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About Us



 


Volume 45 E-Board from left to right: Chris Burgess (Business Manager), Jessica Griswold (Senior Notes Editor), Sara Gaylon (Editor-in-Chief), Margaret Kelly (Senior Articles Editor), and Lancee Whetman (Senior Managing Editor)

The Vermont Law Review is a student-edited legal journal published quarterly under the guidance of five senior student editors and in collaboration with Vermont Law School faculty. Our main objective is to present readers with topical scholarship on a diverse range of legal issues. We seek articles on a broad variety of legal topics and accept submissions of varying lengths from academics, practitioners, and students. Please see the Submissions page for more information on how to submit articles to Vermont Law Review, as well as information on the selection and editing processes.

In addition to publishing articles, the Vermont Law Review produces an annual Symposium dedicated to in-depth exploration of a timely legal issue. Each Symposium is an opportunity for nationally and internationally recognized experts to exchange ideas and for students to connect with leading figures in their fields.

The Vermont Law Review is collaborating with the Vermont Law School Alumni Office to develop a Vermont Law Review Alumni Association. The Alumni Association will connect current members with the network of Law Review alumni as they navigate career options and plan their legal futures, but also as members of the legal community with an interest in discussing their work and collaborating with others in the field.

For more information about the Vermont Law Review, contact us.

 

 

 


Meet Our Team





  • Vol. 46 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF













    Responsibility: 
    The Editor-in-Chief has the overall responsibility for the functioning of Vermont Law Review and determines policy. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for final review of manuscripts. The Editor-in-Chief determines the status of each submission, determines the respective procedures for handling each one, oversees the article selection process, and makes the final determination as to what pieces will be published. The Editor-in-Chief is the last person to review, both for form and substance, all articles and student work prior to submission to the printer during the process of Final Review. The Editor-in-Chief also advises the Business Manager, oversees the grievance process, and is ultimately responsible for the annual Symposium.  The Editor-in-Chief runs the weekly class meeting for Staff members with the assistance of the Senior Managing Editor and Senior Notes Editor.







  • Vol. 46 SENIOR MANAGING EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Senior Managing Editor has the primary responsibility to review materials to be published. The Senior Managing Editor, in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief, shall appoint Production Coordinators for each article accepted for publication, assign a Managing Editor to each article, plan the production schedule in conjunction with the Senior Notes Editor, assist the Senior Articles Editor with reviewing article submissions as needed, maintain the office file organization system, conduct production training sessions as needed, assist in Final Review with the Editor-in-Chief, assist in running the weekly class meeting for Staff members, and perform special tasks assigned as needed by the Editor-in-Chief.







  • Vol. 46 SENIOR ARTICLES EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Senior Articles Editor has primary responsibility for the content of Vermont Law Review, which includes soliciting articles from law professors, attorneys, and other professionals. The Senior Articles Editor will carefully read and evaluate submitted articles. The Senior Articles Editor coordinates the Articles Editors, the Vermont Editor, and the Alumni Editor. The Senior Articles Editor also performs special tasks assigned as needed by the Editor-in-Chief. The Senior Articles Editor is responsible for signing publication contracts and maintaining contact with authors prior to the start of production.









  • Vol. 46 SENIOR NOTES EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Senior Notes Editor has the primary responsibility for overseeing and managing the Note process and the write-on competition. The Senior Notes Editor shall assign each Head Notes Editor to supervise approximately one-third of the Notes written by Staff members, assign a Personal Note Editor from the third-year Editors to work collaboratively with a Staff member in writing his or her Note, plan the Note writing schedule in conjunction with the Editor-in-Chief, plan the write-on competition schedule and format in conjunction with the Editor-in-Chief, conduct training sessions as needed, and perform special tasks as needed by the Editor-in-Chief.







  • Vol. 46 BUSINESS MANAGER













    Responsibility: 
    The Business Manager is responsible for all business aspects of Vermont Law Review, including sales, advertising, accounting, mailing, coordinating work with the printer, and developing procedures, and suggesting policies to meet the needs of a growing journal. The Business Manager is also responsible for ensuring the efficient functioning of the Vermont Law Review office, and the journal’s online presence. The Business Manager oversees the Technology Editor. The Business Manager also performs special tasks assigned as needed by the Editor-in-Chief.







  • Vol.46 MANAGING EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Managing Editors have the responsibility to review the materials to be published as assigned to each of them by the Senior Managing Editor. They, in conjunction with the Production Coordinators, make all administrative assignments (including citation checking, editing, and proofing of all manuscripts) to Staff members. Each Managing Editor is responsible for overseeing the editing undertaken by the Production Coordinators and Staff members assigned to that Managing Editor’s article(s). This oversight includes reviewing edits entered by Production Coordinators, requesting Inter-Library Loan materials, and making additional edits as necessary before turning the article over to the Senior Managing Editor and the Editor-in-Chief for Final Review. In addition, the Managing Editors perform special tasks assigned as needed by the Editor-in-Chief.







  • Vol.46 MANAGING EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Managing Editors have the responsibility to review the materials to be published as assigned to each of them by the Senior Managing Editor. They, in conjunction with the Production Coordinators, make all administrative assignments (including citation checking, editing, and proofing of all manuscripts) to Staff members. Each Managing Editor is responsible for overseeing the editing undertaken by the Production Coordinators and Staff members assigned to that Managing Editor’s article(s). This oversight includes reviewing edits entered by Production Coordinators, requesting Inter-Library Loan materials, and making additional edits as necessary before turning the article over to the Senior Managing Editor and the Editor-in-Chief for Final Review. In addition, the Managing Editors perform special tasks assigned as needed by the Editor-in-Chief.







  • Vol.46 MANAGING EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Managing Editors have the responsibility to review the materials to be published as assigned to each of them by the Senior Managing Editor. They, in conjunction with the Production Coordinators, make all administrative assignments (including citation checking, editing, and proofing of all manuscripts) to Staff members. Each Managing Editor is responsible for overseeing the editing undertaken by the Production Coordinators and Staff members assigned to that Managing Editor’s article(s). This oversight includes reviewing edits entered by Production Coordinators, requesting Inter-Library Loan materials, and making additional edits as necessary before turning the article over to the Senior Managing Editor and the Editor-in-Chief for Final Review. In addition, the Managing Editors perform special tasks assigned as needed by the Editor-in-Chief.







  • Vol. 46 ARTICLES EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Articles Editors have a primary responsibility to assist the Senior Articles Editor with solicitation tasks, performing initial review of articles received for publication, and recommending review of articles to the Senior Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief for publication. Articles Editors may also contact authors about publishing with Vermont Law Review with the approval of the Senior Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief. The Articles Editors shall be responsible for developing and implementing a preemption and plagiarism program. The Articles Editors shall also conduct a reasonable investigation to identify evidence of serious misconduct by the author (i.e., conduct that grossly violates the VLS Code of Conduct) and report any findings to the Senior Articles Editor. Each Articles Editors must ensure that each and every article, essay, and Note published in the Vermont Law Review has been checked for preemption and plagiarism.







  • Vol. 46 ARTICLES EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Articles Editors have a primary responsibility to assist the Senior Articles Editor with solicitation tasks, performing initial review of articles received for publication, and recommending review of articles to the Senior Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief for publication. Articles Editors may also contact authors about publishing with Vermont Law Review with the approval of the Senior Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief. The Articles Editors shall be responsible for developing and implementing a preemption and plagiarism program. The Articles Editors shall also conduct a reasonable investigation to identify evidence of serious misconduct by the author (i.e., conduct that grossly violates the VLS Code of Conduct) and report any findings to the Senior Articles Editor. Each Articles Editors must ensure that each and every article, essay, and Note published in the Vermont Law Review has been checked for preemption and plagiarism.







  • Vol. 46 ARTICLES EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Articles Editors have a primary responsibility to assist the Senior Articles Editor with solicitation tasks, performing initial review of articles received for publication, and recommending review of articles to the Senior Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief for publication. Articles Editors may also contact authors about publishing with Vermont Law Review with the approval of the Senior Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief. The Articles Editors shall be responsible for developing and implementing a preemption and plagiarism program. The Articles Editors shall also conduct a reasonable investigation to identify evidence of serious misconduct by the author (i.e., conduct that grossly violates the VLS Code of Conduct) and report any findings to the Senior Articles Editor. Each Articles Editors must ensure that each and every article, essay, and Note published in the Vermont Law Review has been checked for preemption and plagiarism.







  • Vol. 46 ARTICLES EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Articles Editors have a primary responsibility to assist the Senior Articles Editor with solicitation tasks, performing initial review of articles received for publication, and recommending review of articles to the Senior Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief for publication. Articles Editors may also contact authors about publishing with Vermont Law Review with the approval of the Senior Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief. The Articles Editors shall be responsible for developing and implementing a preemption and plagiarism program. The Articles Editors shall also conduct a reasonable investigation to identify evidence of serious misconduct by the author (i.e., conduct that grossly violates the VLS Code of Conduct) and report any findings to the Senior Articles Editor. Each Articles Editors must ensure that each and every article, essay, and Note published in the Vermont Law Review has been checked for preemption and plagiarism.







  • Vol. 46 ARTICLES EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Articles Editors have a primary responsibility to assist the Senior Articles Editor with solicitation tasks, performing initial review of articles received for publication, and recommending review of articles to the Senior Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief for publication. Articles Editors may also contact authors about publishing with Vermont Law Review with the approval of the Senior Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief. The Articles Editors shall be responsible for developing and implementing a preemption and plagiarism program. The Articles Editors shall also conduct a reasonable investigation to identify evidence of serious misconduct by the author (i.e., conduct that grossly violates the VLS Code of Conduct) and report any findings to the Senior Articles Editor. Each Articles Editors must ensure that each and every article, essay, and Note published in the Vermont Law Review has been checked for preemption and plagiarism.







  • Vol. 46 ARTICLES EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Articles Editors have a primary responsibility to assist the Senior Articles Editor with solicitation tasks, performing initial review of articles received for publication, and recommending review of articles to the Senior Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief for publication. Articles Editors may also contact authors about publishing with Vermont Law Review with the approval of the Senior Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief. The Articles Editors shall be responsible for developing and implementing a preemption and plagiarism program. The Articles Editors shall also conduct a reasonable investigation to identify evidence of serious misconduct by the author (i.e., conduct that grossly violates the VLS Code of Conduct) and report any findings to the Senior Articles Editor. Each Articles Editors must ensure that each and every article, essay, and Note published in the Vermont Law Review has been checked for preemption and plagiarism.







  • Vol. 46 HEAD NOTES EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    Each Head Notes Editor is responsible for overseeing and managing approximately one-third of the Notes written by Staff members. The Head Notes Editors shall supervise the Personal Note Editor assigned to work with each Staff member during the Note process, and, when they deem it appropriate, shall work directly with the Staff members to ensure a successful Note program. The Head Notes Editors and the Senior Note Editor develop the production schedule of each Staff member. The Head Notes Editors participate in the substantive review of draft Notes, and also perform special tasks assigned as needed by the Editor-in-Chief.









  • Vol. 46 HEAD NOTES EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    Each Head Notes Editor is responsible for overseeing and managing approximately one-third of the Notes written by Staff members. The Head Notes Editors shall supervise the Personal Note Editor assigned to work with each Staff member during the Note process, and, when they deem it appropriate, shall work directly with the Staff members to ensure a successful Note program. The Head Notes Editors and the Senior Note Editor develop the production schedule of each Staff member. The Head Notes Editors participate in the substantive review of draft Notes, and also perform special tasks assigned as needed by the Editor-in-Chief.









  • Vol. 46 HEAD NOTES EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    Each Head Notes Editor is responsible for overseeing and managing approximately one-third of the Notes written by Staff members. The Head Notes Editors shall supervise the Personal Note Editor assigned to work with each Staff member during the Note process, and, when they deem it appropriate, shall work directly with the Staff members to ensure a successful Note program. The Head Notes Editors and the Senior Note Editor develop the production schedule of each Staff member. The Head Notes Editors participate in the substantive review of draft Notes, and also perform special tasks assigned as needed by the Editor-in-Chief.









  • Vol. 46 VERMONT EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Vermont Editor has primary responsibility for soliciting articles from law professors, attorneys, and other professionals regarding issues in Vermont. The Vermont Editor works closely with the Articles Editorsin developing solicitation strategy and in deciding which Vermont manuscripts to recommend to the Senior Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief. The Vermont Editor must make a demonstrated effort to solicit at least one article on a Vermont topic. If the Editor-in-Chief determines that the Vermont Editor has not satisfied the effort requirement, the Editor-in-Chief has discretion to assign the Vermont Editor to other tasks, such as serving as Production Coordinator on a second article. The Vermont Editor also performs special tasks assigned as needed by the Editor-in-Chief.









  • Vol. 46 SYMPOSIUM EDITOR













    Responsibility: 

    The
    Symposium Editors have the primary responsibility of organizing the annual Vermont Law Review symposium, including: the choice of a topic and date, soliciting speakers, and accepting articles for publication in accordance with Article IX. Articles based on Symposium presentations may be published at the discretion of the Senior Articles Editor and the Editor-in-Chief.







  • Vol. 46 SYMPOSIUM EDITOR













    Responsibility: 

    The
    Symposium Editors have the primary responsibility of organizing the annual Vermont Law Review symposium, including: the choice of a topic and date, soliciting speakers, and accepting articles for publication in accordance with Article IX. Articles based on Symposium presentations may be published at the discretion of the Senior Articles Editor and the Editor-in-Chief.







  • Vol. 46 ALUMNI EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Alumni Editor has primary responsibility for maintaining communication between former and current Vermont Law Review members and ensuring that former members continue to be involved with Vermont Law Review. The Alumni Editor works closely with the Editor-in-Chief in maintaining an up-to-date alumni directory, distributing a semi-annual newsletter, and organizing an annual alumni banquet. The Alumni Editor is also responsible for maintaining a relationship with the VLS Alumni Office. If the Editor-in-Chief determines that the Alumni Editor’s effort is not commensurate with an elected position, the Editor-in-Chief has discretion to assign the Alumni Editor to other tasks, such as serving as Production Coordinator on a second article.







  • Vol. 46 TECHNOLOGY EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    The Technology Editor is primarily responsible for web page editing and development, but he or she also assists in evaluating the production and publication processes from a technical standpoint. The Technology Editor shall perform their duties in coordination with the Business Manager. The Technology Editor shall maintain the articles index, and perform special tasks assigned as needed by the Editor-in-Chief.







  • Vol. 46 EDITOR













    Responsibility: 
    Responsibilities of persons selected for editorial positions shall be defined and adopted in conjunction with the amendment establishing the position.



 

For Vermont Law School students interested in joining the Vermont Law Review, please visit our Prospective Students page.


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Vermont Law Review

Volume 46
2021-2022

 

 

 


 

Editor-in-Chief
Diarra A. Raymond

Senior Managing Editor
Lorentz Hansen

Senior Articles Editor
Simeon Brown

Senior Notes Editor
Heather A. Francis

Business Manager
Jake Evans

Managing Editors
Mary Franco
Noy S. Kruvi
Kijana E. Plenderleith

Articles Editors
Benjamin Fuller
Madison P. Prokott
Michael Taddonio
Joseph Coffey
Patrick Raya
Brandon Sheffert

Head Notes Editors
Heidi M. Guenther
Robert Baker
Ashely Monti

Vermont Editor
James Mulhall III

Symposium Editors
Rico Edwards
Mariah Harrod

Alumni Editor
Calum Dixon

Technology Editor
Christopher J. Davis

Editors
Steve Weng

 

Staff

 

Sara Babcock
Jordan M. Barker
Stephanie Bing
James Brien
Caitlin Carroll
Clelia Casciola
Brooke Catalano
Elizabeth Cave
Brooke Chmura

Emily Davis
Thomas A. Durham II
Alexander Mason Fagotti
Madison Gaffney
Luis Gonzalez
Heidi Johnson
Meg Kirby
Elsa Larsen
Sarah Lottman

Kaelin Elizabeth Mackey
Erin McClelland
Isabella Montoya
Stephanie Nham
David Hamilton Olson
Lindsay Rostron
Nina VanDerZanden
Morgan Zielinski

Faculty Advisor
Prof. Catherine Fregosi

 


 

Submissions The Vermont Law Review continually seeks articles, commentaries, essays, and book reviews on any subject concerning recent developments in state, federal, Native American, or international law.

Learn more about the submissions process >