Ranked the #1 environmental law program in the country by U.S. News and World Report 16 times since the ranking began in 1991, Vermont Law School is the pinnacle institution of environmental law studies. Founded in 1972, VLS prepares students to pursue careers in law firms and organizations in government, private, judiciary, and public-interest settings on national and international levels. The VLS Environmental Law Center, founded in 1978, offers the largest graduate environmental law program in the country.
"VLS is an amazing place. There is a breadth of professional knowledge and experience that can lead you where you want to go.”
— Leigh Henry, MELP Class of ‘98, Senior Policy Advisor, World Wildlife Fund
"This job with the National Audubon Society is the exact realization of my goal when I started the LLM: a job with a wildlife nonprofit protecting and preserving the animals of the Everglades."
— Jane Graham, LLM Class of ‘10, Policy Associate, National Audubon Society
"After studying at VLS, I'm at the center of a triangle that has business, science, and law at the corners and energy at the center. This is a unique place to be, and I'm doing some meaningful work in energy policy because of it. I love where I am in my career."
— Keith Dennis, MELP Class of ‘05, Lead Energy Project, US Dept. of Energy
Vermont Law School
Vermont Law School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Vermont Law School’s JD program is fully approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).
Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report 16 times since 1991.
Typical Alumni Careers:
- Environmental Analyst
- Nonprofit Manager
- Project Specialist
- Environmental attorney
- The online Master of Environmental Law and Policy for both lawyers and non-lawyers equips students with the knowledge to become experts in environmental affairs, and agents of change for their organization and community.
- The online LLM in Environmental Law helps post-JD attorneys specialize in practicing environmental law so they can help shape global environmental law and policy.