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Vermont Law School will continue with virtual classes during the fall semester. The physical campus will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. VLS community members should download the Health Screening App and check their email for more information. Please visit vermontlaw.edu/covid19 for general information, resources, and updates.

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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.

In general, applications to Vermont Law 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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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.
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.
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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. 
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.
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.
Master's Programs, Vermont Law School
Master's Programs
Vermont Law School offers master's degrees in Environmental Law, Energy Regulation and Law, Food and Agriculture Law and Policy, and Restorative Justice.
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Online Degree Programs
Are you intrigued with the idea of expanding your expertise with a Vermont Law School degree, but wonder how you can do it while working, raising a family, or being engaged in your community?