Online Degrees Environmental Law & Energy Law

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Environmental and Energy Master’s and LLM Programs

We have one planet. That’s why we’ve designed a suite of one‐of‐a‐kind online law programs to protect it. Vermont Law School has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report 18 times since 1991 — solidifying our program’s status as an authority in environmental law and policy education.

Meanwhile, policymakers pass over alternative energy solutions in favor of new pipelines, more offshore drilling and widespread fracking. Energy transmission infrastructure creates dangerous bottlenecks between generators and users. Energy law and regulation fail to keep pace with development and demand, leaving our water, land, and shorelines contaminated and threatened.

Our online law degree programs empower you to translate your experience, expertise, and passion into the knowledge and skills necessary to impact global conservation efforts. Immerse yourself in the laws and policies governing corporations, industries, and governments around the world. Learn and be inspired by our dynamic faculty. Graduate ready not just to join conservation efforts, but to lead them.

At Vermont Law School, we offer a variety of degree formats and concentrations, all of which allow you to focus on the issues that inspire you. Our internationally recognized faculty is composed of influential policymakers and lawyers committed to supporting your journey to become a global agent of change.

Why choose Vermont Law School online?

  • No GRE required
  • 100% online
  • Graduate in as few as 18 months
  • NEASC accredited
  • Program ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report 18 times

LLM enrollment requires a JD degree or international equivalent

Develop a deep understanding of environmental law and policy from passionate advocates dedicated to protecting our global environment. Join our one‐of‐a‐kind online master’s or LLM programs today.

Online Master's Programs

The online Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) and Master of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL) are designed to give both law and non­law students a deep knowledge and understanding of the policies and laws shaping global environmental solutions.

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Online LLM Programs

The online LLM in Environmental Law and online LLM in Energy Law programs are developed for post-JD attorneys seeking to specialize in the practice of environmental law and energy law. Develop your specialized practice and prepare to shape global environmental and energy law and policy.

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Master’s and LLM Residential Programs

Vermont Law School was established in 1973 and has gained national recognition as a law school of excellence. This environmental law program has been at the forefront of the field since 1978, and it holds the distinction of being the only program of its kind available on-­campus and online.

Experience a Top Environmental Law Program

  • Learn from the best — Interact with and learn from our internationally recognized faculty composed of scholars, lawyers, policymakers, and researchers with extensive experience teaching online law degree programs.
  • Benefit from our top-­notch reputation — Enroll in the country’s most prestigious environmental law program with the broadest and deepest curriculum in the nation.
  • Choose your area of focus — VLS offers three concentrations for our online environmental programs for students to choose from: Climate Law, Food and Agriculture Law, or Energy Law.
  • Become a voice of influence — Prepare yourself to assume key environmental leadership roles in public, nonprofit, and private organizations.
  • Earn advanced credits — Currently in law school? Inquire about JD credit for online courses.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Vermont Law School No. 1 in environmental law 18 times since the program began in 1991.
The master's program is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).