“法学院系列讲座”:法律诊所教育

2010-11-30  点击:

主讲人David Mears教授(美国佛蒙特法学院,Vermont Law School
主办单位:法学院
 
12月1(周三)
 
         18:00-20:30
讲座:How Law Students Can Improve Their Abilities as Potential Lawyers
          地点:5-220
          主持:蔡先凤、林薇
 
12月2(周四)
 
08:30-11:00
讲座:The Legal Clinic Education at Vermont Law School, U.S.
         地点:叶耀珍楼510
         主持:朱蓉、陈海波
 
12月4(周六)
 
         09:00-11:00 座谈会
         地点:法学院会议室
主持:蔡先凤、陈海波
 
 
 
 
 
 
D A V I D K R U G E R M E A R S
93 College Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602-3110
(802) 831-1627
dmears@vermontlaw.edu
 
 
E X P E R I E N C E
 
VERMONT LAW SCHOOL, Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic, South Royalton, VT
Assistant Director/Assistant Professor of Law, June 2005 to August 2007
Director/Associate Professor of Law, September 2007 to Present
Direct legal clinic in which students practice in the areas of environmental and natural resources law with a focus on litigation. Teach Property Law, Environmental Law and Watershed Protection and Management.
U.S. Fulbright Scholar, August 2010 to Present
Visiting Lecturer, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China
 
WASHINGTON OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, Ecology Division, Olympia, WA
Senior Assistant Attorney General and Division Chief, December 1998 to June 2005
Managed a division of 25 attorneys representing the Department of Ecology, the State Conservation Commission, the Pollution Liability and Insurance Agency, and the Puget Sound Action Team. Ecology Division attorneys provide legal advice on all regulatory matters for these state agencies and also litigate on behalf of the agencies before administrative hearings boards, as well as trial and appellate courts at both the state and federal levels.
 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Environment and Natural Resources Div., Washington, D.C.
Counselor for State & Local Affairs, January 1998 to December 1998
Served as liaison to state and local governments and worked with Department of Justice attorneys to ensure cooperation and good working relations with states and local governments in environmental litigation.
Trial Attorney, May 1995 to January 1998
Represented the United States in affirmative federal court litigation filed under Superfund, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and other federal environmental statutes.
 
TEXAS OFFICE OF STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONS, Washington, DC
Energy and Environment Policy Director, December 1993 to May 1995
Directed policy development and federal lobbying efforts on behalf of the State of Texas in the areas of environment, agriculture and energy with a focus on issues affecting the U.S./Mexico border.
 
TEXAS NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, Austin, TX
Senior Attorney, June 1992 to November 1993
Managed the Commission’s water quality practice including the following duties: supervising twelve attorneys; providing legal and policy advice; drafting and reviewing proposed regulations and legislation; and, representing the Commission at high-profile enforcement and permitting hearings.
 
TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, Environmental Protection Division, Austin, TX
Assistant Attorney General, June 1991 to May 1992
Represented Texas agencies, primarily in enforcement lawsuits, in the areas of water quality, drinking water, water rights, and wildlife protection.
 
VERMONT OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, Environmental Unit, Montpelier, VT
Law Clerk, Summer 1990
Assisted with litigation, administrative hearings, appellate briefs, and general legal writing and research.

TEXAS WATER COMMISSION, Water Quality Division, Austin, TX
Enforcement Coordinator, February 1987 to July 1988
Inspected and evaluated the compliance status of municipal and industrial waste water treatment plants and prepared recommendations for penalties and corrective action.
Administrative Technician, September 1985 to February 1987
Implemented a hazardous waste fee program.
 
 
E D U C A T I O N
 
VERMONT LAW SCHOOL, South Royalton, VT
Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude (Class Rank: 1st of 153), May 1991
Masters of Studies in Environmental Law, Summa Cum Laude, May 1991
  • National Environmental Moot Court Competition, Pace University: Member of the 1991 Vermont Law School Team that won Best Overall Team and Best Overall Brief
  • Teaching Assistant, Legal Writing I (Fall 1990)
 
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ithaca, NY
Bachelor of Science, May 1985     Major: Environmental Technology
  • Cornell National Scholar
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Government, Urban Affairs Laboratory
 
 
P U B L I C A T I O N S
 
Entergy Corp. v. Env. Prot. Agency, Amicus Brief filed in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of National Wildlife Federation and Sierra Club, Fall Term, 2008 (arguing that EPA does not have authority to conduct a cost-benefit analysis when determining pollution technology requirements applicable to cooling water intake structures at existing power plants under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act).
 
S.D. Warren v. Maine Board of Environmental Protection, Amicus Brief filed in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of fifty-two national, regional and local non-profit environmental organizations, Spring Term, 2006 (arguing that states have authority to issue water quality certifications for hydropower dams under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act).
 
Natural Resources Defense Council v. Abraham: Preventing the Department of Energy from Defining Away High-Level Nuclear Waste, with co-author John Ruple, Utah Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law, 2004, vol. 24, no. 1 (providing the state perspective on the battle over the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts to seek authority to reclassify high-level radioactive waste).
 
Better to Work Outside Courts to Mix Roles, The Environmental Forum – The Policy Journal of the Environmental Law Institute, July/August 2002, vol. 19, no. 4, p. 54 (positing that U.S. Supreme Court federalism cases have little impact on on-the-ground state environmental protection regulation, as part of a series of articles entitled “Forum: Who’s In Charge?” relating to the Supreme Court’s federalism jurisprudence as it applies to environmental protection).
 
The Mississippi Basin: A National Treasure, A National Challenge, with co-author Scott Siff, Tulane Environmental Law Journal, vol. 12, issue 2, Spring 1999 (discussing joint state/federal efforts to protect the water quality of the Mississippi River).
 
Forging Partnerships in Protecting the Environment, U.S. Attorneys’ Bulletin, December 1999, vol. 47,   no. 6 (discussing state/federal cooperation in environmental enforcement) (http://www.usdoj.gov/eousa/foia_reading_room/usab4706.pdf).




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