Vermont isn't like another state, it's like another country. Where else can you buy a bunch of handguns
without a permit in the morning and go get yourself a same sex marriage in the afternoon? Of all the Green Mountain State's idiosyncrasies, this may be the most interesting: you can be admitted to the bar in Vermont without ever graduating from college. I'm not talking about no law school
, I'm talking about no undergraduate degree
. The state is one of seven in the union
that allow you to apprentice under a lawyer for a period of time, a practice known as "reading the law"
. After that, pass the bar exam and poof
, you're a lawyer. It sounds odd, but some say that law school teaches you to take the bar exam, while an apprenticeship teaches you to be a lawer.
It's not going to get you a job at a huge law firm like White and Case, but even the best education can't guarantee that