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Q&A With President Beth McCormackQ&A With President Beth McCormack

July 16, 2021
When Beth McCormack was named interim president and dean by the VLS Board of Trustees on January 23, she became the first woman to hold that position in the school’s history. Read more »​​​​​​

Message from Interim President and Dean Beth McCormackMessage from Interim President and Dean Beth McCormack

February 5, 2021
Our mission is too important, our impact on the world too great, for us not to be successful... Read more »​​​​​​

President and Dean Tom McHenryFrom the President

June 1, 2020
A Statement on the Death of George Floyd. Read more  »

Update: Developing a Sustainable Financial Model at VLSUpdate: Developing a Sustainable Financial Model at VLS

July 17, 2018
A month ago, I wrote to you about the financial challenges our School was facing, and how we are working to address them. Today, I can confidently say that Vermont Law School has a stronger, more sustainable financial model that positions the school to thrive in coming years. Read more »​​​​​​

Developing a Sustainable Financial Model at VLSDeveloping a Sustainable Financial Model at VLS

May 31, 2018
To survive in today’s fiscal landscape, and to thrive going forward, we have to insist on a sustainable financial model that delivers a quality education to each and every student who arrives in South Royalton or logs in for our online classes. With the unanimous support and guidance of our Board of Trustees, we are currently undergoing a process of programmatic restructuring. Read more »​​​​​​

Elizabeth C. MacDonough to be 2018 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERElizabeth C. MacDonough to be 2018 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

April 9, 2018
Elizabeth C. MacDonough has accepted our invitation to serve as the 2018 Commencement Speaker. Ms. MacDonough is a VLS alumna graduating with a J.D. in 1998. She will address the law school community at the Commencement ceremony on the South Royalton Green on Saturday, May 12 which starts at 10:00 a.m. Read more »​​​​​​

U.S. News Ranks Vermont Law School No. 1 in Environmental LawU.S. News Ranks Vermont Law School No. 1 in Environmental Law

March 21, 2018
U.S. News & World Report has again recognized Vermont Law School as the No. 1 environmental law school in the United States. Read more »​​​​​​

Restorative Justice Coming to VLSRestorative Justice Coming to VLS

October 19, 2017
The American Bar Association has granted acquiescence in VLS' applications to establish a Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice, and a Master of Arts in Restorative Justice degree, an important step toward establishing our Center for Justice Reform. Read more »​​​​​​

Addressing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)Addressing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

September 7, 2017
This week the Trump administration announced plans to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). VLS stands with the Dreamers firmly and unequivocally against any policy change that would threaten the ability of these students to achieve their educational goals. Read more »​​​​​​