Summer at Vermont Law School

Vermont Law School's expansive summer program allows students to earn a summers-only degree, transfer credits to another institution, take classes for continuing education, or if you are an undergraduate student, explore critical issues in environmental law and policy. 

Located on the bank of the scenic White River, VLS is an ideal location for students and engaged citizens to study and experience the tranquil Vermont landscape. Hiking, swimming, tubing, and biking are just some of the many outdoor activities to enjoy when not in class. Nearby cities and towns include Montpelier, Burlington, Woodstock, and Hanover, NH. Local summer housing is available near campus and in the surrounding towns.


The Environmental Law Center assembles an exciting collection of scholars, students, and distinguished visitors to think and learn about environmental law and policy.

Approximately 25 courses are offered each summer, taught by faculty from VLS and other schools, international law scholars, leaders of non-profit advocacy groups, and private practitioners. Whether a student is interested in a specific area of study—such as energy law, international environmental law, water law, land use law, or agricultural law—or wishes to pursue a multidisciplinary approach, the summer program offers a wide array of options.



The Center for Justice Reform at Vermont Law School is a statewide, regional, national, and international educational and training location for justice reform efforts including restorative justice. At the center, you’ll receive training on the value of restorative and innovative criminal justice programs.

Enjoy flexible course options with five residential and three online courses this summer. Courses cover topics such as Origins, Evolution, and Critical Issues in Restorative Justice; Adversity, Trauma, and Victimization; and International Restorative Justice, with visiting professors from Dartmouth College, University of Maryland School of Law, Skidmore College and more.



Are you an undergraduate student interested in protecting the environment? Develop the tools you need to become a powerful advocate for the environment in the Environmental Law summer program at Vermont Law School. The program provides undergraduate students interested in environmental issues, an opportunity to learn about the intersection of law and the environment.