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WVU Law offering LL.M. degrees online

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA —The West Virginia University College of Law will start offering its two Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees online beginning summer 2016.

The LL.M. is an advanced degree for lawyers seeking additional specialization to deepen their legal skills and improve job opportunities. The College of Law offers LL.M. degrees in Energy and Sustainable Development Law and in Forensic Justice.

“WVU Law’s two LL.M. degrees are international caliber programs,” said Gregory Bowman, Dean of the College of Law. “Now that we are offering them online, practicing lawyers and recent graduates living virtually anywhere can benefit from these degrees and WVU’s expert law faculty.”

The LL.M. in Energy and Sustainable Development Law is designed for attorneys seeking deeper knowledge of law, regulations, and policy related to energy, the environment and sustainable development. The degree is supported by the faculty and programs in the College of Law’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development and the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic.

The Forensic Justice LL.M., the only one of its kind in the nation, prepares lawyers to work with expert witnesses, crime scene investigators, and DNA and other scientifically gathered evidence.

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 educational setting.

The online LL.M. degrees will take approximately 12 months to complete, including short residencies. For more information about WVU College of Law’s online LL.M. degrees, visit or email


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