Join SPEAK This Spring

25 Jan 2016

Join SPEAK This Spring

7:00pm - 7:00pm

Map Room 103

Map Room

‚ÄčInterested in the Vermont Prison Debate Initiative? Do you want to practice public speaking before your Legal Writing II Oral Argument? Would you like to help out with the Solutions Conference?

Then join SPEAK for our first meeting of the semester on Tuesday, January 26 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM in the Map Room.

What was SPEAK up to last semester?

  • Provided free debate instruction to individuals incarcerated at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility and the Woodside Juvenile Correctional Facility, Vermont's only all-female and juvenile facilities.
  • Hosted Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan to discuss his vision for criminal justice reform in Vermont.
  • Worked with BLSA and LALSA to host the "Race, Law, and Community Policing" conference.
  • Hosted "Ready to Run!" with Emerge Vermont, former Gov. Madeleine Kunin, Rep. Kesha Ram, State's Attorney Rose Kennedy, and Ashley Hill.
  • Provided the "SPEAK With Us!" radio program.
  • Offered public speaking instruction to VLS students through the "SPEAK Masters" program.
  • Presented at¬†the New England Clinician's Conference hosted by Harvard Law School.

What is on the agenda this spring?

Electing a new SPEAK Treasurer and President-Elect for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Co-sponsoring the Solutions Conference with the Environmental Mission Scholars, Federalist Society, and Veterans Law Students Association.

The "SPEAK With Us!" radio program.

"SPEAK Masters!" public speaking instruction.

Offering SPEAK debate programs at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.

Expanding SPEAK's reach to offer debate instruction in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Anything else you want on the agenda.

All VLS students, faculty, and community members are welcome at our meetings. SPEAK will meet every other Tuesday from 4:00 - 5:00 PM in the Map Room. We look forward to seeing you there.

Questions? Concerns? Contact Jessica Bullock at