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Associate Dean for Environmental Programs
Director, Environmental Law Center
Associate Professor of Law

Expertise: Administrative Law; Climate Change; Environmental Advocacy; Environmental Justice; Environmental Law; Environmental Litigation; Food and Agriculture; Food Law and Policy; Land Use Law; Municipal Law; Transportation

Christine Ryan
Environmental Law Librarian
Associate Professor of Law

Expertise: Legal Research Instruction; Environmental Law Resources

Richard Sala JD/MELP'13
Assistant Director, Academic Success Program
Assistant Professor of Law

Expertise: Academic Support; Bar Preparation

Professor Robert Sand
Founding Director, Center for Justice Reform
Professor of Law

Expertise: Criminal Law and Procedure; Restorative Justice

Linda Smiddy
Professor of Law Emerita

Expertise: Corporations; Social Enterprise Law

Emily Spiegel, Vermont Law School
Assistant Professor of Law
Professor Pam Stephens
Professor of Law Emerita

Expertise: International Law; International Criminal Law; International Human Rights; Civil Procedure

Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice Clinic
Staff Attorney, Environmental Advocacy Clinic
Assistant Professor of Law

Expertise: Environmental Enforcement and Regulation; Environmental Litigation and Mediation; Environmental Justice

Peter Teachout
Professor of Law

Expertise: Constitutional Law

Pamela Vesilind
Assistant Professor of Law

Expertise: Animal Law; Food Law and Policy; Civil Procedure; Ethics and Professionalism

Joan Vogel
Professor of Law

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

Stephanie Willbanks, Vermont Law School
Professor of Law

Expertise: Wills and Trusts; Estate Planning and Tax

Jane Woldow
Director, Julien and Virginia Cornell Library
Associate Professor of Law, Julien and Virginia Cornell Library

Expertise: Legal Research Instruction

Kinvin Wroth
Professor of Law Emeritus
Carl Yirka
Professor of Law Emeritus

Expertise: Legal Research Instruction; Libraries and Technology

Margaret York JD'15
Staff Attorney
Assistant Professor of Law

Expertise: Family Law; Parentage; Children’s Advocacy; LGBTQ Law; Animal Law