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Energy and Sustainable Development Law

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administrative contact

Samantha Stefanov
phone: 304-293-5301

program contact

Johsua Fershee
Associate Professor of Law
phone: 304-293-2868

Program Details

Program Description

There is no better place to learn about the intersecting laws and policies governing all of the country’s energy resources than at WVU Law.

Career Profile

Our broad spectrum of courses allows our students to prepare to be lawyers serving energy companies, investors, utilities, manufacturing companies, lawmakers, policy-makers, regulators, land use professionals, and environmental organizations.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

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. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Pre-Qualification Process

Minimum admission requirements:
•A J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited school (or international equivalent, as determined by the WVU College of Law in accordance with ABA guidelines).
•A grade point average of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or other demonstrated indicia of likelihood of success.
•A demonstrated interest in or commitment to the fields of energy and/or sustainable development.

Additional Information

Application review begins March 1.

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Application Priority Dates and Deadlines


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