Vermont Law School

Vermont Law School

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Vermont Law School, the only law school in the state, offers the nation’s premier environmental law program and top-ranked clinical training opportunities.

“The desire to make a difference — locally, globally — drives our alumni, students, faculty and staff,” said President and Dean Marc Mihaly. “‘Law for the community and the world’ is not a mere catchphrase to market our school. It is our modus operandi. We are on the ground, around the globe, effecting change where it matters most: in human rights, animal rights, environmental law and policy, energy regulation, criminal justice, government, economics and more.”

The school’s Environmental Law Center, established in 1978, offers more than 64 courses related to the environment and environmental law, more than any other law school in the U.S. It also has four environmental law clinics: the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Energy Clinic, Food and Agriculture Clinic and Land Use Clinic. The school's environmental Summer Session, which offers 36 classes taught by 44 faculty, is world-renowned.

Vermont Law School also has a dynamic distance-learning program, giving students flexibility as they pursue their degree, and a wide range of experiential learning opportunities at its South Royalton Legal Clinic (poverty law clinic), Criminal Law Clinic, Dispute Resolution Clinic and Legislative Clinic, in addition to the above-mentioned environmental law clinics, as well as externship and Semester-In-Practice opportunities.

“Vermont Law School has been engaged in experiential learning since 1988,” Mihaly said. “We believe that an excellent legal education requires engagement in what lawyers do.”

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75th Percentile1563.5
25th Percentile1452.77
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$20000
Percent receiving grants96.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 81.50%
NJ Employment68.68
Bar Passage60.68%
Academic Profile
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
International Law