Master of Arts in Restorative Justice (MARJ) Degree Requirements

​​​​Required courses are subject to change. For more​ information, please view the latest Academic Regulations or contact the Office of the Registrar: registrar@vermontlaw.edu.​


​30 cred​its​

Required Courses

All of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
​​  Restorative Justice Theory and Practice 2
​  Origins, Evolution, and Critical Issues in Restorative Justice 3
  Adversity, Trauma, and Victimization 2
REQ7140 Criminal Law 3
REQ7186 Legislation and Regulation Survey 3

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Required Writing Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
ENNV5122 Communications, Advocacy, and Leadership 3

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Required Externship, Clinic, or Project

May choose one of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
CLI9405 Dispute Resolution Clinic 4
  Externship 4
  Approved Project 4

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Additional Courses

(at least 6 credits from this list)
Course Code Course Title Credits
CRI7305 Advanced Criminal Law Seminar: Alternative Programs or Police Use of Force 2
  Organizational Dynamics and Change 3
  New Approaches in Domestic and Sexual Violence 2
  Restorative Justice in Educational Institutions 2
  Restorative and Responsive Human Services 2
  Public Speaking for Advocates 2
  First Nations and Indigenous Practices 2
  International Transitional Justice 2
ADR6420 Negotiation 2
  Public Speaking for Advocates (a modification of Improv for Lawyers) 1
  Ethics of Restorative Justice or Moral Philosophy 2


Remaining general elective courses my be chosen from the following list of approved courses (sufficient to achieve a total of 30 credits and not more than 36)

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​Elective Courses​​

Course Code Course Title Credits
DIV7610 Race and the Law Seminar​​ 2
  Race and the Criminal Justice System (Criminal Law Topic) 3
GPP7817 Bail to Jail—General Practice Program 2
ENV5446 Environmental Justice 2
  Earth Justice 2
JUR7350 Women and the Law Seminar 2
​DIV7615 Sexual Orientation and the Law 2
INT7424 International Human Rights 3
ADR6415 Environmental Dispute Resolution 2

 

Note: This page is offered as a quick, simplified glance of a complex topic. Please consult the Academic Regulations for full and official degree requirements.​