Think like a lawyer. Write like a journalist.
At the nation's premier environmental law school, you can enhance your journalism skills and deepen your understanding of environmental law and policy in an ever-changing media landscape.
Every summer, Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center brings together renowned legal educators, policymakers, practicing lawyers, nonprofit leaders, journalists and other innovators in their fields to share their expertise in our Summer Session, while enjoying the beauty of our campus, the historic village of South Royalton and the natural surroundings.
Our Summer Media Fellowships  are open to full-time online, print and broadcast journalists from the U.S. and overseas who have shown leadership in covering the environment, natural resources, energy, legal affairs, public health and other environment-related issues. Application deadline is Feb. 16, 2013.
Our Media Fellows audit a two-week course between June and August and have access to our distinguished faculty and visiting policy leaders. (Select your course from Terms Two, Three or Four in the Summer Session catalog). You will receive a $1,250 stipend, free housing, free books and a tuition waiver. Family members are welcome to join you.
VLS's Environmental Law Center leads the nation in environmental law and policy education. You will learn from experienced litigators who have won major environmental cases and from policy experts in climate change, energy and other key legal areas. After class, you can meet for candid on or off-the-record conversations with these thought-provoking experts.
You will develop new insights into environmental law and policy, new expert sources to comment for your stories and a renewed enthusiasm for covering these critical and complex issues. And after a satisfying day of seminars, conversation and professional growth, you can enjoy the wonders of Vermont by swimming, fishing and kayaking in the White River, hiking our mountains, biking our country roads or just reading and relaxing on your front porch.
The 2013 Summer Session features courses on the Clean Water Act, nuclear power, human impacts on the ocean, energy development and climate change, agriculture and food policy, and U.S.-China environmental laws. For a full listing of our 2013 summer courses, faculty and schedule, visit our Summer Session  pages. Media fellows also take part in the Summer Session's brown bag lunch series, "Hot Topics in Environmental Law," delivering an hour-long lecture on a topic of their choosing.