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About VLS

A young and vibrant school that has already established itself as a leader, Vermont Law School is dedicated to providing students, faculty, and staff with an exceptional educational community that values individualism, ethics, personal engagement, and public citizenship.

The mission we uphold is strengthened by our diversity, our dynamic curriculum and experiential learning opportunities, our prestigious faculty and excellent staff, and the supportive atmosphere we have created and nurtured.

Our goal is to educate agents of change who will continue to be guided by our motto—“Law for the community and the world”—as they set off down their individual paths toward success as litigators, public interest attorneys, environmental and land use experts, civil rights advocates, and activists. Near and far, our graduates add meaning to their careers by serving as leaders in their communities and stewards of the earth. One and all, we are committed to having a significant positive impact on the world that surrounds us and the people who are living in it.

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History and Mission

Founded in 1973 in a nineteenth-century school building that is now LEED certified, VLS has grown into an acclaimed institution with rigorous academics and a top-ranked environmental law program.

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Our President and Board of Trustees guide VLS by drawing from their diverse experiences in law firms, nonprofits, Fortune 500 companies, environmental and energy groups, and advocacy programs.

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Employment at VLS

We invite outstanding scholars, practitioners, and administrators to join us. Our warm, collegial community is energized by its commitment to students, inspired by beautiful surroundings, and driven to serve the greater good.

Faculty Recruiting

Vermont Law School encourages scholars and academicians with an interest in serving the public good and training the next generation of lawyers to do the same to investigate a career at VLS. We currently have faculty positions open and hope you'll take this opportunity to explore what we have to offer.