MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA - WVU Law's public interest law program and its graduates' employment rate have been nationally recognized by preLaw Magazine.
PreLaw has named WVU Law among “the best schools for doing good,” giving the college a grade of A in public interest law. Lawyers who practice public interest law help the underrepresented or those who cannot afford legal services. This summer, for example, 22 WVU Law students worked in the state’s public interest agencies, including Legal Aid of West Virginia and Mountain State Justice.
WVU Law was also among preLaw’s “highest performers” in the nation for employment outcomes, earning the number 16 spot on the magazine’s Employment Honor Roll. WVU Law’s employment rate is consistently higher than the national average. For the Class of 2017, the employment rate was 82 percent for bar passage required and J.D. advantage jobs — the gold standard for law schools. The national average for the Class of 2017 was 75.3 percent.
“WVU Law is committed to excellence in public service and career placement, which is why we maintain comprehensive and robust programs for our students,” said Gregory Bowman, dean of the College of Law. “This means our students excel in these areas, and it also means that we provide vital, much-needed service to our state and region.”
The Top Law Schools for Public Interest Law and the Employment Honor Roll and can be found in the fall back-to-school issue of preLaw Magazine.