18 months
Jan Sep
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About this course

The Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP) degree program is designed for students who want to create, innovate, and support sustainable food and agriculture systems.

The MFALP program seeks to train the next generation of food and agriculture advocates and entrepreneurs through an array of residential and distance learning courses, including courses in our renowned Summer Session, as well as optional clinical training in one of the nation's first food and agriculture law clinics. The MFALP provides students with practical training in public advocacy and writing for a legal policy audience, opportunities for independent research with support from faculty, and externships at organizations around the country and the world.

Our unique and comprehensive curriculum, developed by faculty of VLS's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, develops students' advocacy skills in the growing, dynamic arena of food and agriculture policy. MFALP students choose from more than 50 environmental law and policy courses, taught by the world-renowned faculty of Vermont Law School.

Entry Requirements

  • GPA from undergraduate and any graduate schools
  • Successful work history after completion of the baccalaureate degree
  • Letters of recommendation from professors or professional or volunteer experience supervisors
  • Neither the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) nor the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required for applicants to the Masters programs. However students who have taken the exam may submit their scores to support their application. Scores should be sent directly to the school (GRE & LSAT School Code: 3946) for consideration.