MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRIGINIA—The West Virginia University College of Law continues to be ranked a top 100 law school by U.S. News & World Report. In its “2016 Best Graduate Schools” guide, the magazine ranks WVU Law #94 out of 198 accredited law schools.
“The national environment for law schools is extremely competitive, so our place among the best schools is very good news,” said Gregory Bowman, interim dean of the College of Law. “Our ranking is the result of the hard work being done by our faculty and staff to ensure a high-quality legal education and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of alumni, friends, university leadership, and the law community.”
To compile its latest law school rankings, U.S. News used statistics from 2013 and 2014, including data on peer assessment, LSAT scores, employment rate, and bar passage rate.
While acknowledging the objective value of rankings like U.S. News, Bowman points out that they are just one tool future law students should use when researching a school.
“Rankings based on raw data can be helpful for a preliminary look at a law school,” he said. “However, it is important for prospective students to seriously consider all aspects of a law school, including fit, value, and how it prepares students for their careers.”