Vermont Law School

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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Snow geese settle on a wetland in North Dakota. If the Trump administration successfully rescinds the Clean Water Rule, many wetlands might lose federal protection. Krista Lundgren USFWS/Flickr

Does Scott Pruitt have a solid case for repealing the Clean Water Rule?

The Clean Water Rule spells out which streams, wetlands and other water bodies receive federal protection. The Trump administration wants to repeal it, but will face high hurdles in court.
Activists in Seattle practice for demonstrations against Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic, April 17, 2015. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Will Obama’s offshore drilling ban be Trumped?

President Obama used an obscure 1953 law to bar offshore drilling in Arctic Alaska and along the Atlantic coast. Republicans and energy companies want to reverse the ban, but it will not be easy.
In addition to the Clean Power Act policy for climate change, the Supreme Court will be hearing cases on the extent of protections under the Clean Water Act. ex_magician/flickr

What Scalia’s death means for environment and climate

A look at Scalia's decidedly negative legacy on environment reveals how important the next Supreme Court will be on environmental questions, including the EPA Clean Power Plan.

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