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2021 Commencement Address by Jacqueline Patterson

2021 Commencement Address

Jacqueline Patterson, senior director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, will deliver the 46th commencement address and be honored for her contributions to climate and social justice with an honorary degree.

2021 Vermont Law School Commencement

2021 Commencement

VLS will celebrate the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 when it hosts its 46th commencement exercises, Saturday, May 15, at 1 p.m. EDT. Due to the ongoing restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the combined graduation ceremony will be held virtually.

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Essentially Unprotected

A new report from VLS's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems calls for urgent policy change to protect farmworkers from heat and pesticides.

2021 Honorary Degree Lecture with Guest Speaker Rick Middleton

Honorary Degree Lecture

Honorary degree recipient Rick Middleton, president emeritus of the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), will deliver the 2021 environmental lecture: Reflecting on 50 years of Environmental Advocacy in the Southeastern United States—the Key to Success. Watch the event live on Friday, May 14 at 4:15 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.


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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?