Vermont Law School’s new president analyzes Supreme Court term

Rodney Smolla addresses ‘summer of discontent’ at call-up

Vermont Business Magazine Rodney Smolla, President of Vermont School of Law and Graduate Studiesprovided his expert analysis of the 2022 Supreme Court rulings upsetting American society at a convening conference on campus Thursday, September 1.

In “The Summer of Discontent: The Magnificent 2022 Supreme Court TermSmolla, a renowned First Amendment lawyer, reflected on a number of high-profile rulings by the conservative-majority court that will no doubt impact the future of the country. Recent Supreme Court actions included the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the reduction of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on the energy industry, gun control and the Second Amendment, etc.

“As we welcome returning students and newcomers to campus, it’s important for us to discuss these decisions so we can go into the school year with advocacy in mind,” Smolla said. “The students of Vermont Law and Graduate School are the ones who will be leading us in a short time – we want to encourage our community to be agents of positive change.”

Thursday’s convocation event – which saw the VLGS campus officially welcome Smolla as President – took place on the Debevoise Back Lawn, on the school’s South Royalton Campus, and ended with a reception featuring music by Smolla’s son in The Dylan Smolla Band.
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SOUTH ROYALTON (September 1, 2022) – Vermont Law and Graduate School

Jon J. Epps