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Loquitur, the Alumni Magazine

In Search of Justice

Fall/Winter 2016-2017 / Volume 30, Number 1



USDA Funding for Food Work; ENRLC Welcomes Alumna; Who Deserves Punishment?; Putting the Bite Back in the Law; Alumnus Takes on Walmart, and Wins; Animalia; On Workers' Rights.

Spinning the Barrel

Firearm sales are on the rise. even as some American cities undergo spasms of gun violence. Are gun control laws due for an overhaul, or is it law enforcement that needs a boost?

The (Public) Defense Rests

Voices of VLS Public Defenders.

Black Lives Matter

BLM is changing the narrative and disrupting the status quo—but how is it affecting the criminal justice system? We hear from VLS alumni, students, and faculty.


Portraits of Vermont Law School graduates working in criminal justice.

Class Notes

News from the VLSAA, regional groups, your classmates, and friends.

Inter Alia

Caption This.


Fall 2016 2017 cover


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About Loquitur

Loquitur is published for VLS alumni and others interested in our law school. It is designed and printed with soy-based inks on recycled paper (containing a minimum of 50% recycled fiber, 10% post-consumer waste, and meeting EPA standards).

President and Dean
Marc B. Mihaly

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Mary L. Welz

Maryellen Apelquist
Hannah Morris

Contributing Editors
Jennifer Lawrence
Ashley Patton
Melissa Schlobohm MELP'12

Contributing Writers
Kathryn Flagg
Corin Hirsch
Cirri Nottage

Design, Art Direction, and Production
Corin Hirsch
Bill Strecker

Puritan Capital

Loquitur is owned and published by Vermont Law School and is produced in cooperation with the Vermont Law School Alumni Association. This publication is guided by Vermont Law School's principle of freedom of expression and accepted standards of good taste. Opinions expressed in this publication are those of the contributors or the editors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the school.

Vermont Law School Alumni Office
164 Chelsea Street, P.O. Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068

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Congratulations to Loquitur

Read about the CASE Circle of Excellence Award won by the Winter 2013-14 issue of Loquitur  in the Magazines-Special Issues category.

Special thanks to our alumni whose good work is featured in the award-winning issue.