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Current Issues in Animal Law Lecture Series

Current Issues in Animal Law Lecture: A Human Right to Nature

The Environmental Law Center at VLS presented "A Human Right to Nature" on Friday, November 13. Litigation pending before the Ninth Circuit treats a right to nature, and wilderness in particular, as part of the scope of liberty protected under the Constitution. That case alleges that liberty is threatened by the climate crisis, as well as the actions and inactions of the federal government. How is there such a right? Three attorneys working on the matter explain. Watch Again

Blueprint for a National Food Strategy

The Urgent Call for a U.S. National Food Strategy

Since the onset of COVID-19, America’s already unstable food system has become even more tenuous. A new report from Vermont Law School's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems offers a roadmap to an equitable, durable food system that can better weather crises like COVID-19 and the long term threat of climate change.

National Center on Restorative Justice at Vermont Law School

National Center on Restorative Justice

Vermont Law School is proud to announce the receipt of a $3-million federal grant to create and host the National Center on Restorative Justice in South Royalton, Vt. The Center is in partnership with the University of Vermont, University of San Diego, and the U.S. Office of Justice Programs.

Vermont Law School Coronavirus Preparedness and Information

Coronavirus: Preparedness and Information

VLS is closely monitoring the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. A task force has been meeting to discuss guidelines and implement recommendations made by government and public health agencies, including the State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kyle Tisdel, Vermont Law School Loquitur

Movers and Shakers

Vermont Law School graduates are working on the toughest challenges that face our nation, whether it is protecting sacred western lands from destruction by oil and mining interests, crafting cannabis regulations, or navigating the shoals of our fractious political divides in Washington. Read these stories and more in the latest issue of Loquitur, Vermont Law School's alumni magazine.

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We are committed to developing a generation of leaders who use the power of the law to make a difference in our communities and the world. Because the status quo is no longer acceptable.

Mandatory Safe and Healthy Return to Campus Protocols
Safe and Healthy Return to Campus Protocols
Requirements for all students, faculty, and staff to return to campus include: signing a Health Safety Contract, producing negative COVID-19 test result, daily health screening questionnaire, and more.
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VLS Ranked a Top Environmental Law School
Vermont Law School was recently ranked a top environmental law school by U.S. News and World Report. Learn more about our premier environmental programs.
Admissions | Vermont Law School
You are thinking about law school because you see the law as a powerful tool for changing the status quo. That's the way we see it, too.
The Environmental Law Center
Environmental Law Center
The Environmental Law Center is home to one of the largest and most highly-ranked graduate environmental law programs in the country.
Library | Academics
The 35,000-square-foot library houses our collections and provides a variety of study spaces across four floors, including a highly specialized environmental law collection and the Environmental Reading Room in the library’s loft. 
Vermont Law School alumni
​The supportive community and unique mission of Vermont Law School foster tightly knit bonds that endure well beyond graduation. 
Online Degrees | Academics
Online Degrees
Are you intrigued with the idea of expanding your expertise with a Vermont Law School degree, but wonder how you can do it while working, raising a family, or being engaged in your community?