Homecoming 2013 at Vermont Law School

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No matter when you were a student at VLS, come back to campus for a fun-filled weekend. We can't wait to welcome you home!

Reunion Year

If you're in the classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, you are celebrating a milestone Reunion year in 2014. Join friends and classmates at your class gathering, and create new memories while celebrating the old ones!


VLS Alumni Parents and FamilyPlease celebrate with us during Homecoming weekend. You can attend law and policy classes, meet professors, tour the campus, and join VLS alumni in all of our Homecoming activities. Come see what makes Vermont Law School the thriving, one-of-a-kind institution your student chose to attend. We can't wait to meet you!


Schedule of Events

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Friday, September 26 

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 Registration at Homecoming Headquarters
Yates Common Room in Debevoise Hall*
No matter what time you arrive on campus, please check-in at Homecoming Headquarters to receive up-to-date weekend activity details and materials.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
 Welcome Breakfast for Visiting Families
Yates Common Room in Debevoise Hall*  
Welcome address by Vermont Law School President and Dean Marc Mihaly.
A continental breakfast will be served.

8:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m
 Morning Classes I, II, and III

8:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m
   Campus Tours

Noon – 8:00 p.m.
 27th Annual Golf Tournament and Awards Dinner
Country Club of Vermont located in Waterbury Center, Vermont
Hosted by the VLSAA, to benefit scholarships at VLS. 18 holes, scramble format. 
$125 per person ($500 four-person teams)
For more information please contact Rachel Noyes at rnoyes@vermontlaw.edu

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Dean's suite dessert and coffee
Debevoise Hall and Deans Suite.
Parents and families are invited to visit with Dean Mihaly and his staff.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception
Yates Common Room in Debevoise Hall*
All guests are encouraged to meet up with friends and family and mingle with faculty, staff and current students. Additionally we will be honoring Susan Apel, Tracy Bach, Art Edersheim, Clara Gimenez, Martha Judy, Gil Kujovich, Carl Yirka, and Maryann Zavez as retired faculty.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
   Rosh Hashanah celebration with the Jewish Law Society 

Late Night at the Soro Pub (TBD): For one night only, the SORO pubc will be opened with celebrity bartenders!

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Saturday, September 27

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 Registration at Homecoming Headquarters
Yates Common Room in Debevoise Hall*
No matter what time you arrive on campus, please check-in at Homecoming Headquarters to receive up-to-date weekend activity details and materials.

8:00 a.m.
 10th Annual VLS Bike Rides through rural Vermont
Meet at the riverside entrance of Oakes Hall
Choice of distances: 40, 60 or 100 miles. Road bike and helmet necessary. All rides are free and self-supported and intended to be group rides, with an emphasis on staying together and enjoying Vermont's beauty from the best vantage point - on a bike! For specific route details, difficulty levels or other VLS Bike Ride questions, please contact tour leader and organizer John Kessler '88 at jk67vt@gmail.com.

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
 Harvest Breakfast with Dean Marc Mihaly
Members of the Leaders' Circle, the 2014 Reunion Committees, and special guests are invited to join President and Dean Marc Mihaly for breakfast. This event is by invitation only. For more information, contact Patty McIlvaine at pmcilvaine@vermontlaw.edu.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 Campus Tour I
Tours depart from the registration table located at Homecoming Headquarters
VLS student ambassadors will guide tours.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Fly-Fishing Clinic
Meet at the riverside entrance of Oakes Hall
All equipment included; wear a ball cap with a visor and sunglasses for eye protection. Participants must arrive with a valid Vermont fishing license, which can be purchased prior to the outing by visiting the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department website.

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 Parade and Reunion Awards Ceremony
South Royalton Green
Reunion classes will gather at the front steps of Debevoise hall and proceed with their classes to the South Royalton Green where we will have the presentation of the fourth VLSAA Distinguished Alumni Award to David Mears '91, as well as class gift presentations. 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
   Blast from the Past: Lectures from your favorite VLS Faculty; Peter Teachout, Pat Parenteau, and Stephanie Willbanks.
South Royalton Green

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
 Homecoming Barbecue
Join us for lunch, lawn games, live music!

 1:00 p.m. 
 Reunion Class Photographs
Meet on the front steps of Debevoise Hall*

2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Alumni v. Students Men's Rugby Match
The Rugby Pitch
Alumni, families and any Vermont Law community members are welcome to play in the match (tackle) or spectate; cleats preferred, but not required. 

2:30 p.m.
    Guided Hike to Kent’s Ledge with Student Ambassadors
Meet on the front steps of Debevoise Hall*
Bring your hiking boots and a water bottle. 

2:30 p.m. -  3:30 p.m.
Masters' and LLM Alumni and Student Gathering

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    The State of VLS: A Panel Discussion

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Source to Sea: White River Clean Up
Meet on the front steps of Debevoise Hall*
Join the 1L service project to clean up the White River near VLS. Contests for oddest and biggest items pulled out of the river. Organized with the White River Partnership. Please wear long pants and close toe shoes. Trash bags, gloves and snacks will be provided.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
   River Relaxation 
Debevoise Back Lawn
Come join us outside, by the river for a sweet flowing yoga class, lead by Montpelier-based yoga teacher Anjali Budreski. This session is designed for all levels, body types, and abilities.Inspired by a beautiful natural setting, we’ll take a time out of this busy day to connect with the earth, our bodies and our breath.We’ll begin slowly with some warm-ups, followed by a variety of postures to get a nice deep stretch, and end with a blissful meditation and deep relaxation. No previous yoga experience necessary; you are welcome to come and go at your own pace. Please Bring: Water bottle, yoga mat (if you have one) and an outdoor blanket to sit on or keep you warm in relaxation. Optional: Sun glasses and hat, warm layers.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
   Lawn Games
Debevoise Back Lawn
Enjoy corn hole, horse shoes, and more!

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
   Alumni v. Students Ultimate Frisbee Game
Hope Field (across from South Royalton highschool)
Alumni, students, visiting families, staff and faculty are all welcome to play or spectate. For further Ultimate Frisbee Game details, please contact Michael Gan at chingweigan@vermontlaw.edu

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
   Campus Tour II
Tours depart from the registration table located at Homecoming Headquarters
VLS student ambassadors will guide tours.

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Vermont Microbrew Tasting & Homecoming Reception
Yates Common Room in Debevoise Hall*
Meet, mingle, and share your day's adventures. Enjoy tasty local brews, fabulous finger foods and take photos with your friends in the photobooth. Non-alcoholic beverages will also available. 

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1984 Reunion Gathering
Residence of Abby Armstrong '84
Catch up on the past 30 years at Abby Armstrong's home.  If you would like to attend or for location address and directions, please contact Melissa Schlobohm at mschlobohm@vermontlaw.edu.

7:00 p.m.
 Class of 1989 Cocktail Reception & Reunion Dinner
Location TBD
Catch up on the past 25 years over an intimate dinner with your classmates. Hosted by VLS to honor the graduating class of 1989. Reservations for the dinner (cash bar) are required, please contact Melissa Schlobohm at mschlobohm@vermontlaw.edu to reserve your spot.

8:00 p.m.
GOLD Alumni Reunion Gathering
Crossroads Bar & Grill located in South Royalton, Vermont
Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD), reunion classes 2004 - 2014 are invited to meet up at one of South Royalton's favorite night spots. No charge to attend; cash bar.

Other class gatherings may be scheduled. For more information or to organize a Reunion class gathering, contact Melissa Schlobohm at mschlobohm@vermontlaw.edu.

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 The Student Bar Association runs this program for children ages 3-12. While parents celebrate at the Homecoming festivities, children can enjoy dinner and a movie, scarecrow-making, games, arts and crafts and other fun activities throughout the weekend. Parents can check their child(ren) in and out throughout the program. Free of charge. Registration for Camp VLS is required.



5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location TBD (Dinner Provided)



10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Library Quad



2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

            Jonathon B. Chase Community Center        
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