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Inauguration of Marc B. Mihaly

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In a New World of Legal Education

The Inauguration of
Marc B. Mihaly
as President and Dean
Vermont Law School
Friday, October 26, 2012

Panel Discussion on the Future of Legal Education

Innovation in Legal Education: Perspectives from Practice, the Courts, and the Academy
Chase Community Center
1:00 pm
Download the Panel Discussion video here.

Inauguration Ceremony
The Green, South Royalton
3:00 pm
Reception immediately following
Chase Community Center


Marc Mihaly
, one of the nation's leading environmental law attorneys, was named president and dean of Vermont Law School in 2012. He served as the acting associate dean of environmental programs and director of the Environmental Law Center in 2005-06 and then associate dean and director from 2007-12. Mihaly is an expert in the areas of land use, urban planning, and energy law and policy. Dean Mihaly received his BA degree from Harvard College and, after service in the Peace Corps, received his JD degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, where he was editor in chief of the Ecology Law Quarterly. He then served with the environmental unit of the California Attorney General's Office and with the San Mateo County Legal Aid Society. Professor Mihaly cofounded Shute, Mihaly and Weinberger (San Francisco) in 1980 and served as its managing partner for 17 years.


Vermont Law School is located just off Route 14 in South Royalton, Vermont.  Click here for a map and directions.

Parking and Accessibility

Parking will be available in Vermont Law School parking lots (please watch for signs as you cross the bridge) and some limited parking will be available in town on Railroad Street.  If you require handicapped parking and assistance, please contact Kathy McCullough, Events Coordinator, at 802-831-1456.


Visit the VLS Local Accommodations page for more information about places to stay in the area.

Inauguration Details for Delegates and Special Guests

We are delighted that you are planning to attend the inauguration of Marc B. Mihaly, the President and 8th Dean of Vermont Law School.  The installation ceremony will take place on the South Royalton Green beginning at 3:00.

Departing from a more traditional ceremony, only members of the platform party will take part in the processional.  All other honored guests may attend in business attire and be seated under the tent prior to the ceremony.  No regalia is required.  Members of the Vermont Law School staff will be at the tent entrance to seat guests.  Special seating will be reserved for all delegates who will also be recognized in the print program.  There will be an opportunity to greet the new Dean following the ceremony. 

A reception will be held following the ceremony on the Vermont Law School campus in Chase Center and Yates Common Room.

Weather in Vermont at the end of October can be unpredictable.  The ceremony is being held outside under a tent, rain or shine (or snow.)  Please prepare accordingly.