THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Lois J. Schiffer
“I have had the opportunity, for ourselves and the generations that follow, to make the air a little cleaner, the water and land a little safer, and our nation’s public lands a little more protected –what an honor.”
Attorney with expertise in environmental law through her work in federal jobs, private practice, and non-profit organizations. National Organization for Women, Boston. Boston Legal Assistance Project. Women’s Legal Defense Fund. Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the Department of Justice under the Clinton Administration. National Public Radio. Retired General Counsel, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, June 4, 2020
Photo 1. Lois speaks before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, 1996. Photo 2. Lois Schiffer, at the Philadelphia Marathon, Nov. 2007. Photo 3. Lois addresses the 2017 graduates of Vermont Law School.
More About Lois:
- Our Daily Planet, Interview of the Week March 22, 2019
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) General Counsel Lois J. Schiffer received a Vermont Law School honorary degree and delivered the 42nd VLS Commencement address on Saturday, May 20, 2017
- Colloquium on Ethics in Environmental Policymaking: Environment and Energy Panel, September 2016
- American Bar Association Women Trailblazers in the Law Project
- Honoring a tireless advocate, Lois Schiffer’s mother, Clara Goldberg Schiffer, The Harvard Gazette, September 12, 2011
- Lois speaks on The National Environmental Policy Act – 2003 (Lois begins at marker 4:30).
- On C-SPAN
- Select newspaper clippings 1975-1995
- Women Gaining Rights, but Equality Way Off, May 15, 1975
- Decision Due on Army Grading, October 15, 1975
- Do Cancer Patients Consent to Random Treatment?, May 16, 1976
- Oil companies agree to clean up ‘Big Muddy’, March 6, 1994
- Women dominate top Justice posts, July 30, 1994
- GM stung: Cadillac recall, $11M penalty, December 1, 1995