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Depending on the degree program and learning modality you are interested in, there are different options for beginning and completing the application process.

Applicants to our JD and LLM programs are required to apply through For more information on applying through LSAC as an LLM, please visit Application Process for LLM and Other Law Programs. Master's applicants can apply directly using the VLGS Web Application (green button, above).

In general, applications to Vermont Law and Graduate School’s Juris Doctor (JD) or Master's programs is open to any person who has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent international degree and who meets other entrance requirements. Applications to the Masters of Law (LLM) programs must have earned a Juris Doctor (JD) from an ABA-accredited institution​ or hold an equivalent foreign law degree. Some exceptions​ apply. Please contact us at any point for questions or assistance in the application process.

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JD Programs
The JD degree program prepares students to engage in the general practice of law or to pursue a career in environmental or energy law, international law, criminal law, or some other specialty. 
Master's Programs, Vermont Law School
Master's and Professional Certificate…
Vermont Law School offers master's degrees in Environmental Law, Energy Regulation and Law, Food and Agriculture Law and Policy, and Restorative Justice.
LLM Programs, Vermont Law School
LLM Programs
VLS offers three one-year LLM degree programs for students who have already obtained their law degree, either from a law school in the U.S. or another country:  LLM in American Legal Studies, LLM in Environmental Law, and LLM in Energy Law.
Dual Degree Programs, Vermont Law School
Dual Degree Programs
Through partnerships with like-minded institutions, Vermont Law School students can enhance the impact of their Vermont Law School Masters or Juris Doctor degree.
Joint Degree Programs, Vermont Law School
Joint Degree Programs
Learn more about the Joint Degree Program, where students can earn a JD degree combined with a MELP, MERL, MFALP, MARJ, or LLM degree.
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Courses for Credit for Non-Degree Students
See what Vermont Law School offers students an experience with our curriculum without enrolling in a degree program.