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Set within a top-ranked environmental law program, CAFS offers degrees and courses with a unique systems-based focus on food and agricultural law and policy.

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Our sudents gain practical experience and networking opportunities in one of the nation’s only law and policy clinics focused on solely on food and agriculture.

Research and Advocacy »

We partner with organizations nationwide, working with them to solve law and policy challenges in pursuit of a more sustainable, just, and equitable food system.


A farmer carrying a bunch of carrots.
Vermont Legal Food Hub
Connecting farmers, food entrepreneurs, and food system organizations with free legal services.
A red barn on a green field.
Blueprint for a National Food Strategy
Examining the need for a cohesive national approach to food system regulation through legal and scholarly research.
Two workers in a kitchen smiling and packing cucumbers into pickle jars.
Farm to Institution Policy Project
Identifying and analyzing policies in New England that compel state institutions to purchase local foods.
An urban farm in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Farmland Access Legal Toolkit
Helping farmers and landowners affordably access, transfer, and conserve farmland. 
An illustration of farmers harvesting in the field.
National Gleaning Project
Supporting gleaning organizations through legal and policy research to combat food waste and feed the hungry. 
A colorful assortment of vegetables.
Healthy Food Policy Project
Local level policy resources to increase access to healthy food.
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Alumni Spotlight: Eva Moss MFALP'16
Monday, July 20, 2020
Eva Moss sells flowers at a farmers market.

After graduating from VLS's Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy program, Eva Moss moved to North Carolina and founded Heartstrong Farm. In addition to running the no-till flower-growing business, she now works as farmer and partner development manager at Farm Commons.



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