Since I suspect that I lack the necessary cache to be a Leiter Reports headliner, I thought it prudent to announce my own lateral move. While my colleagues at Marquette are wonderful, the administration (notably Dean Joe Kearney and Associate Dean Peter Rofes) is extremely supportive of faculty scholarship, and despite the fact that a new building is forthcoming for the Marquette University Law School, I have decided to join the faculty of the Vermont Law School as an Associate Professor of Law beginning next academic year.
The Vermont Law School, located in South Royalton, houses the top-ranked ranked environmental law program in the country, including over twenty full-time faculty teaching more than 60 courses devoted to environmental and natural resources law and policy. The Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Center coordinates a Master of Studies in Environmental Law degree program, an LL.M. in Environmental Law, an Environmental Law Summer Session (with over 30 visiting environmental law professors), an Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, an Institute for Energy and the Environment, a Land Use Institute, and an Environmental Tax Policy Institute, as well as the Vermont Law School/Sun Yat-sen University Partnership for Environmental Law in China. In an effort to expand my own research and initiatives in environmental law and policy, I am excited to take advantage of these programs and opportunities, in addition to the Law School’s 13 acre campus on the banks of the White River, its local food café, its accompanying compost toilets, and its notoriety for being the only law school in the country located in a town without even one stoplight.