Welcome to the Vermont Law School Commencement 2014 web page. Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Please bookmark this page and check back periodically for updates. See "Information for Graduating Students" and "Information for Guests" for additional commencement information.
2014 Commencement Speaker:
Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson
Justice Robinson has a long career in public service, and is best known for her work on LGBT civil rights. She was co-counsel in the case of Baker v. State, the landmark 1999 decision that led to Vermont becoming the first state to enact a civil union law, and was a leader in the subsequent advocacy that culminated in Vermont's legislature being the first in the country to, on its own, pass a statute allowing same-sex couples to legally marry. Justice Robinson clerked on the D.C. Circuit, worked at the law firm of Langrock Sperry and Wool for 18 years, and served as Counsel to Gov. Peter Shumlin before being appointed to the Vermont Supreme Court in November 2011. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received her JD from the University of Chicago Law School.
Commencement Week Schedule
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Dinner Dance - 7:00pm-11pm
The Inn at Idlewood, Sharon, Vermont
Ticket Price: $38 per person
Purchase tickets here!
Thursday, May 15
Mandatory Class Meeting and Regalia Pickup - 10:00 - noon
Class of 2014
This mandatory meeting will recognize Law Review, VJEL, moot court and other scholars, and go over details for Commencement day. Coffee will be served.
Friday, May 16
Formal Graduation Photographs
Available by appointment, $10/time slot, starting at 2:00pm
Distance Learning Reception - 2:00pm
Cornell Library Loft
For Distance Learning Graduates and their guests
Honorary Degree Lecture - 3:30pm
Chase Community Center
Thomas Steyer, Founder NextGen Climate
"Climate Solutions: Building a Clean Energy Future"
Tom Steyer is an investor, philanthropist and advanced energy advocate. He is also the President of NextGen Climate, an organization that acts politically to avert climate disaster and preserve American prosperity. [more...]
Awards Ceremony and Presentation of Class Gift - 5:30pm
Meet-and-Mingle Party - 6:00pm
Debevoise Back Lawn
Saturday, May 17
Class of 2014 Photograph - 9:00am
Procession Lines Up - 9:30am
Debevoise Front Lawn
Commencement Ceremony - 10:00am
South Royalton Village Green
Commencement Reception - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Debevoise Back Lawn
*All commencement events are at no charge, except for the Dinner Dance and individual graduate photo sessions.
For more information about Vermont Law School's Commencement ceremonies, contact:
Vermont Law School
PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068