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Program Objectives

The Forensic Justice LL.M. is flexible enough to allow experienced practitioners to improve and expand their skills, thus allowing them to better serve their clients and communities. The LL.M. will enable new attorneys to develop skills necessary to be an effective state or federal prosecutor, a public defender, or an attorney in private practice focusing on criminal defense.

Objectives of the Program:

  1. Educate current and future attorneys whose work will help shape the field of criminal law, particularly the areas of prosecution and criminal defense;
  2. Build on WVU’s reputation as a leader in forensic and investigative sciences; and
  3. Pioneer a much-needed area of advanced academic training.
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