Some of the latest scholarships and impacts from VLS community members include:
Laurie Beyranevand is the new incoming chair of the Food and Agricultural Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
Janet Milne has been invited to give a keynote speech at the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law's 2020 Colloquium, "The Future of Environmental Law: Ambition and Reality," Groningen, Netherlands, July 2020.
John Echeverria published an article, "Knick v. Township of Scott: A procedural boost for takings claimants," in Trends, ABA Groups Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (January/February 2020).
Kinvin Wroth was elected an Honorary Director of the Maine Justice Foundation (formerly the Maine Bar Foundation).
Laurie Beyranevand was invited to serve a second term on the Food and Drug Law Journal Editorial Advisory Board.
Laurie Beyranevand and Emily Spiegel presented "Establishing an Agriculture Law Program: Training Lawyers to Represent Rural Communities," at the China-Mekong Law Center's annual symposium at Khon-Kaen University, Thailand, December 9, 2019.
Laurie Beyranevand and Emily Spiegel presented "U.S. Regulatory Framework for Seafood Fraud" at the Technical Food Fraud Expert Workshop, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy, November 2019.
- Marianne Engelman Lado spoke at American Public Health Association Meeting in Philadelphia earlier this month on a panel titled “Regulatory Climate and Options for Legal Action.” The focus was on the need for action on industrial agriculture and, indeed, during the Philadelphia meeting the APHA approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on CAFOs.
Marianne Engelman Lado participated in a two-day convening hosted by Environmental Law Institute (ELI) called "Re-Imagining Environmental Law," which both celebrated ELI's 50th anniversary and worked to set an agenda for the next 50 years.
- Yanmei Lin presented “Environmental Public Participation and Public Interest Legal Service under the New Environmental Protection Law” at the Environmental Information Disclosure and Public Participation Symposium, Fujian Green Home, in Fuzhou, China, November 2019.
Marianne Engelman Lado presented “Industrial Food Animal Production: Research and Action for the Public’s Health” at the American Public Health Association Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 4, 2019.
Yanmei Lin presented “Watershed Judiciary and Ecological Restoration" at the 5th Ecological Co-Governance Symposium, Environmental Law Branch of China Society of Environmental Science, in Fuzhou, China, November 9, 2019.
Yanmei Lin presented “Observations on the Difference of Legal Reasoning in the U.S. and China,” to LL.M students from Tsinghua-Temple LL.M Program in Beijing, China, November 25, 2019.
- Yanmei Lin's article A Perfect Storm: How China’s Taizhou Case Marks the Beginning of a New Wave of Environmental Enforcement (with Amy Pickering) will appear in the proceedings of Environmental Story around the World, the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 15th Colloquium University of Cebu Philippines, Edward Elgar (Forthcoming 2020).
Yanmei Lin's article Alternative Form of Environmental Contention in China: the Case of Zero Waste Alliance (with Natalie Wong), will appear in the proceedings of Modes of activism under authoritarian governance regimes in the Asia-Pacific, Sydney, Australia (November 2019).
- Jonathan Rosenbloom's article Facing Water-Based Challenges with Sustainable Development Codes appears in Volume 8 of American Planning Association's Zoning Practice (2019).
Janet Milne's article Eye on the Horizon with Feet Firmly Planted on the Ground: Richard Oliver Brooks appears in 20 VT. J. Envtl. L. 130 (2019).
Sarah Reiter traveled to Oxford University for an invited lecture at the Centre for the Environment on linking ocean science to ocean policy.
- Jonathan Rosenbloom presented "Sustainable Development Code & Growing in an Unprecedented Time of Change" at the University of Connecticut on October 15, 2019.
Jonathan Rosenbloom presented "Outsourcing Emissions: Why Local Governments Can and Should Regulate Consumption-based Greenhouse Gases" at the Second Annual Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Works-in-Progress roundtable, University of Calgary and University of Houston, October 11, 2019.
Jonathan Rosenbloom presented "GHG Reductions, Development, and Ecological Uncertainty" at Mountain Towns 2030, NetZero Summit, October 3, 2019.
- Janet Milne chaired a plenary panel, "Carbon Pricing—The Paths Forward," and presented a paper, "From Rhetoric to Reality: Is the Promise of a Lockbox for Carbon Tax Revenue Durable?" at the 20th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, Cyprus, September 25–28, 2019.
Janet Milne's article Eye on the Horizon with Feet Firmly Planted on the Ground: Richard Oliver Brooks appears in 20 VT. J. Envtl. L. 130 (2019).
- Leigh Goodmark had an article published in the Baltimore Sun titled "Victims shouldn't be forced to testify against partners". "It's almost impossible to know how often victims of violence are being arrested and incarcerated because they do not wish to testify; ..."
- Hillary Hoffmann's forthcoming book – A Third Way: Decolonizing the Laws of Indigenous Cultural Protection (co-authored with Monte Mills, Assoc. Professor and Director, Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Program, Univ. of Montana Law School) (through Cambridge Univ. Press) has a publication date of May 2020.
- Hillary Hoffmann has been selected as the new co-editor of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Law Teachers’ Newsletter (with Katrina Kuh, Interim Associate Dean and Executive Director of Pace Law School’s Environmental Law Programs). She and Prof. Kuh will replace Reed Benson, Director of the Natural Resources Program at the University of New Mexico School of Law, who has served as editor for the past several years.
- Hillary Hoffmann has been selected as the newest Commissioner on the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs. This is a gubernatorial appointment and will involve participating in advisory decisions and recommendations to the governor about recognition of tribes in Vermont under state law, as well as the state’s implementation of certain provisions of federal laws like the National Historic Preservation Act. The general purpose of the Commission is to develop policies that will benefit the indigenous peoples of the State of Vermont.
- Stephen Dycus's article, Brooks on Stage(s): a One-Man Show about Life and Law, appears in 20 Vt. J. Envt’l L. 138, September 2019.
- Hillary Hoffmann's article, "Climate change, population demographics, and wildfire planning in the West" (coauthored with Philip Higuera, Stephen R. Miller, and Shelley Ross Saxer) appears in the Environment, Energy, & Resources section of the ABA, September 1, 2019.
- Hillary Hoffmann blogged about "Final BLM Planning Documents for Revised Bears Ears National Monument Reveal Agency’s True Colors" on Environmental Law Prof, July 29, 2019.
- Pat Parenteau appears in "Trump’s ‘America First Energy Plan' - Part 3” episode 5 of Vermont Law School's Hothouse Earth podcast, July 25, 2019.
- Pat Parenteau co-presented “Climate Change in the Courts,” in Vermont Law School's Hot Topics in Environmental Law summer lecture series, July 16, 2019.
- Yanmei Lin's article, “Waterkeepers’ EPIL Actions to Restore Watershed Health,” appears in Journal of Chinese Prosecutors, August 2019.
- Yanmei Lin's chapter, “Overview of Ecology Law Scholarship in the United States,” will appear in Ecology Law Review, edited by the Chinese Academy of Social Science, published by Law Press, forthcoming 2019.
- Stephen Dycus's book 2019-2020 Supplement for National Security Law (6th ed.) and Counterterrorism Law (3rd ed.) (with William C. Banks, Peter Raven-Hansen & Stephen I. Vladeck) (New York: Aspen Publishers 2019) was published August 2019.
- Stephen Dycus's book review, “Requiem for Korematsu?” (reviewing Eric K. Yamamoto, In the Shadow of Korematsu: Democratic Liberties and National Security (2018)), appears in 10 J. Nat'l Security L. & Pol'y 237 (2019).
- Pat Parenteau was interviewed in “The Trump Administration’s Clean Power Plan Replacement,” on NPR’s Living on Earth, June 28, 2019.
- John Echeverria appears in “The Border Wall, The Environment, and The President’s Powers: Sierra Club v. President Trump,” episode 4 of Vermont Law School's Hothouse Earth podcast, June 28, 2019.
- John Echeverria's post, “Knick: Williamson County Overruled,” appears on his Takings Litigation blog, June 25, 2019.
- Yanmei Lin served as a commentator on “Simulations of Multi-stakeholders Negotiation and Mediation for the Protecting Endanger Species Habitats” at the Boot Comp for Public Participation in Biodiversity Conservation, sponsored by Friends of Nature, on June 25, 2019.
- Yanmei Lin served as a panelist on “Young Scholars’ Perspectives on Environmental Public Interest Litigation” at the 2nd Annual Environmental Disputes Resolution Conference, Sponsored by the China Society of Environmental Law and Tianjing University School of Law, on June 16, 2019.
- John Echeverria presented “The Mexican Border: Property Rights and the Environment,” in VLS’s Hot Topics in Environmental Law summer lecture series, June 13, 2019.
- Hillary Hoffmann presented “Energy Mineral Development on Public Lands in a Post-Extractivist Economy,”at the Economics for the Anthropocene Law & Governance Research Initiative (E4A) and Ecological Law and Governance Association (ELGA) Speaker Series – Ecological Law, McGill University, on June 6, 2019.
- Laurie Beyranevand presented “Can Revised Standards of Identify Achieve Greater Public Health Outcomes?” at the 42nd annual American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics Health Law Professors Conference, which is co-hosted by the Beazley Institute at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, in Chicago, IL, on June 6, 2019.
- Yanmei Lin presented “Restore to the Origin or Design for the Future: The Frontier of China’s Environmental Public Interest Litigation” for Flinn Scholars, Arizona State University at the CIEE College Study Abroad Beijing Program on June 3, 2019.
- Sarah Reiter's article “Embedding the value of coastal ecosystem services into climate change adaptation planning,” (with Wedding, L.M., et al), will appear in Peer Journal, forthcoming 2019.
- Sarah Reiter will serve as an Honorary Research Associate, the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, and will travel to Oxford to work with an interdisciplinary team addressing the governance of the high seas, June 2019.
- Hillary Hoffmann's article, “Speaking Regional Truth to Washington Power over Federal Public Lands,” will appear in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, forthcoming 2019.
- Pat Parenteau's article, "A Bug's Eye View of the Sixth Extinction," appears in the Environment Forum May/June issue 2019.
- Melissa Scanlan presented on "Cooperatives and advancing environmental sustainability," at the U.S.-E.U. Environmental Law Colloquium at the Center for American Studies in Rome, Italy on May 30, 2019.
- Hillary Hoffmann moderated a panel at the 19th Institute for Natural Resources Law Teachers, "Climate Change, Population Demographics, and Fire Management in the West," at the University of Montana, Alexander J. Blewett School of Law, on May 30, 2019.
- Hillary Hoffmann presented “Using Tribal Ecological Knowledge to Manage the Bears Ears National Monument,” Engaging Economies of Change, Canadian Society for Ecological Economics, 12th Biennial Conference, Waterloo, ONT on May 24, 2019.
- Pat Parenteau presented “Implications of Clean Water Act Rollbacks in New Mexico,” at Los Alamos National Laboratories, May 9, 2019.
- Janet Milne moderated a panel on "Taxation and Environmental Protection" at the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s Special Meeting on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, on April 29, 2019.
- Jennifer Rushlow presented “Climate Change, Farm Workers, and Regulatory Rollbacks in the US,” at the Food and Our Changing Climate conference at the University of Connecticut School of Law, April 26, 2019.
- Sophia Kruszewski co-presented (with VLS Food and Agriculture Clinic students), “Updates on Food Safety Modernization Act Legal Research Efforts,” a webinar hosted by the Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety, April 18, 2019.
- Sophia Kruszewski co-presented (with VLS Food and Agriculture Clinic students), “State Farm to Institution Policies: Trends to Celebrate, Best Practices to Mobilize, and Barriers to Success,” at the 2019 Farm to Institution New England Summit in Amherst, MA, April 4, 2019.
- Hillary Hoffmann presented at the ABA SEER Public Lands Committee event, Wildfire Management on Public Lands, in late April 2019.
- Laurie Beyranevand was an invited speaker at the Food Law Student Leadership Summit, held at Georgetown Law Center, April 5 - 7, 2019.
- Hillary Hoffmann and Pat Parenteau were quoted in a Bloomberg Environment story on a federal court decision to stay President Trump's order to open up more offshore drilling in Alaska and the North Atlantic, "Supreme Court Could be Best Shot for Alaska Offshore Drilling," on April 2, 2019.
- Pat Parenteau presented “WOTUS 2.0: The Implications of the Clean Water Rule Revisions for the West,” at the New Mexico Bar Association, April 2, 2019.
- Mark James's article, “Cyber-securing the grid. Best practices for state utility commissions,” (co-author), appeared as an op-ed in Utility Dive, April 2019.
- Mark James co-authored (with A. McGovern, J. Somelofske, C. Valentine-Fossum, and K. Zweifel) published “Improving the Cybersecurity of the Electricity Distribution Grid”, a report commissioned by Protect Our Power, in April 2019.
- Kevin Jones presented "Puerto Rico’s Road to Resilience: An Island’s Challenging Transition to a Cleaner, More Resilient Future," at the 3rd Biennial University of the West Indies Faculty of Law Oil and Gas Law Conference, and the Just Transition Initiative Conference on Port of Spain, Trinidad, March 29, 2019.
- Pat Parenteau was interviewed by “Living on Earth” on the decision blocking oil and gas leases in Wyoming, on March 23, 2019.
- Jennifer Rushlow presented “Kain v. DEP: Climate Litigation in State Court,” part of the Virtual Environmental Law Speaker Series at Mercer Law School, on March 18, 2019.
- Jennifer Rushlow served as a panelist on “Feeding the Warming Planet” at the Food Justice Law Symposium, Harvard Law School, March 9, 2019.
- Hillary Hoffmann's article, "Congressional Plenary Power and Indigenous Environmental Stewardship: The Limits of Environmental Federalism," was published by the Oregon Law Review in March 2019.
- Yanmei Lin presented on the Environmental Mission Scholars Program and the Trend of Environmental Clinical Education at Fuzhou Normal University Fuqing Branch, China, on March 7, 2019.
- Pat Parenteau presented “Recovery after Trump,” at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon, February 28, 2019.
- Hillary Hoffmann presented "Ecological Law and Tribal Governance in the Bears Ears National Monument," at the Economics for the Anthropocene Webinar on Ecological Law and Governance (co-hosted by VLS and McGill University Faculty of Law) on February 26, 2019.
- Kinvin Wroth provided introductory remarks to the Economics for the Anthropocene Webinar on Ecological Law and Governance (co-hosted by VLS and McGill University Faculty of Law) on February 26, 2019.
- Janet Milne is co-editor of Environmental Fiscal Challenges for Cities and Transport, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Vol. XXI (Edward Elgar, forthcoming September 2019). The manuscript, which contains 18 chapters written by authors from 17 countries, was submitted to the publisher in February.
- Stephen Dycus delivered opening and closing remarks for a symposium, "The Continuing Threat of Nuclear War," sponsored by the Journal of National Security Law & Policy at Georgetown Law School on February 25, 2019.
- John Echeverria presented “Border Zones II: This Land is Whose Land?” at the Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy Symposium, University of Texas School of Law, on February 19, 2019.
- Pat Parenteau's blog article,“Supreme Court to Visit Maui,” appears in the American College of Environmental Lawyers Blog, Feb. 21, 2019.
- Kinvin Wroth testified before the Vermont House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife on land use planning aspects of a bill to enact “An Act Relating to Changes in Act 250” on February 19, 2019.
- Jessica Scott's article “From Friend to Foe: The Complex and Evolving Relationship of the Federal Government and the Migratory Birds It is Bound to Protect,” appears in Environmental Law Review, winter 2019.
- Melissa Scanlan's article, “Droughts, Floods, and Scarcity on a Climate-Disrupted Planet: Understanding the Legal Challenges and Opportunities for Groundwater Sustainability,” appears in 37 Va. Envtl. L.J. 1 (2019).
- Laurie Beyranevand presented on "Food Security" at the Physicians for Human Rights: Planetary Health – Life in Our Changing World Conference at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH on January 11, 2019.
- Yanmei Lin acted as a facilitator for a participatory learning workshop, "Environmental Rule of Law and Water Sources Protection" in the conference of Multiple Sources - More Players and More Solutions to Protect Water Sources in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China, on January 5, 2019.
- Stephen Dycus's book review Requiem for Korematsu? (reviewing Eric K. Yamamoto, In the Shadow of Korematsu: Democratic Liberties and National Security (2018)), 10 J. Nat’l Security L. & Pol’y is forthcoming 2019.
- Hillary Hoffmann served on "Tribal Natural Resource Co-Management Agreements: the Bears Ears National Monument," Indian Law and Policy in the Era of Trump, Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples Panel, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 3, 2019.
- Yanmei Lin's article, “Environmental Mission Scholars Program: Fostering Next Generation of Environmental Public Interest Law Practitioners” will be published in the conference proceeding/book on China’s Environmental Law Education and Innovation in Practical Training in early 2019.