Vermont Law Partners with Yunnan University in China

October 20, 2015 by Nicholas Bihun | 0 comments

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Members of the delegation from Yunnan University Law School join Vermont Law School President and Dean Marc Mihaly and members of the U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law for the signing

A delegation from Law School of Yunnan University in China visited Vermont Law School today, signing an agreement with VLS to collaborate on programs that will expand educational opportunities for students from both schools and promote exchange between faculty members. Continue Reading →

China’s New Public Interest Environmental Protection Law in Action

October 19, 2015 by Nicholas Bihun | 0 comments

On Wednesday, September 9th,2015 the U.S.-Asia Partnership for Environmental Law hosted a discussion of new legal developments and reflections on field investigations with Chinese NGOs and attorneys with Jack Tuholske, Director Vermont Law School Water and Justice Program and Technical Advisor to the U.S.-Asia Partnerships; and Yanmei Lin, Associate Director U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law at Vermont Law SchoolThe discussion touched on their recent article Field Notes From the Far East: China’s New Public Interest Environmental Protection Law in Action. The video of their presentation can be viewed above.

October 8, 2015
by Yanmei Lin
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Environmental Law on Three Continents – A Research Conference on Comparative Environmental Law in China, USA and EU

On August 26-28, 2015,  I attended a  comparative law research conference entitled  “Environmental Law on Three Continents” in Uppsala, Sweden. The conference was organized by the Faculty of Law at Uppsala Universitet, aiming to develop a platform for comparative legal research between … Continue reading

October 2, 2015
by Yanmei Lin
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Trends of Environmental Criminal Enforcement in China

  In June, 2015, China’s Environmental and Resources Law Division in the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) said the courts opened 1188 environment pollution crime cases in 2014, which is 7.9 times more than cases filed in 2013. What’s environmental crime? From the … Continue reading