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As a leading law school, WVU Law teaches with a clear purpose—to challenge your assumptions, present well-reasoned positions, and guide you to your best potential.

WVU Law’s competitive and rigorous curriculum combines the best in traditional legal education with dynamic courses and programs that address emerging challenges faced by our global society.

As our law student, you will first build a strong foundation in the law.

Then, you can discover and develop individual interests through specialized courses or concentrations.

Along the way, you will be given opportunities to develop practice-ready skills.

In the end, you will better understand your future clients’ needs and be ready to serve them in critical and emerging legal areas.

Some of our distinctive law programs that can prepare you to meet the legal challenges of an increasingly complex society include energy and environmental law, land use and planning law, public interest law, and international law.

WVU Law students can also choose to pursue career-enhancing dual degrees

Faculty: Respected Scholars. Accomplished Attorneys.

Our professors bring valuable experiences and perspectives to the law school classroom. WVU Law faculty is a diverse and distinguished group of accomplished attorneys and practitioners, outstanding teachers and scholars, professionally connected mentors, and respected leaders in legal education.

WVU Law faculty members share a common mission—to prepare competent and ethical lawyers for a wide range of careers and service to the citizens and communities in the state, the nation, and the world. In our classrooms and programs, and through our clinics and externships, students and professors interact and engage in learning that’s focused and fulfilling.

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