​​​​​​​​​​Preparation for the practice of law requires context and application. 

It requires firsthand involvement in what lawyers do and is how expertise is built. It requires challenging your understanding of justice and its fundamental role in society. The clinics and externships at VLS engage you in that preparation.

Every student at VLS has the opportunity to enroll in a clinic or externship, and for those entering in May 2014, each will be required to take at least 6 clinic or externship credits prior to graduation.

Explore the experiential courses that we offer. They are designed to provide a wide array of opportunities to enhance your legal education and help prepare you for the profession.



Criminal Law Clinic | Vermont Law Schoolhttp://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/criminal-law-clinicCriminal Law Clinic | Vermont Law SchoolStudents work on real criminal cases and practice in Vermont Courts under expert supervision.
Dispute Resolution Clinic | Vermont Lawhttp://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/dispute-resolution-clinicDispute Resolution Clinic | Vermont LawOffers students the opportunity to practice non-litigation dispute resolution skills and strategies in the real-world setting of the New Hampshire and Vermont courts.
Energy Clinic | Vermont Lawhttp://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/energy-clinicEnergy Clinic | Vermont LawStudents work on energy projects that resolve energy policy challenges in a sustainable and fair way for the Vermont community and the world.
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic | Vermont Lawhttp://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/ENRLCEnvironmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic | Vermont LawWorking directly with leading conservation organizations throughout the country​ and with local community groups and promoting access to justice for those who would not otherwise be able to obtain legal representation.
Food and Agriculture Clinic | Vermont Lawhttp://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/food-and-agriculture-clinicFood and Agriculture Clinic | Vermont LawEquips students with practical skills to be sustainable food and agriculture advocates and entrepreneurs.
JD Externships | Vermont Lawhttp://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/jd-externshipsJD Externships | Vermont Law
Land Use Clinic | Vermont Law Schoolhttp://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/land-use-clinicLand Use Clinic | Vermont Law SchoolStudents will develop practical skills and competencies associated with land use practice such as municipal planning, environmental and state land use, statutory requirements and processes, district commission and environmental court proceedings.
Legislative Clinic | Vermont Law Schoolhttp://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/legislative-clinicLegislative Clinic | Vermont Law SchoolUnder the supervision of attorneys, students will support the work of the Vermont General Assembly, work on bills, amendments, and related research projects, observe floor debates, attend committee hearings, and participate in hearings.
Master's Externships | Vermont Lawhttp://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/masters-externshipsMaster's Externships | Vermont Law
South Royalton Legal Clinic | Vermont Law Schoolhttp://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/south-royalton-legal-clinicSouth Royalton Legal Clinic | Vermont Law SchoolStudents represent clients in civil poverty law including: bankruptcy, children’s rights, domestic violence, housing, family-based immigration, family law, landlord/tenant, social security disability, wills and soon to be veterans issues.