Weymouth, MA, United States – University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Vertex developed a new master’s program titled Master of Legal Studies in Forensic Engineering (MLS), to be launched in early January, 2023. The program will present graduate students with the opportunity to gain valuable insights by interacting with lawyers, helping collect evidence and depositions, or assuming the roles of expert witnesses. The program is suitable for professionals who are already in or seeking to transition to the fields of forensic and/or dispute resolution. The newly opened program is designed as a graduate program for driven construction and engineering professionals who do not want to practice law but who wish to expand their knowledge and expertise into areas centered around construction law, forensics, the legal system and legal reasoning. The program is also available to Denver Law’s JD and LLM students. The courses within the new MLS program will be taught by a group of experts: the law school’s own faculty members, The Vertex Companies’ construction and engineering expert witnesses, fellow industry professionals, as well as attorneys with hands-on experience and active involvement in construction claim matters. Vertex’s CEO Bill McConnell stated: “We are exceptionally pleased with our partnership with the University of Denver and our active involvement in launching the Master of Legal Studies in Forensic Engineering, the first of its kind.” Dr. Russell Fitzpatrick, who spent two decades at the head of the company’s environmental consultancy operations in Mexico and Canada as Executive Vice President, has a new role as Vertex’s Chief Learning Officer (CLO). Lately, Dr. Fitzpatrick has been laser-focused on developing Vertex’s Lifetime of Learning Program, part of the company’s comprehensive Talent Management Program.
About Vertex: Vertex is an AEC firm that provides forensic, engineering, construction, and environmental advisory services to private and public clients across the globe. Vertex is focused on cleaning the environment, guiding and engineering the construction of communities, and dealing with complex issues to deliver a more sustainable, just, and safe world. ENR currently ranks Vertex as a leading environmental firm, engineering design form, and program/construction management firm. Zweig ranks Vertex as "Best Firm to Work For", which showcases their commitment to ensuring not only the satisfaction of their clientele but of their employees as well.
For further information about Vertex and the solutions they offer, visit www.vertexeng.com