We Are VLS

Why Give?

At Vermont Law School our motto, Law for the Community and the World, is alive in our students, faculty and alumni who use the power of the law to address today’s most pressing issues—from global climate change to human rights, environmental justice to family law. 

Philanthropy—gifts from our alumni, parents, and friends—allows our school to invest in programs that strengthen the academic experience for our students, to attract and retain top-notch educators, and maintain our high quality experiential programs. Philanthropy also makes it possible to Vermont Law School to stay competitive and offer merit- and need-based scholarships to deserving students.

Giving Societies

Join our most generous and reliable donors. Vermont Law School recognizes giving society members’ guarantee of consistent support as a critical component to the health and growth of our institution. In addition to exclusive updates, public recognition, and special event invitations, giving society members receive the satisfaction of helping VLS foster world-class lawyers. Learn more how you can be a leader in giving to Vermont Law School.


Leaders' Circle

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President's Society

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Hear Their Stories

Hear from current and recent JD and Master's students themselves as share their experiences on video about the education they've received at Vermont Law School. Your philanthropy ensures that we can continue to educate the next generation of leaders.

Hear students' stories about their VLS education



The Fund for VLS

When you designate your gift to The Fund for VLS, you do so knowing that your donation will be directed to the operating areas with the highest need, including academic programs, general financial aid, and legal clinics.

Legacy Giving

Please visit our Planned Giving page to find out more about how you can make a gift that will benefit yourself and VLS. Learn more about the Douglas Meredith Society and how it provides resources that allow incredible opportunities and preserve our future. Gift types include life-income opportunities and other financial planning arrangements that can be beneficial to both the donor and the law school.

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