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Vermont Law School will continue with mostly virtual classes during the spring semester, however limited on-campus classes and access to campus services will be offered. For information on campus access, health and safety protocols, and testing requirements please visit vermontlaw.edu/covid19.
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Vermont Law School offers JD students the option to add a concentration to their degree. Environmental law students may pursue specialized concentrations in Animal Law, Climate Law, Energy Law, Food and Agriculture Law, Land Use Law, and Water Resources Law. Concentrations are a tangible indication demonstrating to prospective employers that students have mastered a specific subject matter area. Concentration declaration forms are available here.

For more information on required courses, visit the concentration pages listed below.

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Concentration in Animal Law
Focus on animal welfare and protection in the context of food and agricultural systems, climate change, and other environmental challenges.
Young people at a protest, holding a banner that says "Climate Justice"
Concentration in Climate Law
Address emerging U.S. and international law governing mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.
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Concentration in Energy Law
Address emerging U.S. and international law that governs the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.
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Concentration in Food and Agriculture Law
Concentrate on the food system and its impacts on the environment, energy, human and animal health, labor, and climate change.
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Concentration in Land Use Law
Train in the array of legal doctrines, practical techniques, and policy alternatives for addressing the use of public and private lands.
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Concentration in Water Resources Law
Cover the complex set of federal and state laws addressing the use and conservation of water resources.