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Registration for non-degree-seeking students opens on April 12, 2024. After you submit the application form, you will receive an email with your VLGS login information and VLGS email address. You will need this to register for classes.

Non-degree-seeking students: Use your VLGS email to contact registrar@vermontlaw.edu to notify the Registrar which classes you want to take this summer.

Degree-seeking students: Register for classes using Campus Web. Registration for degree-seeking students opens at 9:00 a.m. on the following schedule:

  • April 4, 2024: students who only need summer classes to graduate
  • April 5, 2024: students who only need summer and fall classes to graduate
  • April 8, 2024: current 2Ls and AJDs
  • April 9, 2024: 1Ls and Extended JDs, Masters, LLM's
  • April 12, 2024: auditors and non-degree-seeking students

Here are some tips for Campus Web:

  1. Select "Course Listings" under Quick Links on the left
  2. Select "2023-2024 Academic Year – Summer" from the "Term" dropdown
  3. Select "Juris Doctor" from the "Division" dropdown to ensure that all available classes are displayed
  4. Click the SEARCH button to run the request and see the classes

If you’re having trouble, please contact the Registrar’s Office (registrar@vermontlaw.edu).

 

Auditing students may not take exams.

Unless noted otherwise in the syllabus, exams are held on the Saturday after the last class for the term, during the same hours the class was held. Please check your syllabus for the exam schedule. If there is a conflict, contact the Registrar's Office (registrar@vermontlaw.edu).

Dean Lisa Ryan(lryan@vermontlaw.edu) must approve special accommodations for students with a documented learning disability, and students whose first language is not English. Please submit the Accommodations Request Form. Dean Ryan will inform the Registrar's Office of any accommodations you are to receive.

Please direct billing, tuition, and payment questions to the Business Office at studentaccounts@vermontlaw.edu.

Tuition bills are available in CampusWeb within a few days of registering for classes. Please note: a wait-listed seat is not equivalent to a registration. To access the bill, follow these steps:.

  1. Log into CampusWeb
  2. Click on the "Business Office" tab in the blue ribbon
  3. Click on the "My Billing Information" in the grey rectangle on the left of the screen
  4. Access the "Course and Fee Statement" under the CASHNet Online Payment tool header
  5. To pay using CASHNet, select "Go to CASHNET", and follow the set up instructions

You may also pay by check made payable to "Vermont Law and Graduate School".

You will not receive a paper copy of the bill, unless specifically requested – you will need to monitor your account online via CampusWeb.

Failure to receive a statement of account is not sufficient cause for extending payment due dates.

Tuition is due prior to the first day of class.

If tuition is not paid in full by the end of the term, you will not be able to sit for exams or register for future terms.

All students (degree seeking and non-degree seeking) who are enrolled in the Summer Session program are charged a non-refundable $205.00 Summer Student Administrative Fee.

Interest will accrue on your account at 12% per annum on all unpaid balances.

Transcripts will not be released to any student who has an outstanding balance with Vermont Law and Graduate School until the balance (and any applicable interest) is paid in full.

Tuition and Fees for 2023-24

Please direct any questions about Financial Aid to the Financial Aid Office: finaid@vermontlaw.edu. Federal Student Aid is only available to students in degree-seeking programs. Students taking VLGS courses toward a degree at another institution should contact our Financial Aid Office.

Students wanting to borrow federal loan funding to cover their summer educational expenses must complete a 2023-2024 FAFSA and be enrolled in at least 3 credits counting towards their JD, master's, and/or LLM Degree.

Cost of living funding is available and calculated for students based on the total number of days they are enrolled during the summer semester.

The Refund Policy can be reviewed here.

If you are an online student or taking an online, asynchronous class, please contact the Online Enrollment Advisor, Genevieve Nichols.

In-person classes will have a location designated in CampusWeb – the location correlates to the building, class, and time that class meets. Check out the PDF of the Campus Map.

Resources

All students at Vermont Law and Graduate School have access to the following resources.

The Julien and Virginia Cornell Library

The Cornell Library is open throughout the summer, and students taking Summer Session courses can access the library’s resources in person at the library or online through the library’s website . You can visit the library 24/7 with a student ID, and library staff are available to assist students at the Information Desk every day from 8 am to 8 pm. Reference librarians are available from 8:30 am to 4 pm Monday–Friday to provide research assistance. You can stop by the library, call the library’s Information Desk (802-831-1441), or send an email to reference@vermontlaw.edu to contact a reference librarian. The library also has online research guides covering topics such as Vermont law, environmental law, and legislative history to assist with your research needs.

The library’s primary legal databases are Westlaw and Lexis+, and the library provides access to them and many other databases through its database research guide . Most databases can be accessed by using your VLGS login information, but to access Westlaw and Lexis+, you will need to set up accounts with those platforms. If you did not receive emails with the account setup information, please contact the Electronic Resources and Technology Librarian, Sarah Scully, for assistance.

Some professors at VLGS use TWEN as a course-management platform rather than Canvas. TWEN is accessed through Westlaw and can be used to review course materials and syllabi, view and submit online assignments and exams, and exchange messages with professors and classmates.

Canvas Online Learning Platform

Some residential classes use the Online Learning platform Canvas to deliver their course materials. Access to Canvas is part of your credentialing process, so you will use your VLS email address (the full address) and password to access your Dashboard. Once your professor has added you to the class, you will see the class in your Dashboard.

If you would like to participate in an Orientation to Canvas prior to starting your residential course, please contact the Online Enrollment Advisor, Genevieve Nichols.

ASP is empowering, individualized, and available to every Vermont Law and Graduate School student. ASP offers skill building through workshops, one-on-one consultation, and mentoring by upper-level students. If you are looking for ways to shrink the learning curve, ASP can connect you with study-aids and supplemental materials that accommodate your specific needs. Whether you are preparing for your first exam or are searching for a mentor for a specific topic, ASP is here to help. You can visit ASP virtually by clicking here. If you would like to schedule a meeting with ASP or the Mentors during business hours – 8am to 4pm Eastern, Monday through Friday, please contact Katrina Munyon.

The IT Department has many technology resources available to students, including email, printing and wireless access.

To request assistance from the IT Department, Submit a Ticket and they will get right back to you.

Books and Syllabi

Barrister's Bookshop will have the materials necessary for each course, including texts, advance assignments, and course packs. They are a student-run non-profit bookstore that has provided books and materials for all of our students, near and far. You can order online or over the phone, and they have curbside pick-up hours.

Syllabi are made available as they are received from faculty.
Book Lists and Reading Assignments

COVID-19 Safety

For answers and questions concerning COVID-19 and Vermont Law and Graduate School, please contact covid19@vermontlaw.edu.

Housing

VLS maintains a searchable database of summer rentals on the VLS Housing Website.

If you are a new student and have not received your VLGS email address yet, please create a Guest Account on the VLGS off-Campus Housing Website. You will need to contact housing@vermonlaw.edu to receive the Guest Passcode. Once you create a Guest Account, you will be able to see the available rentals. You can choose search criteria such as "Walk to VLGS" or "Pets Allowed." A list of summer rentals meeting your criteria will appear with contact information. For a full description of each rental, click on the link in the left column. Contact the landlords and students directly.

Policies

Vermont Law and Graduate School's general policies are listed in the Student Handbook, link near the bottom of these web pages.

Points of Contact

Note: Summer office hours are 8 am to 4 pm Eastern, Monday through Friday.


Summer Session Resources

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Information about applying to a VLS Summer Session class or program

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Detailed information about tuition and fees for Summer Session