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Environmental law students at Vermont Law School students may pursue specialized concentrations in Animal Law, Climate Law, Energy Law, Food and Agriculture Law, Land Use Law, and Water Resources Law. Concentrations are a tangible indication demonstrating to prospective employers that students have mastered a specific subject matter area. Concentration declaration forms are available here.

Vermont Law School offers JD students the option to add a concentration to their degree. For more information on  required courses, visit one of the concentration pages listed below.

Concentration in Animal Law

The Concentration in Animal Law focuses on animal welfare and protection in the context of food and agricultural systems, climate change, and other environmental challenges.

Concentration in Climate Law

The Concentration in Climate Law addresses emerging U.S. and international law governing mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.

Concentration in Food and Agriculture Law

The Concentration in Food and Agriculture Law covers sustainable agriculture and food and the connections these systems have to the environment, energy, human and animal health, labor, and climate change.

Concentration in Land Use Law

The Concentration in Land Use Law offers students training in the array of legal doctrines, practical techniques, and policy alternatives for addressing the use of public and private lands.

Concentration in Water Resources Law

The Concentration in Water Resources Law covers the complex set of federal and state laws addressing the use and conservation of water resources.