Vermont Law School,U.S.News & World Report has ranked Vermont Law School’s environmental law program as the best in the nation for an unprecedented third consecutive year. The 2012 Best Grad Schools guidebook appears on www.usnews.com/grad(link is external) on Tuesday, March 15, and on newsstands on April 5.‘I’m proud of this continued recognition of the depth and breadth of our environmental curriculum, clinic and institutes,’ said Professor Marc Mihaly, director of the school’s Environmental Law Center (ELC). ‘Our success reflects the dedication of our wonderful faculty and students. Our graduates bring strong skills and environmental direction to their legal and policy positions in government, nonprofits, law firms and corporations.’Vermont Law School has placed first 14 times and never placed lower than second since the U.S. News environmental specialty rankings began in 1991. VLS’s top ranking this year marks the first time that a school has been ranked number one in the environmental specialty for three consecutive years. To develop its specialty rankings, U.S. News asked legal educators to identify the top programs.Vermont Law School also placed among the top 100 law schools where law firms tend to recruit (number 96). This is the first year that U.S. News has ranked law schools based on the opinions of recruiters and hiring partners at the nation’s most highly regarded law firms.”Employer recognition of the excellence of our graduates continues to grow,’ Dean Jeff Shields said. ‘This is not surprising given the exceptional preparation in writing, speaking and critical thinking that takes place at Vermont Law School.’The ELC offers the largest selection of environmental law courses in the nation. The multidisciplinary program in law, policy, science and ethics attracts law and graduate students, lawyers, government officials, teachers, scientists, journalists and citizen activists. Since its creation in 1978, the ELC has trained people to be environmental leaders in government, nonprofits, corporations and private practice ‘ locally, nationally and internationally. The ELC administers the Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) degree program for lawyers and non-lawyers and the Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law, a post-Juris Doctor degree for experienced attorneys who seek to specialize.Vermont Law School offers clinical, research and experiential environmental programs through the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, the Institute for Energy and the Environment, the Land Use Institute, the Environmental Tax Policy Institute, the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law, and the Environmental Semester in Washington. The ELC’s Summer Session offers a broad curriculum, a Visiting Distinguished Environmental Scholars program and a lecture series that features summer faculty members, distinguished summer scholars and summer media fellows speaking about current issues in their fields.##Vermont Law School, a private, independent institution, has the top-ranked environmental law program and one of the top-ranked clinical training programs in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. VLS offers a Juris Doctor curriculum that emphasizes public service, a Master of Environmental Law and Policy degree and two post-JD degrees, the Master of Laws in Environmental Law and the LLM in American Legal Studies (for international students). The school features innovative experiential programs and is home to the Environmental Law Center and the South Royalton Legal Clinic. For more information, visit www.vermontlaw.edu(link is external).
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37 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Spinach-Stuffed Pasta ShellsThis pasta recipe has a filling made from spinach, Italian, and ricotta cheese that is blended together and then stuffed into jumbo pasta shells. For added ease, use jarred pasta sauce instead of homemade. Only six ingredients make up this hearty vegetarian dinner that will be a family favorite.Ingredients:12 dried jumbo shell macaroni1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed2 eggs1 8-ounce package shredded Italian cheese blend (2 cups)1 cup ricotta cheese1 26- to 32-ounce jar pasta sauceDirections:1.Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Meanwhile, drain thawed spinach well, pressing out excess liquid.2.For filling, in a medium bowl beat eggs. Stir in spinach, 1-1/2 cups of the Italian cheese blend, and the ricotta cheese. Spoon 2 rounded tablespoons of the filling into each jumbo shell. Place shells in 2-quart square baking dish. Pour pasta sauce over shells.3.Cover and bake in a 350 degree F oven about 40 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Italian cheese blend before serving.4.Makes 4 servings5.Make-ahead directions: Cover casserole with plastic wrap, then foil. Chill for up to 24 hours. To serve, remove plastic wrap; cover with foil. Bake chilled shells in a 375 degree F oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until heated through.Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens Food & DiningLifestyle Spinach-Stuffed Pasta Shells by: – November 11, 2011 Share Share