MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Amidst the global pandemic, the Class of 2023 at WVU Law has begun its legal education with a combination of online and in-person courses.
There are 111 students in the 1L class with a median entering GPA of 3.45 and a median LSAT score of 154, which is the same as last year. Approximately 38% of the class is from out-of-state.
Women make up 43% of the class. Eight percent of the 1Ls self-identify as a minority. The average age is 24, with an age range of 21 to 38. Almost 27% of the class is a first-generation college student.
Students in the Class of 2023 graduated from 41 colleges and universities. Some of the out-of-state schools represented are Baylor, Brown, Colorado State, George Mason, James Madison, Miami University of Ohio, Penn State, Temple, Texas A&M and the University of Virginia.
In-state colleges and universities attended by the WVU Law Class of 2023 are Bethany College, Concord, Marshall, Potomac State, University of Charleston, West Virginia State University, WVU, West Virginia Wesleyan and Wheeling Jesuit.
Among the Class of 2023 are veterans; international travelers; a former Mountaineer mascot and a former Mountaineer cheerleader; a roller derby player; a top competitive tobogganist; and our first 3+3 program student.