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.
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.
Vermont Law School offers master's degrees in Environmental Law, Energy Regulation and Law, Food and Agriculture Law and Policy, and Restorative Justice and a Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice.
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.