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Online Forensic Justice LLM

Online LL.M. in Forensic Justice

You can earn your LL.M. in Forensic Justice online from WVU Law in just 14 months, including short residencies. Become an expert at the intersection of justice, science and the law.

Why now?

With the recent discovery that the FBI provided faulty testimony in thousands of hair microscopy cases and the debunking of such evidence as bite marks and certain types of fire pattern analysis, scrutiny of forensic science in the courtroom is more necessary now than ever. 

This online LL.M. provides lawyers with the scientific background to understand forensic evidence and the advocacy skills to litigate them in the courtroom.  

In 2009, the National Academy of Sciences recommended to Congress that attorneys be better educated in forensic science. WVU Law is answering that call for action.

WVU Law's  Forensic Justice LL.M. is the only one of its kind in the nation. It is designed to prepare lawyers to work in and out of the courtroom with expert witnesses, crime scene investigators, and DNA and other scientifically gathered evidence.

By offering this LL.M. online, WVU Law is providing a flexible, convenient and comfortable way for busy attorneys to further develop their expertise and skills, advance their careers, and help their clients. 

All of our courses have been designed by law and forensic science faculty and will be taught by faculty or practitioners working in law or forensic science. 

The degree is offered in collaboration with WVU’s renowned Department of Forensic and Investigative Science and provides unique, practical experience for lawyers in an engaging and immersive educational setting.

Forensic Evidence: Judge Joseph R. Goodwin

The Honorable Joseph Robert Goodwin, United States District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia, shares two of his opinions written on forensic evidence. 

Founded in 1878 and ABA-approved since 1923, West Virginia University College of Law is an affordable and nationally recognized top-ranked law school.

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