The WVU Law admits new Juris Doctor students for the fall term only and begins accepting applications via LSAC on September 1 for next year's entering class. Given WVU Law's rolling processes for both admissions and scholarship, the Enrollment Management Committee recommends that prospective students read the following directions closely and consider applying early in the admissions cycle.
Standards for Admission
The Enrollment Management Committee evaluates applicants in a holistic manner and considers an array of factors including, but not limited to, the following: academic achievement and potential; undergraduate and graduate coursework; demonstrated leadership skills; community involvement; overcoming adversity; work and life experiences; and a specific interest in the study and practice of law. When completing this application, students are encouraged to consider how they may address the factors listed above. While it is not necessary to address each item in your application, many of our most competitive applicants highlight the factors they believe are the strongest, address a specific interest in the study and practice of law, and indicate how WVU Law will assist them in achieving their personal and professional goals.
The application for students entering WVU Law in Fall 2023 opens on September 1, 2022. The priority application deadline is March 15, 2023. The regular application deadline is July 31, 2023. All supporting documents (i.e., letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, etc.) must be on file by March 22, 2023 for the priority application deadline and August 7, 2023 for the regular application deadline.
Because WVU Law uses a rolling process for both admissions and scholarship, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible beginning September 1.
The fee for applying to WVU Law is $50 US. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid by credit card when submitting your application.
Students who applied to WVU Law in a previous admissions cycle are encouraged to update their materials accordingly. At minimum, the Enrollment Management Committee requests that reapplicants update their application form, personal statement, resume, and provide their most recent academic documents. Letters of recommendation may be reused from previous applications, but the Enrollment Management Committee suggests that reapplicants provide a further letter from a recommender who can provide insight on the reapplicant's work since the time of the original application. Reapplicants must also disclose any updated information related to the Character and Fitness section.