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VLS Involved in Irene Clean Up

Hurricane Irene made its impact in Vermont with flooding levels that haven’t been seen since the flood of 1927, coined “Vermont’s greatest natural disaster.” Babbling brooks became raging rivers, taking out anything that stood in its path. Many Vermonter’s lost their homes and belongings, and others were left stranded due to washed out roads and bridges.  One google search will give you an idea of the devastation.

The law school experienced some damage, but modest compared to our neighbors in South Royalton. In true Vermont spirit, students, faculty, and staff mobilized to aid those in need.

The law school is serving as a central information point for organizing volunteer efforts in South Royalton and the surrounding communities. Each morning, emails go out to the law school community, indicating where and when volunteer efforts are needed. VLS has dedicated classrooms to host clothing and household item drives and is now operating a FEMA Assistance Clinic, comprised of volunteers from the Land Use Clinic and the South Royalton Legal Clinic. The clinic is located in the top floor of the VLS Cornell Library and will serve anyone wishing to file a claim.

More links:

Operation Revive Royalton
Post-Irene Info for VLS Community Members
Vermont Law School Relief Fund

VLS Students Aid in Relief Efforts

VLS Students Aid in Relief Efforts: Jeff Fucci, Carissa Wong, Peter Dysart, Molly Gray


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