For the third time since taking office, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed a Vermont Law School faculty or staff member to a top post in his administration. Ron Shems ’85, consulting and supervising attorney for the VLS Land Use Clinic, was named Monday as chairman of the Vermont Natural Resources Board. Shumlin also recently appointed David Mears ’91, who was director of VLS’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, as commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, and Patrick Berry, who was VLS’s director of Governmental Affairs and Environmental Advancement, as commissioner of Vermont’s Fish & Wildlife Department. Read more about Shem’s appointment.