Virtual Guest Speakers

April 11:

Professor Joshua Galperin, Clinical Director and Lecturer, Environmental Protection Clinic, Yale Law School , joined by
Grace Heusner and Allison Sloto
Topic: Defining and Closing the Hydraulic Fracturing Governance Gap
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Discussion List   (Professor Galperin will join the discussion list during the week of April 11 - 15).

Short Biography of Professor Joshua Galperin

Joshua Ulan Galperin is Director of the Environmental Protection Clinic and Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Josh is also the Environmental Law and Policy Program Director at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES). In addition to directing and teaching the Environmental Protection Clinic, Josh directs the dual law-environment degree program between F&ES and Pace, Vermont, and Yale law schools. He is also a lead collaborator in the Land Use Collaborative. His own research addresses the law of takings and just compensation, with a current focus on just compensation in the context of climate change adaptation; and the law and policy of invasive species management. Prior to his current role, Josh was the associate director for the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy where he oversaw all operations of the Center including budgeting, fundraising, research, and teaching.

Before coming to Yale, Josh worked for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) where he was a policy analyst and research attorney. In that position he established and managed SACE’s coal plant retirement campaign, which was a hybrid legal, grassroots, and analytical effort to catalyze retirement of the Southeast’s oldest, dirtiest, and least efficient coal plants. Before SACE, Josh was a legislative counsel for the Vermont General Assembly where he primarily staffed the House and Senate committees on agriculture. In that role he was involved with a number of bills that eventually became law including Vermont’s farm-to-plate investment program, dairy price stabilization, and creation of the Vermont Grape and Wine Council. Galperin studied law at Vermont Law School where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Vermont Law Review’s senior editorial board. He earned a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in wildlife conservation from the University of Delaware. 

Biographies of Grace Heusner and Allison Sloto

Grace Heusner is a third year law student at Yale Law School and will sit for the New York bar exam in July 2016. She received a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, in Government and Environmental Studies from the College of William & Mary in 2010. Grace has worked at the U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division, assisting in defending the U.S. government against environmental claims, and at the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of New York prosecuting environmental crimes. While at Yale Law School, Grace has served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal and as a Coker Fellow Teaching Assistant, as well as on the Executive Board of Yale Law Women. 

Allison Sloto is a dual degree student in her final semester at Pace University School of Law (J.D. and Certificate of Environmental Law) and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (Masters in Environmental Management). She graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a B.A. in Political Science, a B.S. in Environmental Science, a minor in Mandarin Chinese, and certificates in International Relations and Public Policy and Administration. She currently serves as Managing Editor of the American Planning Association’s Planning & Law Division Student Editorial Board. From 2014-2015 Allison was Research & Writing Editor for the Pace Environmental Law Review. She has been involved with the Yale-Pace Local Governance of Shale Oil & Gas Development Project since fall 2014. Currently, Allison is a student law associate at Cuddy + Feder LLP, working in the Land Use and Zoning Practice Group.

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