Vermont Law School is a different kind of law school, and one important reason rests with its community. Students fish on the White River between classes in the summer. They hold dinner parties, brew their own beer, and hear firsthand from the governor of Vermont about the importance of making changes to the criminal justice system.
Like Vermont itself, the community at Vermont Law School is small and deeply engaged. It's a passionate group of faculty, students, and staff who care about both their neighbors and changing the world. Community includes its alumni, who share a common bond and love for this small town in Vermont though they may be scattered across the nation and abroad. They look out for each other, help current students find work and internships, and retain a commitment to changing the world and their neighborhoods.
It takes many parts to make a community work. Its campus that is deeply committed to sound, sustainable environmental practices is one part of it. Here you'll find compostable toilets and a solar-powered electric vehicle charger available for use.
Its values and commitment to equality-for-all also play a part. On Town Meeting Day, the school closes to allow students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to participate in this important New England democratic tradition.
Finally, the place itself — and a love for and engagement with the outdoors — fosters the communal experience. Everyone takes a moment to connect with each other and the surroundings. Whether it's hiking nearby Kent's Ledge, or visiting the gear shed to borrow cross-country skis, snow shoes, and canoes. When the weather is at its worst, the new state-of-the-art fitness center offers equipment and group fitness classes including yoga, guided meditation, and spinning.
Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont