Dean Mihaly Discusses Future of VLS, Legal Education with Vermont Public Radio
August 1, 2012
In an interview with Vermont Public Radio, Vermont Law School President and Dean Marc Mihaly, who took office on Aug. 1, discusses the opportunities and challenges facing Vermont Law School and legal education as a whole.
Mihaly, one of the nation's leading environmental law attorneys, says he is excited about his new position, which follows seven years as director of VLS's Environmental Law Center, the top-ranked environmental law program in the nation. Before coming to VLS, Mihaly co-founded what has become the nation's largest public interest environmental law firm, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger in San Francisco in 1980, and served as its managing partner for 17 years.
VLS has made a number of reforms in recent years to adapt to the changing legal job market that awaits its graduates, including expanding its clinical training program and broadening its expertise in international law, dispute resolution, agriculture, sports law and other fields. Mihaly says his top priorities at VLS include making additional innovative changes to the curriculum, reducing costs and adopting other major reforms in the way the school operates and prepares its students for careers in law, policy and other fields.
Listen to the VPR story, which aired July 31, 2012.