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Degrees at Vermont Law School

VLS offers a juris doctor (JD), master's degrees, master of laws (LLM) degrees, and a professional certificate--all created to produce leaders who want to change the world. We also offer flexible, online options for students.


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Degrees at Vermont Law and Graduate School

A degree from Vermont Law and Graduate School is a degree like no other. Nationally known for its environmental, social, and restorative justice programs, students come to VLGS not to fit into the status quo, but to change it. They learn what it means to fight—often against powerful interests and powerful odds—on the sides of justice and truth.

In the classroom, you’ll learn environmental law concepts and energy policy in buildings recognized for both historic preservation and environmental responsibility. You’ll hike on conserved land and kayak in protected water. You’ll debate human rights in a place that’s devoted to diversity and equality. You’ll participate in sustainable agriculture by consuming locally grown produce and meeting organic entrepreneurs.

VLGS alumni seek to make changes in a variety of organizations: government agencies, nonprofits, businesses, and NGOs. Our graduates are change agents who go into public and nonprofit careers at nearly twice the national law school average. A VLGS degree is the start of a constructive career and a meaningful life.

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Juris Doctor candidates
Juris Doctor
Earning a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law and Graduate School indicates dedication and commitment, not just to the legal profession, but to making an impact through the law.
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Master's Degrees
A Master's degree from Vermont Law and Graduate School is about more than legal theory. By studying advocacy, regulations, legislation, and markets, you'll acquire the tools needed to create a more sustainable world.
Masters of Laws (LLM) Degree
LLM Degrees
Post-JD students find unparalleled opportunities for intensive study in Vermont Law and Graduate School's Masters of Laws (LLM) programs.
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Joint Degrees
The joint degree program opens up additional employment options by equipping students with a deeper understanding of environmental law and credentials demonstrating a strong commitment to the field.
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Dual Degrees
Through partnerships with like-minded institutions, Vermont Law and Graduate School students enhance the impact of their Vermont Law and Graduate School Masters or Juris Doctor degree.
Online Degree at VLS
Online Degrees
The online learning program at VLGS allows students to earn a master's or LLM degree 100% online, take courses online as a non-degree seeking student, or complete their JD partially online.