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Planning for Wildfire-Resilient Communities in an Era of Uncertainty

Planning for Wildfire-Resilient Communities in an Era of Uncertainty

The Environmental Law Center at VLS presents the 17th Annual Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law. The lecture, Planning for Wildfire-Resilient Communities in an Era of Uncertainty, features Molly Mowery, AICP, Executive Director of the Community Wildfire Planning Center. Watch the lecture live on Thursday, April 15 at 4 p.m. EDT.

Summer Session at Vermont Law School

Summer Session

Spend your summer attending flexible online, residential, virtual live, and hybrid courses at Vermont Law School's Summer Session. VLS's unique summer program offers over 60 classes in environmental law, restorative justice, energy regulation, food and agriculture law, and more.


Vermont Law School's Anti-Racism Statement

VLS's Anti-Racism Statement

Vermont Law School recognizes that “the law has too often neglected Black, Brown and Indigenous peoples, as well as members of the LGBTQ community, and has been used to legitimize the inhumane treatment of marginalized groups within these communities.”

The Nest: VLS Alumni interaction website

Join The Nest

The Nest is our new professional development platform which offers instant networking, mentorship opportunities, job postings and referrals for alumni, and other social options exclusively for members of the greater VLS community.

Beth McCormack Named VLS Interim President and Dean

Beth McCormack Named VLS Interim President and Dean

The VLS Board of Trustees has named Beth McCormack interim president and dean, making her the first woman to hold the position in school history. She succeeds Dean Thomas McHenry, who announced his intention to step down last November and assumes the title of President and Dean Emeritus.

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Our Promise

We are committed to developing a generation of leaders who use the power of the law to make a difference in our communities and the world. Because the status quo is no longer acceptable.

Mandatory Safe and Healthy Return to Campus Protocols
Safe and Healthy Return to Campus Protocols
Requirements for all students, faculty, and staff to return to campus include: signing a Health Safety Contract, producing negative COVID-19 test result, daily health screening questionnaire, and more.
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VLS Ranked a Top Environmental Law School
Vermont Law School was recently ranked a top environmental law school by U.S. News and World Report. Learn more about our premier environmental programs.
Admissions | Vermont Law School
You are thinking about law school because you see the law as a powerful tool for changing the status quo. That's the way we see it, too.
The Environmental Law Center
Environmental Law Center
The Environmental Law Center is home to one of the largest and most highly-ranked graduate environmental law programs in the country.
Library | Academics
The 35,000-square-foot library houses our collections and provides a variety of study spaces across four floors, including a highly specialized environmental law collection and the Environmental Reading Room in the library’s loft. 
Online Degrees | Academics
Online Degrees
Are you intrigued with the idea of expanding your expertise with a Vermont Law School degree, but wonder how you can do it while working, raising a family, or being engaged in your community?