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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.

Summer Residential Session Term 1 | May 31 - June 16

Course No. Course Day and Time Start Date End Date Credits
ENV 5423 01 Ocean & Coastal Law TWRF, 9a-12p; MTWR, 9a-12p May 31, 2022 June 16, 2022 3
ENV 5430 01 Ecology MW, 9a-12p; TR, 9a-4p June 6, 2022 June 16, 2022 3
ENV 8888 88 Three
Essentials
of the
Electric Grid
Engineering Essentials of the Electric Grid TWRT, 9a-12p May 31, 2022 June 3, 2022 1
ENV 8888 88 Business Essentials of the Electric Grid MTWR, 9a-12p June 13, 2022 June 16, 2022 1
ENV 8888 88 Legal Essentials of the Electric Grid MTWR, 9a-12p June 6, 2022 June 9, 2022 1
ENV 5903 01 Cannabis Law TWRF, 9a-12p; MTWR, 9a-12p May 31, 2022 June 16, 2022 3
RSJ 7130 01 Restorative Justice Theory and Practice TWRF, 9a-3p May 31, 2022 June 3, 2022 2
RSJ 7330 01 Restorative Justice in Education Institutions MTWR, 9a-2p June 6, 2022 June 16, 2022 3
WRI 7380 01 Advanced Environmental Legal Research TWR, 1p-2:30p; MTR, 1p-2:15 May 31, 2022 June 16, 2022 1
ENV 5324 01 Conservation Agriculture Policy *** WEEKEND INTENSIVE ***  F,S,U, 9a-1p June 10, 2022 June 12, 2022 1
ENV 5901 05 Undercover Investigations of Animal Operations *** WEEKEND INTENSIVE ***  F, 1p-5p; S, 8a-5p June 3, 2022 June 5, 2022 1
ENV 5901.06 Offshore Wind Permitting *** WEEKEND INTENSIVE ***  F, 4p-6p; S, 9a-12p, 1-5p; Su 9a-12p June 3, 2022 June 5, 2022 1

Summer Residential Session Term 2 | June 20 - June 30

Course No. Course Day and Time Start Date End Date Credits
ENV 5230 01 Global Energy Law & Policy MTWR, 9a-12p June 20, 2022 June 30, 2022 2
ENV 5422 01 Animal Welfare Law MTWR, 9a-12p June 20, 2022 June 30, 2022 2
ENV 5446 01 Environmental Justice MTWR, 1p-4p June 20, 2022 June 30, 2022 2
ENV 5474 01 Land Conservation Law MTWR, 9a-12p June 20, 2022 June 30, 2022 2
ENV 5480 01 Environmental Crimes MTWR, 1p-4p June 20, 2022 June 30, 2022 2
RSJ 7350 01 Race, Crimes and Restorative Justice MTWR, 9a-2p June 20, 2022 June 30, 2022 3
ENV 5901 02 Maine Field Study: Balancing Perspectives in Coastal Resource Management *** WEEKEND INTENSIVE ***  F,S,U, TBD June 24, 2022 June 26, 2022 1
ENV 5901 04 Sustainable Social Enterprises *** WEEKEND INTENSIVE ***  S,U, 9a-4p June 24, 2022 June 25, 2022 1
RSJ 7901 01 Motivational Interviewing *** WEEKEND INTENSIVE ***  S,U, 9a-5p June 24, 2022 June 25, 2022 1

Summer Residential Session Term 3 | July 11 - July 21

Course No. Course Day and Time Start Date End Date Credits
ENV 5225 01 Environmental Governance & the Private Sector MTWR, 1p-4p July 11, 2022 July 21, 2022 2
ENV 5550 01 Renewable Energy Project Finance & Development MTWR, 9a-12p July 11, 2022 July 21, 2022 2
ENV 5902 01 Animal Ethics & Conservation MTWR, 1p-4p July 11, 2022 July 21, 2022 2
ENV 5902 02 Environmental Appeals MTWR, 9a-12p July 11, 2022 July 21, 2022 2
INT 7435 01 International Law of Food MTWR, 9a-12p July 11, 2022 July 21, 2022 2
RSJ 7315 01 Peacemaking Courts MTWR, 9a-2p July 11, 2022 July 21, 2022 3
ENV 5315 01 Toxic Exposure & Health *** WEEKEND INTENSIVE ***  F,S,U, 10a-3p July 15, 2022 July 17, 2022 1
RSJ 7325 01 Advanced Restorative Practice *** FRIDAYS ONLY - 2nd HALF ***  F, 9a-5p July 15, 2022
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Summer Residential Session Term 4 | July 25 - August 4

Course No. Course Day and Time Start Date End Date Credits
ENV 5223 01 Environmental Governance in the Developing World MTWR, 1p-4p July 25, 2022 August 4, 2022 2
ENV 5224 01 Environmental Governance Field Study TBD TBD TBD 2
ENV 5410 01 The Farm Bill MTWR, 9a-12p July 25, 2022 August 4, 2022 2
ENV 5412 01 Biodiversity Protection MTWR, 9a-12p July 25, 2022 August 4, 2022 2
ENV 5425 01 Clean Transportation Law & Policy MTWR, 9a-12p July 25, 2022 August 4, 2022 2
ENV 5462 01 Public Lands Management: Montana Field Study TBD TBD TBD 3
RSJ 7320 01 New Approaches to Domestic and Sexual Violence MTWR, 9a-2p July 25, 2022 August 4, 2022 3
ENV 5901 01 Farmworkers and the Law *** WEEKEND INTENSIVE ***  F,S,U, 10a-3p July 29, 2022 July 31, 2022 1

JD-Only, Full-Summer Residential | May 31 - August 4

To be eligible to take our JD-Only courses, students must be seeking a JD at another institution and be in Good Standing. The Residential JD-Only classes will be residential, in-person for the duration of the Summer Semester: 5/31-8/4.

Course No. Course Day and Time Start Date End Date Credits
FAM 7715 01 Family Law MW, 1p-3p May 31, 2022 August 4, 2022 3
REQ 7255 01 Appellate Advocacy TR, 1p-3p May 31, 2022 August 4, 2022 3
REQ 7255 02 Appellate Advocacy TR, 9a-11a May 31, 2022 August 4, 2022 3

JD-Only, Summer Online | May 16 - August 28

To be eligible to take our JD-Only classes, students must be seeking a JD at another institution and be in Good Standing. The Online JD-Only classes are asynchronous classes, without specific meeting times throughout the week. There are full-semester, 14-week long online classes and an Online Term 2, 7-week online class.

Course No. Course Start Date End Date Credits
LIT 7210 E1 Evidence May 16, 2022 August 28, 2022 4
PUB 7500 E1 First Amendment Law May 16, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
REQ 7265 E1 Professional Responsibility May 16, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
RES 7355 E1 Advanced Legal Research in Practice May 16, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
BUS 6280 E1 Sales July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 2

Summer Online Term 1 | May 16 - July 3

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 Start Date End Date Credits
ENV 5105 E1 Administrative Law May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3
ENV 5108 E1 Introduction to Law & Policy of Food & Agricultre May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3
ENV 5112 E1 Science for Environmental Law May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3
ENV 5115 E1 Environmental Law May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3
ENV 5122 E1 Communications, Advocacy, & Leadership May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3
ENV 5226 E1 Energy Law & Policy May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3
ENV 5235 E1 Natural Resources Law May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3
ENV 5336 E1 Climate Change, Extinction & Adaptation May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3
ENV 5469 E1 Oil & Gas Development May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3
ENV 5478 E1 Global Food Security & Social Justice May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3
REQ 7186 E1 Legislation & Regulation Survey May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3
RSJ 7115 E1 Principles of Restorative Justice May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3
RSJ 7330 E1 Restorative Justice in Education Institutions May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3
RSJ 7355 E1 Police Use of Force May 16, 2022 July 3, 2022 3

Summer Online Term 2 | July 11 - August 28

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 Start Date End Date Credits
DIV 7620 E1 Native Americans & the Law July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
ENV 5115 E2 Environmental Law July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
ENV 5122 E3 Communications, Advocacy, & Leadership July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
ENV 5228 E1 Energy Regulation & The Environment July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
ENV 5220 E1 Environmental Economics & Markets July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
ENV 5343 E1 Climate Change Adaptations in Human Systems July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
ENV 5411 E1 Federal Regulation of Food and Agriculture July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
ENV 5547 E1 Energy Efficiency Policy July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
REQ 7186 E2 Legislation & Regulation Survey July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
RSJ 7115 E2 Principles of Restorative Justice July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
RSJ 7210 E1 Adversity, Trauma, Victimization July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
RSJ 7230 E1 Restorative Justice in Indigenous Communities July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
RSJ 7280 E1 Drug Policy Reform July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3
WRI 7301 E1 Advanced Writing Seminar July 11, 2022 August 28, 2022 3

 


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