ADR6412.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1129ADR6412.AMediationBorgstrom, Karen25.0000000000000This course examines the nature of mediation and explores theoretical and practical aspects of the process. It will analyze each component of the mediation process and provide students with the opportunity to apply theories and skills in simulation exercises. The course will also address ethical and practical issues.2.00000000000000GP0|#facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b;L0|#0facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b|2015 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bAlternative Schedule: June 19 and June 26, 1:00PM - 5:30PM; June 20 and June 27, 8:00AM - 5:30PM1129
ADR6415.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1110ADR6415.AEnvironmental Dispute ResolutionHarter,PhilipExplores the range of processes that are used to resolve environmental disputes with particular emphasis on consensual processes such as negotiation and mediation. Instruction will be based on lectures and discussions of the theory of dispute resolution and environmental law and simulations to practice the skills needed to resolve environmental disputes.3.00000000000000GP0|#4a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d;L0|#04a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d|2015 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1110
ADR6420.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1136ADR6420.ANegotiationLowry,L.RandolphThis interactive workshop examines the dynamics, constraints, and skills of the negotiation process. It focuses equally on the use of negotiation in planning and dispute resolution. Theories of negotiation are examined through current literature. Students learn specific techniques through simulation experiences, and issues related to the use of negotiation are addressed through classroom discussions. The content of the practice-oriented course is drawn from the fields of law, psychology, business, and communication. This is a limited-enrollment course.​2.00000000000000GP0|#6aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b;L0|#06aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b|2015 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bAlternative Schedule: July 9 and July 16, 8:00AM - 5:30PM; July 10 and July 17, 1:00PM - 5:30PM1136
ADR6450.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1146ADR6450.AAdvanced Dispute Resolution Writing SeminarMcCormack,Beth"The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried." Is Justice O'Conner's statement true? What are alternative means of dispute resolution and are they really better for parties than taking a dispute to court? This course will introduce students to a wide range of alternative dispute resolution topics so that they can answer these questions. At the same time, this course will introduce students to the process of writing scholarly articles. Students will explore strategies for outlining, researching, drafting, and editing an article of publishable quality. Students will then conduct in-depth research on an alternative dispute resolution topic of their choice and produce a scholarly article of publishable quality (that also will satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement). During the last week of class, students will present on their papers and have them peer reviewed by their classmates.2.00000000000000GP0|#f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa;L0|#0f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa|2015 Summer - 8 Week Courses;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1146
BUS6350.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1149BUS6350.ANonprofit ManagementRick,CalebAn overview of management issues facing nonprofit organizations, including discussions and opportunities to network with guest speakers. There will be a strong emphasis on reviewing career development and job opportunities in the charitable sector.2.00000000000000GP0|#f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa;L0|#0f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa|2015 Summer - 8 Week Courses;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1149
CLI9311http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1432CLI9311South Royalton Legal ClinicGP0|#f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa;L0|#0f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa|2015 Summer - 8 Week Courses;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1432
DIV7628.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1143DIV7628.AIndian Tribes as Governmental Stewards of the EnvironmentBlumm,MichaelThis course examines the unique body of law governing “Indian country,” the geographic areas recognized by the federal government as the homelands of sovereign American Indian tribes. Major topics include the history of federal-tribal relations, tribal property rights, tribal court systems, and the balance of governmental power between tribes, states, and the federal government. Particular attention will be devoted to understanding the legal framework that supports the tribes’ role as governmental steward of the natural world, including powers derived from the tribes’ inherent sovereignty authority and rights stemming from treaties and federal statutes. The course will include a close examination of treaty-based fishing rights and federal environmental statutes that accord tribes a role as governmental partners in the implementation of federal environmental programs (for example, the Clean Water Act).2.00000000000000GP0|#713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae;L0|#0713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae|2015 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1143
ENV5115.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1111ENV5115.AEnvironmental LawFoy,KevinThis introductory course covers the history of environmental values and policies, including a discussion of economics and the environment, common law roots, approach to federalism, and environmental justice. It compares and contrasts the major environmental statutes, such as the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, and other federal statutes. It considers the goals and objectives of environmental laws, and the choices that are made both implicitly and explicitly in effecting the means of environmental protection. In addition, the course explores state roles in biodiversity protection and land use regulation. A thread throughout the course asks questions about how environmental justice issues have or have not been taken into account.3.00000000000000GP0|#4a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d;L0|#04a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d|2015 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1111
ENV5210.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1133ENV5210.ACERCLA Liability and CleanupJudy,MarthaThis course explores how strict, joint and several liability works in the context of hazardous site cleanup. Related issues such as settlement, divisibility, apportionment, contribution, and allocation of liability will be addressed. Brownfields liability and how the law may promote private cleanup will be examined.2.00000000000000GP0|#6aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b;L0|#06aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b|2015 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1133
ENV5220.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1117ENV5220.AEnvironmental Economics and MarketsChen,JamesThe course introduces students to the discipline of environmental economics and exposes them to debates over the use of market-based instruments in environmental, energy, and climate policy. It also introduces students to basic economics and finance concepts, examines key principles about market behavior and efficiency, and applies these basic elements and concepts to common environmental problems and actual case studies.3.00000000000000GP0|#4a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d;L0|#04a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d|2015 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1117
ENV5375.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1128ENV5375.AGlobal Energy JusticeSovacool,Benjamin30.0000000000000This course revolves around a central question: how can justice theory help people make meaningful decisions about the production, the delivery, the use, and the effects of energy? In asking this question, the class connects the discussion of energy and technology with long-standing notions of virtue, utility, happiness, welfare, freedom, distributive justice, and procedural justice. To give a pragmatic structure to this inquiry (and to show why this question matters), the class is divided into four parts: (1) understanding the global energy system and the injustices currently associated with it; (2) exploring justice theory and what it can offer when applied to energy problems; (3) examining policy mechanisms and tools that promote energy justice; and (4) analyzing case studies around the world of where communities or countries have made remarkable gains promoting energy justice. ​2.00000000000000GP0|#facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b;L0|#0facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b|2015 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1128
ENV5383.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1135ENV5383.AFood System Justice and SustainabilityRushlow,JenniferThis is a seminar on food system policy. We still study the policy and political underpinnings of our current food system, and learn about opportunities to advance policy to realize a more healthy and equitable food system. Utilizing case studies from this timely and quickly evolving area of practice, this practical course will examine the policy and program options that could help create a sustainable locally-based food system, where food is healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced.2.00000000000000GP0|#6aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b;L0|#06aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b|2015 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1135
ENV5385.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1148ENV5385.AGlobal Food SecurityRenner,JamieThis course addresses the legal landscape of global hunger, and the ways in which climate change, population growth and economic inequality intersect with food security law and policy challenges. First, we'll address how "food security" and "hunger" are defined and measured for policy-making purposes. Then, we'll explore international legal frameworks supporting food security and comparative domestic legal frameworks impacting food security, including Constitutional food rights, agriculture subsidies and tariffs, and public food and nutrition assistance programs. Next, the course examines the ownership of the food supply, including transnational corporations' impact on the food system, commodities markets' impact on global food prices, intellectual property rights with respect to biotechnology/GMO, and the role and impact of the WTO in moderating trade. Finally, we'll address structural legal shortcomings of our international food aid system.2.00000000000000GP0|#f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa;L0|#0f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa|2015 Summer - 8 Week Courses;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1148
ENV5405.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1134ENV5405.AEcosystem Conservation StrategiesTabas,PhilipThis course will focus on the conservation theory behind landscape scale projects and specific implementation actions. Case studies will draw conclusions for lawyers and practitioners. The course will involve lectures and discussion. Materials will draw on actual cases and projects involving The Nature Conservancy and other conservation organizations.2.00000000000000GP0|#6aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b;L0|#06aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b|2015 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1134
ENV5406.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1137ENV5406.AAnimal Rights JurisprudenceCassuto,DavidThis class will explore the concept of animal law as it relates to the broader concept of legal rights. We will look at whether and how animals are subjects of the law, whether the legal system responds to their needs, and if so, how. We will start by exploring the ways the legal system defines “animal” and then move on to a discussion of animals within property law, criminal law, environmental law, and constitutional law. We will contextualize this investigation within an overall rubric of legal and moral rights and whether animals have any such rights and if not, why not.2.00000000000000GP0|#facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b;L0|#0facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b|2015 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1137
ENV5408.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1118ENV5408.AThe Law of Animals in AgricultureVesilind,PamelaThis course will cover the evolution and regulation of animal agriculture in America, contrasted with farmed animal welfare policies in other developed nations. Material will include the laws related to the breeding, raising, feeding, transporting, and slaughtering of land and marine animals used for food, particularly as related to their welfare. The class will evaluate the long term sustainability of CAFO food production specifically and animal food production generally. Finally, students will explore the likely pressures from increased international trade in agricultural products. Although this course material will touch on multiple related disciplines, including food safety law, agricultural law, labor law, environmental law, and business regulations law, the focus of this course will be on the laws and market pressures affecting the conditions of farmed animals while they are still alive.3.00000000000000GP0|#4a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d;L0|#04a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d|2015 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1118
ENV5410.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1140ENV5410.AThe Modern Farm BillAdamo,ChrisThe purpose of this course is to introduce students to the breadth of policies and legal authorities included in the Farm Bill that Congress re-evaluates every 5 years. While a good deal of time will be spent on farm safety nets, conservation, and nutrition policies, this course will demonstrate the depth that a modern farm bill reaches with impacts on private working lands and consumers. International trade, clean energy, forestry, rural development, and overall food policies will be reviewed. One goal will be to leave students with the insight that a farm bill is much more than just farm subsidies and low-income nutrition support. The political forces that come together will be evident throughout these discussions.​2.00000000000000GP0|#713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae;L0|#0713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae|2015 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PMCoppess,Jonathan1140
ENV5423.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1112ENV5423.AOcean and Coastal LawBaur,DonLong neglected by lawmakers despite its essential ecological functions, the marine environment has increasingly been the focal point of conservation and natural resource management efforts. As a foundation for studying the laws that govern the marine environment, the course considers the natural components of estuarine, coastal, and marine ecosystems and the current conservation issues confronting them. We will review domestic and international laws and treaties relating to coastal management, pollution, protected areas, endangered species, fisheries, marine mammals, wetlands, marine spatial planning, and offshore energy resources, and examine alternative approaches to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. The course considers the effectiveness of these legal regimes in providing rational and comprehensive management and protection of marine resources in the face of emerging threats from climate change, crashing fish stocks, and energy shortages, focusing on current events such as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the International Whaling Commission debate over commercial whaling, and climate change threats to the Arctic.3.00000000000000GP0|#4a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d;L0|#04a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d|2015 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PMEichenberg,TimSutton,Michael1112
ENV5446.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1127ENV5446.AEnvironmental JusticeHill,Barry30.0000000000000This course examines the issue of environmental justice not only from an environmental law perspective but also from a civil rights law as well as a human rights perspective. It explores how environmental justice concerns are framed and addressed/resolved through acts of civil disobedience, government initiatives, litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and/or mediation in the U.S.2.00000000000000GP0|#facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b;L0|#0facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b|2015 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1127
ENV5449.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1138ENV5449.AEnvironmental Litigation WorkshopHanson,AndrewThis course will provide students with intensive, practical experience with application of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in the context of civil environmental litigation. Participating in either a plaintiff’s or defendant’s litigation team, students will follow each basic step in pretrial civil litigation under the FRCP, from complaint filing through discovery. Students will learn how to develop an overall case strategy; initiate a case in federal district court; draft and file pleadings; develop a case management plan and discovery plan; prepare for electronic discovery; attend a mock Rule 16 conference; prepare and respond to written and oral discovery; raise and resolve discovery disputes; prepare expert disclosures and take and defend experts in deposition. The example litigation in this class will focus on the Clean Air Act.​2.00000000000000GP0|#713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae;L0|#0713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae|2015 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1138
ENV5462.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1145ENV5462.APublic Lands Management: Montana Field StudyTuholske,Jack12.0000000000000<p>The Montana Field Study is a unique experiential learning opportunity. This class focuses on National Forest Management. Students experience forest management, wilderness, recreation, and roadless issues first-hand, in the wilds of Montana and Idaho. Almost the entire class is held in the field; we backpack into remote places. Instructor permission is required; contact the Environmental Law Center for further information.​</p> <p> Those students interested in taking the course must complete an application and waiver, <a href="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/summer/Montana%20Field%20Study%20Application%20and%20Waiver%202015.pdf" target="_blank">available here</a>​, and return to Courtney Collins (<a href="mailto:ccollins@vermontlaw.edu">ccollins@vermontlaw.edu</a>) in the ELC by February 20, 2015.</p> 3.00000000000000GP0|#713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae;L0|#0713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae|2015 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bOffsite1145
ENV5468.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1144ENV5468.AOil and Gas Production and the EnvironmentWeaver,JacquelineThis course will provide students with an understanding of the future of petroleum as a resource, the framework of conservation law and property law used to produce and regulate oil and gas, and the externalities of production. The course reviews the nature of the oil and gas lease used in the U.S. on private lands and on public lands, including federal offshore leases. The course will look at how best practices, sustainable development, and social issues, including human rights, are treated in the domestic and international law affecting oil and gas production. Additional topics include the role of FERC in regulating gas markets and pipelines and selected issues in shale oil and gas development in the U.S.2.00000000000000GP0|#713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae;L0|#0713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae|2015 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1144
ENV5474.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1124ENV5474.ALand Conservation LawJay,Jessica30.0000000000000Increasingly important in our efforts to preserve ecological diversity, historic places, working lands, scenic viewsheds, open space, and public uses of land are conservation tools and processes such as donation of conservation easements, purchase of sensitive lands, and private/public partnerships for land conservation. Students will research and review the swiftly developing body of law and legal issues accompanying the use of conservation easements, and will gain an understanding of both the legal and practical dimensions of land conservation transactions involving conservation easements. In addition, students will actively be engaged in a progressive conservation transaction, beginning with early negotiations, drafting, and financial analysis, and proceeding along a spectrum to donation, modification, and enforcement of terms of a conservation easement. Each student will be responsible for role playing exercises throughout the conservation transaction process and will assess various financial scenarios, identify and resolve disputes related to the conservation transaction, and negotiate and draft a conservation easement.2.00000000000000GP0|#facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b;L0|#0facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b|2015 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1124
ENV5492.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1132ENV5492.ARenewable Energy Law and PolicyWeissman,StevenThis course explores the expanding field of renewable and alternative energy supplies. It reviews local, state, and federal laws and policies that promote (and impede) such sources, and considers emerging distributed generation models. Turning to technology-specific evaluations, it surveys the range of emerging technologies and looks in depth into some specific models of high potential or value, concluding with consideration of proposed strategies for reducing greenhouse gases.​2.00000000000000GP0|#6aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b;L0|#06aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b|2015 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1132
ENV5498.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1147ENV5498.AAmerica's Energy CrisisDworkin,MichaelThis class will address the fundamental crisis in which growing energy demands are threatening the capacity of our global atmosphere and eroding our energy security. It takes place at a time when increasing recognition of the problem is maturing into a struggle to identify and create the legal and policy elements necessary to promote and ensure solutions. Most classes will feature conversations with nationally recognized scholars and practitioners. Grading will be based upon a 10-page final paper that compares and contrasts the solutions offered by each of the expert speakers and synthesizes those recommendations into a proposed comprehensive energy strategy for the United States.2.00000000000000GP0|#f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa;L0|#0f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa|2015 Summer - 8 Week Courses;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1147
ENV5521.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1130ENV5521.AEarth LawSheehan,LindaClimate change and other global threats are increasingly illustrating the limits of our existing environmental laws to stem degradation. This course posits that environmental declines will continue until we address a fundamental assumption underlying our legal system: that humans are separate from the natural world and may treat it as property to be exploited, rather than as a connected ecological partner. The course will critically examine the sources of this assumption and its impacts on preventing us from achieving a healthy, thriving planet. It will then describe legal, economic, and other governance systems that recognize the inherent rights of the natural world to exist, thrive, and evolve, and it will discuss how such systems can be implemented to advance lasting sustainability. Specific applications will be highlighted, debated, and practiced.​2.00000000000000GP0|#6aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b;L0|#06aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b|2015 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1130
ENV5540.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1125ENV5540.APublic Health Implications of U.S. Agriculture and Food PolicyEubanks,WilliamIt is often argued that individual food choice is the ultimate exercise of personal responsibility in our society. But what if that conventional wisdom was challenged, instead recognizing that a complex web of agricultural and food laws substantially influences what ends up on our plates and ultimately affects the health of individuals and communities? These policies, and the regulatory mechanisms supporting them, play a vital role in determining health outcomes for our nation, and accordingly will be explored in depth in this course. In the context of these policies, the course will cover diverse public health issues including Farm Bill and other federal nutrition assistance programs, food access, obesity and malnutrition, food safety and foodborne diseases, genetically engineered foods, organic and other certification schemes, and the debate about food systems and sustainability.2.00000000000000GP0|#facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b;L0|#0facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b|2015 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1125
ENV5561.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1122ENV5561.AEnvironmental Enforcement and ComplianceHill,RandolphThis course is an introduction to the theory and practice of enforcement of the federal pollution control laws. We will first discuss the basic regulatory structure of the pollution control laws and the administrative, civil, judicial, and criminal enforcement tools available to federal and state regulators to ensure compliance with those laws. We will then delve into the practice of civil enforcement, including methods for investigating and establishing potential violations, selection of the appropriate enforcement response, calculation of penalties, use of supplemental environmental projects or other innovative remedies, and practical issues arising in citizen suit enforcement. We will also discuss key issues related to criminal enforcement, including establishment of the elements of the offense and considerations of mental state requirements and the burden of proof. Finally, we will discuss alternatives to traditional command-and-control regulation and enforcement for gaining compliance with environmental standards.2.00000000000000GP0|#facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b;L0|#0facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b|2015 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1122
ENV5564.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1131ENV5564.APeace, War, and the EnvironmentMacKenzie,CatherineThis course explores environmental protection during armed conflict and analyzes the role of environmental management in peacekeeping and state reconstruction. It considers current challenges in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and discusses how environmental obligations may be incorporated into the laws of new states.2.00000000000000GP0|#6aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b;L0|#06aa1f5af-d0d2-46a4-a690-b254eca6d06b|2015 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1131
FAM7710http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1169FAM7710EstatesWillbanks,StephanieProperty30.0000000000000<div>This course examines the statutory and judicial rules governing the gratuitous transfer of property. This includes transfers by gift, intestate succession, wills, trusts, and other non-probate mechanisms. Topics include the nature of inheritance; statutes of descent and distribution (intestacy); wills formalities (execution, revocation, mental capacity, and undue influence); interpretation of wills; the protection of the family (spousal elective share, omitted spouse rules, and omitted children rules); the creation of trusts; rights of trust beneficiaries and their creditors; charitable trusts; modification and termination of trusts; fiduciary duties; powers of appointment; and future interests. Class discussion focuses on problems designed to explore statutory and judicial rules, policy and theory, and practical implications. </div><div> </div>4.00000000000000GP0|#f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa;L0|#0f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa|2015 Summer - 8 Week Courses;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMTR 5-7:30 pm1169
INT7440.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1141INT7440.AComparative U.S.-China Environmental LawPercival,RobertThis course examines how China and the United States––the two countries with the greatest impacts on the planet’s environment––are using law to respond to environmental challenges. After an introduction to the history and structure of environmental law, the course compares approaches to regulation used in China with those employed by the U.S. The course compares and contrasts the policies of the two countries concerning environmental impact assessment, air and water pollution control, management of hazardous waste and remediation of contaminated sites, regulation of chemical products, environmental enforcement, energy policy and climate change, and transparency initiatives to improve corporate environmental performance.​2.00000000000000GP0|#713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae;L0|#0713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae|2015 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PMZhao,Huiyu1141
INT7441.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1142INT7441.AChina Field StudyPercival,RobertComparative U.S.-China Environmental LawFollowing completion of the Comparative U.S.-China Environmental Law course, students may participate in an additional field trip to China. This trip will enable students to experience directly environmental conditions in China and to meet leading Chinese environmental scholars and activists.1.00000000000000GP0|#713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae;L0|#0713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae|2015 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bOffsiteZhao,Huiyu1142
INT7446.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1123INT7446.AInternational Trade and the EnvironmentWirth,DavidThis course is an up-to-the-minute, in-depth treatment of the intersection and frequent clash between two areas of policy and law, both of which are intended to promote human welfare and sustainable development: trade liberalization and environmental protection. The course addresses cutting-edge questions in the field, including protection of natural resources through unilateral trade-based measures, the legality of multilateral environmental agreements employing trade measures, utilization of science-based trade tests, and environmental impacts of foreign investment liberalization. The course analyzes all the major junctures in the evolution of this area of the law, including the tuna/dolphin, shrimp/turtle, asbestos, beef hormone, and genetically engineered food and crop cases, as well as investment disputes under NAFTA. Students will be exposed to the major international trade agreements and institutions, such as GATT, NAFTA, the World Trade Organization, and the draft Transatlantic and Transpacific Partnerships, in some detail. No prior familiarity with either trade law or environmental law is necessary or assumed.​2.00000000000000GP0|#facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b;L0|#0facc9ded-2120-446b-8010-26defb27cf5b|2015 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1123
INT7450.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1139INT7450.AInternational Investment Arbitration and the EnvironmentOrellana,MarcosThis course will examine a cutting-edge area of environmental advocacy. Under the umbrella of sustainable development, the course brings together the points of contact between three areas of international law, namely investment, human rights, and the environment, which together form one of the most dynamic areas of international environmental advocacy today. The course will explore how the various treaties underlying these three regimes relate to one another, with a particular emphasis on dispute settlement. In this context, the seminar will examine conflict of norms and hierarchy issues, as well as interpretative tools to prevent or minimize conflict. Besides these theoretical inquiries, the course will cover particular themes where human rights, environmental, and investment law interact, such as: the right to health, the right to water and sanitation, due process and denial of justice, property rights and expropriation, and stabilization clauses and positive human rights obligations. The course will place special emphasis on bilateral investment treaty negotiations, as well as on international investment arbitrations involving health, safety and environmental measures.2.00000000000000GP0|#713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae;L0|#0713b1487-2ad4-46d3-b024-ef7be70018ae|2015 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1139
INT___http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1120INT___Comparative U.S.-France Land Use Field StudyEcheverria,JohnThis field study course will explore and compare land use planning and law in three jurisdictions: California, Vermont and France. The course will examine pressing land use planning issues including the management of contaminated sites, infill development and public transit development, carbon reduction initiatives and the tension between local and state direction. This 14-day course will commence in South Royalton with presentations and summaries on California and Vermont land use planning and statutory requirements. The class will fly to Paris, France, to meet with with French attorneys and land use experts and visit one of the Paris suburbs to view and learn about land use planning. The class will then travel by train to Gordes in Provence where they will stay for the remainder of the course and meet with local land use planning officials and observe land use practices, including efforts to maintain agricultural and forest landscapes. 3.00000000000000GP0|#4a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d;L0|#04a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d|2015 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bAlternative Schedule: May 18 - May 30McHenry,Thomas1120
LIT7210.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1168LIT7210.AEvidenceYoung,Deborah<div>​Considers the rules governing the admissibility of testimonial, physical, documentary, and demonstrative evidence in trials and other formal legal proceedings.  Topics considered include relevance, prejudice, competency, hearsay, opinion, impeachment, and privilege.</div>4.00000000000000GP0|#0408d8f0-2307-483e-a3cc-7cfa133030f0;L0|#00408d8f0-2307-483e-a3cc-7cfa133030f0|2015 Summer - 4 Week Courses;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMTWR 9:00AM - 12:00PM1168
REQ7255http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1170REQ7255Appellate AdvocacyJohnson, GregoryLegal Research, Reasoning and Writing; Legal Writing II; and Constitutional Law20.0000000000000<div>Second-year students study a case pending before the United States Supreme Court, research selected issues, write an extensive appellate brief, and present oral arguments before a panel of judges.  Classes focus on the appellate process, complex research and analysis, preparation of briefs, critical writing skills, and oral argument.<br> <br><br></div>3.00000000000000GP0|#f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa;L0|#0f7a00610-28d1-4988-bebc-79a17b4dd8aa|2015 Summer - 8 Week Courses;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bTR 1-3pm1170
WRI7380.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1116WRI7380.AAdvanced Environmental Legal ResearchRyan,Christine20.0000000000000This seminar provides in-depth exposure to the most useful, efficient strategies and resources for environmental law research, including highly specialized information databases, advanced administrative law research, legislative history, and environmental news/ updating services. The course goes well beyond the basics taught in introductory legal research classes and is designed to prepare students to research all types of environmental legal materials for use while in law school as well as in practice. Students will be evaluated on the quality of a research project focused on an environmental issue of their choosing, as well as class participation. This is a limited enrollment course.1.00000000000000GP0|#4a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d;L0|#04a9dfb9e-8a20-47a2-9b4e-2668113bf36d|2015 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bAlternative Schedule: Week 1: T/W/Th/F, 1:00PM - 3:00PM; Weeks 2-3: M/W, 1:00PM - 2:00PM1116