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News Release

VLS Professor Janet Milne Elected to The American Law Institute

Thursday, July 15, 2021


Vermont Law School (VLS) professor Janet Milne has been elected to The American Law Institute (ALI), a leading independent organization that produces scholarly work that clarifies, modernizes, and improves the law, and therefore, the administration of justice.

ALI’s membership is comprised of judges, lawyers, and law professors, and is selected on the basis of outstanding achievement in the legal profession. All new members are nominated by current ALI members and voted upon by the ALI Council based on their merits and potential contribution to the Institute.  

"Janet's election to ALI is well deserved and a fitting recognition of her contributions to the legal profession and legal education," said VLS Interim President and Dean Beth McCormack. "She will no doubt be a great asset to ALI and its efforts to improve the understanding and application of law throughout the United States."

Professor Milne, recognized internationally as an expert in environmental tax policies, joined the faculty at VLS in 1994. She founded the Environmental Tax Policy Institute at VLS, and has served as the lead editor of the Handbook of Research on Environmental Taxation and editor of Environmental Taxation and the Law. Prior roles include positions with Maine Coast Heritage Trust, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Portland, Maine, The Washington Post, U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen's office, and Dartmouth Medical School.

At VLS she has taught Environmental Taxation, Climate Change: The Power of Taxes, Land Use Regulation, Land and Takings, Property, and Income Tax.

“I am honored to be a member of ALI, which historically has contributed significantly to improving our legal system and will continue to do so,” said Professor Milne.

Milne joins 28 other members of ALI in Vermont, including four VLS professors and three members of the Vermont Supreme Court.