Vermont Law School

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Vermont Law School

Vermont Law School (VLS) operates from the belief that lawyers and legal scholars should advocate for the common good and help protect the natural world, and that legal education in service to those objectives should be both rigorous and practical. The school's legal scholars, practitioners, and staff guide and prepare students to impact fields affecting the public interest, public policy, and social justice. Graduates work for nonprofit organizations, private firms, government agencies, and educational institutions. As an international leader in environmental law, VLS is active in broadening the array of social justice, energy policy, and climate crisis issues to be addressed by legal scholarship and in legal education. The school features distinctive programs in international law and dual JD/master's degree programs in business administration, environmental management, environmental policy, philosophy, and other fields.

Contact Info

Address: 164 Chelsea St, South Royalton, VT 05068
Admission Phone: (802) 831-1239
Admission Email: [email protected]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Student-faculty ratio14:1
Tuition $47,998 per year (full-time, in-state)
$47,998 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$24,934
Founded In1972
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/15/19
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline12/31/69
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

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Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data


Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
abeluk 152 A 3.15


Yes 11/21/17 11/21/17 12/08/17 9 months ago
mcnealus18 145 P 2.86

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
p00234 157 A 3.18

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
jekraus 162 A 3.91

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Davidnovakoski19 160 P 2.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
WrightLaw10 180 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

No - - - 3 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants699699
Number of Offers551551
Number of Matriculants159159
75% GPA3.483.48
Median GPA3.203.20
25% GPA2.852.85
75% LSAT156156
Median LSAT151151
25% LSAT147147
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students383
Total Students Receiving Grants366
% of Students Receiving Grants96
75% Grant Amount$35,000
Median Grant Amount$20,000
25% Grants Amount$10,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (55)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (38)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (3)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (109)
  • Hispanics (14)
  • Black or African American (9)
  • Asian (6)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (15)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (5)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (3)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (15)

  • Total Women% (48)
  • Total Men% (51)
Vermont Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 117 60.68%
2016 110 64.55%
2015 158 85.44%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (139)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (30)
  • Employed Other (6)
  • Unemployed (59)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (4)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association