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administrative contact

Tina Jernigan
Director of Admissions
College of Law
Tina.Jernigan@mail.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-6253

program contact

Tina Jernigan
Director of Admissions
College of Law
Tina.Jernigan@mail.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-6253

Program Details

Program Description

West Virginia University College of Law provides students a unique opportunity to attend a small public law school within a nationally recognized research university. Here you can join diverse students from around the globe who come together in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia to experience public legal education with the intimacy of a fine private law school. Small class sizes and an excellent faculty-student ratio tell part of the story, but not all.

What makes the West Virginia College of Law experience different is the commitment of the faculty, staff, and students to an excellent, inclusive, exciting, and supportive educational community in which each student can pursue an individual vision of success in the legal profession.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Test Requirements: LSAT
  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Additional Information

Prospective International students can find details on English Language Proficiency here: http://www.law.wvu.edu/future_students/international_students

Prospective WVU Law students need ONLY apply via their LSAC account at www.lsac.org.

Apply Now

Prospective students should apply online at:
https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=wvugrad.

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: March 1

Accreditation

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The West Virginia University College of Law was accredited by the AALS in 1914 and the ABA in 1923.

The West Virginia University College of Law is fully-approved by the American Bar Association Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

Since 1952, the ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has been approved by the US Department of Education as the recognized national agency for the accreditation of professional schools of law.