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Faculty and Staff at Vermont Law School

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Faculty and Staff at Vermont Law School

Admissions Counselor
Esther Akwii, Vermont Law School

Expertise: Food and Agriculture; International Human Rights; Human Rights and the Environment

Program Coordinator, Career Services
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Office Manager
Abigail Andre
Former Associate Director/Senior Attorney, Environmental Advocacy Clinic
Assistant Professor

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

Program Coordinator
Susan Apel, Vermont Law School
Professor of Law Emerita

Expertise: Clinical Legal Education; Domestic Relations; Family Law and Adoption; Gender and the Law; Legal Education; Reproductive Rights; Science and the Law

Director, Career Services
Lorraine Atwood, Vermont Law School
Vice President for Finance
Betsy Baker
Distinguished Scholar

Expertise: Arctic Law and Policy; International Environmental Law; Law of the Sea

Adjunct Professor
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Expertise: Regulatory Takings; Land Use Law; Environmental Law

Manager of Operations, Financial Aid
Suzanne Bellici
Adjunct Faculty

Expertise: Restorative Justice; Conflict and Communication

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Adjunct Professor
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

Benjamin Bish
Adjunct Professor
Katharine Blake McGowan
Adjunct Professor

Expertise: Restorative Justice

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