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WVU Law ranked 100 by U.S. News & World Report

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — WVU Law’s 2020 U.S. News & World Report rank is 100. 

The magazine also ranks three WVU Law programs in the top 100 law specialties: Environmental Law (74), Health Care Law (76) and Tax Law (96).

WVU Law Dean Gregory Bowman

“We are very happy to be in the top 100 law schools,” said Gregory Bowman, dean of the College of Law. “The top 100 is a highly competitive group of schools, and this reflects a national recognition of our excellence. We will continue to work every day to improve our excellent programs and to raise our national reputation even further.”

To compile its 2020 law school rankings, U.S. News looked at information from 192 ABA-approved schools in areas such as peer assessment, LSAT scores, employment rate, bar passage rate and institutional resources. 

WVU Law shares the 100th spot in the latest U.S. News rankings with Drexel, Hofstra and Louisiana State University.

Beth Pierpont, assistant dean for enrollment management, reminds prospective students that rankings are just one way to research law schools.

“Data alone does not tell a law school’s full story,” she said. “Important considerations such as value, fit and individual experiences and outcomes are not reflected in the U.S. News rankings.”   



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