Vermont Law School will continue with virtual classes during the fall semester. The physical campus will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. VLS community members should download the Health Screening App and check their email for more information. Please visit vermontlaw.edu/covid19 for general information, resources, and updates.
This campus is different. It's got the ingredients most people seek when they want to restore themselves - natural beauty, a purposeful sense of quiet, and a powerful sense of community.
Jehmal Hudson JD '06. House Liaison for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; "At VLS I learned how to be an advocate," he says. "I see FERC as my client when I'm on the Hill. I advocate for them."
Vermont Law School is a different kind of law school, and one important reason rests with our community. Students fish on the White River between classes in the summer. They hold dinner parties, brew their own beer, and hear firsthand from the governor of Vermont about the importance of making changes to the criminal justice system.
Like Vermont itself, the community at Vermont Law School is small and deeply engaged. It's a passionate group of faculty, students, and staff who care about both their neighbors and changing the world. Community includes our alumni, who share a common bond and love for this small town in Vermont though they may be scattered across the nation and abroad. They look out for each other, help current students find work and internships, and retain a commitment to changing the world and their neighborhoods.
It takes many parts to make our community work. Our campus that is deeply committed to sound, sustainable environmental practices is one part of it. Here you'll find compostable toilets and a solar-powered electric vehicle charger available for use.
Our values and commitment to equality-for-all also play a part. On Town Meeting Day, the school closes to allow students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to participate in this important New England democratic tradition.
Finally, the place itself—and a love for and engagement with the outdoors—fosters the communal experience. We take a moment to connect with each other and our surroundings. Whether it's hiking nearby Kent's Ledge, or visiting the gear shed to borrow cross-country skis, snow shoes, and canoes. When the weather is at its worst, the new state-of-the-art fitness center offers equipment and group fitness classes including yoga, guided meditation, and spinning.