Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, October 3-4, 2014
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Fifth Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship

OCTOBER 4, 2014

Vermont Law School will host the Fifth Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship on October 4, 2014. 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

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the Colloquium, please submit a working title and short abstract, using the online form here, no later than June 1, 2014. For an abstract to be eligible for submission, the author must anticipate that the paper will still be at a revisable stage (neither published nor so close to publication that significant changes are not feasible) by the date of the Colloquium. We will do our best to include all interested presenters, and will notify authors about acceptances no later than July 1, 2014.

All selected participants will be required to submit a paper draft no later than September 20, 2014, 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 in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.

Preliminary Schedule

The Colloquium panels will take place on Saturday, October 4.  Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center and its faculty will host a cocktail reception the night before in the Hanover area and a dinner on Saturday evening, at Vermont Law School. The full Colloquium schedule will be available by the beginning of October.


Friday morning/afternoon: Participants arrive.

Friday evening: Welcome Cocktail Reception in the Hanover/Lebanon, NH area.


Saturday morning: Attendees depart from Lebanon via coach bus to Vermont Law School.

Saturday morning/afternoon: Colloquium begins. Paper presentations and discussion. Lunch will be provided.

Saturday evening: Dinner at Vermont Law School. Colloquium adjourns. Participants are bussed back to Lebanon.

We welcome participants to consider spending the weekend in Vermont.


Sunday morning/afternoon: Departure. Safe travels!

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 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 are encouraged to stay at the Courtyard by Marriott, Hanover/Lebanon, and may register for the special group rate of $199.00 (USD) per night. Reservations at the Courtyard must be booked before September 3, 2014 in order to receive the group rate. Please use this direct link to reserve rooms.

For more information on the Colloquium, or if you need assistance uploading your abstract, please contact Courtney Collins at or at (802) 831-1371.