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If you have a passion for justice, an interest in how our legal system contributes to society, and a desire for a career that is structured, challenging, dynamic, and creative, then join us on law school hill. Together, we can change the world.

The WVU Law Admissions Office is your first resource on the path to top legal education and achieving your dream of becoming a lawyer. We will help you navigate through the law school admissions and application process, and help you learn about WVU Law, including information about our law programs, focus on practice-ready skills, rankings, value and affordable cost, career services and our exceptional location in Morgantown, WV. We’re ready to help you decide if WVU Law is the right fit for you.

WVU Law strives to bring the best and brightest students from a variety of backgrounds into our law school community. We view the admissions process holistically so we consider your academic achievements along with your interests, contributions, and experiences. Good GPA and LSAT scores are important, but we also seek applicants who demonstrate an intellectual capacity—and curiosity—to handle rigorous study with a collegial and collaborative spirit. We hope you’ll join the WVU Law community.

Please explore the many resources available on our website to help with the admissions and application process, including FAQs, how to apply, and more. Please contact the Admissions office with any questions. We look forward to the opportunity to assist you!

Apply to WVU Law: The Basics

Candidate requirements: The following are the essential requirements to apply to law school: 

• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
• Completion of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
• Application for admission / Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report

Application requirements: A complete application for admission at the WVU College of Law includes: 

• An application (available through LSAC)
A personal statement 
• Your Credential Assembly Service (CAS) law school report, which must include your two letters of recommendation, score from the LSAT exam, and official transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s).

Start your application process at LSAC. After you apply to WVU Law, you will be able to monitor your status online and even see your decision online.

5904 — WVU Law LSAC code

Class of 2019 Profile

For the Class of 2019, we enrolled 106 students with an average age of 24. The age range is 21 to 48; with 59% male and 41% female; 9% are minority students.

The average LSAT is 153 and average GPA is 3.32. (There is no set minimum GPA or LSAT required for admission. The admissions committee considers the entire application to determine the applicant’s likelihood of success in law school.)

Residents of West Virginia comprised 76% of the entering class. The mission of West Virginia University, as a state land-grant institution, is to educate students in this state. Therefore, residents of West Virginia receive preference in the admission process. No additional preference is given to WVU students.

Read more about the Class of 2019 and other recent classes on our Class Profile page.

Get a Look: Your Visit

A visit is the best way to determine if WVU Law is right for you. Visiting us is the best way to determine if WVU Law is right for you. Contact the Admissions Office or learn about on-campus visit opportunities online, such as Experience WVU Law Day or Bridging the Gap.

Founded in 1878 and ABA accredited since 1923, West Virginia University College of Law is an affordable and nationally recognized top-ranked law school.

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