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?
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.
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.Learn More ›
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.Learn More ›
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.
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Vermont Law School has a rich tradition of residential programs. In addition to an online option, you can pursue a JD, MELP, or LLM degree on our Vermont campus. For more information, see www.vermontlaw.edu.