As part of Vermont Law School’s US-China Partnership in Environmental Law, five Vermont Law students are selected to participate in collaborative research projects with 5 Chinese law students in Beijing and Guangzhou. Tomorrow morning I’ll attend the paper presentations of the 2 students working with students at Sun Yat-sen University.

In an effort to increase opportunities for our students in China, today we had lunch with U.S. government officials in China that work in the environmental and public health areas. They were very helpful, providing our student with research resources and ideas for internship possibilities in Asia. Then tonight my family and I hosted a dinner at our local restaurant for the Vermont Law students and 12 Chinese law and graduate students. It was a huge success with students exchanging email addressed and phone numbers, and many offers to show our Vermont students around Guangzhou and China.