A master's degree from Vermont Law School is different from degrees at other places. Instead of studying theories about how policies work, our master's candidates learn the law and how to use it to effect change. By studying advocacy, regulations, legislation, and markets, they acquire the tools to create more just systems.
Acquire the tools to create a more sustainable world
Complete your master's degree program in as few as 12 months or up to 5 years
Experiential learning opportunities
Graduates get jobs as environmental policy analysts, energy regulatory project managers, food systems advocates, and more
Earn your degree online, on campus, or a hybrid of both
Full time environmental faculty
Environmental law clinics
Courses related to the environment and environmental law
Climate change. Land use. Water justice. International trade. Sustainable food and energy systems. Our Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) students deliver solutions to some of the most critical challenges facing our world today.
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.
The food movement grows here. Our Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP) students become food and agriculture advocates and entrepreneurs, creating innovative legal tools to support the new food movement.
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks VLS as one of the top environmental law programs.
Vermont Law School is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.
Vermont Law School's master's program is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).