Vermont Law and Graduate School’s joint degree programs offer students a deeper and richer educational experience than a JD degree alone can provide. Students can complete both a JD and a master’s degree in just 3 years. Graduating with two degrees from is an attractive path for students who want to combine a law degree with policy and advocacy skills.
The JD/MCEP degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in environmental law, take full advantage of the large and diverse environmental law curriculum at VLS, and supplement their study of environmental law with skills-based training in climate policy, environmental justice, and advocacy.
The JD/MAPP degree program trains law students in the policy and advocacy skills needed to effectively advocate for animals. Combining a JD and master’s degree gives students access to our full range of animal law and policy courses and practical training to pursue careers in non-profit leadership, government, academia, and more.
The JD/MERL degree program responds to the rapid growth of the alternative energy sector as well as the environmental problems associated with traditional energy production. The emergence of a smart electric grid and the prospects for electrifying the transportation sector are revolutionizing the energy field. The JD/MERL program provides students with practical training in public advocacy and writing for a legal policy audience, opportunities for independent research with support from faculty, and externships at organizations around the country and the world.
The JD/MFALP degree program is designed for students who want to acquire the legal tools necessary to support sustainable food and agriculture systems. JD/MFALP students supplement their study of environmental law and policy with food and agriculture classes, environmental electives, and courses in writing and advocacy.
The JD/MARJ degree program prepares students to become forceful and articulate agents for change in law and restorative justice. As criminal justice transforms using more restorative practices, all lawyers should understand that there's another way to look at conflict and conflict avoidance. The joint degree program combines traditional law courses with restorative justice courses to prepare graduates to bring restorative practices and values to a range of justice systems.
The JD/LLM in Energy Law joint degree is designed for students who seek to pursue a career in energy law and policy, take advantage of the large and diverse Vermont Law School energy and environmental law curriculum, and develop deep knowledge and expertise in the law and policy governing energy use, production, and transmission.
The JD/LLM in Environmental Law joint degree is designed for students who seek to pursue a career in environmental law, take advantage of the large and diverse Vermont Law School environmental law curriculum, and develop deep knowledge and expertise in environmental law and policy.
The JD/LLM in Food and Agriculture Law joint degree is designed for student who seek to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture and food systems. You will have the opportunity to select from the most extensive food, agriculture, and environmental law curriculum in the country.