Christopher Ahlers is an Adjunct Professor who teaches Environmental Law in the school's Distance Learning program. As a former Staff Attorney in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, he has represented community groups and organizations in matters involving threats to public health and the environment. Prior to coming to Vermont Law School Professor Ahlers worked in private law firms, where he acquired experience in environmental due diligence investigations, environmental auditing, enforcement actions, CERCLA litigation, and brownfields redevelopment. He has expertise in air pollution, having taught a course in Air Pollution Law and Policy.
Professor Ahlers earned a BA in Government from Cornell University (Phi Beta Kappa), a JD from Boston College Law School, and an LLM, summa cum laude, from the Environmental LLM program at Vermont Law School in 2013. He is a member of the New York bar. He is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish, Latin, and Ancient Greek.
Panelist, "Brownfields in Western New York," Marsh and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Buffalo, New York, April 4, 2007.