MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — The West Virginia University College of Law has been named a top school for public interest law and criminal law by preLaw Magazine.
The national publication awards WVU Law a grade of A for public interest law and a B+ for criminal law.
Just five law schools are ranked higher than WVU for public interest law and only 30 law schools are ahead of WVU in criminal law. There are 204 law schools approved by the American Bar Association.
The magazine graded law schools based on the scope of each program, including concentrations, externships, clinics, and student organizations. The rankings appear in preLaw’s fall 2016 back-to-school issue.
“A lot of people work hard to make these programs a success, including our students,” said Gregory W. Bowman, dean of the College of Law. “They are the true beneficiaries of this type of recognition. It is our privilege to be a leader in legal education.”-WVU-