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Laurie Kadoch

Professor of Law

MA, Dartmouth College, 2003;
JD, University of Maine School of Law, 1988;
MA, Public Policy and Management, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Maine;
MALS, Dartmouth College, 2003;
Certificate - Global Arbitration Law and Practice, School of International Arbitration Queen Mary University of London and Hamline University of Law;
BA, Boston University, 1970

Phone: 802-831-1035
Email: lkadoch@vermontlaw.edu

Biography

Laurie Kadoch returns to the faculty of Vermont Law School as a professor of law. With 15 years of law teaching experience, she most recently was director of Legal Skills and Values at Florida International University School of Law. She was previously a member of the VLS faculty from 1997-2007. She has teaching expertise in Family Law, Dispute Resolution, Conflict and Communication, Legal Reasoning, and a broad spectrum of legal skills curriculum. She taught Family Law as a visiting professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law during the summers of 1999 and 2000. For a number of summers, she was a faculty member of the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Widener University School of Law. In 2005, she coached the national winners of the ABA's Law Student Negotiation Competition, which represented the United States in the International Negotiation Competition in Dublin sponsored by the Law Society of Ireland. She brings to the teaching of law the combined experiences of more than 10 years of entrepreneurial business management and an active client-centered law practice. She graduated cum laude and fourth in her law school class with joint degrees in law and public Policy and management. Upon graduation, she joined the law firm of Verrill and Dana in Portland, Maine, as a member of the civil litigation department and became head of the firm's family law practice within two years. While she was in practice, she was a highly respected member of the Maine Bar. Among her accomplishments, she was appointed a Dedimus Justice by the governor of Maine and a member of task forces on alternative dispute resolution and guardians ad litem, and was a recipient of a Maine Bar Foundation Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Pro-Bono Service. She publishes in the areas of family law and narrative and the law.