The most comprehensive food and agriculture law program in the nation.
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 sustainable food and agriculture. 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 in another country.
Our comprehensive food and agriculture curriculum, developed by faculty of VLS's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, includes residential and online courses, and one of the first food and agriculture law clinics in the nation. Our program is leading-edge in a state known for its food and agriculture entrepreneurism. 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 in the world—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 sustainable food and agriculture and environmental law.
Full-time LLM students ordinarily complete the degree requirements in twelve months. Students may begin their studies in either the summer or fall semester. Students have the option of taking up to five years from the date of matriculation to complete the degree.
For more information, please review the LLM in Food and Agriculture Law Program Planning Guidelines.