​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​87 credits​​

Required Courses

All of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
REQ7255 Appellate Advocacy3
REQ7104 Civil Procedure I2
REQ7103 Civil Procedure II3
REQ7112 Constitutional Law4
REQ7180 Public Law3
REQ7130 Contracts4
REQ7140 Criminal Law3
LIT7210 Evidence4
​REQ7265 Legal Profession3
REQ7120 Legal Analysis and Writing I1
REQ7122 Legal Research1
REQ7125 Legal Writing II: Theory and Practice3
REQ7160 Property4
REQ7150 Torts4

Bar Courses

At least two (2) of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
BUS6235 Corporations4
CRI7262 Constitutional Criminal Procedure4
CRI7307 Criminal Practice and Procedure4
FAM7710 Estates4
FAM7715 Family Law3
GPP7806 GPP: Domestic Relations4
JUR7310 Remedies3
BUS6280 Sales2

Experiential Courses

At least six (6) ​​credits from the following experiential courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
CLI9302 Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic6/13
CLI9305 Land Use Law and Policy Clinic4/6
CLI9306 Land Use Clinic Class2
CLI9307 Land Use Clinic4
CLI9310 South Royalton Legal Clinic FT10
CLI9311 South Royalton Legal Clinic - Summer6-9
CLI9312 South Royalton Legal Clinic PT3
CLI9315 South Royalton Legal Clinic Class3
CLI9316 South Royalton Legal Clinic Class - Summer3
CLI9323 Advanced Environmental and Natural Resources Clinic13
CLI9326 Advanced Environmental and Natural Resources Clinic6
CLI9329 Advanced Environmental and Natural Resources Clinic9
CLI9333 Advanced South Royalton Legal Clinic13
CLI9336 Advanced South Royalton Legal Clinic6
CLI9339 Advanced South Royalton Legal Clinic9
CLI9405 Dispute Resolution Clinic I4
CLI9406 Dispute Resolution Clinic II4
CLI9411 Semester in Practice (SIP)11
CLI9412 Semester in Practice (SIP) Class2
CLI9425 JD Part-Time Externship2/9
CLI9427 Energy Clinic4
CLI9428 Food and Agriculture Clinic4
CLI9430 Judicial Externship9/11
CLI9431 Judicial Externship Class2
CLI9437 Advanced Energy Clinic4
CLI9450 Land Use Clinic6
CRI7350 Criminal Law Clinic6
PUB7525 Legislative Clinic6

Perspective Course

One (1) of the following perspectives courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
BUS6333 International and Comparative Sports Law2
CRI7304 Sex Crimes Seminar2
CRI7313 Capital Punishment Seminar2
CRI7314 Narcotics Law and Politics Seminar2
DIV7606 Civil Rights Seminar2
DIV7610 Race and the Law Seminar2
DIV7615 Sexual Orientation and the Law2
DIV7620 Native Americans and the Law3
DIV7628 Indian Tribes as Governmental Stewards of the Environment2
ENV5110 Ecology of Food and Agriculture3
ENV5220 Environmental Economics and Markets3
ENV5302 Animal Law2
ENV5305 Environmental Ethics Seminar2/3
ENV5306 Comparative Environmental Law Research Seminar3
ENV5307 Animals and ​the Law3
ENV5310 Environmental Health Law Seminar2
ENV5320 Environmental Justice Seminar2
ENV5336 Climate Change, Extinction, and Adaptation3
ENV5337 Frontier Issues in Environmental Law and Policy2
ENV5343 Climate Change Adaptation in Human Systems3
ENV5344 Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy3
ENV5350 Risk Assessment3
ENV5356 Scientific Controversies2
ENV5365 Climate Change: The Power of Taxes2
ENV5370 Global Energy and Climate Policy3
ENV5401 Agricultural Environmental Law3
ENV5406 Animal Rights Jurisprudence Law2
ENV5407 Animal Welfare and Agricultural Trade2
ENV5408 The Law of Animals in Agriculture3
ENV5412 Biodiversity Protection2
ENV5442 Human Rights and the Environment2
ENV5445 Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development2
FAM7745 MedLaw: Issues and Concepts of Reproduction and Family2
GPP7814 GPP: International Intellectual Property2
HIS7555 American Legal History: The Search for National Identity2
INT7402 Study Abroad Seminar: Canadian Legal System2
INT7407 Comparative Law: Comparative Legal Systems3
INT7410 French Legal Methods1
INT7411 French Corporate Law1
INT7412 Law of the European Union2
INT7413 European Union Law2
INT7414 European Union Law Trento1
INT7421 International Environmental Law2
INT7424 International Human Rights3
INT7426 Comparative Constitutional Law2
INT7430 Spanish Constitutional Law2
INT7436 Genocide3
INT7437 Introduction to Chinese Law2
INT7440 Comparative U.S.-China Environmental Law2/3
INT7444 International and Comparative Environmental Law2
INT7445 European Community Environmental Law2
JUR7307 Culture and the Environment2
JUR7315 Human Nature and the Law2
JUR7323 The Law and Popular Culture2
JUR7330 Moral Philosophy for Professionals Seminar2/3
JUR7332 Law, Lawyers and Religion2/3
JUR7333 Animal Law and Ethics3
JUR7350 Women and the Law Seminar2
JUR7390 Jurisprudence Tutorial1/2
PUB7522 Election Law2
PUB7550 National Security Law3

Advanced Legal Writing project

One (1) of the following advanced legal writing project courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
ADR6450 Advanced Dispute Resolution Writing Seminar2
BUS6262 Social Enterprise Law2
BUS6330 Sports Law2
CLI9302 Environmental and Natural Resources Clinic6/13
CLI9310/9312 South Royalton Legal Clinic6/13
​CLI9450 Land Use Clinic4/6
CRI7305 Advanced Criminal Law Seminar2
DIV7606 Civil Rights Seminar2
DIV7607 Constitutional Rights Litigation3
DIV7610 Race and the Law Seminar2
DIV7615 Sexual Orientation and the Law Seminar2
ENV5110 Ecology of Food and Agriculture3
ENV5212 Climate Change and the Law3
ENV5236 Advanced Natural Resources Law2
ENV5250 Watershed Management and Protection3
ENV5303 Advanced Energy Writing Seminar2
ENV5304/5306 Comparative Environmental Law Research Seminar2/1
ENV5305 Environmental Ethics Seminar2
ENV5310 Environmental Health Law Seminar2
ENV5335 Extinction and Climate Change2
ENV5337 Frontier Issues in Environmental Law and Policy2
ENV5342 Legal Adaptation to Global Warming2
ENV5345 Land and the Law of Takings2
ENV5349 Regulating the Marine Environment2
ENV5365 Climate Change: The Power of Taxes2
ENV5493Agricultural Biotechnology and the Law​​2
HIS7555 American Legal History: The Search for National Identity2
INT7407 Comparative Law: Comparative Legal Systems3
INT7413 European Union Law3
INT7424 International Human Rights3
INT7428 International Regulation of Trade3
INT7430 Spanish Constitutional Law2
INT7437 Introduction to Chinese Law2
JUR7307 Culture and the Environment2
JUR7323 Law and Popular Culture2
JUR7330 Moral Philosophy for Professionals Seminar2/3
JUR7332 Law, Lawyers and Religion2/3
JUR7350 Women and the Law Seminar2 +1 IRP
JUR7390 Jurisprudence Tutorial1/2
PUB7550 National Security Law3
PUB7580 State & Local Government2
WRI7900 Independent Research Project1/7
WRI7950 Law Review2/4
WRI7960 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law​2/4

Note​This page is offered as a quick, simplified glance of a complex topic. Please consult the Academic Regulations section​ of the 2015-2016​​ Student Handbook for full and official degree requirements.​