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Why Hire from VLS?

Because Vermont Law and Graduate School Students are Diverse, Dedicated, Accomplished, and Experienced.

VLGS students receive a strong background in traditional legal studies. We offer a variety of specializations including climate, energy, criminal, restorative justice, business, food and agriculture, international and comparative, land use and water resources law. In addition, many of our students take advantage of our full-time Judicial Externship and Semester in Practice programs, which provide opportunities to gain hands-on experience working for a federal or state court judge or with an attorney mentor in a firm, agency, or non-profit organization. This combination of academic preparation and experience allows our students to work effectively on a range of issues in a global market.

Because Vermont Law and Graduate School Has a Top-Ranked Environmental Program.

U.S. News & World Report consistently names Vermont Law and Graduate School as having one of the best environmental law programs in the nation. VLGS has been ranked first in the nation numerous times since the environmental specialty rankings began in 1991, and has never placed lower than second.

We also offer a traditional attorney career path with specialties such as tax law, criminal law, restorative justice, and business law.

Because Employers are Satisfied.

VLGS students are talented, energetic, committed, and willing to work extremely hard to produce, as well as pleasant and easy to work with, all of which combine to make them ideal additions to any legal team, especially when deadlines are short and pressures are high.
– Kathryn Macdonald, trial attorney, USDOJ ENRD, Environmental Enforcement Section


The Office of Career Services is committed to helping you find the best candidates possible for summer and entry-level positions. Our services include:


Career Services provides students and alumni with access to password-protected online job and internship postings. If you would like to post a job or internship, please email Shelly Parker, There is no cost associated with this service. Contact Shelly Parker at with questions.


On-campus interviews are held each year between September 1 and November 30 for the fall semester and between February 1 and March 30 for the spring semester. The Office of Career Services will coordinate all aspects of an on-campus interview, including collecting résumés at least one month in advance of the interview date, arranging student interviews, and coordinating any other criteria specified by the employer. We also have the capability to hold interviews through the use of video conferencing equipment, SKYPE, or the telephone. Please request an on-campus interview by contacting Shelly Parker at There is no cost associated with this service.


Career Services will organize resumé collections based on the criteria specified by the employer. We encourage employers to allow at least two weeks from the listing of a position to the receipt of résumés from our office. Please request a résumé collection by contacting Shelly Parker at There is no cost associated with this service.


Please review our Vermont Law and Graduate School Non-Discrimination Policy here.