Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, September 24-26, 2021
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Twelfth Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship

SEPTEMBER 24 - 26, 2021

Vermont Law School will host the Twelfth Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship on September 24, 2021. This event offers environmental law scholars the opportunity to present their works-in-progress, to get feedback from their colleagues, and to meet and interact with those who are also teaching and researching in areas related to environmental and natural resources law, or any related specialty areas.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are now closed for 2021. Those who submitted an abstract will be informed whether or not it is accepted by mid-June 2021.

Beautiful weather brought panelists outside, 2019.

Selected participants will be required to submit a paper draft no later than September 7, 2021, and all participants will be asked to provide commentary on another participant's paper draft at the Colloquium. Final papers will also be eligible for publication consideration in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.

2021 Schedule

We are planning to hold this year's event in person. Should the course of the pandemic require the event to move to a virtual setting, we will inform participants in advance.

The general overview of the Colloquium schedule includes:


Friday morning/afternoon: Participants arrive.

Friday evening: Welcome Reception at The Norwich Inn, Norwich, Vermont. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided. Welcome remarks by Jenny Rushlow, Vermont Law School Associate Dean for Environmental Programs and Assistant Professor.


Saturday morning:

8:15am: Attendees depart from Norwich via coach bus to Vermont Law School.

8:45am: Light continental breakfast served. Colloquium begins.

9:10am - 12:30pm: Morning panels.

Saturday afternoon:

12:30 - 1:30pm: Lunch provided.

1:30 - 4:45pm: Afternoon panels.

5:00 - 7:30pm: Reception and Dinner at Vermont Law School.

7:30pm: Colloquium adjourns. Participants are bussed back to Norwich.

We welcome participants to consider spending the weekend in Vermont.


An optional field trip excursion will be offered to participants. Details forthcoming.

Sunday afternoon: Departure. Safe travels!

2019 Participants pause for a group photo on the Debevoise back lawn at VLS.

Lodging and Transportation

Participants are responsible for their own lodging and transportation costs.

For those who are unfamiliar with South Royalton's location, we are approximately 2.5 hours from Boston by car. The closest airports serviced by major airlines are Burlington, VT, Manchester, NH, and Boston Logan. There is a small local airport in Lebanon, NH with flights to and from the NYC area and Boston Logan. In addition, there is train service to White River Junction on Amtrak, as well as a luxury bus service from Boston provided by the Dartmouth Coach. Participants may travel from Burlington, VT to Hanover, NH using Vermont Translines or Greyhound bus lines.


Participants are encouraged to stay at The Norwich Inn to take advantage of the group discount to Colloquium participants. Friday evening's reception will also take place at this venue, and complementary shuttle service will be available to/from The Norwich Inn and Vermont Law School. The Inn must be booked before July 23, 2021 in order to receive the group rate. Please call the Inn at 802-649-1143 to reserve a room at the Vermont Law School block rate.

For more information on the Colloquium
Please contact Courtney Collins at or at (802) 831-1371.