Thursday, June 2, 2011

New blog trains law students and land use decision-makers

Recently, the Vermont Law School Land Use Clinic launched

This blog has the dual purpose of training our clinicians to write in plain English and providing accessible summaries of key Vermont land use decisions for volunteers and land use professionals.

In Vermont, most land use decisions are made by volunteers, frequently without staff support. In 2010, we conducted a survey of zoning administrators, development review board  members, planning commissioners, applicants and concerned citizens. We wondered if a blog written by law students could be helpful to these folks? The survey results indicated an interest and need for plain English summaries of key municipal land use and state permitting decisions.

We hope to update the blog weekly to summarize important developments in Vermont land use law.

Let us know if you have any suggestions!

Kat Garvey

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Great initiative. I think it's important that as legal professionals we are as clear as possible. This seems like an awesome platform for Vermont citizens. We, at Sikora Law, are trying to take a similar approach with our blog: Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Michael | Jun 5, 2011 12:20:03 PM