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Career Paths

Why Vermont Law School?

To pursue a meaningful, sustainable legal career in today's job market, you need more than just a law degree. You need a top-notch education, hands-on experience, connections, and determination. At Vermont Law School, we set you on that path and work with you job by job as you build your career.

We Help You Connect

Vermont Law School faculty and career counselors will help you to connect with potential employers and accomplished alumni working in diverse fields across the nation and around the globe. Our students have a passion for making a difference in the world, whether in traditional law firms or in law- and policy-related positions in a range of fields, including agriculture, education, criminal law, international human rights, technology, and sports law. About 50 percent more than the national average choose jobs in public service, nonprofits, government, and the judiciary.

Comparison of VLS and National Employment Statistics for Class of 2012
Employment Type

Alumni Careers

What's your career interest? These snapshots introduce alumni across a spectrum of legal work, from partner track in a corporate law firm to public-interest work around the world. Each is a leader, and each routinely plays an active role in the lives of current students.

Alumni Profiles

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These brief profiles highlight the different paths some of our alumni have followed to leadership positions in their chosen careers. You’ll see how the knowledge, experience, and connections they gained at VLS helped them build their careers. Maybe you’ll see yourself in them.

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Employment Statistics

Our graduates find jobs in every region of the country, in large firms and small. Opportunities outside traditional positions are growing fast. Check the facts on the class of 2011 and see how trends at VLS compare with what's happening nationwide.

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Career Planning and Assistance   New window icon

See how we'll work with you to plan and take the right steps toward the career you want. We've included a road map for finding your first job after law school, based on one-on-one guidance, interactive panels, workshops, and extensive online resources including job and internship listings.