2013 Project Team

Faculty

ENRLC Fellow Christopher Ahlers

Phone: 802-831-1624

Email: chrisahlers@vermontlaw.edu

Christopher Ahlers is a fellow at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, where he serves as a staff attorney managing projects in collaboration and partnership with the Toxics Action Center. More…

Professor John Echeverria

Phone: 802-831-1386

Email: jecheverria@vermontlaw.edu

Professor Echeverria joined the Vermont Law School faculty in 2009. He previously served for 12 years as Executive Director of the Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute at Georgetown University Law Center. More…

Professor Hillary Hoffmann

Phone: 802-831-1205

Email: hhoffmann@vermontlaw.edu

Professor Hillary Hoffmann teaches Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Advanced Appellate Advocacy, and Appellate Advocacy at Vermont Law School.

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Senior Energy Law Fellow Don Kreis

Phone: 802-831-1374

Email: dkreis@vermontlaw.edu

Donald M. Kreis served as Associate Director of the Institute for Energy and the Environment at VLS from 2008 to 2012, where his teaching and research focused on energy regulation and administrative law. More…

Professor Janet Milne

Phone: 802-831-1266

Email: jmilne@vermontlaw.edu

Professor Janet E. Milne is director of VLS’s Environmental Tax Policy Institute and is recognized internationally as an expert in environmental tax policies More…

Professor Pat Parenteau

Phone: 802-831-1305

Email: pparenteau@vermontlaw.edu

Patrick A. Parenteau is nationally recognized for his expertise regarding endangered species and biological diversity, water quality and wetlands, environmental policy and litigation, and land use and property rights. More…

Associate Professor Rebecca Purdom

Phone: 802-831-1000

Email:rpurdom@vermontlaw.edu

Associate Professor Rebecca Purdom is known for her work in water and natural resource management, environmental human rights, nonprofit management and policy, and sustainability education. More…

Visiting Professor Jack Tuholske

Phone: 802-831-1000

Email: jtuholske@vermontlaw.edu

Jack Tuholske has practiced natural resource law for more than 26 years and has been lead counsel on more than 45 published decisions. He combines private practice in Missoula, Mont., with appointments as a visiting professor at Vermont Law School and the University of Montana Law School. More…

Visiting Assistant Professor Jessica West

Phone: 802-831-1290

Email:jwest@vermontlaw.edu

Jessica West is visiting assistant professor at Vermont Law School as well as a visiting researcher at Yale Law School. Before entering teaching, she was a practicing attorney for more than 15 years, focusing on complex trial and appellate litigation. More…

Students

Molly Armus, a second-year JD student from Hillsborough, New Jersey, is a staff editor at VJEL. She plans to practice environmental law involving wildlife and natural resource conservation.

 

 

John David Baumgarten, of Owensboro, Kentucky, is a second-year JD student and a staff editor at VJEL. Before coming to VLS, he was active in the Louisville poetry community and conducted ethnographic research about Appalachian substance abuse and urban food deserts. After graduation, he hopes to examine the relationship between the Eastern Kentucky opiate trade, culture, and environment, while pursuing studies in anthropology.

 

 

Will Bittinger, a second-year JD student from Hanover, New Hampshire, is a staff editor at VJEL. Before attending VLS, he worked for U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on the Senate Judiciary Committee, on President Obama’s campaign, and at the Small Business Administration. He plans to practice business and energy law, and enjoys playing tennis and reading history books.

 

 

Emily Burgis is a second-year JD student from Columbia, South Carolina, and a staff editor at VJEL. She graduated in 2011 from the University of Georgia with a degree in political science. She plans to work in the field of ocean and coastal law.

 

 

Andrew Fowler, a native of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, is a second-year JD student and a staff editor at VJEL. He also is cocaptain of the VLS hockey team. Last summer, he interned for Chief Judge Gerald Rosen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. An all-around outdoors enthusiast, he plans to practice environmental and real estate law at a private firm.

 

 

Rob Glover, a third-year JD/Master of Environmental Law and Policy student from College Park, Maryland, is a staff editor at VJEL. Before coming to VLS, he operated a neighborhood-based landscaping business and farmed for a community-supported, agriculture-style organic farm. He also reviewed grant applications for restoration and education projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. After graduation, he plans to develop locally owned, renewable energy projects and continue to ski and coach rugby.

 

Sara Imperiale is a third-year JD/Master of Environmental Law and Policy student from Hillsborough, New Jersey. She is an articles editor at VJEL, a Dean’s Fellow, a member of the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Team, and a research associate at the Institute for Energy and the Environment. Last summer, she was a legal fellow with the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York. She plans to work in environmental justice litigation and advocacy.

 

 

Will Labate, a second-year JD/Master of Environmental Law and Policy student from New York City, is a Staff Editor at VJEL. Will is the co-founding director of the non-profit advocacy group Advance New York State. He plans on practicing air and energy law, and enjoys cooking and traveling abroad.

 

 

Marissa Meredyth, a native Vermonter, is a second-year JD student and staff editor at VJEL. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 with a degree in economics and political science. She plans to continue her education in the hopes of aiding her practice of law.

 

 

Emily Remmel, a native of Edmond, Oklahoma, is a second-year JD student and a staff editor at VJEL. She is passionate about conservation and environmental stewardship. She enjoys science and photography, and keeps zooplankton as pets on her windowsill. She plans to practice environmental law with a focus on water law and policy.

 

 

Jared E. Schroder, a second-year JD student from Garden City, New York, is a staff editor at VJEL. He enjoys sailing, hiking, and bluegrass music. He plans to practice law with a focus on policy and public interest work.