​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Vermont Law is home to law centers and programs that provide students with strong, well-rounded experience and skills needed for law degrees. Our centers and programs include the Environmental Law Center (ELC), the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS), the Dispute Resolution Program, and many others.



Center for Agriculture and Food Systemshttp://www-staging.vermontlaw.edu/academics/centers-and-programs/center-for-agriculture-and-food-systemsCenter for Agriculture and Food SystemsDevelop the next generation of sustainable food and agriculture law and policy leaders while providing legal and policy resources and solutions for citizens to build and support such systems.
Center for Applied Human Rightshttp://www-staging.vermontlaw.edu/academics/centers-and-programs/center-for-applied-human-rightsCenter for Applied Human RightsOpportunities for research and advocacy training on cutting-edge issues in human rights law and policy and a focal point for human rights-related events at the law school.
Center for Legal Innovationhttp://www-staging.vermontlaw.edu/academics/centers-and-programs/center-for-legal-innovationCenter for Legal InnovationDedicated to helping create a future where innovation and entrepreneurial energy redefine legal education, the practice of law, and law itself.
Dispute Resolution Programhttp://www-staging.vermontlaw.edu/academics/centers-and-programs/dispute-resolution-programDispute Resolution ProgramExplore the theoretical and practical aspects of more efficient and cooperative processes for dispute resolution through a variety of clinics, courses, conferences, workshops, and research offerings.
Environmental Law Centerhttp://www-staging.vermontlaw.edu/ELCEnvironmental Law CenterWith the largest graduate environmental law program in the country, the ELC has always been ranked within the top two by U.S. News & World Report.
General Practice Programhttp://www-staging.vermontlaw.edu/academics/centers-and-programs/general-practice-programGeneral Practice ProgramA two-year, four-semester program that allows second- and third-year JD students to experience what a practicing lawyer does on a daily basis.
Institute for Energy and the Environmenthttp://www-staging.vermontlaw.edu/academics/centers-and-programs/Institute-for-Energy-and-the-EnvironmentInstitute for Energy and the Environment​​Energy and the environment go ​hand in hand. An enormous proportion of the earth’s environmental issues arise out of the use of energy.
International and Comparative Law Programhttp://www-staging.vermontlaw.edu/academics/centers-and-programs/international-and-comparative-law-programInternational and Comparative Law ProgramOffers an exciting range of opportunities through numerous courses, a certificate in international and comparative law, study abroad options, and international law externships in the U.S. and abroad.
Legal Writing Programhttp://www-staging.vermontlaw.edu/academics/centers-and-programs/legal-writing-programLegal Writing ProgramIn this required program, students learn the ABCs of legal writing—accuracy, brevity, and clarity. They are introduced to the latest tools in legal research by the staff of research librarians.
Sports Law Institutehttp://www-staging.vermontlaw.edu/academics/centers-and-programs/sports-law-instituteSports Law InstituteServes as an educational, research, and professional vehicle for exploring connections between law and sports, engaging in original research and promoting experiential learning.
U.S.-Asia Partnership for Environmental Lawhttp://www-staging.vermontlaw.edu/academics/centers-and-programs/us-asiaU.S.-Asia Partnership for Environmental LawWorks collaboratively with government institutions, non-government organizations, lawyers, judges, lawmakers and others to promote good environmental governance in Asia.