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Monthly Archives: March 2009

This, That and the Other

My good friend Jackie tells me that I talk about the weather too much in this blog. However, having lived in the deep South my entire life prior to moving to Vermont to work at the law school, I am still amazed by New England weather. Knowing that so many of our applicants are also […]

VLS Community in action

The Vermont legislature is currently debating a bill to approve same-sex marriage in the state. The open hearing was held on Wednesday – the law school had a caravan of faculty, staff and students heading up the road to Montpelier to support the bill. Here is a report from one of our students: Thank you […]

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

As you probably know, Vermont Law School refuses to allow the military to interview students on campus. Unlike other employers, they refuse to sign a non-discrimination statement impacting LGBT students. Therefore, In return, VLS loses hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in federal grants. This is a moral and ethical stand of which we […]

Spring is in the air – New England style

As I was walking across campus today in the blustery rain, a phrase came to mind; “It’s always darkest right before the dawn”. That is how spring comes to New England. There is no such thing as slipping into warm sun shiny days. Spring approaches with heavy rain showers and gusty winds. Swollen creeks and […]

March – In Like a Lion . . .

March has arrived in full force. The big storm that tore through the south is now dumping snow in New England. We are expected to receive about 8 inches today – nothing serious. Vermont has a unique tradition called Town Meeting Day – and it is tomorrow. All of the schools are closed (including VLS), […]