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Vermont Law School graduates develop meaningful and influential careers throughout the United States and abroad, with governments, NGOs, and leading law firms. Read how the knowledge, experience, and connections they developed at VLS helped them create the careers they chose.

Jill Bernstein, Vermont Law School
Jill Bernstein
In November of 2009, St. Louis-based Arch Coal, the second-largest coal producer in the U.S., acquired the rights to strip-mine 731 million tons of Otter Creek coal reserves in the Powder River Basin of Montana...  
Scott Cullen, Vermont Law School
Scott Cullen
“A legal education can prepare you to do all sorts of things, not just work in a courtroom or with stacks of paper.”
Allison Dennis, Vermont Law School
Allison Dennis
The extraordinary relationship between Vermont Law School and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) goes back to the very beginning...
Jehmal Hudson, Vermont Law School
Jehmal Hudson
"No brief case, no laptop. Just my mouth. My job is all about relationships."
Erin Jacobsen, Vermont Law School
Erin Jacobsen
Under the mentorship of supervising attorney Art Edersheim, Erin Jacobsen assisted in cases with Burlington-based Vermont Immigration and Asylum Advocates. 
Meghan Jeans, Vermont Law School
Meghan Jeans
Meghan Jeans JD’02/MSEL’03, director of the Boston-based aquarium’s Conservation Programs, is busy making a connection.
Charles di Leva
Charles di Leva
Charles "Chuck" Di Leva JD '78, on why the world needs more lawyers, especially for the environment.
Alex Manning, Vermont Law School
Alex Manning
“To me, big things start in little bitty towns. South Royalton is my Selma, Alabama.”
Gretchen Oldham in Paris
Gretchen Oldham
A glance at Gretchen Oldham's recent caseload hints at the transnational scope of her work - and a multi-cultural understanding of law...
Rebecca Wigg, Vermont Law School
Rebecca Wigg
"They talk at the Ph.D. level," says Becky. "I’m the one who takes their ideas and makes them understandable to state public service commissioners or young energy advocates out there lobbying their representatives."
Brandi Meredith, Vermont Law School
Brandi Meredith
Change comes in many forms; for Brandi, it meant joining the FBI to "produce the most analytical, least biased assessment possible" as an intelligence analyst.