Program Overview

JD/MAPP students graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to establish themselves as influential leaders in the field of animal law and policy. Our distinctive combination of core courses and electives trains students to advocate for animals across political, scientific and ethical dimensions and opens up a range of career opportunities.

This three-year program enables students to earn their JD from Quinnipiac and a Master's in Animal Protection Policy from Vermont Law School while saving them time and money along the way. The program is inherently flexible, as students can complete their MAPP coursework online or at Vermont Law School during the summer. 

Graduates of the JD/MAPP dual-degree program enjoy the same career development resources offered to all law students, including our signature Bridge to Practice program, a vast alumni network and guaranteed clinic and externship placements.