British law school starts online LL.M. in environmental law

Across the pond, a law school has started an online LL.M. So that means you don't have to cross the pond to attend. The University of Birmingham has launched a Online LLM in Energy and Environmental Law, which will be taught through the Birmingham Law School. 

This online program has been developed to offer qualified lawyers - or those working in the sector - the opportunity to respond to local and global environmental challenges, anywhere in the world, the school said. 

“Environmental issues and the de-carbonisation of energy will herald significant economic change in the 21st century,” said Professor Robert Lee, program director at University of Birmingham. “Jobs will follow, and this course positions students to take advantage of these opportunities as they arise.

While the University of Birmingham has long been an established provider of distance learning program, the online LL.M. is the first fully online postgraduate degree to be delivered through the law school.

“Birmingham Law School is excited to launch its first online distance learning LL.M., providing a high quality and flexible program in Energy and Environmental Law designed to meet the needs of those with professional responsibilities and an enthusiasm for knowledge in this important area of law and practice,” said Professor Lisa Webley, head of Birmingham Law School.