WVU Law prepares top lawyers and dedicated leaders for careers that span public service, private practice, government, and business. Our curriculum is competitive and rigorous, combining the best in traditional legal education with dynamic law programs that address emerging challenges throughout our global society.
With a focus on justice, ethics, and professionalism, WVU Law offers premier law degree and dual 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. We strive to bring the best and brightest students from a variety of backgrounds into our law school community.
Founded in 1878 and approved by the ABA since 1923, West Virginia University College of Law is an affordable and nationally recognized top-ranked law school.
The WVU Law Admissions Office is your first resource on the path to a top legal education and achieving your dream of becoming a lawyer. We will help you navigate through the admissions and application process, and help you learn about the benefits of earning your law degree from WVU. We look forward to having the opportunity to assist you!Information request
Visiting us is the best way to determine if WVU Law is the right fit for you. We encourage it! We offer engaging opportunities for prospective students to visit Law School Hill and learn more about being a WVU Law student. You can tour the law school, meet faculty, staff and students and sit in on a class. Contact the Admissions Office or find out more about our biannual open house event: Experience WVU Law Day.Visit WVU Law
You must start your application process online at LSAC. There, you will find the WVU Law Application for Admission and set up your Credential Assembly Service report. To attend law school, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution — and take the LSAT. At WVU Law, we consider an applicant’s academic credentials, personal interests and experiences.More information about how to apply
Choosing to pursue a career in law is a major investment on the path to a rewarding career. The good news is that WVU Law is consistently recognized as an affordable, best value law school. We strive to keep costs down and find ways to help our students afford the legal education of their dreams. As a result, our student debt is much lower than the national average. Just be sure to fill out your FAFSA.