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2019 VLSAA Board of Directors Nominees

At large Director Nominee

Patrick Kennedy JD'93
Patrick Kennedy JD'93

Patrick Kennedy JD'93

Statement of Interest Response:

  • During the next five years, I envision VLS continuing to work through and overcome its financial challenges, achieving continued growth as a nationally-recognized leader in Environmental and General Legal studies, and focusing on increasing its Alumni involvement and support.
  • I am a 25-year Alum of VLS who has shown commitment to advancing the school and mission since I arrived as a first year student in 1990.
  • I will continue to focus my efforts as a VLS alumni leader on involvement by alums in classes in the late 1980s and 1990s, and trying to increase outreach by the VLS faculty to Alumni affairs.
  • Member, VLSAA Board of Directors 2016-19; Member of Executive Committee 2018-19.
  • Leader’s Circle Donor to the VLS Annual Fund for five years in the 2000’s and since 2017.
  • Class of 1993 Reunion Committee Member for 15th, 20th and 25th Reunions.
  • Member and Editor, Vermont Law Review.
  • Dean’s Fellow.
  • Vermont Law School Scholar.
  • Litigation Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Boston Office), with regional bank and financial institution defense practice with active cases in New England (MA, NH, VT and CT) states.
  • Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts Conservation Commission 2012-19.
  • Vice-Chair, Town of Cohasset Conservation Commission 2012-14.
  • Chair, Town of Cohasset Conservation Commission 2015-16.
  • Member and Vice-Chair, Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts Master Plan Committee 2017-19.
  • My experience as a member of and running a municipal land use permitting board has provided me with valuable experience preparing for and organizing board meetings.
  • I have most recently served on the VLSAA Executive, Nominating and Development Committees, and will continue to if elected. I previously served on the Mentoring Committee.
  • I have a 3-year track record of commitment to the VLSAA Board by regularly attending its meetings and participating in its Committee assignments and tasks outside of meetings.

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