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The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) trains law and policy students to develop real-world solutions for a more sustainable and just food system.

CAFS educates students at Vermont Law School through a comprehensive array of residential and online courses, as well as through the Food and Agriculture Clinic. Students can choose to specialize in Food and Agriculture Law; pursue a JD Certificate in Food and Agriculture Law; or earn a Master's or LLM degree in Food and Agricultural Law and Policy. With CAFS's diverse course offerings, degree options, and practical experiences in the clinic, students explore food and agricultural law from a variety of perspectives.

CAFS is also a center for research and advocacy. As a clinician in the Food and Agriculture Clinic or through our Research Assistant and Summer Honors Internship programs, students work with local, regional, national, and international partners, engaging in law and policy work that addresses food systems challenges related to the environment, public health, the economy, food security, and animal welfare. The legal tools and policy recommendations they develop have real-world implications for stakeholders across the food system, including farmers, food producers, entrepreneurs, distributors, consumers, legislators, and administrators.

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Our Faculty, Staff, and Fellows
Meet the team of food and agricultural law and policy experts who teach, supervise students, and conduct innovative research at CAFS.
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CAFS Projects
Learn more about the projects we work on at the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems and the Food and Agriculture Clinic.
Eva Moss MFALP'16 sells flowers at a farmers market
Our Alumni
Read stories about our alumni and discover where a degree in food and agricultural law and policy can take you.