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
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