PreLaw Magazine has named WVU Law among the 2023 Best Schools for Public Service: Public Interest. Lawyers who practice public interest law help those who cannot afford legal services and the underrepresented, including the poor, the elderly, children and victims of domestic violence.
The College of Law, in conjunction with the nonprofit West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest, has a long history of commitment to public interest law.
Since 1987, these two entities have built a program that provides approximately 20 summer fellowships along with one-year postgraduate placements with a public interest entity in West Virginia. These experiences have created a generation of attorneys ready to serve the greatest needs of our state.
WVU also fulfills its land-grant mission through public interest law by educating its students and serving the people of West Virginia.
“With Professor Charles DiSalvo’s leadership since the late ’80s, to our curriculum, administration, staff and students, we work to develop not only better lawyer but also a better community and state,” Dan Kimble, director of the Center for Law and Public Service and the West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest, said.
“Public interest law is at the core of our law school experience,” he added.
Read the preLaw Magazine ranking here.