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WHY EARN YOUR DEGREE AT VERMONT LAW?

The legal system will critically affect how humanity meets the challenge of energy and environmental issues. In the private sector, in government policy and regulation, in advocacy, in setting the frameworks for emerging markets and technologies: the emerging generation of legal experts will shape the future of the planet. Vermont Law School is dedicated to giving that generation the expertise and broad vision it will need to play a leading role.

  • Learn the law and how to use it to effect change

  • The nation's most extensive energy law curriculum

  • Clinical training in the nation's first Energy Law Clinic

  • Nationally recognized centers, programs, and faculty

  • Online and on-campus

  • Scholarships and fellowships available

#1

Environmental Law Program for 2019, U.S. News & World Report

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Courses related to the environment and environmental law

Fossil fuel dependency. A warming planet. Smart-grid technology. The rise of alternative energy markets and infrastructures. Our Master of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL) students receive intensive training at the intersection of energy and law, regulation, policy, and economic analysis.

  • Program focused on law and policy governing energy use, production, and transmission.
  • Students receive practical training in public advocacy and writing for a legal and policy audience.
  • Faculty include former high-level government officials and clean energy policy leaders.
  • Graduates get jobs in energy regulation, clean-energy startups, and more.
  • Courses include Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World, Environmental Economics and Markets, and more.
  • Complete the program in as little as 12 months on campus or 18 months online.
  • Earn your master's degree online, on campus, or a hybrid of both.

The legal system will critically affect how humanity meets the challenge of energy and environmental issues. In the private sector, in government policy and regulation, in advocacy, in teaching and research, in setting the frameworks for emerging markets and technologies, from local to state to federal to international levels: the emerging generation of legal experts will shape the future of the planet.

  • The nation's most extensive energy curriculum.
  • Gain the expertise and broad vision needed to play a leading clean energy policy role.
  • Valuable hands-on externships and real work in the first energy law clinic in the country.
  • Take required courses such as Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World and electives on renewable energy, energy justice, and essentials of the electric grid.
  • Earn your LLM degree online, on campus, or a hybrid of both.

Vermont Law School's flexible JD program offers an opportunity for concentration in Energy Law. Students may specialize in Energy Law or combine the JD with a Master of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL).

  • JD specialization in Energy Law
  • Joint JD/Master of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL)
  • Complete your JD degree traditionally on campus in 3 years, through a 2-year accelerated program, or partially online with the Reduced-Residency program.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Vermont Law School No. 1 in the nation for environmental law for 2019.

Accreditation

Vermont Law School's JD program is accredited by the ABA, and its master's program is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and colleges (NEASC).