Degree Certificates

Vermont Law School offers JD students the option to add a certificate to their degree. For more information on courses required to complete a certificate, please visit one of the certificate pages listed below.

Certificate in Business Law

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.

Certificate in Climate Law

The Certificate in Climate Law addresses emerging U.S. and international law governing mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.

Certificate in Criminal Law

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.

Certificate in Energy Law

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.

Certificate in Food and Agriculture Law

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.

Certificate in General Practice

The Certificate in General Practice provides students with simulation-based experiential courses taught by practicing attorneys who are expert in their fields, emphasizing a hands-on, practical skills approach to learning. There are no exams or textbooks.

Certificate in International and Comparative Law

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.

Certificate in Land Use Law

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.

Certificate in Water Resources Law

The Certificate in Water Resources Law covers the complex set of federal and state laws addressing the use and conservation of water resources.