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Pamela J. Stephens

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Acting Director of International and Comparative Law Programs and Professor of Law

JD, University of Cincinnati, 1975;
BA, Ohio State University, 1971

Phone: 802-831-1294


Professor Pamela Stephens specializes in civil procedure, international human rights, and international law. The courses she has taught at Vermont Law School include Civil Procedure, Conflicts, International Human Rights, and International Law.

Professor Stephens earned her BA degree in history from Ohio State University in 1971 and her JD degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1975. Upon graduation from law school, she clerked for two years for the Honorable John W. Peck on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She then practiced law with the firm of Graydon, Head and Ritchey in Cincinnati for two years and from 1980 to 1984 served on the faculty of the University of Dayton School of Law. She began teaching at VLS in 1983 and joined its faculty a year later. During her tenure at VLS, she has also been a visiting professor at the University of Oregon School of Law and the University of Cincinnati College of Law, has taught at the University of Trento in Trento, Italy, and is faculty sponsor of the VLS/McGill University exchange program. She has served as a member of the Vermont Bar Association's Committee on Reform of the Judicial System, the Commission on the Vermont Lawyer, and the Vermont Supreme Court's Committee on Jury Policy.