As Faculty Director of the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law, I’m on a three-work tour of China and southeast to support our Vermont Law School students and develop more student opportunities in the future. I was just in Hong Kong meeting with professors from Chinese University of Hong Kong (to discuss research collaboration), U.S. Consulate officials, managing partners of major law firms and international environmental NGOs. Today, I arrived in Guangzhou, China, with 6 Vermont Law School students participating in our Joint Research Project Program. Vermont Law School students are paired with Chinese students from Sun Yat-sen University, Renmin University and CUPL to write a joint research paper, and students travel to Guangzhou and Beijing to present their work. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with American and Chinese government officials, and environmental experts in China, as well as do some sightseeing. After China I’m off for meetings at the National University of Singapore and then meetings in Bangkok, all before travelling to Scandinavia where I am collaborating with Uppsala University on a China conference and researching eco-labeling for food.
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