Vermont Law School

Introduction

A young and vibrant school that has already established itself as a leader, Vermont Law School is dedicated to providing students, faculty, and staff with an exceptional educational community that values individualism, ethics, personal engagement, and public citizenship.

The mission we uphold is strengthened by our diversity, our dynamic curriculum and experiential learning opportunities, our prestigious faculty and excellent staff, and the supportive atmosphere we have created and nurtured.

Our goal is to educate agents of change who will continue to be guided by our motto—“Law for the community and the world”—as they set off down their individual paths toward success as litigators, public interest attorneys, environmental and land use experts, civil rights advocates, and activists. Near and far, our graduates add meaning to their careers by serving as leaders in their communities and stewards of the earth. One and all, we are committed to having a significant positive impact on the world that surrounds us and the people who are living in it.

Our Mission

"To educate students in a diverse community that fosters personal growth and that enables them to attain outstanding professional skills and high ethical values with which to serve as lawyers and environmental and other professionals in an increasingly technological and interdependent global society."

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LLM

LLM in American Legal Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA South Royalton

Designed for students who have earned a law degree outside the United States, the LLM in American Legal Studies prepares students for bar passage and career advancement. [+]

Vermont Law School LLM in American Legal Studies Designed for students who have earned a law degree outside the United States, the LLM in American Legal Studies prepares students for bar passage and career advancement. The LLM in American Legal Studies curriculum builds a solid foundation in U.S. law and legal systems and focuses on skills, knowledge, and perspectives essential for success in national and global practice. You’ll receive exceptional support — often one-on-one assistance — in case briefing, legal writing, exam preparation, and resume writing. A Specialist in Legal Writing can help you with English grammar, punctuation, and tone. Vermont Law School’s renowned faculty — who are experienced in litigating major cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, testifying before Congress, and leading organizations around the world — are part of a friendly and supportive community that is committed to student success. The LLM in American Legal Studies curriculum meets all requirements to site for the bar in New York or Washington, D.C. [-]

LLM in Environmental Law

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2017 USA South Royalton + 1 more

Post-JD students find unparalleled opportunities for intensive study in Vermont Law School’s Masters of Laws (LLM) programs. [+]

Vermont Law School LLM in Environmental Law Post-JD students find unparalleled opportunities for intensive study in Vermont Law School’s Masters of Laws (LLM) programs. Ranked the number one environmental law school in the country, VLS offers more environmental and energy law courses than any other U.S. law school and is nationally renowned in dispute resolution and clinical law, Graduates further define and advance their careers through the practice of law, research, teaching, or public policy. The LLM in Environmental Law is designed for Juris Doctor graduates who want to focus their career on environmental law and issues including climate change, land use, natural resources, water resources, or environmental tax policy. Students pursue a general education in environmental law or concentrate in a particular area. You’ll design an intensive, practical curriculum that matches your objectives. Degree work includes completion of a thesis, research project, teaching practicum, or externship. And you’ll participate in a graduate seminar which explores advanced research topics through discussions and lectures by environmental law scholars. Full-time LLM students typically complete the program in 12 months but students have up to five years to obtain their degree. The program can be started in either the summer or fall semester. An LLM in Environmental Law can also be obtained through the online degree program. [-]

Juris Doctor

Juris Doctor (JD)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 USA South Royalton + 1 more

Earning a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School indicates dedication and commitment, not just to the legal profession, but to making an impact through the law. [+]

Vermont Law School Juris Doctor (JD) Earning a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School indicates dedication and commitment, not just to the legal profession, but to making an impact through the law. While preparing for general practice in all 50 states, you’ll develop the knowledge and acquire the skills needed for leadership in environmental law, criminal law, dispute resolution, energy law, international and comparative law, land use, or water resources law. The core curriculum focuses on legal doctrine and analysis, emphasizes the broader social context of the law, and provides education in the skills and values required for effective law practice. In the first year, you’ll build a foundation for legal study through exposure to basic subjects, the techniques of legal analysis, fundamental legal skills, and perspectives on the origins, function, and development of the legal system. During your second and third years, you’ll use Vermont Law School’s extensive course catalog to focus on the issue areas in which you’d like to work and lead. To accommodate the financial realities of many students, Vermont Law School offers accelerated two-year and extended four-year enrollment options for the JD program. [-]

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