WVU Law’s award-winning Clinical Law Program develops practice-ready skills while offering important legal assistance to those in need. Under law school faculty supervision, students annually provide more than 40,000 hours of free legal aid through our law school’s nine law clinics.
Clients can contact our clinic directly but are often referred by Legal Aid or by state and federal judges, tax court, attorneys, and social service agencies.
Training Future Lawyers
The Clinical Law Program is structured like a law firm so students gain experience across multiple legal practice areas and all phases of lawyering. Clinic students counsel clients regarding legal options, draft briefs and documents, negotiate on behalf of clients, and appear in court to litigate claims.Civil law practice includes the following law clinics:
West Virginia College of Law’s commitment to free legal services to low-income clients has earned an important distinction: The 2012 Excellence in Pro Bono Award from the national rating service Super Lawyers, which recognizes only one law school each year.