Jonathan Rosenbloom


Jonathan Rosenbloom is visiting Vermont Law School from Drake Law School where he is the Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of Environmental and Sustainability Programming. He is the co-author of two textbooks: Resilience & Sustainability: From Theory to Practice (Aspen 2018) (with Shelley Saxer) and Land Use and Sustainable Development Law: Cases and Materials (9th ed. West 2017) (with John Nolon, Patricia Salkin, Stephen Miller); and co-editor of Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons (Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group 2018) (with Dan Cole, Blake Hudson) and Beyond Zero-Sum Environmentalism (ELI Press 2018) (with Sarah Krakoff, Melissa Powers). His scholarship has been published in Hastings Law Journal, Harvard Environmental Law Review, Washington Law Review, and others. Jonathan is co-director of the Sustainable Development Code, a model land use code designed to provide local governments with the best sustainability practices in land use. Jonathan received his Bachelors in Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, JD from New York Law School, and LLM from Harvard Law School. Prior to teaching, he founded a non-profit that worked with state and local governments on becoming more sustainable, clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Barkett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and worked for Reed Smith LLP.  He was named Stevens Faculty Scholar of the Year in 2018, Vermont Law School, Distinguished Environment Law Scholar in 2017, University of Oregon, School of Law Environmental & Natural Resource Distinguished Visitor in 2016, and Drake Law Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2013.



Facing Water-Based Challenges with Sustainable Development Codes, 8 Zoning Practice 2 (American Planning Association) (2019).


"Sustainable Development Code & Growing in an Unprecedented Time of Change," University of Connecticut, October 15, 2019.

"Outsourcing Emissions: Why Local Governments Can and Should Regulate Consumption-based Greenhouse Gases," Second Annual Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Works-in-Progress roundtable, University of Calgary and University of Houston, October 11, 2019.

"GHG Reductions, Development, and Ecological Uncertainty," Mountain Towns 2030, NetZero Summit, October 3, 2019.