The LLM in Energy Law degree program is designed for students who have already earned a law degree and wish to pursue intensive study and training in the field of energy law. Students can complete the 30-credit program in as little as 12 months but can take up to five years to obtain their degree. The program is open to students who have graduated with a JD degree from a U.S. law school as well as students who have received a law degree from another country.
Vermont Law School offers over 50 courses in energy and environmental law and policy—the widest range of courses offered by any law school in the world—giving students the freedom to design a curriculum that matches their personal objectives. The VLS faculty who specialize in energy law are affiliated with the law school's highly respected Institute for Energy and the Environment, which offers students opportunities to do practical work in the energy field and to meet and learn from energy experts who collaborate on institute projects with VLS faculty. Students in the LLM in Energy Law program participate in a special LLM seminar focusing on advanced research topics in environmental and energy law. Online learning opportunities are available for students who wish to pursue a LLM in Energy Law.
At A Glance
Program Center: Institute for Energy and the Environment
Location: Online, on-campus or a hybrid of both
Credit Requirements: 30 credits