Hot Topics in Environmental Law Summer Speaker Series
Ongoing Tuesdays & Thursdays
12:00pm - 1:00pm
#007 Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School
Throughout the summer, the summer faculty, distinguished scholars, media fellows, and others offer noon-time lectures on a wide range of current issues in environmental law. Vermont Bar Association Continuing Legal Education credit is available to members of the Vermont bar who attend the Hot Topics lectures.
Click here to view the full summer line up.
Thursday, May 29: "Barrow to Baja: Saving Pacific Seabirds & Shorebirds" with Michael Sutton, National Audubon Society.
Tuesday, June 3: "Live Animal Transport: Flawed & Lawless" with Pamela Vesilind, University of Arkansas School of Law and Vermont Law School.
Thursday, June 5: "Electric Vehicles and the Grid: New Load or New Resource" with Steven Letendre, Green Mountain College.
Tuesday, June 10: "The Economic Crisis of 2008: Will the Study of Environmental Policy Ever Be the Same?" with Curt Ventriss, University of Vermont.
Thursday, June 12: "A Federal Practitioner's Perspective on Ocean Resource Management" with James E. Landis, Fleet and Operational Environmental Law, U.S. Navy.
Tuesday, June 17: "Unnatural Disasters: How Law Hurts, How Law Helps" with Sandra Zellmer, University of Nebraska College of Law.
Thursday, June 19: "Water Pollution Control in Vietnam: Reality and Policy" with Randolph L. Hill, U.S. EPA.
Tuesday, June 24: "Koontz: A Big Yawn for Environmental Law?" with J.B. Ruhl, Vanderbilt Law School, and John Echeverria, Vermont Law School.
Thursday, June 26: "Why I Do What I Do: Environmental Journalism in 2014 and How Real Lives Exist Beyond the Rhetoric" with Tom Henry, The Toledo Blade.
Tuesday, July 8: "A Climate Treaty without Congress" with David A. Wirth, Boston College Law School.
Thursday, July 10: "Human Rights and the Environment: The Relationship Becomes Clearer" with John Knox, Wake Forest University School of Law.
Tuesday, July 15: "Energy Justice and Poverty in Vermont: Burdensome for Whom?" with Benjamin Sovacool, Vermont Law School; AU Herning, Aarhus University; and Jonathan Teller-Elsberg, Vermont Law School.
Thursday, July 17: "Changing Threats to Coral Reefs" with Osha Davidson, Earthzine.
Tuesday, July 22: "Resilience and Sustainable Development in Conflict Prone Countries" with Lea Swanson, USAID.
Thursday, July 24: "The Struggle to Protect China's Environment" with Robert V. Percival, University of Francis King Carey School of Law, and Huiyu Zhao, Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Thursday, July 31: "Fracking, Case Law, and Marcellus Shale Communities" with Kevin Begos, The Associated Press.
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