[ + ]Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC)
|Title||Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC)|
|Description||The ENRLC at VLS is a non-profit environmental law clinic that provides students with the opportunity to work on real cases related to regional, national, and international issues. ENRLC student clinicians work with knowledgeable staff attorneys and instructors to represent public interest, environmental, and conservation organizations and promote access to justice.|
Resources: The site provides summaries of past and ongoing cases, amicus briefs, news, and bios of ENRLC faculty and staff.
[ + ]Environmental Health Blog
|Title||Environmental Health Blog|
|Description||Blog written primarily by Vermont Law School Professor Tracy Bach and her Environmental Health Law seminar students.
Resources: Blog posts pull together the law, science, and policy of environmental health, and they reflect on recent news and individual research.
[ + ]Environmental Law Center
|Title||Environmental Law Center|
|Description||Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Center (ELC) offers several environmental law degrees and certificates, oversees numerous institutes and initiatives, and includes the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic.
Resources: The site lists the environmental courses, certificates, and degrees offered at VLS, highlights the environmental faculty, and provides links to the ELC's institutes and initiatives. The site also features news and upcoming events, as well as recent scholarship from ELC faculty.
[ + ]Environmental Law Faculty
|Title||Environmental Law Faculty|
|Description||The environmental law faculty are experts and scholars in various environmental law areas, including corporate and municipal environmental matters, energy, endangered species, environmental justice, green taxes, international environmental law, land use, national security and the environment, Superfund, urban planning issues, water and wetlands, and wildlife and wilderness.
Resources: The site lists the environmental law faculty at Vermont Law School. Each faculty member’s page lists their publications and presentations.
[ + ]Environmental Law Librarian
|Title||Environmental Law Librarian|
|Description||Christine Ryan is the Environmental Law Librarian and an adjunct professor at Vermont Law School. She provides expertise in environmental resources, provides research sessions for VLS environmental law courses and for the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, and teaches Legal Research and Advanced Environmental Legal Research. Christine meets with students, faculty, and staff to help them meet their information needs and enhance their research skills. She also selects new environmental books and online resources for the library’s Environmental Collection.
Resources: Christine Ryan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[ + ]Environmental Tax Policy Institute
|Title||Environmental Tax Policy Institute|
|Description||The Environmental Tax Policy Institute “analyzes the ways in which taxation can be used to address environmental problems.” The Institute seeks to “better inform the public policy debate about the role of environmental taxes at the local, state and federal levels.”
Resources: There is a helpful page called “What is Environmental Taxation?” The site includes information about the Annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation and related publications. It also provides links to volumes of published, peer-reviewed papers from the Conference, which are edited by the Director of the Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Professor Janet Milne. Articles, books, reports, and websites.
[ + ]Farm and Food Legal Resources - VLS Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
|Title||Farm and Food Legal Resources - VLS Center for Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Description||Farm and Food Legal Resources, from the VLS Center for Agriculture and Food Systems is a comprehensive collection of legal resources compiled by the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School.
Resources: A variety of law and policy focused resources including guides, websites, templates, and more. Resources are organized by target user (attorneys and advocates, farmers and ranchers, consumers, health professionals, and food entrepreneurs), and there is also a topic index. Topics include taxation, environmental and land use regulation, food access and security, food safety, genetically engineered foods, health and nutrition, labor and employment, livestock and animal welfare, marketing and labeling, urban agriculture, and more. Websites, reports, fact sheets, model ordinances, videos, statutes, and articles.
[ + ]Farmland Access Legal Toolkit
|Title||Farmland Access Legal Toolkit|
|Description||This Toolkit explains legal arrangements that provide farmers affordable and equitable farmland access, help landowners balance earning income for retirement with making their land affordable to the next generation of farmers, and makes additional information available to farmer and landowner advocates. VLS's Center for Agriculture & Food Systems collaborated in creating this Toolkit.|
[ + ]Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) - Vermont Law School
|Title||Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) - Vermont Law School|
|Description||Vermont Law School’s IEE conducts research and policy analyses. The IEE’s projects include community choice aggregation, energy security and justice, smart grid systems, sunshot plug-and-play for American homes, woody biomass, and a campus sustainability plan. Users may access publications, events, press releases, information on professional training, and energy staff. Select the “publications” tab on the right to view all recent publications.|
[ + ]Land Use Clinic
[ + ]Land Use Institute
|Title||Land Use Institute|
|Description||The Land Use Institute is comprised of VLS faculty, students, and nonprofit professional and legal partners that address land use law and policy issues on the local, national, and international levels.
Resources: The site provides links to the Institute’s publications and presentations, as well as information about the Institute’s annual Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law.
[ + ]Library Collection – Environmental Collection
|Title||Library Collection – Environmental Collection|
|Description||Located on the loft level of the library, the Environmental Collection contains over 20,000 volumes on numerous environmental disciplines.
Resources: Subjects include planning and zoning, hazardous waste, international environmental law, biodiversity, sustainability, environmental justice, climate change, water law, energy law and policy, environmental economics, and more. The Collection also includes access to thousands of online environmental e-books.
[ + ]Substantial and Sustained – VLS COP20/CMP10 Delegation Blog
|Title||Substantial and Sustained – VLS COP20/CMP10 Delegation Blog|
|Description||Blog written by Vermont Law School Professor Tracy Bach and VLS students who were observer delegates to the Conference of Parties (COP) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru, in December 2014.
Resources: Posts relate to the UNFCCC, emissions trading, human rights, international law, climate change mitigation, and other topics.
[ + ]Summer Session
|Description||The Environmental Law Center offers approximately 40 environmental law and policy courses each summer for students, practicing attorneys, agency personnel, and citizen advocates, taught by VLS professors, national and international law scholars, government attorneys, leaders of non-profit advocacy groups, and private practitioners, all experts in their fields. VLS also invites distinguished summer scholars and media fellows to serve in residency during the summer.
Resources: The site includes the current summer course catalog, course schedule, course descriptions, and bios for the summer faculty. The site includes links to various resources available for summer visitors.
[ + ]U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law, Vermont Law School
|Title||U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law, Vermont Law School|
|Description||This partnership between Vermont Law School, Sun Yat-Sen University, and other environmental law professionals including judges, government officials, and lawyers working for NGOs, aims to promote good environmental governance in China and throughout Asia.
The website provides access to the Partnership’s newsletters, joint research project papers, research resources, and other forms of scholarship.
[ + ]Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL)
|Title||Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL)|
|Description||VJEL is the environmental law journal at Vermont Law School. VJEL publishes articles on environmental matters of local, national, and international importance. The site includes the current issue as well as archived articles dating back to 1998. Click “Publications” > “Searchable by Topic” to browse articles by subject area. The site also features a weekly EcoPerspectives blog, the annual Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List, information about VJEL’s annual symposium, and weekly articles published by the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS), as part of a collaborative effort between leading environmental law reviews.|
[ + ]Vermont Journal of Environmental Law – Eco Perspectives Blog
|Title||Vermont Journal of Environmental Law – Eco Perspectives Blog|
|Description||Opinion editorials written by faculty, staff, and students of Vermont Law School and beyond, published by the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.
Resources: Blog posts cover recent and important environmental issues.
[ + ]Vermont Law School – Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS)
|Title||Vermont Law School – Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS)|
|Description||The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) educates food and agriculture advocates and creates legal tools to support the new agriculture movement. CAFS offers a variety of degree programs and clinical opportunities.
Resources: News, links to partner organizations, and bios of CAFS personnel. Under "Projects," you can find links to the CAFS Farm and Food Legal Resources database, a comprehensive website about food labeling, and an infographic about climate change and food security.
[ + ]Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List
|Title||Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List|
|Description||Each year, the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law and the VLS Environmental Law Center release a list of noteworthy environmental law and policy issues. The Top 10 issues are chosen based on their significance to the environment and public well-being, and whether a key development is expected in the coming year. VJEL staff editors and VLS professors collaborate to produce the collection of articles.|
[ + ]VLS Campus Tree Map
|Title||VLS Campus Tree Map|
|Description||The Campus Greening Committee identified, described, and photographed 20 species of trees on the Vermont Law School campus.
Resources: The site includes a tree map of the campus, photos of the trees, and related books and websites.
[ + ]Water and Justice Program
|Title||Water and Justice Program|
|Description||The Water and Justice Program “promotes the wise and sustainable use of water resources locally, nationally, and globally through research, education and policy development.” Students in the program work with faculty to produce reports, conference presentations, legal analyses, and law review articles.
Resources: The site provides a link to the Program’s Public Trust Doctrine Resource Center, which lists books, cases, articles, and websites.