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Rebecca Purdom

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Assistant Dean of Environmental Programs, Director of Distance Learning, and Associate Professor of Law

JD, Vermont Law School, 1996;
MSEL, Vermont Law School, 1996;
BS, Linfield College, 1992

Phone: 802-831-1000


  • "The Legal and Philosophical Challenges of Design" William Throop and Rebecca Purdom Ecological Restoration, accepted with revisions, Fall 2005.
  • "Why Wilderness Now? Science, Public Perception and Wildlands Policy" (working title) William Throop and Rebecca Purdom, in revisions for submission in Fall 2005.
  • "The Dangers of Proxy Wilderness: Increased Scientific Understanding Meets Static Public Policy Hopes," (working title) Rebecca Purdom, working manuscript.
  • "Whence Act 250: Public Policy Theory and the Hard Facts of Vermont's Land Use Law," Rebecca Purdom, unsubmmitted manuscript, 2004.
  • A Citizen's Guide to Wetland Reclassification under the Vermont Wetland Rules. Vermont Water Resources Board, coauthor, 2002.
  • Conservation Biology and The Courts: Holding the Forest Service to Low Standards. Vermont Law Review note, 1995. On file at Vermont Law School.
  • A Comprehensive View of Proposed United States Forest Service Proposed Ecosystem Management Rules and Proposals for using Conservation Biology in Public Forests. Vermont Law School, 1996.