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Tracy Bach

United States
Professor of Law
Vermont Law School
TBACH [at]

Environmental Fields of Interest

Climate Law and Policy
International Environmental Law


Tracy Bach is a Professor of Law at the Vermont Law School (VLS) who teaches and publishes on climate change, international environmental law and human rights, health care and environmental health law, and legal method and pedagogy. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. and M.A in public affairs from the University of Minnesota, after which she clerked for the Honorable Harriet Lansing of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Bach has consulted for the Dartmouth Center for Environmental Health Sciences; graduated from the Vermont Leadership Institute; and visited at the law faculties of the National University of Rwanda, Petrozavodsk State University (Karelia, Russia), the University of Paris 13, Cheikh Anta Diop University (Dakar, Senegal), and Qatar University College of Law (QUCL). In 2007, Bach became Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow of the Climate Legacy Initiative, which published Recalibrating the Law of Humans with the Laws of Nature: Climate Change, Human Rights, and Intergenerational Justice in 2009. In 2009-10, Bach was a Fulbright Scholar in Dakar, Senegal. She is a Fellow of the US-Asia Partnerships in Environmental Law at VLS, a Senior Fellow of the Center for Energy and Sustainability Law at QUCL, and Head of Delegation for the VLS COP/CMP Observer Delegation.

Bach serves on the Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organization (RINGO) Steering Committee and as RINGO’s Focal Point to the UNFCCC Secretariat. In July, 2017, she became Director of the International and Comparative Law Program at VLS.

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