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Shannon Clarke , JD 2013

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The school connected me to the intellectual hub that spans from Burlington to Boston.”

Shannon Clarke was able to create her next job while still a student at Vermont Law School. She and two other VLS students developed an environmental start-up company, The EcoHub.  

Her experience at Vermont Law was the impetus for her endeavors. "The General Practice Program courses supplied me with solid practical skills for working with any type of client," she says, "and the various business law courses I took deeply stimulated me."

After developing a strong interest in business, Clarke became part of the Dartmouth Energy Collaborative, an organization that partners with Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering and the Tuck School of Business. "Vermont Law School's location in New England was absolutely an asset. The school connected me to the intellectual hub that spans from Burlington to Boston."

In addition to her courses and the Dartmouth Energy Collaborative, Shannon's involvement in at the Institute for Energy and the Environment helped inspire her business model to provide funding for environmentally friendly projects. "The EcoHub definitely evolved from the team's experience at Vermont Law. And likely, other environmental solutions and ideas we develop will be attributed to our experience at Vermont Law School."