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WVU Law Named a Top School for Environmental Law

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — WVU Law has been rated one of the top schools in the country for environmental law.

In its spring issue, preLaw Magazine awards the College of Law a grade of A for the range of its energy and environmental law classes and other related opportunities. Only 12 other law schools in the nation scored higher.

“We are very excited about this recognition, especially because West Virginia is an energy state with rich natural resources,” said Gregory Bowman, dean of the College of Law. “Our faculty and staff have created a deep and well-rounded program in energy and environmental law and policy that prepares our students for their legal careers.”

WVU Law offers students the opportunity to concentrate in energy and sustainable development law. Student can also earn a dual J.D./LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree in energy and sustainable development law.

The College of Law is also home to WVU’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. Since 2011, the center has hosted an annual conference that explores pressing energy and environmental legal issues. It also hosts the nation’s first energy and sustainable development moot court competition that annually attracts law school teams from around the country.



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