Read below about some of the latest scholarships and impacts made by VLS community members.
- Stephen Dycus and his coauthors have just reached agreement with Wolters Kluwer for publication of a 7th edition of National Security Law and a 4th edition of Counterterrorism Law in the spring of 2020.
- Laurie Beyranevand co-authored an essay with Diana Winters entitled “Retooling American Foodralism,” which was accepted for publication by the American Journal of Law and Medicine, a peer reviewed health law journal published by the Boston University School of Law in conjunction with the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.
- On May 22, Pat Parenteau will present at the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason U sponsored by the Law and Economics Program. It is billed as “The Great Debate: Is Global Warming a Public Nuisance?”
- Melissa Scanlan gave an invited lecture on May 8, 2018, in the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) speaker series at Tilburg Law School, in the Netherlands. The title of her talk is, “Law and Policy for the New Economy” and she will be promoting the book by the same title and the work of her VLS co-authors (Professors Ristino, Jones, and James) on the book.
- Hillary Hoffmann's article, Congressional Plenary Power and Indigenous Environmental Stewardship: The Limits of Environmental Federalism, appears in Oregon Law Review (forthcoming 2019).
- Pat Parenteau presented a paper at University College Cork Ireland on April 25 on Climate Change Litigation Heating Up.
- Stephen Dycus delivered the keynote address, "Whistling in the Dark: Addressing Threats to Critical Infrastructure," to a conference on national security issues sponsored by the New York County Lawyers Association on April 20, 2018.
- Pat Parenteau presented a paper at the Lewis & Clark Law Review Symposium on Environmental Protection in the Trump Era on April 9. Paper deals with the repeal of the clean water rule and will be published in next issue of Environmental Law .
Melissa Scanlan presented at the George Washington University Law School J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Symposium on the Public Trust Doctrine in the 21st Century. The symposium was March 15-16, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Scanlan’s talk is titled, "The Role of the Courts in Guarding Against Privatization of Important Public Environmental Resources."
- Melissa Scanlan was asked to serve as a judge for the Secretary of the U.S. Navy’s environmental sustainability awards. In February she reviewed and ranked U.S. military bases’ efforts and progress to reduce their use of hazardous materials, recycle and reuse materials, conserve energy, generate power with renewables, and conserve water, among other sustainability measures.
- Pat Parenteau participated on two panels at the Tulane Environmental Summit Mar 9-10. One on Defending the ESA in the Era of Trump; the other on Enforcing the Rule of Law in an Age of Deregulation.
- Kevin Jones presented on “Promoting Meaningful Community Solar as a Bridge to Climate Justice” at the conference “The Just Transition towards a Low-Carbon Economy – Integrating Climate, Energy and Environmental Justice” sponsored by the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 1-2, 2018.
- Janet Milne wrote the Preface for Innovation Addressing Climate Change Challenges: Market-Based Perspectives, which will be Volume XX of Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation. The book, which contains 15 chapters about a variety of market-based approaches to climate change, will be published by Edward Elgar in September 2018. Janet is also a co-editor for the book. The book manuscript was submitted to the publisher at the end of February.
Laurie Beyranevand presented her co-authored article, “Making the Case for a National Food Strategy in the United States,” on a panel entitled Notes From the Field of Food Law and Policy at the Yale Food Systems Symposium on February 24.
- Janet Milne presented “Carbon Taxes: The Basics” at a meeting organized by the energy committees of the towns of Hartford, Hartland, Norwich and Thetford On February 12, 2018. She and Prof. Erin Masur at Tuck discussed the fundamentals of carbon pricing with the 40 participants in order to better prepare them for consideration of carbon pricing proposals in Vermont.
- Kevin Jones presented on a panel “Examining FERC’s Role in RTO Governance” at Powershift: Regulating the Evolving Electricity Sector sponsored by Harvard’s Environmental Law Program, Duke’s Nicholas Institute and UNC’s Center for Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics at Duke University in DC on February 11, 2018.
Laurie Beyranevand was invited to serve another term on the Academic Programs Committee of the Food and Drug Law Institute.
Janet Milne has agreed to become the general editor for The International Library of Law and the Environment, a series published by Edward Elgar. As general editor, she will be responsible for recommending topics and editors that might be suitable for new titles in the series and for vetting draft publications.
- Hillary Hoffmann was quoted, along with Prof. Mark Squillace of the University of Colorado Law School, about the litigation challenging President Trump's reduction of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the Bears Ears National Monument, in "Trump's Monument Cuts May Rest on Shaky Legal Ground," Law360 (Jan. 16, 2018).
- Mark James presented “Clean Energy Policies: International, Federal, State, and Local Conflicts, Opportunities, and Constraints” in the Section on Natural Resources & Energy Law, Co-Sponsored by Environmental Law and State & Local Government Law, AALS, January 3, 2018.
- Laurie Ristino presented “Legal & Policy Tools for Dairy in a Changing Climate” in the Section on Agriculture & Food Law, AALS, January 3, 2018.