Criminal Justice

Vermont Law School blog articles featuring stories about criminal law, criminal practice and procedure, evidence, and more. From opinions on criminal justice system reform to innovative criminal justice practices and the latest developments from the Criminal Law Clinic, learn what's going on in the world of criminal law from VLS.

Thad Adkins JD'09 VLS Criminal Law BlogEXONERATED

December 6, 2018
Thad Adkins JD'09, an environmental attorney in Helena, Montana, ended up representing a fellow Monatanan imprisoned for 23 years in the apppeal of a lifetime. Read more »​​​​​​

Different approach to Drug Use and Addiction, VLS Criminal Justice Blog​A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO DRUG USE AND ADDICTION

March 17, 2017
In front of the Vermont House Judiciary Committee, VLS professor Robert Sand offered his perspective on a fundamentally different approach to marijuana reform.​ Read more »​​​​​​

Vermont H.55 Bill, VLS Criminal Justice BlogVERMONT H.55 IS ‘IMPORTANT ADVANCEMENT IN JUSTICE’

February 17, 2017
Thoughts on the H.55, a bill that guarantees public defense services to all needy people who were 25 or under at the time of their​ alleged offense.​ Read more »​​​​​​