Vermont Law School Reviews

  • 4 Reviews
  • South Royalton (VT)
  • Annual Tuition: $43,300
0% of 4 students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of 4 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

John Everyname
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2023
  • Degree: Law
"The school is dying - do not attend. Vermont Law School cannot relieve itself of the bad habit of over extending into areas with low or no demand. As their influence shrinks, their funding and student population is shrinking as well. Yet in the face of that reduction they have decided to expand their courses and hire more staff. This has harmed every aspect of the school. All office staff are perennially unresponsive and disorganized. The registrar's office almost lost my graduation info, which would have left me unable to take the bar exam. ****More importantly, the quality of legal education being offered is in free fall. They are hiring any ex-graduate they can regardless of experience or ability just to fill up classrooms. This is good for the ex-grads since the job market for VLS grads is so dismal. I was able to salvage a decent experience and education but for 120k in debt it was not worth it. ***MOST IMPORTANTLY THE BAR PASSAGE RATE FOR THIS SCHOOL IS UNDER 40% FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS. The school is at real risk of losing its ABA accreditation. If that very likely event occurs VLS, will not be able to recover since all their best staff and professors have left. The sad fact is that this school is too poorly lead and poorly funded to produce quality lawyers. Attend literally any other law school, VLS has become a diploma mill. Once can still gain a quality education here, but for the money one would be better served reading for the bar and forgoing law school completely."
Alicia Artessa
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Vermont Law School is a small community with an extensive network throughout the Environmental Law community. The school has knowledgeable professors, helpful faculty and a great reputation. The only significant problem with the school, in my opinion, is its location. Being located in rural Vermont creates issues of finding ways to escape the law school and makes it difficult to meet new people outside of it. However, because being in law school is a time-consuming time in most students lives, having a life outside of it is almost impossible anyway."
Jennifer Magee
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Vermont Law has a very rigorous degree program and even the online courses are very challenging and involve a lot of time and work. I feel I am definitely getting my money's worth. The campus is very small but very accessible and it is easy to get in touch with faculty and staff. There is not a whole lot of financial aid/scholarship money and most people end up taking out federal student loans to pay for the majority of their degree. Additionally, the town is very small and there are no chain stores of any kind so if you do not have a car the school offers zipcars for those who have a membership (and joining is easy)."
Sarah Russell
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2012
  • Degree: Law
"I am so proud to be apart of VLS. Everyone wants to see you succeed and the learning environment is superior."