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Forensic Justice

Recent developments have demonstrated that a solid grounding in the scientific method and forensic evidence is critical for any attorney, especially for those practicing criminal law. WVU has long been a leader in the field of forensic sciences, and WVU is a natural home for this program.

The WVU College of Law, in partnership with the WVU Department of Forensic and Investigative Science, is proud to be a pioneer in the criminal justice field by offering the country’s first and only graduate law degree program in Forensic Justice. While many American law schools offer upper-level courses in areas such as expert testimony and forensic evidence, no other ABA-approved U.S. law school currently offers an LL.M. in forensic justice.

Career Profile

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.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Supplemental Application

Graduate Program Application Requirements

The following are the essential requirements to apply to law school:

• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
• Completion of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
• Application for admission/Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report

A complete application for admission at the WVU College of Law includes:

• An application (available through LSAC)
A personal statement
• Your Credential Assembly Service (CAS) law school report, which must include your two letters of recommendation, score from the LSAT exam, and official transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s).

Start your application process at LSAC. After you apply to WVU Law, you will be able to monitor your status online and even see your decision online.

5904 — WVU Law LSAC code

Program Application Test Requirements

​LSAT

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​March 1

Admissions Requirements

Supplemental Application

Admissions Requirements

The following are the essential requirements to apply to law school:

• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
• Completion of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
• Application for admission/Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report

A complete application for admission at the WVU College of Law includes:

• An application (available through LSAC)
A personal statement
• Your Credential Assembly Service (CAS) law school report, which must include your two letters of recommendation, score from the LSAT exam, and official transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s).

Start your application process at LSAC. After you apply to WVU Law, you will be able to monitor your status online and even see your decision online.

5904 — WVU Law LSAC code

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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