New Vermont Law School dean taking on $3.3M budget shortfall

, The National Law Journal


Marc Mihaly has spent the past four months since he became dean of Vermont Law School in a flurry of meetings to address a looming $3.3 million budget shortfall brought on by declining enrollment. At the same time, he's contemplating longer-term changes in how law is taught.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Continue to Lexis Advance®

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at

What's being said

  • admin1

    Affiliated law schools cannot look to the larger university to fill any gaps! Vermont is not in a more precarious position because it is a stand alone school. The entire legal industry is facing this sea change, not just law schools. We need to come up with responsible solutions as an entire profession. What we have been witnessing are small sparks of innovation, but to really impact the practice of law, we need to acknowledge that the academy, bar and bench all need to work together. Each law school finds itself scrambling, but a rising tide lifts all boats. I know this sounds highly idealistic, but we have been piecemealing the issues and pointing fingers without real collaborative problem-solving. We have a responsibility to the prospective students, current students, and future clients of these newly-minted professionals. The schools need the help of the firms and other legal service providers so that the supply and demand chain are more in balance. The state bars also need to have more meaningful dialogue with the schools and employers so that the responsibility of licensing these graduates is informed by the marketplace as well.

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202579363738

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.