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The entrance to VLS, among Autumn foliage
A woman sits, studying, in a lounge
Wooden, blue chair on the campus lawn
Photo of bell tower.
Yellow and red, wooden chairs, underneath a tree
Four students sitting in a lounge with notebook computers
Snow on the roof of a white, campus building
View of the mountains from alongside the White River
The rolling, green mountains of Vermont

The Campus

At VLS we live our environmental ethic. Our campus, nestled in the Green Mountains, occupies 13 acres beside the White River in the lovely village of South Royalton. Surrounded by tranquility and exceptional Vermont views, our historic buildings have been renovated with respect for the past and for the environment. Our students can find cozy spots to study or socialize as well as space to hike, ski, and fish--one of the best trout fishing rivers in Vermont forms the northern border of our campus.

At the same time, we have kept pace with advancing technology, ensuring that our campus is wireless and our equipment is cutting-edge. Our sophisticated law library serves attorneys throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, and our full-time environmental librarian assists legal scholars throughout the world. Our newest buildings and recent renovations represent the very latest in energy conservation and environmentally-friendly construction. 

a new legal clinic

Center for Legal Services

The transformation of the 117-year-old Freck's building into the Center for Legal Services marries a prominent downtown landmark to Vermont Law School's highest ideals of social justice and environmental stewardship. It restores an underused, deteriorating building into a vital local hub-one that provides not oats and hoes but help and expertise for basic legal needs and protections.


Photo of LEED Award

A Green School

Our students, staff and faculty walk the walk every day by composting, carpooling, recycling, and striving to find and implement sustainable solutions to green issues facing the campus and the world at large.
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Campus Map

It's easy to get from classrooms to the student center to the library and beyond.
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Campus Resources

You will find essential books, journals, and research materials at the Cornell Library, necessities at our student-run Barrister’s Bookshop, and excellent support at our Technology Department.

Debevoise Hall

Debevoise Hall, a strikingly elegant structure built in 1893 as South Royalton’s first centralized graded school, anchors the Vermont Law School campus.

Oakes Hall

Vermont Law School's James L. and Evelena S. Oakes Hall is located along the banks of the scenic White River. The teaching facility, which opened in the fall of 1998, incorporates the latest electronic and distance-learning technology and demonstrates environmentally sound construction and operation.
Thumbnail of a 19th century photo of the Old Schoolhouse.

Old Schoolhouse

Located just off of the Town Green and steps away from the center of campus, the Old Schoolhouse serves as the home of Vermont Law School's Legal Writing Program.