Large Incoming VLS Class Visits Statehouse

The incoming Vermont Law School Class is one of the largest to date, including 195 1L students, and 60 Master’s students. The students recently visited the statehouse for an orientation program that included remarks by Governor Phil Scott, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Josh Diamond, VBA Executive Director Teri Corsones, and Senator Alison Clarkson and Rep. David Ainsworth from VLS’s Windsor District.  The students were encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities to become involved in the Vermont legal community, both during their tenure at the law school, and after. Teri described the new VLS student VBA membership program (HERE) and upcoming VBA events the students may wish to attend, including the Constitution Day panel presentation scheduled for VLS on September 17 (HERE). The program also included a legislative panel including Senator Joe Benning, Senator Clarkson, Katie McLinn from Legislative Counsel and lobbyist Rebeca Ramos, lunch in Montpelier and an ice cream social back at the statehouse that included a large “Welcome VLS” cake and Pocket Constitutions for each student from the VBA. The program concluded with a group photo on the statehouse steps.