Yanmei Lin


Ms. Yanmei Lin is currently the associate director at the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law at Vermont Law School and an associate professor of law. Before she joined Vermont Law School in October 2010, Ms. Lin was a program officer for American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative’s China program for more than 3 years, managing and implementing projects in the areas of environmental law, open government information and civil society development in China. Prior to that, she was a lecturer and researcher for China Institute of Environment and Resources Protection in Minority Areas at the Central University for Nationalities. She holds a B.A. and Master of Laws from Fudan University and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law.


​"Where the Compensation Fund Comes from in the Environmental Public Interest Litigation? How to manage the fund?" (With Ma Rongzhen & Ge Feng), China Environment, Issue 2, 2017, February 20, 2017 


​​“International Perspectives: Citizen Suits in the U.S.”, Environmental Public Interest Litigation Annual Observation Report, Li Dun(eds.), Law Press, China (forthcoming October, 2016)​


​“Environmental and Biodiversity Law Clinic at Southwest Forestry University: A New Environmental Law Clinic Model in China”, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, October 2016.

​“Environmental Civil Public Interest Litigation: Empowering Chinese Environmental NGOs to Fight against Pollution” (with Hu Shaobo), China Environmental Series 13, (2016)

​AnAnalysis on the Implementation Effects of India's Access and Benefit Sharing Regime on Biological Resources and Relevant Traditional Knowledge, Journal of Guizhou Normal University (Social Science), 2015, No.192(01) 98-103​

​ComparativeStudy on Comprehensive and Centralized Jurisdiction Model of Specialized Environmental Courts and Tribunals, Journal of China University of Political Science and Law, Issue 1, 2015: 62-71​

Analysison the India’s Access and Benefit Sharing Regime on Biological Resources and Relevant Traditional Knowledge, Journal of Guizhou Social Science, October, 2014


Presentation to the delegation from Union College for the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in Beijing on June 28, 2016.

​"Adaptive Law to Foster Resilience of Lashihai Watershed" and "Improving enforcement or compensating environmental damages: An analysis of china's civil environmental public interest litigation from a comparative perspective" at Environmental Law on Three Continents – A Research Conference on Comparative Environmental Law in China, USA and EU in Uppsala, Sweden, 25-28 August 2015​

​"From Basics to Legal Frontiers: Introduction to Environmental Legal Litigation in China?" Faculty Development Seminars in China, International Faculty Development Seminars (IFDS), June 4, 2015

​Environmental Civil Public Interest Litigation in Review, NGO and Lawyer Capacity Building Workshop in Beijing, April 11, 2015