Undergraduate Summer Programs in Law

Vermont Law School offers an innovative summer program for undergraduate students. The New Frontiers in Environmental Law program is designed for students interested in learning about environmental advocacy. Academic credit is available.

New Frontiers in Environmental Law and Policy

Are you an undergraduate student interested in protecting the environment? Develop the tools you need to become a powerful advocate for the environment in the New Frontiers in Environmental Law summer program at Vermont Law School. The program provides undergraduate students interested in environmental issues an opportunity to learn about the intersection of law and the environment.


undergraduate students: Become agents of change at the nation's premier environmental law school.

  • Learn from expert faculty in our top-rated Environmental Law Center, which has a rich history of working to influence environmental policy on the local, national and international level.
  • Establish a legal framework that will set you on a path to becoming a leader who uses the power of the law to make a difference.
  • Take additional courses in environmental law, energy law, water law, land use law, or food and agriculture law offered as part of the VLS Summer Session program.
  • Attend "Hot Topics" lectures by leading environmental scholars and activists.
  • Have fun and explore Vermont. VLS is nestled on the banks of the White River in the village of South Royalton, We are a short hike, bike ride, or drive to scenic and recreational destinations.

Courses and Dates

May 28 - June 15, 2020


More details for this class coming soon. Please check back for a full course description.


  • On Campus Course: Environmental Law (3 credits)
  • Total program cost = $5,000

Total program cost includes tuition, books, housing for the on-campus portion, and some meals (weekday breakfast and lunch).  Limited scholarships are available.


Priority Deadline: March 31, 2020
Final Deadline: May 1, 2020

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featured Professor

Kevin Foy

Kevin Foy teaches courses in environmental law, business associations, remedies, and torts. Prior to joining the NCCU faculty, he practiced law, and before that he served as editor of Forest & Conservation History, a refereed multi-disciplinary academic journal exploring the history of human interaction with the environment. From 2001 to 2009, he served as Mayor of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. During his time in office, he focused on building a sustainable, environmentally sound community. Land use and environmental justice are his research and writing interests, as illustrated by two recent articles: “Balancing Multiple Goals at the Local Level: Water Quality, Water Equity, and Water Conservation,” 26 Duke Journal of Environmental Law and Policy 241 (Spring 2016), and “Environmental Justice and Corporate Responsibility: Institutionalizing Normative Expectations,” 3 NCCU Environmental Law Reporter 1 (2016). Professor Foy has an undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and a law degree from NCCU.