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LGBT Survey Results: Vermont Law School

Nondiscrimination Policy

Vermont Law School (VLS) is committed to promoting an employment and educational environment free from unlawful harassment, sexual harassment, and discrimination. Unlawful harassment or discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability (including duty of reasonable accommodation), ethnicity, HIV-positive  status, national origin, place of birth, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, or veteran status as defined by applicable law (“protected characteristics”) is prohibited and will not be tolerated. This policy applies to all VLS employees, officers, trustees, and students with regard to their actions in connection with the application or admissions process, educational activities, career services, employment, or other law school-related activities.

LGBT Student Organization(s)

The Vermont Law School Alliance is a coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and straight members of the law school community who strive to achieve equality before the law; educate the community about LGBTQQ identities; oppose homophobia and heterosexism; sponsor conferences, speakers, and social events; and promote diversity in the Vermont community.

For more information, contact Alliance@vermontlaw.edu.

Professor Jackie Gardina and Professor Greg Johnson are the faculty advisors.

LGBT Faculty

Jackie Gardina
Vice Dean of Faculty and Professor of Law
Email: jgardina@vermontlaw.edu

Greg Johnson
Director, Legal Writing Program and Professor of Law
Email: gjohnson@vermontlaw.edu

LGBT Administrator(s)

John Miller
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Email: jmiller@vermontlaw.edu

LGBT Course(s)

Sexual Orientation and the Law Seminar

Offered every year

This seminar will examine the way law and legal systems affect the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. We will address domestic and international laws that sanction discrimination against the LGBT community and examine the present challenges faced by this community on the road to equality.

Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Vermont Law School offers Domestic Partner Coverage to students, faculty, and staff. This includes same-sex spouses and civil unions. For information on health insurance coverage, contact our Benefits Administrator at cblake@vermontlaw.edu.

Additional Information

Vermont Law School continues to encourage and support the LGBT rights movements.

We made national headlines with our opposition to the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy. VLS was one of two law schools that excluded military recruiters despite Congressional penalties until DADT was repealed in September 2011. VLS professors testified in legislative hearings on the nation’s first successful marriage equality legislation, and Vermont Law School was one of the first to include sexual orientation (1986) and gender identity (2005) in its nondiscrimination policy.

Many students, staff, and professors come and perform in drag at GAYLA, VLS’s annual drag revue! This is one of the largest events of the year for students. VLS also sends students to Lavender Law, the annual conference of the National LGBT Bar Association.

VLS provides unisex facilities in many locations throughout the campus.

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May 21, 2014, 13:28 PM

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