JD/MELP in Environmental Law (Vermont Law School)

JD in environmental law

Saint Michael’s College students will be admitted into Vermont Law School’s Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP), or Joint JD/MELP degree programs if they meet the following entrance requirements:

  • successfully complete all requirements for Saint Michael’s bachelor’s degree program;
  • complete a minimum of 60 credits towards the bachelor’s degree in residence at Saint Michael’s College with a grade point average calculated by the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (LSDAS) as the applicant’s cumulative undergraduate grade point average that is equal to or exceeds the average grade point average of the first-year JD or MELP class in residence at Vermont Law School at the time of the Saint Michael’s student’s application to VLS;
  • have a current LSAT score (dated less than four years from the first semester of enrollment at Vermont Law School) that is equal to or exceeds the average LSAT score of the first-year JD class in residence at Vermont Law School at the time of the Saint Michael’s student’s application to VLS.  An equivalent GRE score is accepted for MELP applicants;
  • present two positive letters from Saint Michael’s faculty, recommending admission to Vermont Law School;
  • have no evidence in any college file, (Saint Michael’s or other schools they have attended) of character or fitness concerns that would generally disqualify them from admission into Vermont Law School.

Students interested in learning more about this agreement or about preparation for law school admission, should contact the pre-law advisor or the Office of Career Development.

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