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
​​RSJ7110 Restorative Justice Theory and Practice 2
​RSJ7120 Origins, Evolution, and Critical Issues in Restorative Justice 3
REQ7186 Legislation and Regulation or Legislation and Regulation Survey 3
ENV5122 Communication, Advocacy, and Leadership 3

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Experiential/Writing Courses

Choose at least one of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
  Advanced Writing Seminar 3
  Externship 4

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Core Electives

At least seven (7) credits from the following core electives:
Course Code Course Title Credits
RSJ7210 Adversity, Trauma, and Victimization 2
REQ7140 Criminal Law 3
CLI9405 Advanced Criminal Law Seminar: Alternative Criminal Justice Approaches 2
  New Approaches to Domestic and Sexual Violence 3
RSJ7330 Restorative Justice in Educational Institutions 3
  Ethics of Restorative Justice or Moral Philosophy 3
ADR6420 Negotiation 2

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Additional General Elective Courses

Remaining general elective courses may be chosen from the following approved courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
DIV7610 Race and the Law Seminar​​ 2
CRI7903 Race and the Criminal Justice System (Criminal Law Topic) 3
CRI7313 Capital Punishment Seminar 2
ENV5446 Environmental Justice 2
GPP7827 Improv for Advocates 1
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.​