Vermont Law School

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Vermont Law School Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
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  1.  

    Good place to be

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    Former Employee - Adjunct in South Royalton, VT
    Former Employee - Adjunct in South Royalton, VT

    I worked at Vermont Law School part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    engaged people, overall good place

    Cons

    Not much to report here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay on the same track

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Used to be a nice place to work. Now in decline.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Royalton, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Royalton, VT

    I worked at Vermont Law School full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful setting, some very nice coworkers, students make this a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre for the region and only those working directly with the law are valued as employees. Faculty and deans are put on a pedestal while those working in the trenches are belitted and treated like second class citizens. There are way too many tenured professors that are pulling the education down and need to be reviewed and terminated if necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to get rid of some of the useless hiearchy and get back to basics. Hiring past law school graduates that are unqualified in their position is a poor idea. Stop trying to be "that" big school and go back to your roots of teaching a smaller class and giving them a better education.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Uncertain future, lots of highs and lows. Poor management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vermont Law School full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for rural area. Many committed, values-minded employees who believe in the law school's mission. Community feel.

    Cons

    Great little school that has fallen victim to the nationwide decline in law school enrollment. Financial strain has highlighted weak, top-heavy administration. Excellent academic program, beautiful setting and community, and environmental niche might pull this place through - hope it does, it's a gem of a place to go to school, to work, and to live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to save the top jobs, with their big salaries and benefits, and start thinking about long-term investment in quality and efficiency of both the business structure and the educational experience.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Will be good once they figure themselves out.

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in South Royalton, VT
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in South Royalton, VT

    I worked at Vermont Law School full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good people to work with
    treated as equals
    flexibility
    decent pay and benefits (prior to restructuring)
    included in school events

    Cons

    with the school in financial trouble the workers feel the squeeze
    lack of communication of tasks
    obvious wastefulness of resources
    projects can seem pointless
    too much to do and not enough direction or foresight from those in charge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel once the school figures itself out, it will be a great place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Royalton, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Royalton, VT

    I have been working at Vermont Law School

    Pros

    The people are great, students are interesting.

    Cons

    Career options are limited if you don't have a JD or degree related to VLS curriculum.

    Recommends

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