LLM in Food and Agriculture Law

The LLM in Food and Agriculture Law degree program is designed for students who have already earned a law degree and wish to pursue intensive study and practical training in food and agriculture law and policy. Students can complete the 30-credit program in as little as 12 months, but can take up to five years to obtain their degree. The program is open to students who have graduated with a JD degree from a U.S. law school, as well as students who have received a law degree from another country.

Program Description

Vermont Law School's comprehensive food and agriculture curriculum includes residential and online courses, and one of the first food and agriculture law clinics in the nation. Because of its systems based approach to food and agriculture law, and its location in a state recognized as a leader in sustainable food and agricultural policy, Vermont Law School offers students a unique educational opportunity. Vermont Law School also offers LLM candidates over 50 courses in environmental law and policy—the widest range of courses offered by any law school—giving students the opportunity to design a curriculum that matches their personal objectives. Students in the LLM program participate in a special LLM seminar focusing on advanced research topics in food and agriculture law and policy. Online learning opportunities are available for students who wish to pursue a LLM in Food and Agriculture Law.

At A Glance

Program Center: Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
Location: Online, on-campus or a hybrid of both
Credit Requirements: 30 credits

Careers and Alumni

Vermont Law School LLM graduates are the leaders, policymakers, and professionals our communities and our world most desperately need. LLM alumni careers include:

  • Director: Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic, West Virginia College of Law
  • Policy and Research Program Manager, Maine Farmland Trust
  • Associate Chief Counsel, Food and Drug Administration