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Ken Rumelt in front of the White River.

Kenneth Rumelt

Environmental Advocacy Clinic
Environmental Law Center
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic

LLM, Vermont Law School, 2012

JD, St. Louis University School of Law, 2005

BA, University of Colorado, 1999


Kenneth Rumelt


Ken Rumelt is a Professor of Law and Senior Attorney in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic. He has worked on a range of environmental and energy issues since joining the Clinic in 2010.  His primary focuses are on energy infrastructure, air and water pollution, and toxic chemicals.  He has worked on matters involving oil pipelines, coal railroads, waste incinerators, and disaster recovery.  Professor Rumelt also served on Vermont’s Act 154 Chemical Use Working Group, which was empaneled to recommend improvements to Vermont’s regulation of toxic substances. Professor Rumelt teaches clinic seminars on expert witnesses, depositions, and case management.  He has also taught environmental law courses in the VLS online learning program. Before joining the faculty, Professor Rumelt worked for firms in St. Louis and Denver on mass tort cases involving lead smelter emissions and mining waste.



Power Grab: Preempting States’ Rights to Turn Off Nuclear Power, 27 Nat. Resources & Env’t 24 (2012


“PFAS Update” (with Emily Joselson), From Pennsylvania Ave. to State Street: Vermont’s Evolving Environmental Practice in the 21st Century, Vermont Bar Association (October 8, 2020).