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Sean Nolon

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Professor of Law, Director of Dispute Resolution Program

JD, Pace University School of Law, 1997;
BA, Cornell University, 1992

Phone: 802-831-1376


  • Keynote, Can Local Process Save the World?
    Southern New England Planning Association Annual Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, October 2011
  • Speaker, Connecting Doctrinal and Practical Problem-Solving Instruction to Enhance Legal Education
    The Association of American Law Schools, January 2011
  • Panel Presentation, Cardozo Symposium on Environmental Conflict
    Cardozo Law School Journal of Conflict Resolution, November 2010
  • Keynote, How Local Governments Can Save the World
    American Bar Association State and Local Government Section, October 2010
  • Keynote, Democratic Renewal Through Land Use Innovation
    Vermont Law School Land Use Institute, Summer Retreat for Vermont Planning Commissioners, June 2009
  • Workshop, Collaborative Governance Techniques in Land Use Decisions
    Vermont Law School Land Use Institute, Summer Retreat for Vermont Planning Commissioners, June 2009
  • Speaker, Integrating Dispute Resolution into the Legal Curriculum
    Harvard Law School, AALS Work-In-Progress Workshop. November, 2009
  • Panel Presentation, Senator Leahy's Commission on Inquiry
    Norwich Congregational Church, Norwich, Vermont, May 7, 2009
  • Panel Presentation, The Resolution of Environmental Disputes
    Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Manhattan, New York, November 2008
  • Speaker, Land Use Techniques to Protect Riparian Resources, Hudson River Watershed Alliance, Mohonk Mountain House, New York, November 16, 2007.
  • Speaker, The Relationship Between Land Use Law Reform and Mitigating Climate Change, Land Use Law Center Annual Conference, Novmeber 15, 2007.
  • Moderator, Regulating What’s Important: Form-Based Codes and Other Tools to Create Livable Communities, CommunityMatters07, Burlington, Vermont, October 24, 2007.
  • Panelist, Problem-Solving Mechanisms to Achieve Consensus: How Do We Ensure Successful Resolution? Fordham Law School ADR Symposium, October 12, 2007.
  • Moderator, Meeting Local Housing Needs, Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress, New Paltz, New York, June, 2007
  • Speaker, Innovative Land Use Cases Studies, North Shore Land Alliance, Bethpage, New York, April, 2007.
  • Speaker, Collaborative Governance in the Hudson Valley, American Farmland Trust, NY Chapter, Fort Edward, New York, March 2007.
  • Moderator/Panelist, Engaging People in the Process, American Farmland Trust Regional Conference, Hudson, New York, November 4, 2006.
  • Panelist, Training Local Land Use Leaders, American Planning Association, Southern New England Chapter, New Haven, Connecticut, September 28, 2006.
  • Panelist, The Valley We Will Leave Behind: Teaching with the Future in Mind, Teaching the Hudson Valley Institute, Hyde Park, New York, July 27, 2006.
  • Moderator/Panelist, Building Capacity for Collaborative Decision-Making at the Local Level, Association for Conflict Resolution Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 28, 2006.
  • Facilitator/Moderator, Tributary (Watershed) Strategy Development, Convened by the New York State Water Resources Institute, West Point, New York. April 7, 2006.
  • Keynote, Local Techniques to Encourage Affordable Housing, Dutchess County Mayor’s and Supervisor’s Association, Dover, New York. April 4, 2006.
  • Panel Presentation, The Authority and Role of Planning Boards in New York State, Land Use Institute, Westchester Municipal Planning Federation, White Plains, New York. March 2006.
  • Panel Presentation, The Role of Local, County and State Government in Protecting Groundwater and Surface Water Resources, Hudson River Watershed Alliance Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York. March 16, 2006.
  • Master of Ceremonies, The River as the Bounty of Creation: Preserving our Pastoral Landscapes, Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York. January 19, 2006.
  • Lecture, Land Use-Transportation Planning Connection, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, Manhattan, New York. January 2006.
  • Conference moderator, Eastern Water Law Symposium II, New York State Judicial Institute, White Plains, New York. November 2005.
  • Roundtable presentation, NYS Quality Communities Working Group, Hyde Park, New York. September 2005.
  • Panel facilitator, Eastern Water Law Symposium I, Government Law Center, Albany Law School, Albany, New York. September 2005.
  • Keynote, Hudsonia Center of Bard College, Biodiversity Leaders' Summit, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, New York, April 2005.
  • Keynote, The County's Role in Land Use, Rockland County Land Use Summit, Haverstraw, New York. May 2005.
  • Lecture, Land Use Resources on the Internet, Westchester Municipal Planning Federation, Land Use Institute, White Plains, New York. March 2005.
  • Panel presentation, The Role of Local Government in Environmental Protection, National Association of Environmental Law Societies, New York State Judicial Institute, White Plains, New York. March 2005.
  • Lecture, The origins of NYS Environmental Quality Review Act, Professional Development Training, White Plains, New York, February 2005.
  • Lecture, Using Local Law to Reign in Sprawl, Green Assets Lecture Series, New Paltz, New York, February 2005.
  • Panel presentation, Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress, Annual Dinner, Newburgh, New York, October 2004.
  • Lecture, Principles of Public Conflict Resolution, Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown, CT. October 2004
  • Keynote, Northern Dutchess Alliance Annual Dinner. December, 2004
  • Keynote, Training Local Land Use Leaders, Eighteenth Annual Rockfall Foundation Symposium, Middletown, Connecticut, October 2004
  • Keynote, Sullivan County Planning Forum, Monticello, New York, August 2004
  • Keynote, Local Government’s Role in Water Protection, New England Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), Lake George, New York. May 2004
  • Panel Presentation, Local Government’s Role in Water Protection, Keeping Our Heads Above Water, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Summit, Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, New York. November 2003.
  • Panel presentation, Promoting Better Land Use Decision Making, New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Section, Hancock, Massachusetts. September 2003.
  • Panel presentation, Achieving Balanced Land Use Regulations, Annual Meeting Soil and Water Conservation Society, Southern New England Chapter, Auburn, Massachusetts, March 2003.
  • Panel presentation, How to Integrate Mediation and Consensus Building into the Land Use Decision Making Process, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Manhattan, New York, February 2003.
  • Panel Presentation, A Golden Anniversary in Land Use Law: Revisiting Golden v. Ramapo (1972) and its Current Relevance, Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York. November 2002.
  • Panel Presentation, Mediating the Land Use Case, Center for American and International Law, New York University School of Law, Manhattan, New York. June 2002
  • Moderator, Presenter, Organizer, Pre-Assessment of Land Use Disputes, Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, April 19, 2001.
  • Lecture, Intermunicipal Agreements in the Great Swamp region of New York State, New York Planning Federation, Monticello, New York. October 2000.
  • Conference moderator, Land Use Conflict Assessment: Making Collaboration Work, Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York. November 11, 2000.
  • Lecture, Collaborative Land Use Techniques Available to Local Officials in the United States and Canada, Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Ottawa, Canada, August 2000.