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The Women's Law Society (originally Women’s Law Group) of Vermont Law School was organized in 1981 by students and faculty interested in the evolving status of women and the law. WLS strives to establish a support network for women in law school, foster professional success for its members, promote equal participation of women in the legal profession, advance equal application of the law to all women, and support an awareness of issues concerning women and the law. Throughout the year, WLS sponsors various activities such as panels, guest speakers, and community awareness projects relating to women's issues. WLS hosts an annual auction whose proceeds benefit Safeline, the Magic Mountain Children's Center, and the Judge K. Reiss Scholarship.


past Events sponsored by WLS:

  • Women in the Workplace Panel
  • Women’s Law Group Auction
  • Feminist Book Club
  • Intersectional Luncheons
  • Eco-feminism Movie Night and Panel
  • Phenomenal Women’s Luncheon
  • Vermont Bar Association Women’s Division Mentorship Program



  • Co-chairs: Erika Gerstenberger, Elyssa Willadsen
  • Secretary: Marissa Pizaña
  • Treasurer: Kelsey Schweitzer
  • PR Coordinator: Lauren King