The law school's proximity to Vermont's capital city, Montpelier, allows JD, LLM and MELP students to work under the supervision of attorneys who support the work of the Vermont General Assembly. Under the supervision of Legislative Counsel Michele Childs, who serves in the office of the Vermont Legislative Council, students work on bills, amendments, and related research projects; they observe floor debates, attend committee hearings, and participate in hearings as needed by the committees.
This 6-credit clinic is offered each spring in Montpelier. Students are required to be in attendance at the General Assembly in Montpelier for at least two days each week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. The course runs concurrently with the session of the General Assembly.
Students must complete the prerequisite Legislation course, offered each fall, in order to enroll in this course in the spring.