John Miller currently serves as the Vice President for Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications and as an Adjunct Faculty member at VLS.
Vice President Miller’s tenure at VLS started in 2009 as the Associate Director of Admissions. His career progressed to the Director of Admissions and Communications, Assistant Dean of Admissions, and the Associate Dean for Enrollment and Marketing. He has served on various committees during his tenure including the President and Dean Search Committee (twice), Staff Representative to the Board of Trustees, Healthcare Committee, Staff Handbook Committee, Ad Hoc Committee on Legal Education, Placement and Bar Committee, and the Safety Committee. In his professional capacity, he has served on various committees for the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), and the National Association for Graduate Enrollment Management.
VP Miller's interest and experience with restorative justice began with his undergraduate studies at Hudson Valley Community College where he received his Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice. He then went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Law and Society from The Sage Colleges. During this time he interned for Albany County Drug Treatment Court and completed the New York State Mediation Training. He went on to receive his law degree from Vermont Law School. While a law student, he was a student clinician at the South Royalton Legal Clinic where he conducted research on community restorative justice. VP Miller was the class commencement speaker, recipient of the Law Student Ethics Award, the Student Bar Association Student Pro Bono Service Award, and the Max Kempner Service Award.
He is an active volunteer at the Montpelier Community Justice Center where he serves on COSA teams and Restorative Impact Panels. COSA or Circles of Support and Accountability is a restorative reentry program that helps participants reintegrate into the community after a period of incarceration. COSA teams provide varying levels of support to help manage everyday challenges. He participates in annual trainings related to restorative justice and with the VT Dept of Corrections.
VP Miller is also a member of the board of directors and treasurer at the North Country Animal League, which is a limited-access animal shelter that promotes compassionate relationships between humans and animals.
Presenter, More Gate Less Wall – Electronic Marketing, LSAC Annual Meeting and Educational Conference, June 2019 (Boston, MA)
Presenter, Restorative Justice in Vermont and an introduction to the VLS Center for Justice Reform, Ukrainian Rule of Law Delegation hosted by the Vermont Council on World Affairs, Vermont Law School, April 9, 2019 (South Royalton, VT)
Guest Lecturer, Using a Restorative Justice Framework to Address Harms Associated with Climate Change and Environmental Crimes, Huazhong Agricultural University, March 27, 2019 (Wuhan, China)
Presenter, LLM Application Overview, LEASE Exhibition, March 2019 (Shanghai and Beijing, China)
Guest Lecturer, Business of Sales (BSAD 195), University of Vermont, August 1, 2018 (Burlington, VT)
Panelist, Advocating for Justice - Being a Queer Legal Professional, Vermont Law School, April 6, 2018 (South Royalton, VT)