A LITTLE ABOUT US
Welcome to the homepage of the Vermont Law School Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic and progressive change in the structure of our political and economic system. Through its members—lawyers, law students, jailhouse lawyers and legal workers united in chapters and committees—the Guild works locally, nationally and internationally as an effective political and social force in the service of the people.
The National Lawyers Guild is a nationwide group of lawyers, law students, legal workers, and others interested in social, economic, and political change. The VLS Chapter sponsors events designed to increase public awareness of civil rights, national security, environmental, and social justice issues. Specifically, the VLS Chapter hosts trainings, conferences, a radical speaker series, and advocates participation in the democratic process through non-violent direct action.
Public InTerest Law Retreat
February 27, 2015
28th Annual Robert M. Cover Retreat
Social Movement LawyeringFebruary 27 - March 1, 2015
Sargent Center, Peterborough, NH
For more information about the 2015 Retreat, please contact the student organizers: Dara Gold (UDC - David A. Clarke School of Law) RobertMCoverRetreat@gmail.com.
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The Robert M. Cover Retreat brings together law students, academics and practitioners committed to public interest to share their experiences, EDUCATE on the complexities and nuances of public interest law, network and reinvigorate their commitment to this important work. Attendees travel from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast United States to Peterborough, New Hampshire each year for a weekend filled with exciting discussions, interesting topics, and opportunities to relax and enjoy some time away from the law school environment.
The retreat brings to life the vision of Robert Cover, a Yale Law School professor and social change activist. Cover’s vision encompassed four principal goals:
1. Connecting students with common goals and interests from across the country;
2. Creating a network of professors, peers, and practitioners for students headed toward careers in public interest;
3. Providing a forum for discussions about change and growth pertaining to public interest law; and
4. Providing a platform for change in the public interest sector and perceptions about public interest law.
The Robert M. Cover Retreat is sponsored by Yale Law School and Society for American Law Teachers (SALT).
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