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Centers & Programs

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Vermont Law is home to law centers and programs that provide students with strong, well-rounded experience and skills needed for law degrees. Our centers and programs include the Environmental Law Center (ELC), the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS), the Dispute Resolution Program, and many others.

Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School
Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
Develop the next generation of sustainable food and agriculture law and policy leaders while providing legal and policy resources and solutions for citizens to build and support such systems. 
Center for Justice Reform, VLS
Center for Justice Reform
Become the next justice leader through the Center for Justice Reform, an educational and training location for justice reform efforts including restorative justice.
Center for Legal Innovation at Vermont Law School
Center for Legal Innovation
Dedicated to helping create a future where innovation and entrepreneurial energy redefine legal education, the practice of law, and law itself. 
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.
Environmental Tax Policy at Vermont Law School
Environmental Tax Policy Institute
Analyzes the ways in which taxation can be used to address environmental problems. 
General Practice Program Students at Vermont Law School
General Practice Program
The General Practice Program is designed to help enterprising students achieve their ambitions, whether working for themselves or in the public, nonprofit, or private sectors.
Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School
Institute for Energy and the Environment
​​Energy and the environment go ​hand in hand. An enormous proportion of the earth’s environmental issues arise out of the use of energy.
International and Comparative Law Program, Vermont Law School
International and Comparative Law Program
Offers an exciting range of opportunities through numerous courses, a certificate in international and comparative law, study abroad options, and international law externships in the U.S. and abroad.
Legal Writing Program, Vermont Law School
Legal Writing Program
In this required program, students learn the ABCs of legal writing—accuracy, brevity, and clarity. They are introduced to the latest tools in legal research by the staff of research librarians.
New Economy Law Center, Vermont Law School
New Economy Law Center
The New Economy Law Center at Vermont Law School explores the role of the law and policy change in transitioning to a new economy.​​​​
Sports Law Institute at Vermont Law School
Sports Law Institute
Serves as an educational, research, and professional vehicle for exploring connections between law and sports, engaging in original research and promoting experiential learning.
U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law, Vermont Law School
U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law
Works collaboratively with government institutions, non-government organizations, lawyers, judges, lawmakers and others to promote good environmental governance in Asia.