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.
Vermont Law School’s Alliance and National Lawyers Guild invite you to participate in our Sex, Gender, Expression and the First Amendment Project to be held in late March and early April of 2014. Alliance is a coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and straight members of the law school community, who strives to achieve equality before the law, promote diversity, and educate the community about LGBTQQ identities. National Lawyers Guild is legal and political organization of lawyers, legal workers, and law students, who represent progressive political movements, using the law to protect human rights above property interests and to attain social justice. Our project this spring will consist of a series of panel discussions, speakers, a film showing, an art exhibit, and Gayla, a celebration of the historic queer art form of drag. This project will highlight conceptual issues related to the rights to free expression, assembly, and association as they concern sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and queer intersectionality.
Now: Public Comments open Food Safety Modernization Act proposed regulations
February 26 - NLG Meeting Hoff Lounge 5:15 pm
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)
Early Fall 2014- Know Your Rights Training (TBA)
Early Fall 2014-Non-Violent Direct Action Training (TBA)