Vermont Law School's Master of Environmental Law and Policy is designed for lawyers and non-lawyers from a variety of professional backgrounds. This degree equips you with the expertise needed to address the increasingly challenging environmental, health, and safety issues in the nonprofit, public, and private sector. The program will give you a deep knowledge and understanding of the policies and laws shaping global environmental solutions and prepare you as a real-world agent of change.
As a student, you will experience a vibrant educational environment, interacting with and learning from our expert faculty of the world's leading environmental advocates, legal scholars, and practitioners. The rigorous curriculum is focused on understanding the complexities of environmental law and policymaking.
Vermont Law School's environmental law program has been at the forefront of the field since 1978 and has been ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report 16 times since the ranking began in 1991. It holds the distinction of being the only program of its kind available online and offered from the top environmental law school in the country.
Typical alumni careers:
· Environmental Analyst
· Nonprofit Manager
· Project Specialist
"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, Class of ‘98, Senior Policy Advisor, World Wildlife Fund
"VLS really opened the door for me. I use all the principles I studied at VLS on a daily basis. I'm proud to say I'm from VLS."
— Marc Santora, Class of ‘03, Program Analyst, US EPA
"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, Class of ‘05, Lead Energy Project, US Dept. of Energy