Mayhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=35MayJames C. MayDirector, South Royalton Legal ClinicProfessor of Law<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/May_James.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />JD, Boston University, 1977MA, University of Virginia, 1970BA, Thomas More College, 1967802-831-1500JMAY@vermontlaw.edu<div>Professor James C. May serves as professor and director of the South Royalton Legal Clinic, Vermont Law School's on-campus, civil poverty law clinic. A provider of legal services to low-income and working Vermonters for more than 30 years, he has served as lead counsel in cases that have required state and federal agencies to change their rules in favor of the disabled and disadvantaged.</div><div><br>Professor May received his BA from Thomas More College in 1967 and his MA from the University of Virginia in 1970. He then served as the medical news writer for the Cincinnati Post and Times-Star, where he received the Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses Community Service Award for reporting on local health issues. He received his JD from Boston University in 1977, following clerkships with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. From 1977 to 1983, he was a staff attorney for Vermont Legal Aid in Springfield, Vermont. His primary emphasis was in public entitlements, housing, employment, and family law. He served as a staff attorney for the South Royalton Legal Clinic from 1983 to 1986 and has served as a clinical professor and director of the clinic since 1987. His responsibilities include directing program development, teaching and supervising cases of student clinicians, and overseeing curriculum development. As a member of the board of directors of the Vermont/Karelia Rule of Law Project, he assisted Russian counterparts in the development of Russia's first modern-day, law school legal clinic (1994-95) and helped to develop a legal aid project for Petrozavodsk and southern Karelia (1999-2001) and to design an environmental law center for Petrozavodsk State University (2002-04). He served as deputy director of the U.S. State Department-sponsored Vermont Law School/Petrozavodsk State University NISCUPP grant (Newly Independent States College and University Partnership Program) and is a Vermont Steering Committee member of the Russian-American Rule of Law Consortium (RAROLC).<br></div><div>Since 2007, he has been involved in the work of the Vermont Access to Justice Coalition, stemming in part from his service as a board member of Legal Services Law Line of Vermont (1996-present) and his responsibilities as a provider of legal aid services in Vermont since 1977. He also is assisting Russian counterparts in the establishment of a legal aid program in Karelia.</div>GP0|#f3406429-cd7d-4065-acb0-8b723e3197aa;L0|#0f3406429-cd7d-4065-acb0-8b723e3197aa|Family Law;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9;GP0|#8e206ee9-1267-4189-b378-b8a33a45ad76;L0|#08e206ee9-1267-4189-b378-b8a33a45ad76|Clinical Legal Education;GP0|#8c351d21-4e0c-465f-a5aa-ac466baa4294;L0|#08c351d21-4e0c-465f-a5aa-ac466baa4294|Disability LawGP0|#84094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97;L0|#084094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97|Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Advanced SRLC; South Royalton Legal Clinic

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              Lawyering for Children in High-Conflict Caseshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=695Lawyering for Children in High-Conflict Cases<div class="ExternalClassCCDF5CD67A28423F8D67C86064D147DF"> ​James C. May and Alexander Banks, <em>Lawyering for Children in High-Conflict Cases</em>, Vt. B. J. 51 (Winter 2007)​.​ </div>695PublicationArticle
              Hard Cases From Easy Cases Grow: In Defense of the Fact and Law Intensive Administrative Law Casehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=696Hard Cases From Easy Cases Grow: In Defense of the Fact and Law Intensive Administrative Law Case<div class="ExternalClass63EDFDE0FC564C039C2A14A5E29D5035"> ​Hard Cases From Easy Cases Grow: In Defense of the Fact and Law Intensive Administrative Law Case, 32 J. Marshall L. Rev. 87 (1998).​ </div>696PublicationArticle
              Creating Russia's First Law School Legal Clinichttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=697Creating Russia's First Law School Legal Clinic<div class="ExternalClassDA486F2C528E4DEB8792FDF35399006B"> <em>Creating Russia's First Law School Legal Clinic</em>, Vt. B.J., Aug. 1997, at 43.​ </div>697PublicationArticle
              The Law and Politics of Paying Teachers Salary Step Increases upon Expiration of a Collective Bargaining Agreementhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=698The Law and Politics of Paying Teachers Salary Step Increases upon Expiration of a Collective Bargaining Agreement<div class="ExternalClassBC0F2E17CFEE4A3093E6C2584307EA4A"> <em>The Law and Politics of Paying Teachers Salary Step Increases upon Expiration of a Collective Bargaining Agreement</em>, 20 Vt. L. Rev. 753 (1996).​ </div>698PublicationArticle
              Retaining AFDC Support for Nongraduating 18-Year-Old Students with Disabilitieshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=699Retaining AFDC Support for Nongraduating 18-Year-Old Students with Disabilities<div class="ExternalClass5440D6D9D86B4ECFAF78B58EE926EB2D"> <em>Retaining AFDC Support for Nongraduating 18-Year-Old Students with Disabilities</em>, Clearinghouse Rev. (May 1995).​​ </div>699PublicationArticle
              Interview of Maximilian W. Kempnerhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=700Interview of Maximilian W. Kempner<div class="ExternalClass948A9110E1F9452C9B7157B54D07244F"> James C. May, with William E. Bonn, Lillette M. Granade, and Jesse A. Traugott, "Interview of Maximilian W. Kempner" (2008). This videotape of Mr. Kempner, former Dean of Vermont Law School and member of the Council on Legal Education and Professional Responsibility (CLEPR), was made for inclusion in J. P. Ogilvy, "History of Clinical Legal Education," a two-DVD set. This half-hour DVD segment was shown in part at a dinner honoring CLEPR on its 40th anniversary, held at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual conference in San Diego, CA, in January 2009.​ </div>700PublicationCommentary
              Vermont Law School South Royalton Legal Clinic Student Manual http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=694Vermont Law School South Royalton Legal Clinic Student Manual <div class="ExternalClassEC1417520E8445F8AC6EE5296D592677"><p>​James C. May, Maryann Zavez, Alexander W. Banks, and Arthur Edersheim, Vermont <em>Law School South Royalton Legal Clinic Student Manual</em> (1999-current eds.).</p></div>http://vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/James_C_May.htm?child=x6669694PublicationBook

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              Specific Issues In The Delivery of Civil Legal Assistancehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=682Specific Issues In The Delivery of Civil Legal Assistance<div class="ExternalClass81967103C22A4128AAE55E5C03E86765"> "Specific Issues In The Delivery of Civil Legal Assistance" ​Vermont/Karelia Rule of Law Project Annual Program Montpelier, VT, June 2, 2009. </div>682Presentation
              The South Royalton Legal Clinic: Its History, Accomplishments and Needshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=683The South Royalton Legal Clinic: Its History, Accomplishments and Needs<div class="ExternalClassA98EA58B96D24892B07F05D819AC3A76"> "The South Royalton Legal Clinic: Its History, Accomplishments and Needs" ​Top Notch at Stowe, VT, August 4, 2008. </div>683Presentation
              Access to Justice at Home and Abroadhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=684Access to Justice at Home and Abroad<div class="ExternalClass00F82E70F0FF404A84B32171ADE044A7"> "Access to Justice at Home and Abroad," Mt. Ascutney Resort, West Windsor, ​VT, July 16, 2008. </div>684Presentation
              Quality Control in the Delivery of Legal Aidhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=685Quality Control in the Delivery of Legal Aid<div class="ExternalClass1036DA81A37A461F97A5E58C8E1C9253"> ​"Quality Control in the Delivery of Legal Aid," Russian-American Rule of Law Consortium (RAROLC) annual conference, Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia, June 5, 2008. </div>685Presentation
              Access to Justice at Home and Abroadhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=686Access to Justice at Home and Abroad<div class="ExternalClassC02F658A4E1D47FF8BD79A28C21AB6F8"> "Access to Justice at Home and Abroad," ​Unitarian Universalist Church, Hartland, VT, April 13, 2008. </div>686Presentation
              Conference on Clinical Legal Educationhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=689Conference on Clinical Legal Education<div class="ExternalClassE343EC780D0A4409AEEFAB025EE58E39"><p>​Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia, co-organizer and presenter, 1997 and 2003.</p></div>689Presentation
              Conference on Clinical Legal Educationhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=687Conference on Clinical Legal Education<div class="ExternalClassECE8B39195AC45CB8C67F3905ACB1C50"> Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Consortium of Legal Clinics of Northwest Russia (founding meeting), St. Petersburg, Russia, 2000.​ </div>687Presentation
              Clinical Supervisionhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=688Clinical Supervision<div class="ExternalClass36699774AE28486CA7CE5B5C2B53B926"> ​"Clinical Supervision," Clinical Legal Education Conference, Novgorod, Russia, 1999.​ </div>688Presentation
              Conference presenter on history of American legal education and clinical teaching methodshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=690Conference presenter on history of American legal education and clinical teaching methods<div class="ExternalClassEFC4B375195240CCB8C11CC809203FCC"> ​Conference presenter on history of American legal education and clinical teaching methods, for representatives of Association of Russian Law Schools, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 1996.​ </div>690Presentation
              Multiple presentations on American clinical legal education and related topicshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=691Multiple presentations on American clinical legal education and related topics<div class="ExternalClass4A0F2CB9BA3A449C8A18969BC77C9459"> ​Multiple presentations on American clinical legal education and related topics, Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia 1994-96.​ </div>691Presentation
              Conducted community education workshops in Vermont on family lawhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=693Conducted community education workshops in Vermont on family law<div class="ExternalClassDDDA34E65A9A4287A5E608179C016BB5"> ​Conducted community education workshops in Vermont on family law, landlord-tenant and welfare-to-work issues, 1977-83.​ </div>693Presentation
              New lawyer trainerhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=692New lawyer trainer<div class="ExternalClassDFDCE681C5184A709A3A89FE259DF6F0"> ​New lawyer trainer, Legal Services Corporation/Vermont Legal Aid, 1980-84.​ </div>692Presentation

              Awards & Accomplishments

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              Deputy Director, Vermont Law School/Petrozavodsk State University Law Faculty partnershiphttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=709Deputy Director, Vermont Law School/Petrozavodsk State University Law Faculty partnership<div class="ExternalClassCC795A866B6F4DE8BA5BA5CF59F96285"><p>​Deputy Director, Vermont Law School/Petrozavodsk State University Law Faculty partnership (U.S. State Department NISCUPP grant), 1998-2005.</p></div>http://vermontlaw.edu/Our_Faculty/Faculty_Directory/James_C_May.htm?child=x7491709Affiliation
              Director, South Royalton Legal Clinichttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=703Director, South Royalton Legal Clinic<div class="ExternalClass61176F0165B04DBAA08860BB900DB0C4"><p>​Director of the South Royalton Legal Clinic since 1987.</p></div>703Affiliation
              Professor at VLShttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=704Professor at VLS<div class="ExternalClass5016DCE5EE254218AE8FC2DD8054EEF0"><p>​Professor at Vermont Law School since 1998.</p></div>704Affiliation
              Staff Attorney, VLShttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=702Staff Attorney, VLS<div class="ExternalClass39B7C816CC084A86B0A75DA2495A004A"><span style="font-size:12.7272720336914px;line-height:18.3272724151611px;">​Staff attorney, 1983-86.</span>​<br></div>702Affiliation
              Supervising Attorney, South Royalton Legal Clinichttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=705Supervising Attorney, South Royalton Legal Clinic<div class="ExternalClassB4A9127DDDCA4E33925F9DD1954385AE">​One of four experienced attorneys who supervise the South Royalton Legal Clinic's student clinicians.<br></div>705Affiliation