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Loyola Law Professor Teaches in Vermont

Loyola press release - October 19, 2000

(New Orleans)—Loyola Law Professor Mitch Crusto spent this past summer teaching a course titled Winning Environmental Business Strategies at Vermont Law School. Vermont Law School is nationally known for its Environmental Law Center. Crusto won the chance to teach at Vermont Law School after responding to an advertisement calling for a proposal for a two-week course in environmental law, policy, or science. After submitting his course proposal to the school, Crusto was notified that the faculty and students chose his course as the one they most wanted to add to their summer session curriculum.

Crusto taught his course on Winning Environmental Business Strategies from June 5 through June 15. His course focused on strategies to integrate the environmental ethic into corporate decision-making and strategic planning. Some of the topics covered were: investor and financial relationships, customer relationships, sustainable development-resource management, public goodwill, product development, regulatory foresight, land use management, and community outreach.

Twenty-three students, many from different areas around the country, enrolled in the class. "The student response to my class was very favorable," Crusto says. "They really enjoyed my proactive approach to the subject matter and my interaction with them. I also encouraged the students to interact with and learn from each other, creating a very positive learning environment."

Crusto has taught at Loyola law school since 1995. Before coming to Loyola, he worked on President Clinton’s Transition Team in 1992 as a member of the Natural Resources Cluster. He also served as director of corporate environmental policy for the Monsanto Company from 1991-1993 and senior manager of environmental services for Arthur Anderson & Co. in Chicago from 1993-1995.