Vermont Law School
Vermont Law School is committed to making a significant impact on the community and the world. Our goal is to produce graduates who steward our natural systems and work at the intersection of law, politics, science, economics, and ethics. From students, faculty, and staff to alumni, the character of this community is engaged, collaborative, motivated, ethical, intelligent, caring, sophisticated, and inclusive.
Online - Graduate Degree
LLM IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
The LLM in Environmental Law degree program is designed for students who have already earned a law degree and wish to pursue intensive study and practical training in environmental law. The program is open to students who have graduated with a JD degree from a U.S. law school as well as students who have received a law degree in another country.
Vermont Law School offers LLM candidates over 50 courses in environmental law and policythe widest range of courses offered by any law school in the worldgiving students the opportunity to design a curriculum that matches their personal objectives. In addition, students can specialize in such areas as climate change, land use, natural resources, or water resources. Students in the LLM in Environmental Law program participate in a special LLM seminar focusing on advanced research topics in environmental law.
Full-time LLM students ordinarily complete the degree requirements in twelve months. Students may begin their studies in either the summer or fall semester. Students have the option of taking up to five years from the date of matriculation to complete the degree.
Online - Graduate Degree
Vermont Law School's MELP program responds to the cutting-edge environmental challenges facing the United States and the world today, including climate change, sustainable agriculture and food safety, degradation of water resources, and conservation and management of public and private lands. Well-trained professionals with the MELP degree are needed to become effective agents of change in the nonprofit sector, government, and business.
Masters of Environmental Law and Policy students choose from more than 50 environmental law- and policy-related courses, taught by the world-renowned faculty of Vermont Law School. The MELP program is administered by the law school's highly respected Environmental Law Center.
The MELP program provides students with practical training in public policy advocacy and writing for a legal policy audience, opportunities for independent research with support from faculty, and externships with organizations around the country and the world. The Master of Environmental Law and Policy program is open to students enrolled at other law schools who wish to combine their JD with the MELP degree from Vermont Law School. Students pursuing this option may complete the program by taking courses in the VLS Summer Session and engaging in experiential learning. In addition, students may complete the program on a summers-only basis by taking courses in the VLS Summer Session.
- Legal Studies: Environmental Law
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