Scholarship and Collaboration
Great minds don't always think alike—which is why it's so important to share ideas and seek solutions together. The faculty at Vermont Law School collaborate extensively with colleagues, students, outside experts, and each other to develop and communicate their ground-breaking research.
Our low student-faculty ratio and our innovative initiatives ensure high student participation in these efforts. Recent projects undertaken by our research institutes have focused on international human rights, biofuels, climate change, land use planning, affordable housing, flood plain issues, smart growth, environmental taxation, and wildlife protection, among other issues. Scholarship at VLS addresses local and regional concerns as well as pressing global problems that affect us all.
Many of these collaborations lead to conferences, workshops, and symposia—typically over 60 such events each year with a focus ranging from capital punishment to global environmental leadership. In addition, our faculty produce a wealth of scholarship on topics such as civil rights, healthcare, sustainability, comparative law, national security, domestic violence, capital punishment, taxation, energy efficiency, and other current issues.
Opportunities to Collaborate with Faculty
VLS faculty create many opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students to do research, host conferences, and publish articles. Students work one-on-one or in teams with faculty to produce research, analysis, and presentations that guide policy makers—for example, commissioned research projects within the Institute for Energy and the Environment
|VLS faculty regularly publish scholarly articles, write books and amicus briefs, and weigh in on the most pressing issues facing the nation today. Check here to learn about our faculty members' most recent scholarly works and presentations.|