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Animal Law and Policy Institute

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Learn more about the new Animal Law LLM with three fellowship opportunities!

Vermont Law and 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. 

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Meet Our Team
Meet the Animal Law and Policy Institute's team of animal law experts. 
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Courses and Degrees
Learn more about VLGS's animal law and policy courses and degrees.
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Explore career paths in animal law and policy.
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Animal Law Blog
Keep up to date on VLGS animal law and policy news, events, opportunities, and announcements! 
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Farmed Animal Advocacy Clinic
Students gain real-world skills while working with lawyers and advocacy organizations to advance protections for animals.  
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Animal Law Specialization
Become a leader in animal advocacy with a concentration in animal law through the Animal Law and Policy Institute.
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Online Hybrid JD
The Online Hybrid JD makes it easier for working professionals to earn their law degree.
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Master's in Animal Protection Policy
Learn more about the MAPP degree and how to learn real-world skills to help you advocate for animals.
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VLGS Alumni
VLGS graduates are making a difference for animals!