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National Media Report on Vermont Law's Plan to Become Leaner, Stronger

November 28, 2012

Vermont Law School's bold plan to restructure has drawn nationwide attention recently from the media and legal blogs as law schools and the legal profession seek to adapt to major changes in the job and higher education landscape.Image of Marc Mihaly

Dean Marc Mihaly told news outlets that VLS is an institution that is confronting market and budget realities with creativity and foresight.

Over the next several months, the nation's top-ranked environmental law school plans to become leaner and stronger by transitioning to a smaller faculty and staff, reforming its curriculum, improving its core programs and creating new degrees, certificates and initiatives in growth areas, such as energy policy, sports law and distance learning.

"Sooner or later, I think everyone will have to face what we're facing right now," said Mihaly. "We're all facing the winds of sweeping change."

See the stories in Vermont Public RadioVTDigger, AP, National Law Journal, WCAX and ABA Journal. Listen to VPR's story.

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