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Law School Drops Ban on Military Recruiters

Law School Drops Ban on Military Recruiters


Vermont Law School lifted its campus ban on military recruiters last Friday, the same day that President Barack Obama certified the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," The National Law Journal reports.

The law school is one of two in the nation that have had an outright ban on military recruiters on campus.

"This law school has stood fast to our position of principle, in the face of significant pressure, to insist that the 'don't ask, don't tell' law be repealed," Vermont Law School Dean Jeff Shields said. "That day is finally here."

The other school, William Mitchell College of Law, will follow suit: "Now that Congress has voted to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' and President Obama has signed the certification to end the ban, all will have the opportunity to serve, regardless of sexual orientation, and William Mitchell will once again allow military recruiters on campus," said college spokesman Steve Linders.

Vermont Law School's Shields reported that the school lost about $500,000 a year in federal funds because it did not comply with a 1995 law that denied government grants to schools that prohibited military recruiters or ROTC.

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