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Student-led organizations are an integral part of the Vermont Law and Graduate School experience. A majority of students participate in one of the many community service, governance, affinity, special interest and advocacy, extra and co-curricular and sports and recreation organizations on campus.

Reflecting the non-competitive, small, action-oriented culture of Vermont Law and Graduate School, these student organizations and activities offer experiential learning, leadership and collaboration, and friendships that can last a lifetime.

Just as important – or maybe even more important – student groups connect people that share interests and ambitions, from defending animal rights or fielding the very best intramural rugby team…ever.

 

Student Portal: Click here to open the login to the internal Student Affairs/Student Groups Portal site (must have VLGS e-mail to access)

 

 Alliance

The Vermont Law and Graduate School Alliance is a coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and straight members of the law school community who strive to achieve equality before the law; educate the community about GLBTQQ identities; oppose homophobia and heterosexism; sponsor conferences, speakers, and social events; promote diversity in the Vermont community.  

 

 Animal Law Society

The Animal Law Society is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interest of animals through the legal system, and raising the profile of the field of animal law.

 

 Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)

The mission of Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) is to facilitate awareness, education, and discussion of issues and events that affect Asian Pacific Americans and other minority groups within the legal world and society at large, and to cultivate a supportive community within Vermont Law and Graduate School.

 

 Barrister's Bookshop Board of Directors

Contact the Barrister's Bookshop Board of Directors for more information about this Student Group at VLGS.

 

 Basketball Cooperative

Contact the Basketball Cooperative for more information about this Student Group at VLGS.

 

 Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) is the nation's largest student-run organization representing nearly 6,000 minority law students from over 200 chapters and affiliates throughout the United States and six other countries. BLSA represents the views of minority students and other students of the law school who are members of BLSA; promotes the welfare of its members through educational, professional, cultural, and social programs; and provides a forum for the discussion of local and national issues affecting both the minority law student community and the law school as a whole.

 

 Christian Law Fellowship (CLF)

Contact the Christian Law Fellowship for more information about this Student Group at VLGS.

 

 Energy Law Society

Contact the Energy Law Society for more information about this Student Group at VLGS.

 

 Environmental Justice Law Society (EJLS)

EJLS is a student organization whose purpose is to help build capacity for action within the Vermont Law and Graduate School (VLGS) community as well as nationally and internationally in order to further the Environmental Justice movement.

 

 Environmental Law Society (ELS)

The Environmental Law Society aims to promote environmental awareness and provide a forum for student participation in projects and action concerning global environmental issues.

 

 Food and Agricultural Law Society (FALS)

FALS is a vibrant community of student food advocates. Vermont Law and Graduate School is in rural Vermont, where the community supports a wide variety of food and agricultural law interests. Our student members meet monthly and engage with diverse projects: Food Radio, GE Labeling Working Group, collaboration with the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, discussion panels, farm tours, tastings and much more. The group celebrates all perspectives on the issues and is united in our appreciation of food and agriculture as the issue of our time.

 

 Hearsay

Contact Hearsay for more information about this Student Group at VLGS.

 

 Ice Hockey Club

Contact the Ice Hockey Club for more information about this Student Group at VLGS.

 

 Jewish Law Student Association

Contact the Jewish Law Student Association for more information about this Student Group at VLGS.

 

 Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA)

The Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA) is a student group aimed to represent the richness of the Latino Culture to the VLS community, to act as an advocate and open forum for members of the community interested in legal and non-legal Latino issues.

 

 Mental Health Committee

Contact the Mental Health Committee for more information about this Student Group at VLGS.

 

 Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)

The Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) is a chapter of National NALSA which was founded to support law students interested in the study of Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law. NALSA is an alliance of native and nonnative students who aim to raise awareness about Indigenous issues in a legal context. NALSA strives to ensure that Vermont Law and Graduate School maintains an Indigenous perspective in all mediums by providing a platform for Indigenous people and by supporting Indigenous law students.

 

 Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club is dedicated to providing outdoor recreation equipment to the VLGS community, promoting outdoor education and outreach, and diversifying the legal and ethical debate concerning outdoor recreation.

 

 Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity

Contact the Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity for more information about this Student Group at VLGS.

 

 Student Bar Association

The purpose of the SBA is to support and encourage academic excellence and professional growth among students; ensure the attainment and preservation of the rights of the individual student to acquire a quality legal education in a just and reasonable manner; and serve as the vehicle for interaction and communication between the students and the faculty, administration, alumni, and the community.

 

 Tabletop Society

The purpose of our group is to provide a space for the multitude of students who professed an interest in tabletop gaming.

 

 Ultimate Justice (frisbee)

Contact Ultimate Justice for more information about this Student Group at VLGS.

 

 Veteran Law Students Association

Contact the Veteran Law Students Association for more information about this Student Group at VLGS.

 

 Women's Law Society (WLS)

The Women's Law Group (WLS) of Vermont Law and Graduate School was organized in 1981 by students and faculty interested in the evolving status of women and the law. WLS strives to establish a professional network for women in law school, foster success for its members, promote equal participation of women in the legal profession, advance equal application of the law to all women, and support awareness of issues concerning women and the law. Throughout the year, WLS sponsors activities such as an annual charity auction, domestic violence panel, guest speakers, and various community awareness projects relating to women's issues.