President and Dean, Vermont Law School
Vermont Law School, a leader in graduate law and policy education, seeks a bold and dynamic new President and Dean who shares our commitment to academic excellence, innovation, and community. As Vermont Law School moves toward its 50th anniversary, the new President and Dean will lead the institution in providing a rigorous, sustainable graduate-level law and policy education that responds to the needs of the 21st century student.
Located in central Vermont, Vermont Law School is a private, independent law school, with a committed staff of 80 professionals and 51 full-time and part-time faculty members, who teach 375 juris doctor (JD) students and nearly 200 residential and online master's students. The faculty are dedicated teachers and scholars who believe that their teaching, service and scholarship are important to address a wide range of local, national, and international issues.
The Environmental Law Center (ELC) at Vermont Law School houses the nation’s top-ranked environmental law and policy program. The ELC offers more courses related to the environment and environmental law than any other law school in the country. The ELC Summer Session attracts students, scholars, lawyers, journalists, and advocates from around the world. As one of the first law schools in the country to offer its master’s degrees and courses through online learning, the reach of the Vermont Law School environmental degree programs and courses spans the globe.
Nationally recognized for its clinical training programs, Vermont Law School provides broad opportunities for students to gain practical experience, including public interest experience at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and the South Royalton Legal Clinic. The school also offers rich Semester-in-Practice and externship programs.
More than 95 percent of the student body is from outside the state of Vermont and from 20 foreign nations. Today, 35 percent of our JD and master’s students are members of racial or ethnic minorities. Female students account for 61.7 percent of the student body.
VLS students graduate prepared to effect change in areas ranging from criminal law to human rights to environmental law and policy. Some 7,000 alumni carry forward the school's motto, "Law for the Community and the World," and work as advocates, activists, and leaders—from Main Street to Wall Street.
This is a singular opportunity to lead a welcoming and innovative community in service to the common good.
More information about Vermont Law School can be found at:
The President and Dean's Role and Responsibilities
Applications and Nominations
Please send inquiries, nominations,
curriculum vitae and cover letter to:
Ford Webb Associates
60 Thoreau Street
Concord, MA 01741
The review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until filled.
Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.
Vermont Law School is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination based on age, sex, race, color, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran’s status. All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who will add to the diversity of the VLS senior management team, including racial, ethnic, gender or sexual orientation diversity, are particularly encouraged to apply.