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Vermont Law School students may pursue specialized certificates in Climate Law, Dispute Resolution, Energy Law, General Practice, International and Comparative Law, Land Use Law, and Water Law. Certificates are a tangible indication that students have mastered a specific subject matter area.

Certificate in Business Law

Certificate in Climate Law
The Certificate in Climate Law addresses emerging U.S. and international law governing mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.

Certificate in Criminal Law
The Certificate in Criminal Law provides students with broad-based, comprehensive training in the law and skills needed to become prosecutors, defenders, or to practice criminal law in a private firm setting. It is easily compatible with other requirements.

Certificate in Dispute Resolution
The Certificate in Dispute Resolution offers students a robust slate of courses on negotiation, mediation, and arbitration with an emphasis on experiential learning.

Certificate in Energy Law
The Certificate in Energy Law involves study of the law and policy relating to renewable energy development and the environmental problems associated with traditional energy production.

Certificate in Food and Agriculture Law
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.

General Practice Program Certificate
The General Practice Program (GPP) complements the traditional JD curriculum, preparing students to be general practitioners who must provide a range of legal services. The program also provides an alternative for those students who learn best in a hands-on manner.

Certificate in International and Comparative Law
Earning a certificate in International and Comparative Law from Vermont Law School demonstrates a committed focus on international law. Program graduates have the skills and substantive knowledge to play a strong role in international firms, international organizations, NGOs and government agencies.

Certificate in Land Use Law
The Certificate in Land Use Law offers students training in the array of legal doctrines, practical techniques, and policy alternatives for addressing the use of public and private lands.

Certificate in Water Resources Law
The Certificate in Water Resources Law covers the complex set of federal and state laws addressing the use and conservation of water resources.