Eliza H. van Lennep
Eliza practices in a wide range of criminal, family, and civil litigation matters. As part of her civil rights practice, she represents individuals experiencing employment discrimination due to age, race, disability, gender, or sexuality. She also advises students and educational institutions about their rights and responsibilities under Title IX. Additionally, Eliza represents individuals in state criminal and family court on a variety of matters.
As a student, Eliza clerked for the Vermont Attorney General’s Office in the Civil Rights Unit, for the Chittenden County State’s Attorneys’ Office, and for Langrock Sperry & Wool. At Vermont Law School, she was the Head Notes Editor of the Vermont Law Review, a Dean’s Fellow, and Co-Chair of the Women’s Law Group. She was also a member of the Moot Court Advisory Board and competed at the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition in 2017. Eliza was awarded an Albert Schweitzer fellowship, for which she completed a service project to inform college students and academic institutions about rights and obligations under Title IX. At graduation, Eliza was honored with the National Association of Women Lawyers award for her contributions to Vermont Law School.
Eliza lives in the Old North End, but grew up in New Hampshire and was a competitive rower in Boston before she moved to Vermont. She now enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, and kayaking, but is always considering a return to rowing on the Lamoille River. Eliza is also an avid knitter and enjoys making pottery at Burlington City Arts.
Vermont Law School (J.D. 2018); Smith College (B.A. 2009)
Admitted to state courts in Vermont
American Bar Association; Vermont Bar Association; Vermont Association for Justice; National Association of Women Lawyers