​​​​​​​​​​Vermont Law School students may pursue specialized certificates in Business Law, Climate Law, Dispute Resolution, Energy Law, Experiential Advocacy (formerly General Practice), International and Comparative Law, Land Use Law, and Water Law. Certificates are a tangible indication that students have mastered a specific subject matter area.​ You can download the declaration forms, which contain​ more details on certificate requirments, here.



http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Certificates/DispForm.aspx?ID=1Certificate in Business LawThe Certificate in Business Law addresses the legal issues faced by start-up and well-established businesses. A combination of required and elective courses allows students to focus in on business concerns that align with their broader interests. /academics/certificates/certificate-in-business-law
http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Certificates/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Certificate in Climate LawThe Certificate in Climate Law addresses emerging U.S. and international law governing mitigation of and adaptation to climate change./academics/certificates/certificate-in-climate-law
http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Certificates/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Certificate in Criminal LawThe Certificate in Criminal Law provides students with broad-based, comprehensive training in the law and skills needed to become prosecutors, defenders, or to practice criminal law in a private firm setting. It is easily compatible with other requirements./academics/certificates/certificate-in-criminal-law
http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Certificates/DispForm.aspx?ID=4Certificate in Dispute ResolutionThe Certificate in Dispute Resolution offers students a robust slate of courses on negotiation, mediation, and arbitration with an emphasis on experiential learning./academics/certificates/certificate-in-dispute-resolution
http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Certificates/DispForm.aspx?ID=5Certificate in Energy LawThe Certificate in Energy Law involves study of the law and policy relating to renewable energy development and the environmental problems associated with traditional energy production./academics/certificates/certificate-in-energy-law
http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Certificates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10Experiential Advocacy Program CertificateThe Experiential Advocacy Program, formerly the General Practice Program, complements the traditional JD curriculum. Meshing substantive law with professional training, the hands-on program is designed to help enterprising students achieve their ambitions, whether working for themselves or in the public, nonprofit or private sectors. An Experiential Advocacy Program Certificate is awarded to students who have successfully completed all four semesters of the program, during their 2L and 3L years, in addition to their JD./academics/certificates/experiential-advocacy-program-certificate
http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Certificates/DispForm.aspx?ID=6Certificate in Food and Agriculture LawThe Certificate in Food and Agriculture Law covers sustainable agriculture and food and the connections these systems have to the environment, energy, human and animal health, labor, and climate change./academics/certificates/certificate-in-food-and-agriculture-law
http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Certificates/DispForm.aspx?ID=7Certificate in International and Comparative LawEarning a certificate in International and Comparative Law from Vermont Law School demonstrates a committed focus on international law. Program graduates have the skills and substantive knowledge to play a strong role in international firms, international organizations, NGOs and government agencies./academics/certificates/certificate-in-international-and-comparative-law
http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Certificates/DispForm.aspx?ID=8Certificate in Land Use LawThe Certificate in Land Use Law offers students training in the array of legal doctrines, practical techniques, and policy alternatives for addressing the use of public and private lands./academics/certificates/certificate-in-land-use-law
http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Certificates/DispForm.aspx?ID=9Certificate in Water Resources LawThe Certificate in Water Resources Law covers the complex set of federal and state laws addressing the use and conservation of water resources./academics/certificates/certificate-in-water-resources-law