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Loquitur, the Alumni Magazine

Unusual Suspects: Never Underestimate the Power of Small

Fall 2015 / Volume 29, Number 1



The VLS Solar Project. A professor on polar law. A first-of-its-kind legal innovation weekend. Human rights and the environment. Clean water and TMDLs 2.0.

Class-Action Hero

Pennsylvania attorney Michael Donovan JD'84 took on Wal-Mart and wouldn't settle for anything less than winning. Plus other stories of right triumphing over might.

Hanging Out the Shingle

Where does a small-is-powerful law school fit into a landscape of disappearing small and rural law schools?

Unusual Suspects

Portraits of what a Vermont Law School degree can look like.

Class Notes

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

Inter Alia

For the Bees


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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
Jim Collins
Hannah Morris

Contributing Editors
Patty McIlvaine
Ashley Patton
Melissa Schlobohm MELP'12

Contributing Writers
Kathryn Flagg
Kristen Fountain

Design, Art Direction, and Production

Puritan Capital | Whitman Communications

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.

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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.