Vermont Law Review features a look at racial disparity in wealth, Model Rule 1.9, other

Editors of Vermont Law Review at Vermont Law School have announced publication of their most recent edition, Vol. 40 Book 1, with articles ranging in theme from racial disparity in wealth acquisition to balancing energy development with wildlife protection.

Featured articles include “Protection Against the Economic Fears of Old Age: Six Micro and Macro Steps for Bridging the Gap in Retirement Security Between Blacks and Whites” by Philip C. Aka, Aref A. Hervani, and Elizabeth Arnott-Hill, and “On the Absurdity of Model Rule 1.9” by Michael D. Cicchini.

They can be found at

Vermont Law Review Editor-in-Chief Catherine Fregosi ’16 guided the publication process.

“Volume 40’s first publication includes a practical, multidisciplinary examination of racial disparity in wealth acquisition and retirement planning, as well as a criminal defense attorney’s critical look at Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.9, Duties to Former Clients,” Fregosi said.

“The book also features two excellent Vermont Law Review Notes by students. The first, by Alexis Peters, discusses protection of Vermont’s Long Trail, while the second, by Law Review Note Competition winner Morgan Walton, explores federal agency obligations to balance green energy development with wildlife protection.”

Vol. 40 Book 1 articles as well as a full archives are available on the newly redesigned Vermont Law Review website,

Vermont Law Review is a journal of legal scholarship published by Vermont Law School students in consultation with VLS faculty and administration. Vermont Law Review’s main objectives are to present readers with timely, topical information concerning the legal profession and legal scholarship, and to afford Vermont Law Review members an educational experience which shall hone their skills in research, writing, legal analysis, and leadership.

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