Environmental Law Center
Faculty Scholarship and ImpactHillary Hoffmann's article, "Climate Change and the Decline of the Federal Range: Is Adaptive Management the Solution?", was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list on November 13, 2013 for:
Protected Lands Law & Policy eJournal
SRPN: Farming and Agriculture (Topic)
SRPN: Restoration & Conservation (Topic)
Hillary Hoffmann's article, "Beneficial Use or Toxic Nightmare? The EPA's Livestock Loophole is Poisoning the Wind River Reservation," will appear in the Wyoming Law Review's special water edition, summer 2014.
Jack Tuholske and Mark Foster '11 co-authored the article, "Solving Transboundary Pollution Disputes Locally: Success in the Crown of the Continent," which has been accepted by the Oregon Law Review for upcoming publication in vol. 92, issue 3, February 2014.
Laurie Beyranevand will host "GMOs and Intellectual Property," on January 28, 2014, as part of the webinar series "Third Annual Policy Workshop Webinar Series: Frontiers in Food and Agriculture." This free, online series is co-sponsored by the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, the Yale Sustainable Food Project, and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School.
Laurie Ristino will host "A Legal Framework for the New Food Movement," on November 13, 2013, as part of the webinar series "Third Annual Policy Workshop Webinar Series: Frontiers in Food and Agriculture." This free, online series is co-sponsored by the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, the Yale Sustainable Food Project, and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School.
Laura Murphy has two forthcoming articles, "More than Curiosity: The Constitutionality of State Labeling Requirements for Genetically Engineered Foods," in the Vermont Law Review (with Jillian Bernstein '13 and Adam Fryska '13), and a Point-Counterpoint in support of mandatory labeling for genetically engineered foods in Natural Resources & Environment.
Laurie Beyranevand's article, "The New Food Safety Standards: Balancing Food Safety and Burdens on Small Farms, Natural Resources and Environment," is forthcoming in the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Winter 2013.
Betsy Baker's chapter, "International Law and the Arctic: How Territoriality, Human Rights and the Environment Can Shape Shared Sovereignty, will appear in the book by Robert W. Murray and Anita Dey Nuttal, eds., International Security and the Arctic: Examining the Theories and Policies of Circumpolar Politics, published by Cambria Press, winter 2013.
Stemming from the McGill-VLS joint workshop on NAFTA and sustainable development, Laurie Beyranevand's book chapter, "Agricultural Biotechnology and NAFTA: Analyzing the Impacts of U.S. and Canadian Policies on Mexico's Environment and Agriculture," is forthcoming in Nafta and Sustainable Development, Cambridge University Press, Winter 2013.
Laurie Ristino's article, "Back to the New: Millenials and the Sustainable Food Movement," will be published by the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, fall/winter 2013.
James Gustave Speth has been selected to receive The Great Work Award at the Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities at Pace University. He will receive this award and then give the keynote speech at the 10th annual Environmental Consortium, on November 9, 2013.
James Gustave Speth will co-present with Juliet Schor "Reimagining America" on November 8, 2013. This presentation will explore innovations in collaborative consumption and opportunities to define a new American Dream. The event is hosted by Etsy in support of the Center for a New American Dream.
James Gustave Speth will present "America the Possible: For a Bright Future Change the System" as part of the Bracken Library Environmental Lectures at Ball State University, November 7, 2013.
Laurie Beyranevand presented on the panel titled, "Regulation of Food Advertising in 2013-2014" at the Food and Drug Law Institute's Food Advertising: Claims, Litigation, and Strategies Conference, on November 6, 2013.
Benjamin Sovacool's article, "The Complexity of Climate Justice," was published in Nature Climate Change, vol. 3, November 2013.
Laurie Beyranevand presented "The New Food Movement" on the panel titled, "Local Food Systems - Legal Challenges in Local Food Systems" at the AALA Agricultural Law Symposium, Madison, WI on November 1, 2013.
Laurie Beyranevand presented on the panel titled, "Local Food Systems: Legal Challenges in Local Food" at the American Agricultural Law Association's Annual Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, on October 31, 2013.
Laurie Beyranevand presented a talk titled, "Generally Recognized as Safe?: Analyzing Flaws in the FDA's Approach to GRAS Additives," as part of the Fall Speaker Series at Vermont Law School, co-sponsored by the Cornell Library and Environmental Law Center, on October 22, 2013.
Laurie Ristino co-presented on the keynote panel, "From Strategic Action to Systemic Change" at the Yale Food Systems Symposium, "Urbanization and Food System Transformation" on October 18, 2013.
Melissa Scanlan and Jack Tuholske participated on the Our Common Waters Panel at Vermont Law School on October 18, 2013. Experts David Bollier, Ann Brummitt, and Professor Scanlan discussed the use of the Public Trust Doctrine and Commons principles as an effective means to advocate for the protection of our water resources. Professor Tuholske provided an introduction and welcoming remarks.
Mark Cooper was cited in Homeland Security News Wire's article, "U.S. Nuclear Power Industry Facing Growing Challenges," on October 17, 2013.
James Gustave Speth will present "Measuring What Matters" as part of Vermont's New Economy Week, October 17, 2013.
Michael Dworkin and Peter Bradford provided lead commentary on the Heinrich Boll Foundation's annual World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013, at Vermont Law School on October 15, 2013.
The following VLS faculty presented and/or moderated at the third annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, on October 11, 2013:
Tracy Bach presented a paper, "Better Living Through Chemical Regulation," on improving commercial chemical regulation in the U.S. in light of the recent bipartisan bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This paper will be published in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law in Spring, 2014.
Laurie Beyranevand served as a moderator and presented, "Agricultural Biotechnology and NAFTA: Analyzing the Impacts of U.S. and Canadian Policies on Mexico's Environment and Agriculture."
Stephen Dycus served as a moderator.
Kevin Jones presented, "Promoting Clean Energy through Smart Distributed Technologies: Lessons from Three Case Studies."
Siu Tip Lam served as a moderator.
Laura Murphy served as a moderator.
Sean Nolon served as a moderator and presented, "Land Use Negotiation Post Koontz."
Patrick Parenteau served as a moderator.
Rebecca Purdom served as a moderator.
Laurie Ristino served as a moderator.
Doug Ruley served as a moderator.
Melissa Scanlan presented, "Adaptive Management and Water Quality Trading: Experimenting with Unlikely Partners."
Jack Tuholske served as a moderator.
Kinvin Wroth served as a moderator.
Kinvin Wroth is joint editor (with Hoi Kong) of NAFTA and Sustainable Development: The History, Experience, and Prospects for Implementation, a collection of essays by American and Canadian scholars, accepted by Cambridge University Press for publication in spring 2014, subject to final peer review.
Laurie Beyranevand's article, "Forging Toward Coexistence," is forthcoming in the Nebraska Law Review, 2013.
Peter Bradford joins former Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan (who oversaw the response to the Fukushima disaster) for panel discussion at the State House in Massacusetts on nuclear energy, on October 9, 2013. Enterprise News reports on the panel in "Panelists Say Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Should Be Closed."
Benjamin Sovacool has coauthored an article on the global solar PV market. Sovacool, BK and A Gilbert. "Feed-in Tariffs and Other Support Mechanisms for Solar PV Promotion," In Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (London: Elsevier, 2013), pp. 1-35.
Patrick Parenteau presented "Can Law Save the Planet?" at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Nautral Resources 2013 Fall Seminar Series, University of Vermont, October 3, 2013.
Laurie Beyranevand participated on a panel for the Regent University Law Review Symposium, Emerging Issues in Food Law, Virginia Beach, VA, on September 28, 2013.
Laurie Beyranevand moderated the panel titled, "Information Disclosure Through Food and Product Labeling," at the Vermont Law Review's 13th Annual Symposium, The Disclosure Debates: The Regulatory Power of an Informed Public, South Royalton, VT, on September 27, 2013.
Benjamin Sovacool has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Energy Research and Social Science, a new journal launched by Elsevier in September 2013, with a first issue to be printed and published in early 2014.
James Gustave Speth's book, America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy, has just been released in a paperback edition from Yale University Press, September 2013.
Tracy Bach will present on September 27, 2013 at the University of Michigan Law School's Environmental Protection and Human Health Symposium, on a Values panel that queries the extent to which environmental protection should be human centric, bio centric, or eco centric. Her contribution will be published by the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law in the second issue of their third volume, in Spring 2014.
Laurie Ristino was interviewed on September 13, 2013 by Mark Johnson on WDEV. The conversation ranged from forest fires in the west to soil erosion on farm land. The interview took place on the Tunbridge World Fair fairgrounds.
John Echeverria's article, "Koontz: The Very Worst Takings Decision Ever?" was listed on September 5, 2013 on three of SSRN's Top Ten download lists:
LSN:Constitutional & Statutory Interpretation (Sub-Topic)
LSN: Judical Review and Property (Topic)
Land Use & Real Estate Law eJournal
John Echeverria's article, "Horne v. Department of Agriculture: An Invitation to Reexamine "Ripeness" Doctrine in Takings Litigation," appears in the Environmental Law Reporter New & Analysis, September 2013.
Betsy Baker's chapter, "The Developing Regional Regime for the Marine Arctic," will appear in the book by D. Rothwell, A.G.O. Elferink, E. Molenaar, eds., Law of the Sea and Polar Regions: Interactions Between Global and Regional Regimes, Martinus Nijhoff, September 2013.
Hillary Hoffmann's article, "Managing Multiple Incompatible Uses: Why the Forest Service's Livestock Grazing Policy Fails to Protect Native American Archaeological Sites" (April 9, 2013) will be published by Vermont Journal of Environmental Law in book two of their fall journal. The article is available at SSRN.
|Livestock on Forest Service lands
Photographed by Professor Hoffmann
Laurie Ristino is the lead editor (with Madeline June Kass) of Natural Resource & Environment (NRE) magazine's food issue due in fall 2013.