MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — WVU Law is again ranked a top 100 law school by U.S. News & World Report.
In its “2018 Best Graduate Schools” guide, the magazine ranks WVU Law #96 out of 196 accredited law schools.
“The U.S. News top 100 is a highly competitive group of law schools,” said Gregory Bowman, dean of the College of Law. “The fact that we consistently maintain our position among the best law schools in the country is a testimony to the innovative programs, high-quality legal education and career-building opportunities we offer our students. Our efforts would not be successful without a dedicated faculty and staff and the support of alumni, friends, the legal community, and WVU leadership.”
To compile its 2018 law school rankings, U.S. News used 2015 and 2016 statistics in categories such as peer assessment, LSAT scores, employment rate, and bar passage rate.
Bowman reminds prospective students that while rankings can be a useful tool when researching law schools, the data does do not tell the full story.
“Rankings contain some useful comparative data, but the information paints an incomplete picture,” he said. “Important aspects of a law school, such as value, fit and individual experiences, are not reflected in the numbers alone. For that information, one has to dig a little deeper.”