Biodiversity Law In Paradise (1/15/2013)

Every year, the students in Biodiversity Law travel with Professor Andrew W. Torrance to the Virgin Islands (U.S. and British) for an intensive week-long fieldtrip. This is the dispatch from January 15, which originally appeared on Torrance’s blog Lexvivo. The Biodiversity Law class began its first full day in the Virgin Islands with a voyage across the channel from the …

Boom! This is not a drill

Today, I’m sitting behind a desk in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, trying to think of a good way to tell a partner that I can’t find the answer to his question. This time a year ago I was in a firefight. It began with a flare lighting up the night sky. I had been waiting in a pickup truck with two …

From Pig to Pet: A Tale of Local Lawmaking

The City Commission members were shuffling papers and whispering to each other. The mayor cleared his throat and positioned his microphone; the murmur filling the crowded room drew to a hush as a man dressed in a fedora and tweed suit stepped up to the podium. “Mr. Mayor,” he said, “Starky is my best friend. Please don’t send me home …