The LLM in Environmental Law degree program is designed for students who have already earned a law degree and wish to pursue intensive study and practical training in environmental 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 LLM candidates over 50 courses in environmental law and policy—the widest range of courses offered by any law school in the world—giving students the opportunity to design a curriculum that matches their personal objectives. In addition, students can specialize in such areas as climate change, land use, natural resources, or water resources. Students in the LLM in Environmental Law program participate in a special LLM seminar focusing on advanced research topics in environmental law. Online learning opportunities are available for students who wish to pursue a LLM in Environmental Law.
At A Glance
Program Center: Environmental Law Center
Location: Online, on-campus or a hybrid of both
Credit Requirements: 30 credits
Careers and Alumni
Vermont Law School LLM graduates are the leaders, policymakers, and professionals our communities and our world most desperately need. LLM alumni careers include:
- Compliance Bureau Administrator, Air Resources Division, NH Department of Environmental Services
- Associate Counsel for Environmental Law, Marine Corps Commandant's Legal Office