Program Overview

This unique program, a partnership between the Quinnipiac School of Law and the Vermont Law School, will allow you to direct your passion for the environment and apply a versatile set of skills working in government, business or the nonprofit world. As climate change becomes an increasingly serious global issue and state and federal responses grow more complex, lawyers who specialize in environmental law and have a familiarity with policy and the legislative process will be attractive to employers in a diverse range of areas.

In 3 years, you’ll receive your law degree from Quinnipiac and your master’s in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School. You'll take courses at both campuses, including Land Use Planning, Real Estate Transactions and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Our externship program offers opportunities to shadow professionals in the field and gain insight into how environmental law and policy make an impact in the real world.

As a JD/MELP student, you’ll benefit from our extensive career development resources and a vast network of successful alumni, including those who graduated from this program and secured exciting positions with the EPA, Department of Justice, state environmental agencies, the Sierra Club and other nonprofits, and prominent law firms that specialize in environmental law.