Patrick A. Parenteau
LLM, environmental law, George Washington University, 1975;
JD, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1972;
BS, business administration, Regis College, Denver, CO, 1969
Phone: (802) 831-1305
Awards and Affiliations
Teaching at VLS:
- Professor at Vermont Law School since 1993.
- Director of Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center 1993-1999.
- Director of Vermont Law School's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) 2003–07.
- Currently serves as senior counsel to the ENRLC.
Leadership and Service:
- Commissioner, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, 1987–89.
- Regional Counsel for the New England office of the Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, 1984–87.
- Vice-President for Conservation, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC, 1976–84.
Contributions to the Law:
- Helped build strong advocacy program, National Wildlife Federation.
- Administered environmental programs for state and federal agencies.
- Developed legal theories to expand protection for wetlands and endangered species.
- Drafted and helped enact many environmental laws at federal and state level.
- Taught and mentored hundreds of students and young lawyers.