Scholarship & Impacts

​​​​​​Read below about some of the latest scholarships and impacts made by V​LS community members.

  • Kevin Jones', "Beyond Community Solar: Aggregating Local Distributed Resources For Resilience And Sustainability" (with Erin Bennet, Flora Wenhui Ji & Borna Kazerooni), will appear in ​, Fereidoon P. Sioshansi ed., Academic Press, forthcoming June 2017. 

  • Jack Tuholske​ and Judge Sun Qian will have their article, “Explorations of and Reflections on China's System of Environmental Public Interest Litigation” published in the June edition of the Environmental Law Reporter, 47 ELR 10497.

  • ​​​​Laurie Ristino​ was a panelist at the Environmental Law Institute’s event Conservation Easements in a Changing Climate on May 17, 2017.

  • Melissa Scanlan presented her Blueprint for a Great Lakes Trail at the International Trails Symposium 2017, Dayton, OH, May 8, 2017.

  • Laurie Beyranevand​ was invited to speak at the Food and Drug Law Institute’s Annual Conference on May 5, 2017 on a panel entitled, “Top Ten Cases to Watch in Food and Drug Law.
     
  • Hillary Hoffmann​ is publishing Of Dinosaurs and Sagebrush:  The National Monuments of the Colorado Plateau in the Spring 2017 issue of the Grand Canyon Trust's Advocate Magazine.  The article is part of a special issue in honor of President Obama's creation of the Bears Ears National Monument and will contain articles by Terry Tempest Williams, John Echohawk, Prof. John Leshy of U.S. Hastings, and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) related to the Antiquities Act, the National Monuments of the Colorado Plateau in general, and the Bears Ears Monument specifically.  ​

  • Yanmei Lin​'s abstract entitled "A Perfect Storm: How the Taizhou Case Marks the Beginning of a New Wave of Environmental Enforcement in China" (with Amy Pickering) was submitted and accepted to IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 15th Annual Colloquium (29 May - 2 June 2017).

  • Kevin Jones' book chapter, "Distributed Renewables In The New Economy: Lessons From Community Solar Development In Vermont​" (with Mark James), will appear in Law and Policy for the New Economy: Sustainable, Just, and Democratic, Melissa K. Scanlan ed., Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2017.​​

  • Kevin Jones' book, The Electric Battery: Charging Forward to a Low Carbon Future (with Benjamin Jervey, Matthew Roche & Sarah Barnowski), will be published by Praeger, forthcoming April 30, 2017.

  • Aurora Moses, Laurie Beyranevand​, Sarah Danly and Marita Canedo (Migrant Justice) will present on a panel entitled, “Milked: Migrant Dairy Labor and the American Dream” at the Harvard Law School’s Just Food? Forum on Labor Across the Food System Conference on April 1, 2017.

  • John Echeverria's book, Land Use Regulation: Cases and Materials​, 5th Edition with Daniel Selmi et al, published by Wolters Kluwer is forthcoming in 2017.

  • Hillary Hoffmann was quoted about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s views on federal public lands in a Feb. 28, 2017 article in Backpacker Magazine – “Will Ryan Zinke Save the Outdoors-Or Ruin Them?”
     
  • Yanmei Lin published "Where the Compensation Fund Comes from in the Environmental Public Interest Litigation? How to manage the fund?" (With Ma Rongzhen & Ge Feng), China Environment, Issue 2, 2017, February 20, 2017.

  • John Echeverria's article, "The Fate of Environmental Law in a Trump-Era Supreme Court​," appears as a guest blog in Scientific American, February 8, 2017.

  • Patrick Parenteau's commentary, "Gorsuch Likely to be Skeptical of Environmental Rules, but that Could Bite Trump, Too​​," appears in Grist, February 3, 2017.

  • Tracy Bach's article, "Minding the Gap: Teaching International Climate Change Law Through Service Learning," appears in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, volume 18, February 2017.

  • David Mears​ presented at a "Learning Session," co-hosted by Vermont Law School and the Lake Champlain Basin Program, at the State House in Montpelier, VT, February 2, 2017.  This event provided Vermont state-elected and appointed leaders with a briefing by experts in the areas of science, engineering, policy and law for a learning session related to the clean water issues facing the State of Vermont, with a focus on nutrient pollution and the Lake Champlain restoration efforts.

  • Patrick Parenteau's commentary, "Trump Greenlights Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines, but the Battle is Far From Over," appears on the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) blog on January 26, 2017.

  • Hillary Hoffmann's op-ed (with Michael Blumm) "Obama's National Monument Designations Were Lawful, Not Land Grabs" appeared in the Los Angeles Times on January 23, 2017.

  • Tracy Bach presented at "The World After Paris," at a colloquium organized by McGill's Journal of Sustainability Law on January 19, 2017.

  • Craig Pease's article "Environmental Protection Grinds to Halt With Neonicotinoid Pesticides" appears in the Science and the Law column, Environmental Law Forum, January - February 2017.

  • Melissa Scanlan's opinion article, "Does The US Constitution Ensure A Future Livable Planet?" appears on Law360, January 10, 2017.

  • Janet Milne's​ article, "Energy Tax Incentives in the United States: A Comparative Perspective on State Aid​," appeared in a special edition of European State Aid Law Quarterly, January 7, 2017.

  • Janet Milne has submitted a chapter entitled "Energy Tax Incentives, the US Commerce Clause and EU State Aid: Common Ground, Different Contours" for publication in M. Villar Ezcurra, ed., State Aids, Taxation and the Energy Sector (Thomson-Reuters Aranzadi), forthcoming 2017.