Laura Jean Hartz

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Phone: 603.223.9128
Email: lhartz@orr-reno.com
Fax: 603.223.9028

Overview

Attorney

Laura helps businesses and non-profits meet their legal requirements and goals.  She particularly enjoys working in environmental and energy law, land use, and business law.

Past Experience

During law school, Laura worked as an intern at the New Hampshire Supreme Court and at the Conservation Law Foundation. She was an articles editor for the Vermont Law Review. She also taught legal writing as a Dean’s Fellow and served as a teaching assistant for public law and as a research assistant for the environmental law librarian.

Before entering law school, Laura consulted for environmental and agricultural organizations including the Natural Resources Council of Maine, Northeast Farm Access, Downstream Strategies, and Organic Valley Dairy Cooperative. In these roles she led project teams, solicited grant funding, wrote technical reports and case studies, and analyzed governmental policies.

 

Hobbies

Laura enjoys spending her free time outside: hiking, biking, canoeing, birding, and gardening. She is a passionate cook and once worked in the kitchen at the original Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York.

Professional & Community Involvement

Professional Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Maine Bar Association
  • Member, New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member, New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire
  • NH Center for Nonprofits Hoffman-Haas Fellow, 2018
  • Clerk of NH Bar Association – Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section (2018)

Honors & Distinctions

  • Dean’s Fellow, Vermont Law School
  • Mission Scholar, Vermont Law School
  • Highest Grades at Vermont Law School in: International Environmental Law, Public Law, Mediation Advocacy
  • Articles Editor, Vermont Law Review
  • Fellow, Tufts University Institute of the Environment
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Hamilton College
  • Biology Honors, Hamilton College
  • James Soper Merrill Prize, Hamilton College
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