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JD/MFALP (Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy)

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Introduction

Lawyers in the field of food and agriculture law fight for stricter regulations and develop real-world solutions that create safer, more sustainable and just food systems around the world.

Curriculum and Requirements

Degree requirements


Students complete the JD curriculum, choosing from a select number of courses that will apply toward their MFALP requirements listed below.

  • 30-credit program (including required courses)
  • Vermont Law MFALP courses: 9 credits
  • Vermont Law elective courses: 9 credits
  • Vermont Law MFALP project/writing requirement courses: (2 credits minimum)
  • Quinnipiac Law courses (from approved course list): up to 9 credits
  • Joint degree students cannot receive either degree until they have met the requirements for both

Quinnipiac School of Law approved courses


Credits from these QU Law courses can be used toward the MFALP portion of the dual degree:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Administrative Law
  • Negotiation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Land Use Planning

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the dual-degree program, students first must be admitted to Quinnipiac University School of Law. Once admitted to Quinnipiac, JD/MFALP applicants then can apply to the Vermont Law MFALP program during their first year of law school at Quinnipiac. The MFALP application deadline is March 15.

Important note: Prior to starting the MFALP application process, students should contact the associate dean for academic affairs at Quinnipiac School of Law.