Vermont Law & Graduate School’s Animal Law and Policy Institute trains future leaders in animal advocacy while centering animals in the fight for environmental protection.
Vermont Law and Graduate School’s Animal Law and Policy Institute trains tomorrow’s animal advocacy leaders to advance animals’ legal status through education, scholarship, policy development, community engagement, and litigation. Engaging with advocacy organizations, communities, journalists, and policymakers, the Institute serves as a resource hub for animal law and policy issues.
The Animal Law and Policy Institute is dedicated to supporting aspiring animal advocates through rigorous coursework, rewarding mentorships, and real-world trainings and experiences. We collaborate closely with the school’s other leading programs–including environmental law and policy, agriculture and food, and restorative justice–recognizing the interconnections between justice movements, animals, humans, and the environment.