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Food and Agriculture Law and Policy
Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP)
Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT
The most comprehensive food and agriculture law program in the nation. The Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP) degree program is designed for students who want to create, innovate, and support sustainable food and agriculture systems. The MFALP program seeks to train the next generation of food and agriculture advocates and entrepreneurs through an array of residential and distance learning courses, including courses in our renowned Summer Session, as well as optional clinical training in one of the nation's first food and agriculture law clinics. The MFALP provides students with practical training in public advocacy and writing for a legal policy audience, opportunities for independent research with support from faculty, and externships at organizations around the country and the world. Our unique and comprehensive curriculum, developed by faculty of VLS's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, develops students' advocacy skills in the growing, dynamic arena of food and agriculture policy. MFALP students choose from more than 50 environmental law and policy courses, taught by the world-renowned faculty of Vermont Law School. Most students complete the 30-credit MFALP program in 12 months, but students have up to five years to obtain their degree. It is also available as a joint degree with Vermont Law's JD, and it is open to students enrolled at other law schools who wish to combine their JD with the MFALP degree from Vermont Law School. Students pursuing these joint options may complete the program by taking courses in the VLS Summer Session, taking online courses, and engaging in experiential learning.
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Food and Agriculture Law and Policy
Juris Doctor/Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy (JD/MFALP)
Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT
Vermont Law School offers students the opportunity to earn both a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP) degree in three academic years, the period of time ordinarily required to earn the JD degree alone. To earn both degrees on this accelerated schedule, JD/MFALP students are permitted to count up to nine credits of environmental course work toward both degrees. In addition, MFALP students take classes in the VLS Summer Session and/or pursue an externship during the summers after their first and second years. The JD/MFALP degree program is designed for students who wish to create, innovate, and support sustainable food and agriculture systems. The program trains the next generation of food and agriculture advocates and entrepreneurs through an array of food and agriculture courses, environmental electives, and course in writing and advocacy. The JD/MFALP degree program is designed for students who want to acquire the legal tools necessary to support sustainable food and agriculture systems. JD/MFALP students supplement their study of environmental law and policy with food and agriculture classes, environmental electives, and courses in writing and advocacy.
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Food and Agriculture Law
Master of Laws (LLM)
Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT
The most comprehensive food and agriculture law program in the nation. The LLM in Food and Agriculture Law degree program is designed for students who have already earned a law degree and wish to pursue intensive study and practical training in sustainable food and agriculture. 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 in another country. Our comprehensive food and agriculture curriculum, developed by faculty of VLS's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, includes residential and online courses, and one of the first food and agriculture law clinics in the nation. Our program is leading-edge in a state known for its food and agriculture entrepreneurism. Vermont Law School also 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. Students in the LLM program participate in a special LLM seminar focusing on advanced research topics in sustainable food and agriculture and environmental law. Full-time LLM students ordinarily complete the degree requirements in twelve months. Students may begin their studies in either the summer or fall semester. Students have the option of taking up to five years from the date of matriculation to complete the degree. The LLM in Food and Agriculture Law prepares you to specialize in law and policy relating to sustainable food and agriculture systems. Taught and guided by faculty affiliated with the law school's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, you will build an individual academic plan that matches your objectives. Full-time LLM students typically complete the program in 12 months but students have up to five years to obtain their degree. The program can be started in either the summer or fall semester, or online in any one of our six term start dates.
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Environmental Law and Policy
Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP)
Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT
The Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) degree program offers interdisciplinary training in environmental law and policy, science, economics, and public advocacy. Most students complete the 30-credit program in 12 months, but students have up to five years to obtain their degree. Vermont Law School's MELP program responds to the cutting-edge environmental challenges facing the United States and the world today, including climate change, sustainable agriculture and food safety, degradation of water resources, and conservation and management of public and private lands. Well-trained professionals with the MELP degree are needed to become effective agents of change in the nonprofit sector, government, and business. Masters of Environmental Law and Policy students choose from more than 50 environmental law- and policy-related courses, taught by the world-renowned faculty of Vermont Law School. The MELP program is administered by the law school's highly respected Environmental Law Center. The MELP program provides students with practical training in public policy advocacy and writing for a legal policy audience, opportunities for independent research with support from faculty, and externships with organizations around the country and the world. The Master of Environmental Law and Policy program is open to students enrolled at other law schools who wish to combine their JD with the MELP degree from Vermont Law School. Students pursuing this option may complete the program by taking courses in the VLS Summer Session and engaging in experiential learning. In addition, students may complete the program on a summers-only basis by taking courses in the VLS Summer Session. Students selecting these options also can take courses in Vermont Law School's online master's degree program in environmental law. Administered by Vermont Law School’s highly respected Environmental Law Center, the MELP program is focused on the political, scientific, and communications aspects of environmental law, with an added emphasis on economics and advocacy. The innovative curriculum is comprised of traditional law offerings and MELP-specific courses in writing and advocacy designed to benefit graduates in the public and private sectors. Experiential learning opportunities with state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and advocacy groups ensure you’re ready to move ahead in your career or take on a new position. Summers-Only MELP Program You can complete the summers-only MELP program by taking courses during one Vermont Law School Summer Session, engaging in a summer externship, and taking one class via online learning.
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Food and Agriculture Law
Certificate (CERT)
Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT
The Certificate in Food and Agriculture Law covers sustainable agriculture and food and the connections these systems have to the environment, energy, human and animal health, labor, and climate change. The certificate requires a minimum of 14 credits of coursework and experience or writing in the area of food and agriculture law. Students are required to earn a GPA of 3.0 or better in all certificate courses in order to earn the certificate.
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Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Sustainable Agriculture
Bachelor of Science (BS)
University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI
Students completing this interdisciplinary program will graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to contribute to sustainable development, production, management, and utilization of terrestrial and aquatic microorganisms, plants and animals by society worldwide. Students will explore the food chain, from farm to plate to waste and back, emphasizing sustainability, impacts on human health, and resilience from economic, environmental, and societal viewpoints.
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Environmental Law
Master of Laws (LLM)
Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT
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. 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 in 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. Full-time LLM students ordinarily complete the degree requirements in twelve months. Students may begin their studies in either the summer or fall semester. Students have the option of taking up to five years from the date of matriculation to complete the degree. VLS recently launched the nation's first online master's degree program in environmental law. Find out more at www.vermontlaw.edu/onlinedegrees. The LLM in Environmental Law is designed for Juris Doctor graduates who want to focus their career on environmental law and issues including climate change, land use, natural resources, water resources, or environmental tax policy. Students pursue a general education in environmental law or concentrate in a particular area. You’ll design an intensive, practical curriculum that matches your objectives. Degree work includes completion of a thesis, research project, teaching practicum, or externship. And you’ll participate in a graduate seminar which explores advanced research topics through discussions and lectures by environmental law scholars. Full-time LLM students typically complete the program in 12 months but students have up to five years to obtain their degree. The program can be started in either the summer or fall semester. An LLM in Environmental Law can also be obtained through the online degree program.
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Sustainable Food Systems
Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS)
Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT
Green Mountain College’s online Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems is the first distance learning program of its kind in the country, offering an in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production. In today’s world of complex food and agriculture systems, we need leaders with a deep knowledge of the economic, ecological, and social forces driving food systems. Our Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems program prepares you for a graduate level interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable agricultural production, and a deep knowledge of the economic, ecological, and social forces driving food systems. At Green Mountain College, we’ve been teaching about sustainability for two decades. Our distance MSFS program—built on the success of the College’s undergraduate major in sustainable agriculture and on the surging interest in food and agriculture in the U.S. and beyond—is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), and is designed to provide students with the skills to conduct in-depth interdisciplinary investigations into the complex arena of their own bioregional food systems. MSFS students graduate with the knowledge and confidence to become leaders and join a cutting-edge community ready to make a difference. The MSFS program requires 39 hours of Green Mountain College graduate credits. All of the courses are three credits and last six weeks. Most of our course sections range from 10-18 students, creating an ideal online learning environment. The courses are typically taken sequentially year round, with a one week break in-between each course. You will focus on the content of each course as you proceed through the program (most students take the courses in the same order). You’ll complete projects by applying the skills and knowledge you acquire and they engage with one another and their instructors in asynchronous discussions.
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Energy Law
Master of Laws (LLM)
Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT
The LLM in Energy Law degree program is designed for students who have already earned a law degree and wish to pursue intensive study and training in the field of energy law. 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 over 50 courses in energy and environmental law and policy—the widest range of courses offered by any law school in the world—giving students the freedom to design a curriculum that matches their personal objectives. The VLS faculty who specialize in energy law are affiliated with the law school's highly respected Institute for Energy and the Environment, which offers students opportunities to do practical work in the energy field and to meet and learn from energy experts who collaborate on institute projects with VLS faculty. Students in the LLM in Energy Law program participate in a special LLM seminar focusing on advanced research topics in environmental and energy law. Full-time LLM students ordinarily complete the degree program in twelve months. Students may begin their studies in either the summer or fall semester. Students have the option of taking up to five years from date of matriculation to complete the degree. The LLM in Energy Law prepares you to specialize in law and policy relating to energy use, production, and transmission. You’ll build an intensive, practical curriculum that matches your objectives. Taught and guided by faculty affiliated with the law school's highly respected Institute for Energy and the Environment, you’ll engage in real energy law and policy work and meet and learn from energy experts who collaborate on institute projects. You’ll also complete independent research, writing, or an externship and participate in a seminar focused on advanced topics. Full-time LLM students typically complete the program in 12 months but students have up to five years to obtain their degree. The program can be started in either the summer or fall semester. An LLM in Energy Law can also be obtained through the online degree program.
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Energy Regulation and Law
Master of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL)
Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT
The Master of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL) degree program focuses on law and policy governing energy use, production, and transmission. Students can complete the 30-credit program in as little as 12 months but can take up to five years to obtain their degree. Our focus is on the energy policy of the future. Vermont Law School's MERL program responds to the rapid growth of the alternative energy sector as well as the environmental problems associated with traditional energy production. The emergence of a smart electric grid and the prospects for electrifying the transportation sector are revolutionizing the energy field. Well-trained professionals with the MERL degree are needed to be effective agents of change in business, economics, public policy, nonprofit administration, and law. MERL students choose electives from more than 50 courses in energy and environmental law taught by the world-renowned faculty of Vermont Law School. Energy courses are taught by faculty associated with the law school's highly respected Institute for Energy and the Environment. The Master of Energy Regulation and Law program provides students with practical training in public advocacy and writing for a legal policy audience, opportunities for independent research with support from faculty, and externships at organizations around the country and the world. MERL students also may apply to work as Research Associates in our leading Institute for Energy and the Environment and are eligible to apply to our unique, year-round Energy Clinic which is focused on community renewable energy development. The MERL at VLS is unlike any other energy policy program in regards to the availability of both in-depth class room education and hands-on experiential opportunities. Our passion and special training, says Professor Kevin Jones, is concerned with the energy policy of the future. That's our strength -- and that's where we're placing our graduates. The MERL can also be obtained online. Our online students may also choose to visit our campus for a one to three week specialized summer course and apply to visit us for a semester to gain hands-on experience in our Energy Clinic. Taught by faculty associated with Vermont Law School’s highly respected Institute for Energy and the Environment, the MERL program is focused on law and policy governing energy use, production, and transmission. You’ll develop a broad-based understanding of the intersection of energy and law, regulation, policy, and economic analysis. Practical training in public advocacy and writing for a legal and policy audience, opportunities for independent research with support from faculty, and externships at organizations around the country and the world prepare you for immediate challenges and opportunities. As with the MELP, online learning opportunities are available for students who wish to pursue a MERL.
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