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Racial Justice

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As protests erupt around the country in response to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black Americans at the hands of police, the Vermont Law School community has united in opposition to systemic racism and white supremacy. Student groups and administrators at the school have a longstanding commitment to racial justice. Here's how they are speaking out and taking action against violence toward BIPOC and standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

 

Plant Breeders GuideThe Death of George Floyd: The Laws and Limits of Minnesota’s Homicide Statutes

June 11, 2020
Professor Robert Sand, Founding Director, Center for Justice Reform discusses The Death of George Floyd: The Laws and Limits of Minnesota’s Homicide Statutes.
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Statement on Behalf of the Food and Agricultural Law SocietyStatement on Behalf of the Food and Agricultural Law Society

June 5, 2020
The Food and Agriculture Law Society stands with Black communities, organizers, and protesters. FALS stands in support and solidarity of Black lives because Black Lives Matter. Read more  »

Statement of Solidarity from the Vermont Law ReviewStatement of Solidarity from the Vermont Law Review

June 4, 2020
Vermont Law Review stands in solidarity with the black community. We recognize the violence and injustices that our current systems perpetuate. VLR supports and encourages those who speak out and protest against racism. Read more  »

Statement from the Vermont Law Black Law Students AssociationStatement from the Vermont Law Black Law Students Association

June 3, 2020
As future attorneys, we all have a duty to ensure the law is administered equitably. We call on you to be an ally to the Black community by combating injustices, police brutality, as well as inequalities in America’s justice system. Read more  »

Statement of Solidarity and Call to ActionStatement of Solidarity and Call to Action from the Environmental Justice Law Society

June 3, 2020
A VLS student group responds to the murders of Black Americans, white supremacy, systemic racism, and the protests that have erupted in response. Read more  »

President and Dean Tom McHenryFrom the President

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