​Monday, March 30th, 2015

The purpose of Admitted Student Visiting Day is to introduce you to the VLS community on a regular day. While we have made special arrangements for you to visit classes and hear targeted presentations, this is your opportunity to obtain a realistic appraisal of VLS without the Admissions filter. We are confident that VLS is exactly what we say it is: an academic community of dedicated advocates that care for the advancement of social justice as much as we care for each other.

Class Observation Periods

You are invited to observe any classes that interest you. In order not to disrupt a particular class, we ask that you arrive a few minutes before the scheduled start of the class and that you stay for the entire class. Introduce yourself to a student and sit with him or her. As a courtesy, we also ask that you introduce yourself to the professor before or after the class. A class schedule will be provided when you arrive.

Master's Information Session

We invite our admitted Master's students to learn more about the distinct opportunities offered by our one year master's degree.

Business Services

Staff members of the Business Office are happy to answer questions about payment plans on a drop-in basis. They are located in Abbott House (Admissions Office building) on the second floor.


A meal ticket has been provided for each participant and guest. Seating space will be available in the Chase Community Center.


We encourage you to explore the Upper Connecticut River Valley during your visit. We particularly recommend visits to the towns of Hanover, NH, and Montpelier, VT, the two nearby larger towns that VLS students most often frequent. Both are about 25-minute drives by interstate from VLS (though in opposite directions). Printed travel directions are available at the registration table.


Information tables will be set up outside of the Chase Community Center from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., where you will be able to speak with faculty, staff and students regarding programs offered at VLS. Below is a list of groups/programs that will be represented:

Partners Group
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Environmental Law Center
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic
Institute for Energy and the Environment
Land Use Clinic
South Royalton Legal Clinic *
Academic Success Program
International and Comparative Law Programs
Externship Programs
General Practice Program
Technology Services
Career Services
Student Bar Association
Financial Aid
Insurance Plans

*The South Royalton Legal Clinic would like to welcome first-year students to stop over at the Clinic to speak with students and staff. There will be refreshments and visitors are free to drop in at their convenience.