​​​​​​Required courses are subject to change. For more​ information, please view the latest Academic Regulations or contact the Office of the Registrar: registrar@vermontlaw.edu.

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Required Courses

All of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
ENV5108 Intro to the Law & Policy of Agriculture, Food & the Environment3​​
REQ7186 Professional Responsibility3
​ENV5122 Communications, Advocacy, and Leadership3

Food and Agriculture Elective Courses

At least nine (9) credits from the following list of food and agriculture courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
ENV5380 Food Regulation & Policy3
ENV5381 Local Farm and Food Law3
ENV5383 Food System Justice & Sustainability2
ENV5385 Global Food Security2
ENV5401 Agriculture Environmental Law3
ENV5408 Law of Animals in Agriculture3
ENV5410 Modern Farm Bill2
ENV5411 Federal Regulation of Food and Agriculture3
ENV5478 Global Food Security and Social Justice3
ENV5479 Law and Policy of Local Food Systems3
ENV5540 Public Health Implications of US Agriculture & Food Policy2

General Elective Courses

At least three (3) credits from the following list of general elective courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
ENV5105 Administrative Law3
ENV5115 Environmental Law3
ENV5125 Land Use Regulation3
ENV5245 Water Resources Law3
ENV5246 Water Quality3
ENV5250 Watershed Management & Protection3

Project/Writing Requirement

Must take a minimum of 2 credits from​​​ the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
Independent Research Project or AWR (JD students only) on a food/agriculture topic2-6
Master's externship in food/agriculture law and policy4–10
Semester in Practice working on food/agriculture law and policy13
Center for Agriculture and Food Systems research associate program2+
CLI9428 Food and Agriculture Clinic​4

Remaining electives may be chosen from the courses and experiential options listed above and from the following list of approved courses.


​Elective Courses​​

Course Code Course Title Credits
ADR6405 Arbitration​​2
ADR6410 Alternative Dispute Resolution​​3
ADR6412 Mediation​​2
ADR6415 Environmental Dispute Resolution​​3
ADR6420 Negotiation​​2
ADR6425 Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation (JD students only)3
ADR6450 Advanced Dispute Resolution Writing Seminar​​2
​BUS6262 Social Enterprise Law​​2
BUS6305 Nonprofit Organizations​​3
BUS6350 Nonprofit Management​​2
CLI9302 Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic (JD or LLM students only)6
CLI9326 Advanced Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (JD or LLM only)6
CLI9405 Dispute Resolution Clinic I​​4
CLI9427 Energy Clinic4
CLI9428 Food and Agriculture Clinic4
CLI9437 Avanced Energy Clinic4
CLI9450 Land Use Clinic (JD or LLM students only)6
DIV7620 Native Americans & the Law​​3
DIV7628 Indian Tribes as Government Stewards of the Environment​​2
ENV5105 Administrative Law​​3
ENV5108 Intro to the Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and the Environment3
ENV5110 Ecology of Food & Agriculture​​3
ENV5112 Science for Environmental Law​​3
ENV5115 Environmental Law​​3
ENV5125 Land Use Regulation​​3
ENV5205 Air Pollution​​ Law and Policy3
ENV5209 CERCLA Law & Policy​​3
ENV5210 CERCLA Liability & Cleanup3
ENV5212 Climate Change & the Law​​3
ENV5220 Environmental Economics & Markets​​3
ENV5226 Energy Law & Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World​​3
ENV5228 Energy Regulation, Markets & the Environment3
ENV5229 Environmental Issues in Business3
ENV5235 Natural Resources Law​​3
ENV5239 Land Transactions & Finance​​3
ENV5245 Water Resources Management3
ENV5246 Water Quality​​3
ENV5250 Watershed Management​​ and Protection3
ENV5303 Advanced Energy Writing Seminar​​2
ENV5304 Comparative Environmental Law Research​​2
ENV5305 Environmental Ethics​​2
ENV5310 Environmental Health Law​​2
ENV5335 Extinction & Climate Change​​2
ENV5336 Climate Change, Extinction and Adaptation2
ENV5342 Legal Adaptations to Global Warming2
ENV5343 Climate Change Adaptation in Human Systems2
ENV5344 Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy2
ENV5346 New Frontiers in Environmental Policies2
ENV5349 Regulating the Marine Environment​​2
ENV5350 Risk Assessment2
ENV5356 Scientific Controversies​​2
ENV5365 Climate Change: the Power of Taxes​​2
ENV5375 Global Energy Justice2
ENV5380 Food Regulation & Policy​​3
ENV5401 Agricultural Environmental Law3
ENV5405 Ecosystem Conservation Strategies​​2
ENV5406 Animal Rights Jurisprudence​​2
ENV5408 The Law of Animals in Agriculture2
ENV5410 The Modern Farm Bill2
ENV5411 Federal Regulation of Food and Agriculture2
ENV5423 Ocean and Coastal Law​​3
ENV5430 Ecology​​3
ENV5446 Environmental Justice​​2
ENV5449 Environmental Litigation Workshop2
ENV5462 Public Lands Management: Montana Field Study​​3
ENV5468 Oil and Gas Production and the Environment​​2
ENV5474 Land Conservation Law​​2
ENV5476 Nuclear Power and Public Policy2
ENV5478 Global Food Security and Social Justice2
ENV5479 Law and Policy of Local Food Systems2
ENV5490 Renewable Energy and Other Alternative Fuels2
ENV5498 America's Energy Crisis​​2
ENV5500 Environmental Aspects of Business Transactions​​2
ENV5510 Three Essentials of the Electric Grid​​1
ENV5521 Earth Law​​2
ENV5540 Public Health Implications of U.S. Ag & Food Policy​​2
ENV5561Environmental Enforcement and Compliance2
ENV5564 Peace, War and the Environment2
ENV5561 Environmental Enforcement and Compliance​​2
XAD7819 Environmental Issues in Business Transactions (JD students only)2
INT7412 Law of the European Union2
INT7413 EU Law Trento2
INT7421 International Environmental Law​​ and Policy3
INT7440 Comparative U.S.-China Environmental Law​​2
INT7445 European Community Environmental Law2
INT7446 International Trade and the Environment​​2
INT7450 International Investment Arbitration and the Environment2
JUR7307 Culture & the Environment​​2
JUR7330 Moral Philosophy for Professionals2
JUR7333 Animal Law and Ethics3
PUB7510 Legislation​​3
PUB7525 Legislative Clinic​​6
​WRI7344 Advanced Legal Research (JD or LLM students only)​​3
WRI7380 Advanced Environmental Legal Research​​​1