Professor Michael Dworkin
Director of the Institute for Energy and the Environment and Professor of Law
JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1978;
BA, summa cum laude, Middlebury College 1975
Michael Dworkin teaches at Vermont Law, and also directs the Institute for Energy and the Environment. The Institute offers an advanced curriculum on energy and regulatory law, provides forums and conferences for professional education and issue development, publishes on environmental and energy issues and serves as a center for commissioned research on these topics.
Professor Cheryl Hanna
Professor of Law
JD, Harvard University, 1992;
BA, Kalamazoo College, Mich., 1988
Professor Hanna teaches at Vermont Law, and is an expert on constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and women and the law.
She is currently the vice-chairperson of the board for the Snelling Center for Government. In recognition of her contributions to the state, Professor Hanna was chosen as an associate member of the Center for Research on Vermont at the University of Vermont.
Assistant Professor Donald M. Kreis
Assistant Professor of Law and Associate Director, Institute for Energy and the Environment
BA, Middlebury College, 1980;
MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 1981;
JD, University of Maine School of Law, 1993
Donald M. Kreis joined Vermont Law after a 15-year career in government, most recently as general counsel of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (NH PUC). At the NH PUC, Professor Kreis focused chiefly on energy issues, including the development of legislation and rules for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and New Hampshire’s renewable portfolio standard.
Professor Pat Parenteau
Senior Counsel to the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and Professor of Law
LLM, environmental law, George Washington University, 1975;
JD, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1972;
BS, business administration, Regis College, Denver, CO, 1969
Professor Patrick A. Parenteau, formerly director of Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Center and of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, is recognized for his expertise regarding endangered species and biological diversity, water quality and wetlands, environmental policy and litigation, and land use and property rights. The courses he has taught at Vermont Law School include Environmental Policy and Management, Citizen Suits, Watershed Protection, and the Extinction seminar.