Commencement, 2014

Celebrate your students' achievements at a variety of events, both on- and off-campus. The Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 18.

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.

2014 Schedule of Events



Dinner DanceDinner Dance2014-05-13T23:00:00Z2014-05-13T23:00:00ZThe Inn at Idlewood, Sharon, Vermont3137:00 PM
Mandatory Class Meeting and Regalia PickupMandatory Class Meeting and Regalia Pickup2014-05-15T14:00:00Z2014-05-15T16:00:00ZChase Center31410:00 AM12:00 PMMandatory Class Meeting and Regalia Pickup
Formal Graduation PhotographsFormal Graduation Photographs2014-05-16T18:00:00Z2014-05-16T22:00:00ZVermont Law School Campus3152:00 PM6:00 PMAvailable by appointment, $10/time slot, starting at 200pm
Distance Learning ReceptionDistance Learning Reception2014-05-16T18:00:00Z2014-05-16T20:00:00ZCornell Library Loft3162:00 PM4:00 PMFor Distance Learning Graduates and their guests
Honorary Degree LectureHonorary Degree Lecture2014-05-16T19:30:00Z2014-05-16T20:00:00ZChase Community Center3173:30 PM4:00 PMThomas Steyer, Founder NextGen Climate
Awards Ceremony and Presentation of Class GiftAwards Ceremony and Presentation of Class Gift2014-05-16T21:30:00Z2014-05-16T22:15:00ZChase Center3185:30 PM6:15 PMEveryone welcome.
Meet-and-Mingle PartyMeet-and-Mingle Party2014-05-16T22:00:00Z2014-05-17T01:00:00ZDebevoise Back Lawn3196:00 PM
Class of 2014 PhotographClass of 2014 Photograph2014-05-17T13:00:00Z2014-05-17T13:30:00ZOutdoor Classroom3209:00 AM9:30 AM
Procession Lines UpProcession Lines Up2014-05-17T13:30:00Z2014-05-17T14:00:00ZDebevoise Front Lawn3219:30 AM10:00 AM
Commencement CeremonyCommencement Ceremony2014-05-17T14:00:00Z2014-05-17T16:00:00ZSouth Royalton Village Green32210:00 AM12:00 PM
Commencement ReceptionCommencement Reception2014-05-17T16:00:00Z2014-05-17T17:30:00ZDebevoise Back Lawn32312:00 PM1:30 PMEveryone welcome

M‚Äčay 15-19: Commencement Week

‚ÄčCommencement will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Please bookmark this page and check back periodically for updates.