International Environmental Law and Policy Specialization

Environmental issues are global issues. The unique opportunities at Vermont Law School prepare our graduates to be leaders​ in international environmental law and policy. A curriculum of over one dozen international environmental courses is further enhanced by study opportunities through our partnerships with leading foreign universities. Hands on learning through externships and clinics rounds out the academic experience. Courses for this specialization include: 

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THROUGH SEMESTER-IN-PRACTICE RECENT PLACEMENTS INCLUDE: 

  • Centro de Derechos Humanos y Ambiente, Córdoba, Argentina 
  • Enviro-Legal Defence Firm, Uttar Pradesh, India 
  • North South Environmental Law, Auckland, New Zealand 
  • United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya 
  • Fundacion Ambio, San José, Costa Rica 
  • Food and Agriculture Organization Legal Office, Rome, Italy 

EDUCATION ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES 

  • International Dual Degree with University of Cambridge: Dual JD/MPhil in Environmental Policy 
  • Semester abroad opportunities at McGill University Faculty of Law (Canada), Renmin University School of Law (China), University of Trento Faculty of Law (Italy), Université de Cergy-Pontoise Faculty of Law (France).

Faculty in this specialization include Professor Jessica Scott, who participated in the National Committee on US-China Relations’ Environmental Law Professionals Exchange and served as a Fellow at the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative in Beijing; Stephanie Farrior, who teaches Applied Human Rights; Tracy Bach, whose most recent work has focused on climate change, environmental health, and the implications of both for the developing world.