checkingandchecking wrote:With respect to which law program Vermont or L&C is better applicable to environmental public interest law, I just talked to a friend who attended Vermont LS and withdrew in the first year to go to University of Cincinnati LS. He is currently a non-profit lobbyist for environmental concerns in DC and he didn't have positive things to say about Vermont LS. He found it too granola and not intellectually rigorous.
From talking to my friend, I would say Vermont LS is the less challenging option and people in the federal government consider it more negatively. I will grant it could just be East Coast bias with L&C being less well known.
Thanks for this insider opinion. This is what I want to hear about VLS. I'm really not thrilled about the fact that it's not in the top 100 law schools. Hell, VLS doesn't even require LSAT scores for admission. Even though I want to pursue environmental law - and they've offered $25k/year - I don't know if I can go to VLS.
Can you elaborate a bit more on what your friend said? You'll find plenty of "granola" at L&C, but "not intellectually rigorous" is pretty damning for VLS.