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Vermont Law and Graduate School is home to centers and programs that provide students with strong, well-rounded experience and skills. 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.

Animal Law Books
Animal Law and Policy Institute
Trains future leaders in animal advocacy while centering animals in the fight for environmental protection.
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Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
Home to the Food and Agriculture Clinic, CAFS uses law and policy to build a more sustainable and just food system.
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. 
Three students stand in front of a solar panel in a field, smiling.
Institute for Energy and the Environment
Home to the Energy Clinic, the IEE prepares law and policy students for a clean energy future.
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.
A group of U.S.-Asia Partnership fellows sitting outside on a sunny day on the grass at VLS campus.
U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law
Works collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to promote good environmental governance in Asia.