Arthur C. Edersheim


Professor Arthur Edersheim is one of four experienced attorneys who supervise the South Royalton Legal Clinic's student-clinicians. He specializes in domestic violence law, family law, landlord-tenant law, and poverty law.

Professor Edersheim earned his BA degree, magna cum laude, in 1975 and his MA degree in philosophy in 1978, both from Boston College. He earned his JD degree from Cornell Law School in 1991, after which he served as a legal intern and attorney in general civil litigation for the firm of Sessions, Keiner, Dumont and Barnes. He then served as an attorney with the Vermont Office of Child Support from 1992 to 1995 and was in private practice for three years as partner of the firm Douglas and Edersheim. He was a member of the Addison County Diversion Review Board from 1996 to 1999 and has served as chairperson of the board of directors of Addison County Women in Crisis. 

After joining the VLS faculty in 1999, Professor Edersheim served as co-organizer of training for Vermont advocates and attorneys on the relationship between civil and criminal law in domestic violence cases and on the basics of domestic violence for court personnel and assistant judges in Vermont. He helped to organize the Vermont Family Court's Year 2000 Symposium on Domestic Violence.

Arthur continues to serve as a part-time staff attorney with the South Royalton Legal Clinic, assisting with the New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma (NESTT) program under the Vermont Immigrant Assistance Project.  

Awards & Accomplishments


​Board of Directors, Addison County Women in Crisis, 1994–99, Chair, 1998–99

​Board of Directors, Vermont Refugee Assistance, 2007-2008

​Board of Directors, Vermont Immigration and Asylum Associates, 2008–present

​Member, Addison County Diversion Review Board, 1996–99