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Vermont Law School's Summer Session includes over 60 classes in environmental law, restorative justice, energy regulation, food and agriculture law, and more. Browse the class offerings below or using the 2021 Summer Session menu.

Summer Session Term 1 | June 1-17

The following classes will be held either in a virtual live “synchronous” format or in a hybrid residential/virtual format. This method of instruction is best if you seek the traditional classroom experience. You will join class at a specific day and time.

Course No. Course Day and Time Location Credits
ENV 5423 01 Ocean and Coastal Law Jun. 1-4, 7-10, and 14-17, 1 - 4 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 3
ENV 5430 01 Ecology Jun. 1 - 10; Mon./Wed., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Tues./Thurs., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Residential Only 3
ENV 5510 01 Essentials of the Electric Grid: Engineering Essentials Tues. - Thurs., June 1-4, 1 - 4 p.m. EDT Residential with Virtual Option 1
ENV 5511 01 Essentials of the Electric Grid: Business Essentials Mon. - Thurs., June 14-19, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1-2:30 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 1
ENV 5512 01 Essentials of the Electric Grid: Legal Essentials Mon. - Thurs., June 7-10, 1 - 4 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 1
RSJ 7330 01 Restorative Justice in Educational Institutions Mon. - Thurs., June 7-17, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 3
RSJ 7360 01 Advanced Victim Rights Seminar Fri., June 11 - Aug. 6, 12 - 5 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 3
RSJ 7902 01 Special Topic: Truth and Reconciliation Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT Residential with Virtual Option 2
WRI 7380 01 Advanced Environmental Legal Research Tues., Thurs., Fri., June 1-4, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT; Mon., Tues., Thurs., June 7-17, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. EDT Virtual Only 1

Summer Session Term 2 | June 21 - July 2

The following classes will be held either in a virtual live “synchronous” format or in a hybrid residential/virtual format. This method of instruction is best if you seek the traditional classroom experience. You will join class at a specific day and time.

Course No. Course Day and Time Location Credits
ENV 5230 01 Global Energy Law Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 2
ENV 5446 01 Environmental Justice Mon. - Thurs., 1 - 4 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 2
ENV 5472 01 Law of Ecosystem Management Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT Residential with Virtual Option 2
ENV 5474 01 Land Conservation Law Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 2
ENV 5480 01 Environmental Crimes Mon. - Thurs., 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT and 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Virtual Only 2
RSJ 7120 01 Origins, Evolution, and Critical Issues Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 3
RSJ 7230 01 Restorative Justice in Indigenous Communities Mon. - Thurs., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 3

Summer Session Term 3 | July 12-23

The following classes will be held either in a virtual live “synchronous” format or in a hybrid residential/virtual format. This method of instruction is best if you seek the traditional classroom experience. You will join class at a specific day and time.

Course No. Course Day and Time Location Credits
ENV 5233 01 Environmental Governance and the Private Sector Mon. - Thurs., 1 - 4 p.m. EDT Residential with Virtual Option 2
ENV 5449 01 Environmental Litigation Workshop Mon. - Thurs., 1 - 4 p.m. EDT Residential with Virtual Option 2
ENV 5550 01 Renewable Energy Project Finance and Development Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT Residential with Virtual Option 2
ENV 5902 01 Farmed Animal Law Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT Residential with Virtual Option 2
INT 7435 01 The International Law of Food Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 2
RSJ 7325 01 Advanced Restorative Practices Fri., Jul. 16 and Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m. - 4:35 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 2
RSJ 74340 01 Race Crimes and Restorative Justice Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 3

Summer Session Term 4 | July 26 - August 6

The following classes will be held either in a virtual live “synchronous” format or in a hybrid residential/virtual format. This method of instruction is best if you seek the traditional classroom experience. You will join class at a specific day and time.

Course No. Course Day and Time Location Credits
ENV 5410 01 The Farm Bill Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT Residential with Virtual Option 2
ENV 5422 01 Animal Welfare Law Mon. - Thurs., 1 - 4 p.m. EDT Residential with Virtual Option 2
ENV 5425 01 Clean Transportation Law and Policy Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 2
ENV 5462 01 Public Lands Management: Montana Field Study Mon. - Thurs., Field Study Offsite - In-person Only 3
RSJ 7320 01 New Approaches to Domestic/Sexual Violence Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 3

Summer Session | Weekend Intensives

The following classes will be held either in a virtual live “synchronous” format or in a hybrid residential/virtual format. This method of instruction is best if you seek the traditional classroom experience. You will join class at a specific day and time.

Course No. Course Day and Time Location Credits
ENV 5324 01 Conservation Agriculture Policy Fri., Jun. 25 - Sun., Jun. 27, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT Residential with Virtual Option 2
ENV 5361 01 Forest Policy and Law Fri., Jun. 4, 12:45 - 6:30 p.m. EDT; Sat., Jun. 5 - Sun., Jun. 6, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT Virtual Only 1
ENV 5901 01 Toxic Exposure and Health Fri., Jul. 16 - Sun., Jul. 18, 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1 - 3 p.m. EDT Residential with Virtual Option 1
ENV 5901 02 Land Use and Racial Injustice Fri., Jul. 30, 4 - 6 p.m. EDT; Sat., Jul. 31, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT; Sun., Aug. 1, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. EDT Virtual 1

Summer Online Term 1 | May 10 - June 27

The following classes are held in an online “asynchronous” format. This method of instruction is best if work, family, or other circumstances prevent you from logging on at a specific time. Classes are broken into modules which become available each Monday and end on Sunday.

Course No. Course Location Credits
DIV 7620 E1 Native Americans and the Law Online 3
ENV 5105 E1 Administrative Law Online 3
ENV 5108 E1 Intro to Agriculture and Food Law and Policy Online 3
ENV 5112 E1 Science for Environmental Law Online 3
ENV 5115 E1 Environmental Law Online 3
ENV 5122 E1 Communications, Advocacy, and Leadership Online 3
ENV 5220 E1 Environmental Economics and Markets Online 3
ENV 5226 E1 Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World Online 3
ENV 5235 E1 Natural Resources Law Online 3
ENV 5336 E1 Climate Change, Extinction, Adaptation Online 3
REQ 7186 E1 Legislation and Regulation Survey Online 3
RSJ 5122 E1 Communications, Advocacy, and Leadership Online 3
RSJ 5122 E2 Communication Leadership and Advocacy Online 3
RSJ 7120 E1 Origins, Evolution, and Critical Issues in Restorative Justice Online 3
RSJ 7210 E1 Adversity, Trauma, and Victimization Online 3
RSJ 7250 E1 Global Restorative Justice Online 3

Summer Online Term 2 | July 5 - August 22

The following classes are held in an online “asynchronous” format. This method of instruction is best if work, family, or other circumstances prevent you from logging on at a specific time. Classes are broken into modules which become available each Monday and end on Sunday.

Course No. Course Location Credits
BUS 6280 E1 Sales Online 2
CRI 7333 E1 Juvenile Justice and Law Online 3
ENV 5105 E2 Administrative Law Online 3
ENV 5115 E2 Environmental Law Online 3
ENV 5122 E3 Communications, Advocacy and Leadership Online 3
ENV 5212 E1 Climate Change and the Law Online 3
ENV 5228 E1 Energy Regulation and the Environment Online 3
ENV 5469 E1 Oil and Gas Development and the Environment Online 3
ENV 5478 E1 Global Food Security and Social Justice Online 3
INT 7421 E1 International Environmental Law Online 3
REQ 7186 E2 Legislation and Regulation Survey Online 3
RSJ 5122 E3 Communication, Leadership, and Advocacy Online 3
RSJ 7115 E1 Principles of Restorative Justice Online 3
RSJ 7215 E1 Narrative Writing Seminar Online 3

* Term dates:
Term 1: 6/1-6/17
Term 2: 6/21-7/1
Term 3: 7/12-7/22
Term 4: 7/26-8/5
Fridays Only: 6/4-8/6 (with exception for break week: July 4-July 11)

 


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