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Practical training and environmental law earn top marks from preLaw

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—The West Virginia University College of Law has earned top national recognition in two areas that prepare students for their careers.

PreLaw Magazine has given WVU Law a grade of A in practical training and environmental law.

For practical training, the magazine looked at WVU Law’s opportunities in clinics, externships, simulation courses, moot court participation and pro bono hours.

WVU Law’s environmental law grade is based on the college’s energy and environmental law curriculum, the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic, the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, externships and student groups.

“We are proud of our efforts in these two areas of legal education,” said Gregory W. Bowman, dean of the College of Law. “Practical training is at the core of our mission to prepare client-ready lawyers and environmental law is essential for the sustainable future of our planet.”

Earlier this year, preLaw ranked WVU Law #5 in the nation for public interest law.

The rankings for Best Schools for Practical Training and Top Schools for Environmental Law are featured in the spring 2020 issue of preLaw Magazine.



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