Last week we hosted the Second Annual Colloquium for Environmental Scholarship at Vermont Law School, a gathering of 44 scholars from around the world who presented their works-in-progress to their colleagues (and that number does not include the Vermont Law School environmental faculty that served as moderators and paper discussants). The event went well and highlights included the Energy Panel as Hope Babcock (Georgetown) and the Vermont energy faculty (Michael Dworkin and Don Kreis) debated the merits of the closure of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power facility, the jam-packed panel featuring presenters and audience members from China, Hong Kong, Sweden, Australia, and the U.S., and the awesome food provided by Kismet and Vermont Law School’s very own Chef Jeff. One comment from a participant was "There was a special spirit about this event and goodwill that is rare in those other settings that everyone felt." Another senior scholar emailed me to say, "Please keep doing this one — two years in and you’re already on my ‘don’t miss’ list." This would not have been possible without the great work of everyone who coordinated and attended the event–Thank you all! For an account of the event, see this post from Dave Owen at Environmental Law Prof Blog.

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