Prior to joining VLS, Dean Jefferson served as general counsel for the United Black Fund, Inc., associate counsel in the law office of Wilhelmina J. Rolark, and a legislative assistant on the Committee on Judiciary to Council Member Wilhelmina J. Rolark. While attending VLS, Dean Jefferson received the Alumni Association Award and was a Debevoise Family Scholarship recipient. She also founded the Minority Student Group at VLS. She graduated summa cum laude from Southeastern University and was named to the dean's list.
Awards & Accomplishments
Awards, Honors or Grants
The National Black Pre-Law Conference recognized Dean Jefferson with the Commitment to the Cause Service Award "in recognition for outstanding commitment and service to helping aspiring Black lawyers better understand what it takes to be successful applicants, law students and lawyers."
Windsor and Orange County Democratic Committee “Women Making a Difference” Award 2017
12th Annual Meeting of Law School Diversity Professionals Recognition Presentation Recognition Award for “Throwback Thursday: A Historical Analysis of Diversity”, 2018
Women’s Law Group Phenomenal Woman Award 2011 and 2013
Vermont Law School Black Law Students Association Leadership Award 2018
2018 CLEO Edge Diversity Award Recipient
Black Pre-Law Conference Commitment to the Cause Award 2014
Michigan State University College of Law Facilitating Change Agent Award for “Voices from the Mountaintop” presentation, 2018
Student Bar Association Staff Award 2001-2002
15th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair Legal Education Access & Diversity Champion Award, 2019