Laurie Kadoch

Biography

Certificate - Global Arbitration Law and Practice, School of International Arbitration Queen Mary University of London and Hamline University of Law; BA, Boston University, 1970

Professor Laurie C. Kadoch joined the faculty at Vermont Law School in 1997. She brought to teaching the experience of over ten years of entrepreneurial business management and an active client centered legal practice. With a short hiatus during which she was Director of Legal Skills and Values at Florida International University School of Law, she was a devoted member of the Vermont Law School faculty until 2014 when she retired.
Professor Kadoch was active in many student endeavors. She was a positive force in the development of dispute resolution curriculum. She has teaching expertise in Appellate Advocacy, Family Law, Dispute Resolution, Conflict and Communication, Legal Reasoning, and a broad spectrum of legal skills curriculum. Professor Kadoch taught Family Law as a visiting professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law during the summers of 1999 and 2000. For a number of summers, she was a Faculty member of the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Widener University School of Law. In 2005, she coached the national winners of the ABA’s Law Student Negotiation Competition, which represented the United States in the International Negotiation Competition in Dublin sponsored by the Law Society of Ireland. She earned a BA degree from Boston University in 1970. She graduated cum laude and 4th in her law school class at the University of Southern Maine with joint degrees in Law and Public Policy and Management in 1988. She also earned a Masters degree in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College. Upon graduation from law school, she joined the law firm of Verrill and Dana in Portland, Maine as a member of the civil litigation department and became head of the firm’s Family Law practice within two years. While she was in practice, Professor Kadoch was a highly respected member of the Maine Bar. Among her accomplishments, she was appointed a Dedimus Justice by the Governor of Maine; she was appointed a member of task forces on alternative dispute resolution and guardians ad litem; and she was a recipient of a Maine Bar Foundation Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Pro-Bono Service. She publishes in the areas of family law and narrative and the law.