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Patrick Parenteau

Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

University: Vermont Law School

Year: 2018

Patrick A. Parenteau is Professor of Law and Senior Counsel in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) at Vermont Law School. He holds a B.S. from Regis University, a J.D. from Creighton University, and an LLM in Environmental Law from the George Washington U. He has served as Director of the Environmental Law Center at VLS, and was the founding director of the ENRLC. With an extensive background in environmental and natural resources law, previous positions include Vice President for Conservation with the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, DC; Regional Counsel to the New England Regional Office of the EPA in Boston; Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation; and Senior Counsel with the Perkins Coie law firm in Portland, Oregon. Prof. Parenteau has been involved in drafting, litigating, implementing, teaching, and writing about environmental law and policy for over three decades. His current focus is on confronting the profound challenges of climate. A Fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers, he is a recipient of the National Wildlife FederationOs Conservation Achievement Award and the Kerry Rydberg Award for excellence in public interest environmental law.