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How to Apply:

Your application to Vermont Law School may be completed electronically through an online web-based application or you may download an application and submit it with supporting materials to:

Vermont Law School Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068

Students applying to the Juris Doctor (JD) program are required to submit all application materials through LSAC.


Application Format Options
  Juris Doctor Masters LLM*
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* LLM in Energy applicants for 2013 please complete the Vermont Law web-based application only.

** Technical Difficulties: If you experience any technical difficulties with the web-based application please contact:
   - LSAC application: LSAC Help Desk at 215.968.1393.
   - Vermont Law School application: Vermont Law Admissions at 802.831.1239.

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Application requirements and submission procedures:

  • Applicants to the Juris Doctor program must send all materials to LSAC.org.
  • Applicants to the LLM in Environmental Law or American Legal Studies we recommend you submit your application and materials via the LSAC web-based application.
  • Applicants to the Master’s program must submit all materials directly to Vermont Law School.


Specific Admission Requirements by Degree:

Students applying must submit the following materials to be consider for admission.


Application Requirements
All Programs Require:
  • Application for Admission
  • Application Fee ($60 U.S.)
  • All Official College/University Transcripts
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation (two)
    Note: Appropriate recommendations are from professors and/or supervisors from significant work or volunteer experiences, who can appraise your academic or professional performance.
  • Essays
    • REQUIRED: Describe the goals that are motivating you to pursue a Law/Master’s or LLM degree. How do you think the skills and experience you will gain at Vermont Law School will help you achieve these goals?
    • REQUIRED: How have you tried to effect change in relation to an issue of personal, local or national significance?
    • OPTIONAL QUESTION: Give a realistic appraisal of your academic work since graduation from high school. Please note any inconsistencies in your record and the reasons for them.
Additional Program Requirements:
Juris Doctor Masters LLM
  • Official LSAT Score
  • LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report with current LSAT score and all transcripts
  • Optional:
    Official GRE Score
  • Legal Writing Sample
  • JD degree or International First Professional Law Degree
  • Optional or upon request: LSAT Score
  • International Credential & English Language Requirements:
    • All international transcripts must be evaluated by an official evaluation agency. Recommended evaluation agencies:
      • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE.org)
      • World Education Services (WES.org)
    • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score is required of all students for whom English is not the primary language spoken. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. or at an English speaking institution for more than two years may be waived from this requirement.
      • TOEFL minimum score: 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, 100 internet-based
      • IELTS minimum score: 6.5
      • PTE minimum score: 68

    Note: In order to secure a place in the incoming class, a non-refundable tuition deposit will be required by the deposit deadline indicated in the offer of admission. The non-refundable deposit will be applied in full toward the student’s tuition upon enrollment.