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VLS Environmental Law Center to host "Preparing for Environmental Practice," third event in law curriculum workshop series

Monday, March 15, 2021

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt.

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SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (March 15, 2021) – The Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School (VLS) will host “Preparing for Environmental Practice,” the third and final roundtable in its Emerging Environmental Law Curriculum Workshops, on March 25. 

Taking place 3 to 4:15 p.m. (EDT), the workshop will examine how to prepare students for their careers beyond law school by asking questions such as: What skills will the next generation of environmental lawyers need to be prepared to practice? What is the role of clinics and experiential learning? And, are there new strategies to addressing emerging environmental issues?

Panelists include Cale Jaffe, University of Virginia School of Law; Hari Osofsky, dean of Penn State Law; and Helen Kang, Golden Gate University. 

The workshop is free and open to all current law faculty members across the nation. Visit vermontlaw.edu/eelc to access event descriptions, the full list of panelists, and links to registration.  

With discussions led by Vermont Law School Associate Dean for Environmental Programs Jenny Rushlow and Professor of Law Jonathan Rosenbloom, the series features faculty panelists from law schools across the U.S. Each event addresses a different phase of student development: from in-class doctrinal courses, to creative and critical thinking skills, to clinical and experiential work. Panelists also discuss how, if at all, the environmental law community can address the Principles for Legal Education and Licensure in the 21st Century as outlined by the ABA.

The first workshop, held on January 28, focused on “The Essential Environmental Curriculum.” Panelists included Keith Hirokawa, Albany Law School; Elizabeth Kronk Warner, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah; and Steph Tai, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The second workshop, held on February 25 and titled “New Techniques in the Classroom and Beyond,” featured panelists Karrigan Bork, UC Davis School of Law; Lincoln Davies, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; and Sarah Krakoff, University of Colorado.