About Vermont Law School
Vermont Law School, a private, independent institution, is home to the nation's largest and deepest environmental law program. VLS offers a Juris Doctor curriculum that emphasizes public service; three Master's Degrees—Master of Environmental Law and Policy, Master of Energy Regulation and Law, and Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy; and four post-JD degrees —LLM in American Legal Studies (for foreign-trained lawyers), LLM in Energy Law, LLM in Environmental Law, and LLM in Food and Agriculture Law. The school features innovative experiential programs and is home to the Environmental Law Center, South Royalton Legal Clinic, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Energy Clinic, Food and Agriculture Clinic, and Center for Applied Human Rights.
VLS academic programs combine a solid foundation in law and policy with focus in one or several areas of specialization. Practical, real-world experience gained through work in legal clinics and externships enables students to hone their expertise and match their talents to their passions.
Learning happens everywhere: on campus—in classrooms, conference rooms, the library, and in dinner seminars—and off campus—in courtrooms, client offices, town meetings, mediation sessions, depositions, and legislative hearing rooms. It's a learning environment driven by students who are more intent on collaboration than on competition.
Vermont Law School’s academic programs are designed to transform legal expertise and skills into tools of consequence. Faculty members, renowned legal scholars and practitioners, deliver an extensive course catalog that features the most environmental law courses of any law school in the United States. The top-ranked Environmental Law Center prepares students for leadership through practice in specialized institutes and clinics. International programs allow students to broaden their understanding of global policy and law, and test the waters of legal practice outside the U.S. And the Julien and Virginia Cornell Library, one of the nation’s best environmental law resources, supports students and faculty as they learn and practice.