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Laura Bucher Murphy

Associate Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Assistant Professor of Law

JD, Pace University School of Law, 2006;
BA, Vassar College, 1994

Phone: 802-831-1123


Laura Murphy is associate director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and an assistant professor at Vermont Law School. She has been with the clinic since 2007 and currently focuses on a variety of Clean Water Act work and agriculture issues.

Professor Murphy received her BA degree in drama and religion, generali cum laude, from Vassar College in 1994 and her JD degree, summa cum laude, from Pace University School of Law in 2006 with a certificate in environmental law. She has a deep appreciation for clinical education, having worked on behalf of Trout Unlimited and Riverkeeper in a major Clean Water Act case while a student in Pace's Environmental Litigation Clinic. She also interned with the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, D.C., the Conservation Law Foundation in Montpelier, Vermont, and the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Prior to joining VLS, she worked with CLF and CLF Ventures in Montpelier. Before law school, she spent several years pursuing a theatre career regionally and in New York City.