Over the past two years, the 4M committee has been working with VLS and VLSAA to create a situation that helps bring more unity to the alumni programs and provides more support to the 4M committee. As a result of these efforts, we are proud to tell you about some of the changes that have occurred. As of June 2014, there are now 3 formal positions on the VLSAA board dedicated to the master’s programs (MSL, MSEL, MELP or MERL degree or any other VLS environmental-focused degree that may be recognized by VLS in the future, but not otherwise holding a VLS JD or LLM degree). This is exciting and acknowledges that students and alumni in these programs face unique challenges that JD students may not encounter. It also helps ensure that the VLSAA is looking at the needs of all alumni.
The other significant change is that we are now a committee under VLSAA. We will have access to greater resources and hopefully a structure that allows us to move forward more quickly with our goals of reaching out to current master’s students, mentoring, and creating a greater sense of community both among the master’s alumni but also the VLS community as a whole. For many of us, graduating from VLS with an environmental master’s degree was a watershed moment and we want others to be able to share that same experience and feel a greater connectedness to the VLS family as a whole.
This is your committee – help us help you. We have room on the 4M Committee, hereafter called the Environmental Master's Committee, for enthusiastic and energized alumni. We look forward to hitting the ground running and making a difference. Check back with us as we start to utilize the website more to communicate all of the great stuff that is going on. And be sure to let us know if you wish to actively participate. The more voices we have, the stronger we will be.
Sandy Hauserman '94
Monica Collins '03
Susan Lacoste '03
Natalie Mims '04
Sarah Jackson '03
Ed Wadsworth '03
Bruce Kaplan '03
Brian E.J. Martin '10
Lisa Campion '11
Timothy Nalepka '11
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*Master's of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP), Master of Studies in Environmental Law (MSEL), Master of Studies in Law (MSL), Masters of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL).
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