Minimum admission requirement for the program are:
- A J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited school or equivalent, as determined by the WVU College of Law in accordance with ABA guidelines.
- A grade point average of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or other demonstrated indicia of likelihood of success.
- A demonstrated interest in or commitment to the fields of energy and/or sustainable development.
Applicants may include newly graduated J.D. students, professionals returning for study after years of practice, or qualified international students on a case by case basis.