Joint Degree Programs
Vermont Law School students may pursue joint degree programs to develop their expertise in environmental or energy law. They have the opportunity to combine the JD degree with the Master of Environmental Law and Policy, Master of Energy Regulation and Law, LLM in Environmental Law, or LLM in Energy Law degree.
The JD/Master of Environmental Law and Policy program is designed for students who want to develop expertise in environmental law and policy while obtaining interdisciplinary training in science, economics, and public advocacy. Students can complete the program in three years, the period of time traditionally required to earn the JD alone.
The JD/Master of Energy Regulation and Law program prepares students to work in the alternative energy sector and address the environmental problems associated with traditional energy production. Students can complete this joint degree program in three years.
The JD/LLM in Energy Law allows students to combine a JD degree and an LLM in Energy Law degree, preparing them to pursue the practice of energy law in the public or private spheres, or careers in teaching, research, or public policy.
The JD/LLM in Environmental Law is designed for students who want to augment the JD degree with an advanced degree in environmental law, to prepare for a career practicing environmental law with a private firm, as a public interest environmental litigator, or in academia.