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WVU Law continues to be ranked in the Top 100 by U.S. News

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MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA —The West Virginia University College of Law continues to be ranked a top 100 law school by U.S. News & World Report. 

In its “2017 Best Graduate Schools” guide, the magazine ranks WVU Law #97 out of 196 accredited law schools. 

“The U.S. News rankings are highly competitive,” said Gregory Bowman, dean of the College of Law. “The fact that WVU Law is a top 100 law school is largely due to our innovative programs, the high-quality legal education we offer, and the career opportunities our students have when they graduate. Our faculty and staff work hard to make our law school exceptional, and it shows. We also benefit enormously from the generous support of alumni, friends, the legal community, and WVU’s leadership.”

To compile its 2017 law school rankings, U.S. News used statistics from 2014 and 2015, including data on peer assessment, LSAT scores, employment rate, and bar passage rate.

Bowman points out that while rankings might be a useful tool for prospective law students, they do not tell the full story.

“Rankings contain some useful data, but they always tell an incomplete story,” he said. “Future law students need to seriously consider other aspects of a law school, such as fit, value, location, and how well a school prepares students for their careers.”  


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