Which Law Schools Are in West Virginia?

Learn about law schools in West Virginia. Get information about programs available and admission requirements to make an informed decision about your education. Schools offering Juris Doctor degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Post-secondary students can pursue a three-year graduate degree in law in West Virginia and continue studies for a joint law/master's degree in either of two specialization areas. Keep reading for more information on these programs

What You Need to Know

Three years of study are required to earn your law degree, which prepares you to take the bar exam and practice law. Some schools also offer combined degrees that allow you to earn your law degree and another graduate degree. These programs typically take longer than just earning a law degree.

Law Degree Programs in West Virginia

West Virginia University

In addition to studying legal analysis, medical malpractice, child protection, civil procedure and art law, you'll need to attend a research seminar as a JD student. Subjects to choose from include intellectual property, criminal procedure, environmental law and others. The curriculum also includes independent study and travel abroad opportunities to Mexico and Brazil. During your third year at West Virginia University, you can enroll in the College of Law's clinical law program to gain work experience. The program also has a variety of clinic options, including entrepreneurship law, land use and sustainable development law, immigration law and child and family advocacy.

  • Program Name: Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Program Length: Three years, full-time
  • Tuition: In-state, $8,568 per academic year; out-of-state, $22,140 per academic year (for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree
  • Admission Requirements: LSAT scores, personal statement, letters of recommendation, undergraduate transcripts
  • School Type: 4-year, public; almost 22,563 undergraduate and 6,612 graduate students

Joint Law Programs in West Virginia

West Virginia University

This dual-degree program provides preparation for a career offering legal support to court administrators, government agencies and non-profit organizations. It's recommended that you complete the foundational MPA courses the semester before beginning law school. After the first year of required law courses, you'll take the remainder of the MPA and JD courses together in the final two years. The dual program includes an internship. Combining the two programs saves you 18 credits over enrolling in each program individually.

  • Program Name: Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
  • Program Length: Three years plus one semester, full-time
  • Tuition: In-state, $8,568 per academic year; out-of-state, $22,140 per academic year (for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree, 2.75 undergraduate GPA
  • Admission Requirements: Graduate Record Examination (GRE), LSAT or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores (GRE preferred)
  • School Type: 4-year, public; almost 22,563 undergraduate and 6,612 graduate students

West Virginia University

Offered through the College of Business & Economics, the JD/EMBA program allows law students to enroll in the dual program any time before the start of their second year. The 48-credit EMBA program is available either online or during the evenings, though both require four daytime residencies during the program.

  • Program Name: Juris Doctor/Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Program Length: Three years for JD degree and two concurrent years for MBA, full-time
  • Tuition: In-state, $8,568 per academic year; out-of-state, $22,140 per academic year (for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree
  • Admission Requirements: Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or 5+ years management experience and resume for EMBA; LSAT scores, letters of recommendation and personal statement for law school; undergraduate transcripts for both schools
  • School Type: 4-year, public; almost 22,563 undergraduate and 6,612 graduate students

This West Virginia school offers several graduate degrees in law for students planning to pursue a degree in this discipline; options include a JD in law and two dual JD/master's program in different areas of specialization.

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