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Master of Climate and the Environment (MCEP)

The Master of Climate and Environmental Policy (MCEP) is a robust applied public policy degree dedicated to the environment. Degree-seekers will receive the tools needed to make change — especially finding and implementing solutions to the greatest challenges of our day at the intersection of climate change and environmental justice.

Master of Animal Protection Policy (MAPP)

The Master of Animal Protection Policy (MAPP) provides real-world training in advocacy, regulatory matters, legislation and lobbying, and media-strategies giving students the tools needed to be effective change-makers for animals.

Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP)

The Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP) is designed for students who want to develop the infrastructure needed to support sustainable food and agriculture systems.

Master of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL)

The Master of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL) program responds to opportunities presented by the rapid growth of the clean energy sector.

Our Programs

Animal Law Books
Animal Law and Policy Institute
Trains future leaders in animal advocacy while centering animals in the fight for environmental protection.
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Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
Home to the Food and Agriculture Clinic, CAFS uses law and policy to build a more sustainable and just food system.
Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School
Institute for Energy and the Environment
Students work on energy projects that resolve energy policy challenges in a sustainable and fair way for the Vermont community and the world. 
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U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law
Works collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to promote good environmental governance in Asia.
Environmental Tax Policy at Vermont Law School
Environmental Tax Policy Institute
Analyzes the ways in which taxation can be used to address environmental problems. 
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Tuholske Institute for Environmental Field Studies
Promotes place-based learning where law, nature, and people meet.  

Our Clinics

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Farmed Animal Advocacy Clinic
Students gain real-world skills while working with lawyers and advocacy organizations to advance protections for animals.  
Food and Agriculture Clinic at Vermont Law School
Food and Agriculture Clinic
Equips students with practical skills to be sustainable food and agriculture advocates and entrepreneurs.
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Energy Clinic
Working to advance climate justice has been a focus of our Energy Clinic's work.
Environmental Justice Clinic students.
Environmental Justice Clinic
Works with disenfranchised communities to help enforce civil rights in the environmental context.