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Founded in 1878 and ABA accredited since 1923, West Virginia University College of Law is affordable and nationally recognized in top law school rankings. Our curriculum is competitive and rigorous, combining the best in traditional legal education with dynamic law programs that address emerging challenges throughout our global society.

With a focus on justice, ethics, and professionalism, WVU Law offers premier law degree and joint degree programs, and practice-ready experiences through law clinics and externships, guided by professors who are accomplished attorneys and distinguished legal scholars.

Our vibrant culture of excellence fosters diversity and respect, ensuring a balanced and supportive academic community within one of the nation’s leading public research universities.

WVU Law prepares top lawyers and dedicated leaders for careers that span public service, private practice, government, and business.


MISSION

Preparing 21st century lawyers and leaders to serve the public, government, and business—both locally and globally—while focusing on justice, ethics, professionalism, and service in a diverse, vibrant, and respectful community.



Meet Some of Our Students



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NALP Employment Summary for the Class of 2013 (PDF)

Total Enrollment 384
1L Class size 107
Bar Passage Rate 76% (2014 combined)

Employment Outcomes
57.7% Bar Passage
Required Jobs

19.2% JD Advantage Jobs
(Class of 2013 – 9.2% higher than national average)

Tuition & Fees
2014-15

$18,234
(WV residents)
$34,524
(non-residents)


The West Virginia University College of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Since 1952, the ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education as the recognized national agency for the accreditation of professional schools of law.

Further information as to the Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools by the American Bar Association may be obtained from the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 988-6738 | Fax: (312) 988-5681
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