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The Dean’s Leadership Committee (DLC) is an enthusiastic force of alumni, parents, and trustees, inviting their classmates and peers to join the Vermont Law School Leaders’ Circle. The DLC is helping VLS build participation in the Leaders’ Circle and reach its goal of 200 members by June 30, 2015. Leaders’ Circle members make a commitment to give $1000/year for 5 years, or $83.33/month and provide Vermont Law School with a reliable foundation of support, year after year.

When you’re a Vermont Law School Leaders’ Circle member, you are directly contributing to VLS’s most important programs and initiatives. By supporting VLS with a leadership gift, you help us:

  • Provide an incredible $7M in student scholarship aid every year!
  • Fund critical student services like the Academic Success Program, the Experiential Advocacy Program (formerly GPP), career services, and admissions, and financial aid.
  • Ensure that our technology meets the needs of students, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing technological environment.
  • Provide opportunities for students through internships and externships, symposiums and lecture series, networking events and career panels.
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Dean's Leadership Committee Members

Rick Shafer DLC

Rick Shafer, Trustee, DLC Committee Chair








Mary Welz DLC

Mary Welz, Vice President for Advancement
Phone: 802-831-1079 / Cell: 802-585-0614 /







Abby Armstrong DLC

Abby Armstrong ’84, Director of Career Services







Jackie Brilling DLC

Jackie Brilling ’79, VLSAA Board Member
Retired, Public Service Commission, State of New York







Lisa Campion DLC

Lisa Campion ’11, VLSAA Board Member
Attorney, Martin & Associates







Jason Hutt DLC

Jason Hutt ’98, Alumni Trustee
Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani







Susan Lacoste DLC

Susan Lacoste MSEL’03 P’11, Masters Alumni Group







Christian Pedersen DLC

Christian Pedersen ’99
Senior Executive/General Counsel, Kirk Family of Companies

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