WVU Law School

General Info

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West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.

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WVU Law School Admissions

WVU Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 53% of its applicants. Comparatively, Wvu is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 639 338 (52.90%) 103 (16.1%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.11 3.35 3.69
LSAT 151 153 157

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $19,008 $35,568
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $14,400
  • Living off-campus: $14,400
  • Living at home: $14,400

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $50

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WVU Law School Community

WVU Law School is considered to have a Highly Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Wvu is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 35
  • Part Time: 16

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 20
  • # Minority Faculty: 5

Ratio

9.3 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

WVU Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. WVU Law School 1L section size is equal to law schools in West Virginia and 31% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

WVU Law School: 101
West Virginia Average: 101
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 550
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 85

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 35
  • Law Journals: 39
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 3.7%
  • Second Year: 1.8%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

WVU Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The WVU Law School class of 2020 had an employment rate of 90% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2020, 73.1%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 50.0%
  • Business: 13.0%
  • Government: 13.0%
  • Public Interest: 4.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • West Virginia: 76%
  • District Of Columbia: 4%
  • Georgia: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 73.1%
  • First Time Takers: 119
  • Average School: 75.9%
  • Average State: 81.8%
  • Pass Difference: -6.0%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • West Virginia: 81.8%
  • Passed: 66 of 87 (75.9%)
  • State Average: 81.8%
  • Difference: -6.0%