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WVU Law Continues to be Ranked a Best Value Law School

WVU Law preLaw 2018-19 Best Value badge

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — WVU Law has once again made preLaw Magazine’s list of the nation’s Best Value Law Schools.

WVU Law scored a grade of A-, which is higher than 178 other law schools approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). Only 25 law schools scored higher. This is the fourth consecutive year WVU Law has been named a Best Value.

PreLaw Magazine selects Best Value Law Schools based on graduates’ bar passage and employment rates, tuition and cost of living, and average student indebtedness after graduation.

“WVU Law’s consistent recognition as a Best Value Law School demonstrates the strong effort from faculty and staff to provide our students with an exceptional legal education and career-building opportunities at an affordable price,” said Gregory Bowman, dean of the College of Law.

ClassCrits XI Conference to Focus on Social Issues

WVU Law ClassCrits XI: Rising Together for Economic Hope, Power, and Justice

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Legal scholars concerned about economic justice and other social issues are meeting at WVU Law Nov. 2-3.

The conference, Rising Together for Economic Hope, Power and Justice, is the annual meeting of ClassCrits, a network for the critical analysis of law and economic inequality. Presenters will examine a range of social concerns, including the opioid crisis, child and health care, immigration, poverty, racial inequality, economic development, and democracy.

Discussion panel sessions are open to the public and admission is free.

“Legal scholars have the ability to provide fresh perspective and insight on some of the most pressing issues that face society,” said WVU law professor Matthew Titolo , who is helping organize the conference. “When we gather like this, the result can be engaging and viable solutions that we take back to our own classrooms and communities.”

Connecticut Chief Justice to Speak at WVU Law on Nov. 7

WVU Law 2018 Ihlenfeld Lecture Hon. Richard A. Robinson

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — The Honorable Richard A. Robinson, the first African-American Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, will deliver the 2018 Ihlenfeld Lecture at WVU Law on Nov. 7 at 12 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom

A 1984 graduate of the WVU College of Law, Robinson will discuss the judiciary in a multicultural world. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Robinson was appointed as Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court in 2018 after serving five years on the court. Before that, he was a judge on the Connecticut Appellate Court and a Connecticut Superior Court judge. He has also served as presiding civil judge for the New Britain, Ansonia/Milford, and Stamford judicial districts in Connecticut.

Throughout his legal career, Robinson has served in human rights and educational organizations, including the NAACP, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and the Connecticut Judicial Education Curriculum Committee. His work in human rights has been recognized by the Connecticut State Bar Association, the NAACP, and the Connecticut Bar Foundation.

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