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Academic Success Program

Meet the Faculty and Staff

Matthew Carluzzo

Director
JD, Georgetown University Law Center
AB, Dartmouth College

Professor Matthew Carluzzo joined the Vermont Law School faculty in 2010. He is the director of the Academic Success Program, where he designs and instructs courses that teach students the skills necessary to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in their future legal practice.

Professor Carluzzo earned an AB in Religion from Dartmouth College in 1997 and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2003. Upon graduation from law school, he joined the litigation practice group at the Washington, DC law firm of Arnold & Porter, where his practice comprised of large-scale civil and appellate products liability litigation. He later joined Gilbert LLP, also in Washington, DC, where he specialized in corporate insurance law. In 2006, Professor Carluzzo joined the AmeriCorps VISTA program, where he worked with Middlebury College's Alliance for Civic Engagement to lessen the causes and effects of poverty in rural Vermont. From 2007 to 2008, Professor Carluzzo served as the Dean of Cook Commons at Middlebury, a role in which he served as a primary resource to help students achieve success in their academic and personal lives.


Beth McCormack

Assistant Director
JD, Boston University School of Law
BA, University of Chicago

Before joining VLS, Professor McCormack practiced in the Litigation Section of the Boston law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. She has extensive experience in commercial litigation, with a particular focus in construction law. Her practice included all aspects of state and federal litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution. Professor McCormack is also very experienced in arbitration practice and procedure and has represented clients before various arbitration panels and in pre- and post-arbitration proceedings. Professor McCormack was a member of the firm's hiring committee and served as a mentor to new associates. In addition, for the past eight years, Professor McCormack was an instructor at Boston University School of Law where she taught Legal Research and Writing to first year law students.

In 2007, Professor McCormack served as a Special Assistant District Attorney at the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. During that time, she took more than twenty criminal cases to trial. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professor McCormack received her AB from the University of Chicago and earned her JD, cum laude, from Boston University School of Law. During law school, Professor McCormack was a member of the Public Interest Law Journal. She also participated in the Stone Moot Court Competition, the Albers Honors Moot Court Competition, and was a member of the Craven National Moot Court Team.

 

Katrina Munyon

Program Coordinator

Katrina encourages students to visit the Academic Success office and take advantage of the resources and programs that are available. ASP focuses on helping law students discover their particular needs and learning styles while providing the academic tools that may guide you through the challenges of law school. Katrina is available to assist students with:

  • Scheduling an advising appointment with the director, assistant director or an ASP mentor.
  • Learning more about upcoming ASP events.
  • Borrowing study aids from the ASP resource collection.
  • Accessing information through the Academic Success and Pathway to Bar Passage TWEN sites.
  • Accessing CALI Lessons.