Shale Energy Law Blog
WVU College of Law Introduces Energy Law LL.M. Program to Begin Fall Semester
March 5, 2014
The West Virginia University College of Law is now offering a Master of Laws in Energy and Sustainable Development Law set to begin during the Fall Semester 2014. With the addition of the one-year LL.M. program, the College of Law is focusing on West Virginia’s important role in the development of the Marcellus shale and supplementing the existing WVU Law Center for Energy & Sustainable Development as well as the National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition, which occurs this year on March 27, 28 and 29 in Morgantown. The College of Law recognizes that “[e]nergy is the foundation of our nation’s future, both economically and environmentally. West Virginia is as the center of energy production in the country.” The LL.M. curriculum includes a variety of energy related courses including Oil and Gas Law, Energy Regulation, Markets and Environment, Land Use and Sustainable Development, Natural Resources Law and Environmental Protection Law, among others, and is designed to prepare attorneys to work on a broad spectrum of energy related issues. Review of applications began on March 1 but the LL.M. Program maintains a rolling admissions process.