Vermont Law School

General Info

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Vermont Law School (VLS) is a private law school located in South Royalton, Vermont (a village of Royalton, Vermont). The school has one of the United States' leading programs in environmental law. The White River flows past the school and provides the law school community with a lovely place to paddle, swim, and fish.

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Vermont Law School Admissions

Vermont Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 71% of its applicants. Comparatively, Vermont is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 720 510 (70.83%) 141 (19.6%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.82 3.21 3.51
LSAT 147 151 156

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $47,983 $47,983
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: N/A
  • Living off-campus: $25,059
  • Living at home: N/A

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 11/15
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 04/15
  • Application Fee: $60

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Vermont Law School Community

Vermont Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Vermont is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 28
  • Part Time: 63


  • # Female Faculty: 48
  • # Minority Faculty: 9


13.4 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Vermont Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Vermont Law School 1L section size is equal to law schools in Vermont and 6% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Vermont Law School: 138
Vermont Average: 138
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 621
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 195

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 120
  • Law Journals: 115
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 9.8%
  • Second Year: 3.6%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Vermont Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Vermont Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 80% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 71.6%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 28.0%
  • Business: 22.0%
  • Government: 24.0%
  • Public Interest: 9.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Vermont: 25%
  • District of Columbia: 15%
  • New York: 8%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 71.6%
  • First Time Takers: 134
  • Average School: 66.7%
  • Average State: 77.5%
  • Pass Difference: -10.8%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • New York: 78.6%
  • Passed: 19 of 24 (79.2%)
  • State Average: 77.5%
  • Difference: 0.6%