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Stephanie J. Willbanks

Vice Dean for Administration and Student Affairs and Professor of Law

JD, University of Minnesota, 1978;
BA, University of Minnesota, 1972

Phone: 802-831-1277
Email: swillbanks@vermontlaw.edu

Awards and Affiliations

Affiliations

Teaching at VLS:

  • Professor at Vermont Law School: 1981 - present
  • Vice Dean for Academic Affairs: 2005-2009.
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: 1989-94 and 1997-2002.
  • Director of Academic Technology: 2002-2005.

Leadership and Service:

  • Consultant, Membership Review, Association of American Law Schools: 2010 - present
  • Member, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws: 2001-present.
  • Member, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel: 2009-present
  • Member, American Law Institute: 2010-present
  • Member, Association of American Law Schools Membership Review Committee: 2004-2006.
  • Member, Vermont Bar Association Probate and Trust Committee: 2004-present.
  • Member, Vermont Bar Association Tax Law Committee: 1991-present.
  • Reporter to the Vermont Probate Rules Committee: 1998-2005.
  • Member, Tri-State Task Force on Bar Admissions: 1994-2002.
  • Member, Vermont Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Performance Review: 1993-2003.
  • Member, Vermont Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Education: 1993-2001.
  • Chair, Vermont Supreme Court Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board: 1991-94, and Member: 1990-2002.
  • Member, Governor's Commission on Property Tax Reform: 1988.
  • Member, Vermont State Commission on Tax Policy: 1986.

Contributions to the Law:

  • Member, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws: 2001-present.
  • Member, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel: 2009-present.
  • Member, American Law Institute: 2010-present.
  • Reporter to the Vermont Probate Rules Committee: 1998-2005.
  • Advised Governor of Vermont on property tax reform as member of Governor's Commission on property Tax Reform: 1988.
  • Advised State of Vermont on tax policy as member of Vermont State Commission on Tax Policy: 1986.

Other:

  • First female faculty member to receive tenure, Vermont Law School, 1986.
  • Teacher of the Year Award: 1984, 1987, and 2012