Attention law students – take a road trip to Vermont for the annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies conference. The conference will cover a wide range of pressing topics, including climate change, engaging China, and of course water (I’ll be speaking as part of a panel on water supply and quality issues). US Senator Bernie Sanders is giving the keynote address. I’m looking forward to learning about the innovative work being done by environmental law societies around the country, as these groups are often on the cutting edge of emerging issues. And of course, what better way to escape Michigan’s March weather than to go to the mountains of New England.
UPDATE - Why I love student conferences. I just got a last minute conference announcement from the organizers: "In the spirit of an environmental conference, we will not be providing bottled water or coffee cups. Instead, we encourage participants to bring their own water bottles or travel mugs. Some VLS [Vermont Law School] Nalgene bottles and travel mugs will be on sale in the registration area for your convenience. Both UVM [Univ. of Vermont] and VLS offer discounted coffee refills if you bring your own mug!"