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MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — The members of the WVU Law Class of 2020 have officially started their legal careers.
There are 108 of these future lawyers; 49 percent are female and 11 percent self-identify as minority. About 28 percent of the class are first generation college students. The average age is 24 (with an age range of 20 to 58).
The median LSAT score is 153 and the median undergraduate GPA is 3.31.
Out-of-state students comprise 33 percent of the WVU Law Class of 2020. These students come from Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.
The WVU Law Class of 2020 comes from 52 undergraduate institutions.
Some the out-of-state schools represented include Brigham Young, Duquesne, James Madison, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Stanford, Texas Tech, William and Mary, UC-Irvine, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Yale.
West Virginia colleges and universities attended by the Class of 2020 include Alderson Broadus, Concord, Fairmont State, Potomac State, Shepherd, West Liberty, West Virginia State, Wheeling Jesuit, and WVU.
The Class of 2020 includes students with a variety of background and experiences:
- College athletes, including a Division I wrestler;
- A FIFA Certified state soccer referee;
- Several are former government interns — for both parties, for local, state, and national campaigns, for policy organizations and NASA;
- Many have Master’s degrees;
- One is a professional bowler;
- Some are former teachers;
- Several are bilingual and multilingual speakers;
- At least 19 are international travelers;
- Several are veterans, including a former Green Beret.