MSEL Program Renamed Master of Environmental Law and Policy
July 15, 2009
The ELC is pleased to announce that, after thorough consideration, the faculty recently voted to change the name of the Master of Studies in Environmental Law degree program. The new name of the program is the Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP).
The program name will not change for graduates or currently enrolled students. The new name will be effective for students who matriculate after August 18, 2008. The old MSEL name will show up in searches of the website, so so that employers and others will be able to locate applicable information.
Before making this change, the ELC consulted with the newly-formed MSEL Alumni Committee, as well as with current MSEL students, and the idea of adding “Policy” to the name of the degree received overwhelming support from both groups.
The name change is the first step in a comprehensive review of the content of the master’s program. We plan to spend time throughout the coming year working to update the program and make sure that it is preparing our graduates for the best careers in the environmental field.
For more information on the Master of Environmental Law and Policy program at Vermont Law School, visit our MELP degree pages.