MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University College of Law is hosting an admissions open house aimed at increasing diversity in the classroom and the legal profession.
WVU Law’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Day will be held on February 22 from 9:00 a.m. (check-in) to 1 p.m. on Law School Hill. It is free and lunch will be served. To register, visit bit.ly/wvulaw-diversity-day.
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., guests will hear from law students and alumni about how WVU Law set them up for success in law school and their careers. Members of the College’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee will also highlight programs and opportunities offered to diverse law students to help them get the most out of their legal education.
“Diversity is important in law school and the legal profession because it leads to better representation for all members of society,” said Beth Pierpont, assistant dean for Enrollment Management. “We are committed to inclusive excellence at the WVU College of Law because it will ultimately ensure greater access to justice.”
WVU Law defines diversity in the broadest sense to include—but not limited to—socio-economic background, LGBTQ+, first-generation, military, non-traditional, and underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.