The Environmental Law Center hosts the nation's premier environmental law program.
Vermont Law & Graduate School Environmental programs
Summer Session Adjuncts
Environmental Law and Policy Courses
Summer Session-only Courses
Environmental Field Courses
Animal Protection Courses
Energy Regulation Courses
Environmental Justice and Public Health Courses
Food and Agriculture Courses
International Environmental Courses
Natural Resources Courses
Sustainability and Business Courses
Environmental Degrees and Programs
Environmental Master’s Degrees
Environmental Executive Master’s Degree
Environmental LLM Degrees
VLGS first in nation for:
Environmental Justice Course
Animal Rights Law Course
Environmental Tax Policy Course
ABA Acquiesced Masters Degree For Non-Lawyers
Select Areas of VLGS Leadership
ENERGY & CLIMATE
VLGS leads the nation in preparing students for the clean energy transition. Through deep energy law and policy curriculum, clinical and other clean energy experiential opportunities, and integration within a world class environmental law and policy program, VLGS offers the deepest, most hands-on clean energy law and policy program.
Our climate law curriculum is also unparalleled, including classes on climate change adaptation and mitigation, climate and extinction, and climate and tax policy. VLGS sends a delegation of students to the annual COP climate conference each year.
FOOD & AGRICULTURE
VLGS offers a number of classes devoted specifically to food and agricultural law and policy coupled with environmental courses addressing issues that directly impact the food system, making our program unique in its focus on sustainable food and agriculture systems law and policy. Our Food and Agriculture Clinic and research assistant opportunities train students to develop real-world solutions for a more sustainable and just food system.
VLGS is a national leader in environmental justice law. Currently, five different clinics and programs do casework or policy advocacy on behalf of environmental justice communities domestically and internationally. Our Environment and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) has a formalized affiliation with Earthjustice to provide support for environmental justice communities at the local level. The ENRLC is a leader in running the annual Environmental Justice Symposium with Duke University and Yale University; the 2020 Symposium will be held at VLGS. VLGS also has a student-run Environmental Justice Law Society, which is one of the only (perhaps the only), such organization in the U.S.
The U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law program strengthens environmental governance and the rule of law in Asia by fostering learning, expertise, and experience sharing across continents. The program has trained thousands of environmental scholars, advocates, and government officials since its inception in 2006.