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.
Remembering Nelson Mandela
Former President Nelson Mandela and one of the world's most influential advocates. Remembering Mandela's legacy as one that stands for unity, equality, forgiveness, love and sacrifice. [July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013]
Despite being imprisoned twenty seven years for these ideals, he went on to serve as South Africa's first democratically elected president from 1994 to 1999. President Mandela studied law at the University College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand and garnered international acclaim for his anti-colonial and anti-apartheid stance during his career as a politician and lawyer. He received more than 250 honors, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Soviet Order of Lenin.
We should be uncomfortable being less than what we are called to be. Let his legacy inspire us to take what we thought merely possible, and turn into the inevitable. Let us stand for Unity, Equality, Forgiveness, Love and Sacrifice.
"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." Nelson Mandela
December 10 at 7pm-Discussion and Documentary about the Decommissioning of Vermont Yankee
Now: Public Comments open to Public Service Board regarding the Addison County National Gas Pipeline Expansion
Now: Public Comments open Food Safety Modernization Act proposed regulations
Early Spring 2014-Joint Legal Observer and Know Your Rights Training (TBA)
Early Spring 2014-Non-Violent Direct Action Training (TBA)
February 21-22- RebLaw
March 17-April 12-Sex, Gender, Expression and the First Amendment Project (Co-Sponosored with Alliance)
March 25th-National Agricultural Day Symposium (Co-Sponsored with FALS)