning

September 29, 2018
This past July, U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law (PEL) welcomed a delegation of experts to receive training on the basic U.S. legal systems and practice for natural resource damage compensation and restoration. Read more »​​​​​​

Jennifer Rushlow, Environmental Law BlogEnvironmental Law Center Welcomes New Director, Jennifer Rushlow

August 7, 2018
Accomplished attorney and environmental advocate Jennifer Rushlow will be joining Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Center this fall. She is an experienced litigator, a creative developer of impactful projects, and a passionate and effective advocate for equity and justice. Read more »​​​​​​

Summer Field Study Southeast AsiaSummer Field Study Course Brings Students To Southeast Asia

May 23, 2018
This summer, a field study course on Environmental Governance in the Developing World will offer VLS students the opportunity observe firsthand some of the challenges to implementing strong environmental governance in Southeast Asia. Read more »​​​​​​

Distinguished Summer Scholars 2018Meet Our Distinguished Summer Scholars for 2018

May 9, 2018
Shi-Ling Hsu, Natacha Teresa Mesa Tejeda, Andrea Freeman, and Tseming Yang will be representing environmental, energy, agriculture, and international environmental law while serving as Distinguished Summer Scholars in residency during this year's Summer Session. Read more »​​​​​​

2018 Top 10 Environmental Watch List VJEL2018 TOP 10 ENVIRONMENTAL WATCH LIST

April 2, 2018
Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL) at VLS has published the 2018 “Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List,” highlighting critical law and policy issues that could escalate in the coming year. Read more »​​​​​​


September 30, 2016
On this increasingly small and fragile planet, China is the single biggest Environmental Stage. Enter Vermont Law School.


August 29, 2016
The impact that Climate Change has had on Vermont is undeniable, and VLS is preparing the next generation of policymakers and legislators to protect the environment.​


July 10, 2016
Betsy Baker, Professor of Law at VLS, is now a go-to expert on the​ Arctic. Through her work with the U.S. State Department and the Arctic Council, an international governing body for the Arctic, Baker has played an important role in elevating the status and understanding of the frozen north.


June 26, 2016
In the face of drought, floods, and sometimes invisible pollution, access to clean water is growing more fraught than ever. The work of VLS alumni in three regions of the country offers a glimpse of how it's all playing out.