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Anti-Racism Statement

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Vermont Law School Commitment to Anti-Racism and Support for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Approved by the VLS Faculty March 11, 2021

Vermont Law School is committed to equity and inclusion. As an institution of higher education, we recognize that the law has too often neglected Black, Brown and Indigenous peoples, as well as members of the LGBTQ community, and has been used to legitimize the inhumane treatment of marginalized groups within these communities. From Tulsa to Flint, from Selma to Stonewall, from mass incarceration to police brutality, experience has proven that justice in America is not, in fact, blind.

Therefore, we commit to fight against inherent ignorance, intolerance, racial and social injustice, through teaching and scholarship, research and practice, open discussion, and public events.  We believe in providing a learning environment that is inclusive of all people, regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, ethnicity, ability, age, or socioeconomic class.

As a community, we are implementing anti-racism practices and pedagogy. We support and celebrate diversity through the efforts described in Vermont Law School’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan
Read the Vermont Law School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan 2020-2023 (pdf) here.