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Community

Vermont Law School is a different kind of law school, and one important reason rests with our community. Students fish on the White River between classes in the summer. They hold dinner parties, brew their own beer, and hear firsthand from the governor of Vermont about the importance of making changes to the criminal justice system.

Like Vermont itself, the community at Vermont Law School is small and deeply engaged. It's a community of faculty, students, and staff who care about both their neighbors and changing the world. Community includes our alumni, who share a common bond and love for this small town in Vermont though they may be scattered across the nation and abroad. They look out for each other, help current students find work and internships, and retain a commitment to changing the world and their neighborhoods.

It takes many parts to make our community work. Our campus that is deeply committed to sound, sustainable environmental practices is one part of it. Here you'll find compostable toilets and a solar-powered electric vehicle charger available for use.

Our values and commitment to equality-for-all also play a part. On Town Meeting Day, the school closes so students, faculty, and staff can participate in this important New England democratic tradition.

Finally, the place itself—and a love for and engagement with the outdoors—plays a role in what makes the Vermont Law School community work. We have a wonderful fitness center for when the weather is at its worst, but we also have cross-country skis, canoes, and other gear that students can borrow to explore the outdoors.