Law Program at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Law Program

The law degree program at West Virginia University prepares students seeking a future in the independent professional practice of law, which includes instructions for taking state and national bar examinations. Students will also learn advanced research in jurisprudence. Students of the law degree program will have focused on courses in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer law program.

The Law program at West Virginia University is accredited by the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar since 1923.

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Students Enrolled in the Law Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. West Virginia University offers a doctorate degree program in law.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male77
Female49

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian2
Black5
Hispanic3
White114
Multiple Races1
Non Resident Alien1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Law program at West Virginia University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Lawyers

Description

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, lawyers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.6% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 250
    • Average Hourly Rate: $60.75
    • Average Annual Salary: $126360

Judicial Law Clerks

Description

Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

Description

Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -3.6% from 2014 to 2024

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

Description

Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.2% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007