Professor Martha Judy specializes in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (commonly known as Superfund), the cleanup of hazardous substances, and the effect of environmental liabilities on behavior. At Vermont Law School, she has taught Torts, two courses that focus on the law of toxics and hazardous substances (CERCLA and RCRA, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act), Natural Resources Law, and a unit on environmental problem-solving within the General Practice Program. She speaks and writes on topics related to CERCLA and Brownfields liability, cost recovery, contribution, and natural resources damages.
Professor Judy contributed to the brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the respondent in United States v. Atlantic Research Corp., on behalf of amicus curiae Natural Resources Defense Council and a group of law professors, among whom she was also named. Her research focuses on how this landmark decision on CERCLA liability and cost recovery may encourage voluntary cleanup of brownfields and other sites. She wrote a chapter on cost recovery for the forthcoming third edition of Todd S. Davis' "Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property" (published by the American Bar Association).
Environmental Clinical Faculty Meeting, Tulane University School of Law, January 1999.
EPA/ICMA Superfund Revitalization conferences, San Francisco and Atlanta, 1993, and Chicago, 1992.
Federal judges seminar, Vermont Law School, 1993.
Awards & Accomplishments
Chair, State Agency Planning Working Group.
Director, Superfund Project, Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center, 1991-1994.
Admitted to Practice, Vermont Bar, 1989.
Policy Analyst, Office of Policy Research, Montpelier, Vt., 1989-1991.
Professor at Vermont Law School since 1994.
Research Director, National Commission on Superfund, 1991-1994.