Volume 20 Issue 1 is Now Available!

Volume 20 Issue 1 of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is now available! We hope you enjoy reading these articles written by some of the forefront environmental minds in Vermont and across the country on cutting-edge topics in environmental law. Enjoy!

Environmental Law Review Syndicate

Check out this new collaborative effort run by the nation’s leading environmental law reviews! Periodically, an article will be put out in this multi-school online forum highlighting important environmental issues. Check out A Polymer Problem: How Plastic Production and Consumption is Polluting our Oceans by Abigail Hogan and Alexander Steinbach, staff editors for the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.

EcoPerspectives Blog

EcoPerspectives offers the latest in environmental news in an easy to read format. Check out the latest post: What’s Your Tech’s Impact on the Environment by Vermont Journal of Environmental Law staff editor, Philip Deatherage. The EcoPerspectives Blog is updated periodically.


Environmental Watch List 2019

The ninth annual Top 10 Environmental Watch List is now live. The Top 10 list aims to highlight the top environmental controversies and issues likely to emerge in 2019. Please enlighten yourself on topics including China’s waste ban, the Farm Bill, groundwater pollution, and much more! 


White River Environmental Law Writing Contest

In line with our mission to provide the legal community with cuttingedge scholarship in environmental law, the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is excited to announce the fifth-annual White River Environmental Law Writing Competition.

2018 VJEL Symposium!

Do environmental statutes work? Should nature take the stand in court?

The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law 2018 Symposium explores a new paradigm in environmental jurisprudence. Drawing on the international trend of legal personhood for natural entities, we will investigate and debate if this approach works in these countries and whether it would work in the United States. We welcome speakers from multiple cultures and perspectives for a lively discussion of nature’s place in our legal system.

VJEL Rights of Nature

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