Arielle V. King is the 2L Student Representative for the Board of Trustees, originally from Albany, New York. She is also completing her coursework for a Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) Degree. During her time at Vermont Law thus far, King co-founded the Environmental Justice Law Society, a student group interested in advancing environmental justice through advocacy, education, and knowledge of the law. This year, she is a student clinician in the new Environmental Justice Clinic, which strives to use civil rights law to combat environmental harm in low-income communities and communities of color. She is also the Publisher of the school newspaper, The Forum, which she helped revive this year.
Before starting at Vermont Law, King graduated from Bard College at Simon’s Rock with a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies with a concentration in Political Ecology. Her senior thesis was entitled Government and the Voiceless City: A Case Study on the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis and State-Community Relations. After graduation, Arielle hopes to combine her interests for environmental law, social justice, and land use to advocate for a cleaner, more just and equitable environmental for all people, where polluters are held accountable for their actions.