Vermont Law School

Vermont Law School

The Vermont Law School (VLS) was established in 1973 in South Royalton, Vermont. The law school is famous in the United States for its program in environmental law, for which The U.S News and World Report has ranked the school number one. VLS was also named as one of the best law schools for women by the National Jurist. The school's 13 acre campus is located in central Vermont amidst the Green Mountains and above the banks of the White River.

Vermont Law School offers graduate and doctoral degrees in law. It has partnerships with the University of Cambridge, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and also offers dual degrees. Vermont law school is famous for its research centers such as Environmental Law Center, Environmental Tax Policy Institute and Institute for Energy & the Environment. The institute offers the First Nations Environmental Law Fellowship to two Native Americans for studying environmental law.

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Contacting Vermont Law School

Vermont Law School
164 Chelsea St
South Royalton , VT 05068-0096
General Phone: (800) 227-1395

Vermont Law School Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Law239law, legal professions

Number of programs and degrees for Vermont Law School in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
First-professional degree1731
Master's degree661

Vermont Law School Student Body

In 2007-2008, Vermont Law School had a total enrollment of 624 students (97 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 13%
First Professional 87%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 6%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 16%
25-29 57%
30-34 17%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Vermont Law School Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Royalton, Vermont for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Vermont Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Vermont Law School Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Vermont Law School participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1193400)

Vermont Law School Faculty

Vermont Law School has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year16$127,00812$127,084
Associate professorcalendar year6$124,1983$95,452
Assistant professorcalendar year4$87,8037$71,200
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year26$120,32823$102,685

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Vermont Law School Degree Programs (2007)

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

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