Opportunities for Women in the Law

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

This includes a commitment to creating opportunities for women in the law.

If you are a women, going to law school at WVU is a pathway to personal and professional success.

WVU Law’s first female graduate was Agnes Westbrook Morrison, Class of 1895, who ran a successful practice in an era before women had the right to vote. With her began a long history of creating opportunities for women in the law. Women like Judge Stephanie Thacker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, or Deborah McHenry at the The Segal Law Firm.

We help female students succeed by offering an exceptional learning environment, beneficial mentoring, and valuable experiences in and out of the classroom. It’s no coincident that women hold a variety of leadership positions in WVU Law students organizations, including the West Virginia Law Review, and the Student Bar Association and the Lugar Trial Association, among others.