2015 Project Team


I ALTENDORFERIan Altendorfer is a third-year J.D. candidate and a staff editor for the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. Ian is pursuing a focus in the field of land use regulation and water quality law.




J DUSSAULTJacquelyn Dussault ’16 is from Herndon, Va., and a VJEL staff editor. Jacquelyn attended Virginia Polytechnic and State University, double-majoring in international business and history. Prior to arriving at VLS, Jacquelyn worked for Commonwealth Trading Partners in Alexandria, Va., in support of numerous government programs, including the Commercial Law Development Program. Passionate about the environment, Jacquelyn wants to get people engaged in conservation and sustainability efforts on both a local and global scale.
K EGGERTKelsey Eggert, a native of Lebanon, Penn., is a second-year law student and staff editor at VJEL. Before coming to VLS, she graduated with a B.A. in history from Arcadia University. This past summer, she interned with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Regulatory Counsel. After graduation she plans on practicing environmental law with the goal of protecting our natural resources.
S JOCHEMOriginally from New Mexico, Stephen Jochem attended Manhattan College, in the Bronx, N.Y., earning a B.S. in marketing and global business studies. After graduation, he spent a year in South Korea, teaching English. Currently a 2L at VLS, Stephen is interested in finding the equilibrium of where business interests and environmental interests meet, and shifting the focus of the former toward a more sustainable business model and decreased impact on the natural world.


J REITERJordan Reiter ’16 is a J.D. candidate and staff editor at VJEL. He hails from Union, N.J., graduated with a B.A. from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and is currently pursuing a Criminal Law certificate.



A ROBERTSAshton Roberts ’16, a native of Midlothian, Va., is a second-year J.D./Master of Environmental Law and Policy student and staff editor at VJEL. Before attending Vermont Law School she earned a B.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning and a minor in Statistics at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Ashton is passionate about environmental justice and human rights. Upon graduation, she plans to continue her legal education with the completion of an LL.M. program.
Lydon SchultzLydon Schultz, staff editor for Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, native South Carolinian, earned his B.A. in Geology from Hartwick College. He is currently pursuing a J.D. and a Master of Environmental Law and Policy at VLS with a focus on land use litigation.


A SETTLEAndrew Settle ’16, a native of Nashville, Tenn., is a second-year law student and staff editor at VJEL. Prior to attending Vermont Law School, he earned a B.A. in Political Science from Sewanee: The University of the South. He enjoys playing music, gaming, and ice hockey. Upon graduation, he intends to become involved in government and practice either environmental or constitutional law.



J SIMPSONJoseph Simpson JD’16, from Chino, Calif., is a second-year law student and staff editor at VJEL. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2013 with majors in history and political science. He is interested in land use law and hopes to use his knowledge to preserve natural ecosystems, especially the underappreciated desert.
J SOPKOJacqueline Sopko is a second-year law student at Vermont Law School. She is a native Wisconsinite and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She is passionate about environmental and construction law and plans to practice in those areas upon her completion of law school.


beyranevan_laurieLaurie Beyranevand ’03 is the associate director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems and an associate professor of law. She teaches Food Regulation and Policy, Public Law as a Complex System, Communications, Advocacy and Leadership, Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation, and Advanced Writing for Dispute Resolution.
phone: 802-831-1030
email: LBEYRANEVAND@vermontlaw.edu
Echeverria_JohnJohn Echeverria is a professor of law at Vermont Law School where he teaches Property, Public Law, and a wide range of environmental and natural resource law courses.
phone: 802-831-1386
email: JECHEVERRIA@vermontlaw.edu
h-hoffman26Professor Hillary Hoffmann teaches Native Americans and the Law, Administrative Law, and Natural Resources Law at Vermont Law School.
phone: 802-831-1205
email: hhoffmann@vermontlaw.edu
onesKevin-1004Kevin Jones is deputy director and professor of Energy Technology and Policy at the Institute for Energy and the Environment. Seeking solutions to the energy and environmental policy challenges facing the electric power industry has been the focus of his career.
phone: 802-831-1054
email: kbjones@vermontlaw.edu
Murphy_LauraLaura Murphy is associate director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and an assistant professor at Vermont Law School. She has been with the clinic since 2007 and currently focuses on a variety of Clean Water Act work and agriculture issues.
phone: 802-831-1123
email: LMURPHY@vermontlaw.edu
parenteau6Patrick A. Parenteau is senior counsel at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and professor of law at VLS. He 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.
phone: 802-831-1305
email: pparenteau@vermontlaw.edu
DougRuley_1005Douglas A. Ruley is director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and professor of law. He has litigated multiple environmental cases over the past two decades.
phone: 802-831-1136
email: druley@vermontlaw.edu
Rumelt_KennethKen Rumelt is a staff attorney and assistant professor in Vermont Law School’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, assisting with cases, teaching, and supervision of student clinicians.
phone: 802-831-1031
email: KRUMELT@vermontlaw.edu
Teachout_PeterProfessor Peter R. Teachout is recognized for his expertise regarding the constitutional law and history of Vermont and the United States. The courses he has taught at Vermont Law School include Constitutional Law, International Regulation of Trade, Legal History, Jurisprudence, and Argument and Culture.
phone: 802-831-1288
email: PTEACHOUT@vermontlaw.edu
Tuholske-1006Jack Tuholske, director of Water and Justice and visiting professor of law, 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, Montana, with appointments as a visiting professor at Vermont Law School and the University of Montana Law School.
phone: 802-831-1000
email: jtuholske@vermontlaw.edu