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Law  Doctoral Professional Practice


What is Law at WVU like?


The WVU College of Law provides students a unique opportunity to attend a small public law school within a nationally recognized research university.

Here you can join diverse students from around the globe who come together in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia to experience public legal education with the intimacy of a fine private law school. Small class sizes and an excellent faculty-student ratio tell part of the story, but not all.

What makes the WVU College of Law experience different is the commitment of the faculty, staff and students to an excellent, inclusive, exciting and supportive educational community in which each student can pursue an individual vision of success in the legal profession.

As the only law school in the state, WVU Law provides students with unparalleled networking opportunities and exclusive access to the legal community.

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.

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What are the requirements to apply for Law at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Law graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Letters of Recommendation - Two

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