Vermont Law School students may pursue specialized certificates in Business Law, Climate Law, Energy Law, International and Comparative Law, Land Use Law, and Water Law. Certificates are a tangible indication that students have mastered a specific subject matter area. Certificate declaration forms are available here.
The Certificate in Business Law addresses the legal issues faced by start-up and well-established businesses. A combination of required and elective courses allows students to focus in on business concerns that align with their broader interests.
The Certificate in Climate Law addresses emerging U.S. and international law governing mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.
The Certificate in Criminal Law provides students with broad-based, comprehensive training in the law and skills needed to become prosecutors, defenders, or to practice criminal law in a private firm setting. It is easily compatible with other requirements.
The Certificate in Energy Law involves study of the law and policy relating to renewable energy development and the environmental problems associated with traditional energy production.
The Certificate in Food and Agriculture Law covers sustainable agriculture and food and the connections these systems have to the environment, energy, human and animal health, labor, and climate change.
Earning a certificate in International and Comparative Law from Vermont Law School demonstrates a committed focus on international law. Program graduates have the skills and substantive knowledge to play a strong role in international firms, international organizations, NGOs and government agencies.
The Certificate in Land Use Law offers students training in the array of legal doctrines, practical techniques, and policy alternatives for addressing the use of public and private lands.
The Certificate in Water Resources Law covers the complex set of federal and state laws addressing the use and conservation of water resources.