Clinical Courses

Find courses offered by the renowned clinics at Vermont Law School, from the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic to the Dispute Resolution clinic.​

9323/Advanced Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic 13

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial ENRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to metnor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director.Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

9326/Advanced Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic 6

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial ENRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to mentor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director.Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

9329/Advanced Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic 9

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial ENRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to metnor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director.Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

9333/Advanced South Royalton Legal Clinic 13

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial SRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to metnor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director. Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

9336/Advanced South Royalton Legal Clinic 6

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial SRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to metnor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director. Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

9339/Advanced South Royalton Legal Clinic 9

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial SRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to metnor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director. Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

9391/Clinical Topics

Classes offered under this designation explore special areas of interest, including newly developing areas of law, or specialties of visiting faculty and fellows. Students should consult registration information specific information on classes presented under this title.

9405/Dispute Resolution Clinic I

Trains students to mediate disputes through participation in local court mediation programs.  Weekly seminars focus on conflict theory, mediation techniques, litigation strategies, public policy and social justice issues, as well as ethical and licensing concerns. A portion of each class devoted to clinic-style rounds, enabling students to present the cases they have mediated for discussion and feedback.

9406/Dispute Resolution Clinic II

Advanced clinic to further develop mediation skills throught participation in mediations in a variety of local court mediation programs and attend weekly seminars.

9427/Energy Clinic

Provides an opportunity to obtain field based experience on a part-time basis. A JD skills class.

9302/Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic

The ENRLC is a public interest environmental law firm.  Student clinicians work on behalf of environmental and conservation organizations under the supervision of clinical faculty.  In addition to work on cases, students attend weekly staff meetings and a weekly seminar.

9428/Food and Agriculture Clinic

Provides an opportunity to obtain field based experience on a part-time basis.  A JD skills class.

9425/JD Part-Time Externship

Please see class descriptions by term for registration information.

9430/Judicial Externship

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9431/Judicial Externship Class

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9432/L.L.M. Externship

Provides students with a first-hand field experience in the environmental area.  Non-profit groups; international, federal, state and local government agencies; law firms, and consulting firms are among the many organizations from all over the world to sponsor LLM internships. All internships are supervised by a faculty sponsor and an on-site supervisor.

9305/Land Use and Policy Clinic

Provides an opportunity to address land use issues through the application of law and planning tools. Students work in non-adversarial projects such as drafting of legislation, plans, or legal instruments; researching, summarizing and analyzing relevant law and planning tools; developing training materials; and making presentations to lawyers and land use professionals.  Students also attend a weekly class and a weekly project strategy session.

9450/Land Use Clinic

Provides an opportunity to develop lawyering skills, particularly as applied in the area of land use practice. The classroom component introduces relevant land use law, practice, and competencies needed for effective representation. The placements build on the class providing students a significant practical experience in land use law.

9306/Land Use Clinic Class

Provides an overview of environmental and land use regulation and policy; addresses electric generation and transmission and the impact of public policy and funding; the focus is on Vermont, though issues and principles across the country are considered.  Related lawyering skills are developed throughout.

9440/MELP Externship

Provide MELP students with field experience in the environmental area.  Under the supervision of a faculty sponsor and an on-site supervisor, students can intern in non-profit groups; international, federal, state and local government agencies; law firms, and consulting firms all over the world.

9411/Semester in Practice

A full-time external clinic, appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced mentor. Field-mentors are experienced lawyers who work with and within government, NGO's, non-profit organizations, corporations and law firms.

9412/Semester In Practice Class

The first (a required orientation) of the 10 seminar classes that make up the classroom component of the SiP/ESW is held  at the end of the semester prior to that in which the student is enrolled.  Other classes are conducted on-line during the practicum semester.

411/SIP/ESW

A full-time, limited enrollment, individually tailored, external clinic, appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced mentor.  Field-mentors are experienced lawyers who work with and within: government (state, federal and local), NGO's, non-profit organizations, corporations and law firms.

412/SIP/ESW Class

A full-time, limited enrollment, individually tailored, external clinic, appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced mentor.  Field-mentors are experienced lawyers who work with and within: government (state, federal and local), NGO's, non-profit organizations, corporations and law firms.

310/South Royalton Legal Clinic

Please see class descriptions by term for registration information.

9311/South Royalton Legal Clinic - Summer

An on-campus clinic dedicated to serving Vermont residents who cannot afford private counsel.  Students work under supervising attorneys representing real clients in civil cases in state and federal courts in Vermont and before administrative agencies.

9315/South Royalton Legal Clinic Class

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9316/South Royalton Legal Clinic Class - Summer

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9310/South Royalton Legal Clinic FT

An on-campus clinic dedicated to serving Vermont residents who cannot afford private counsel.  Students work under supervising attorneys representing real clients in civil cases in state and federal courts in Vermont and before administrative agencies.

9312/South Royalton Legal Clinic PT

An on-campus clinic dedicated to serving Vermont residents who cannot afford private counsel.  Students work under supervising attorneys representing real clients in civil cases in state and federal courts in Vermont and before administrative agencies.