How to Apply to the General Practice Program

Students who participate in the General Practice Program gain numerous advantages: a high level of interaction with faculty, exposure to key areas of law, many opportunities to acquire and develop skills needed by practicing attorneys, increased self-confidence in performing legal research and transactions, and the knowledge that they can offer pertinent experience to law firms.

General Practice Program Certificate graduates are employed in a wide range of employment settings, including small and large firms, government agencies, and nonprofit enterprises. To maximize the educational experience, permit sufficient individual guidance from the professors and facilitate class discussion and assignments, class size is limited to 16 students. Students who prefer active, experiential learning to lecture style, who enjoy working as a team, and seek to gain practical skills in a number of areas of law, would benefit from the General Practice experience.

All students interested in receiving the certificate in General Practice at graduation must file a Declaration and be approved by the director, Professor Gary Brooks, no later than the end of their 4th semester. We are looking for students who will excel in a program of experiential learning and who can demonstrate the likely ability to take advantage of experiential learning opportunities. Similarly, we seek students with the ability to work collaboratively, independently, and to actively engage with new material. Applicants for the Certificate must have a minimum grade point average of at least 2.2. If you have questions regarding the GPP or the Certificate, please see the Director, Professor Gary Brooks. His office is in 118 Waterman, his telephone number is (802)831-1290, and his email is gbrooks@vermontlaw.edu.  

Application Information

Declaration Form