Capstone requirement. Capstone courses offer students the opportunity to critically synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills they have developed during their law studies. The following courses meet the Capstone requirement: WVU Law advises students on LSAT preparation and law school application. No specific bachelor`s major is required for admission to the College of Law. Candidates from different backgrounds are accepted. A candidate`s chosen major must be supplemented by a full variety of courses, which may include philosophy, writing, logic, history, literature, and the fundamentals of accounting. The college encourages applicants to participate in a program that requires intellectual self-discipline and develops reading, writing, verbal and analytical skills. WVU accepts degrees from the Board of Regents. A part-time program allows you to complete your JD over a longer period of time than your full-time colleagues who typically take four or five courses per semester.
Course planning. Part-time students must contact the Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs when scheduling appointments. The online dual JD/MBA is a great option if you want to pursue a career in banking, management, or government. Or a joint degree qualifies you to take on consulting or corporate positions in legal, tax or accounting departments. Full-time clerkship program. Students can participate in full-time positions at select federal agencies and earn 13 credits. Students must meet the requirements of the program. Examples of investments include the Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice. Day School Program for Public Service.
Offered in the fall and spring semesters as well as the first summer session. Students take the Public Service Day School course for a loan and work in an approved internship in a government or nonprofit setting to earn the remaining two to four credits. Even as an affordable law school, we recognize that many students need financial assistance to pay the full cost of their legal education. For more information, please visit our Financial Aid page. You will begin the online JD/MBA program at the end of your first year at law school. In your second year, you will begin taking MBA courses. You can choose the JD/MBA option online before starting law school, or you can opt until the beginning of your second year of law school. In addition, students who complete the joint MBA or joint MPA program at the time of acquisition of the JD are considered to have met the outlook requirements.
While providing basic legal education, particularly in the first year, the program offers the student to discover their own interests by choosing specialized courses in the second and third years. Aside from the small number of high school requirements already described, students choose from a variety of high school electives to create their programs of study during the final two years of law school. A list of all permanent law degree programs and their descriptions can be found elsewhere in this academic catalogue. (See “Courses.”) The Faculty of Law also offers additional courses on a temporary basis that are not included in this catalogue. Students should note that not all of the courses listed are offered each year. Ten hours of related extracurricular or extracurricular activities, such as active participation in the Energy Law Society or Environmental Law Society, participation in relevant meetings, hearings or speakers, administrative participation or other active participation in related events (e.g. mock trial, symposia). Experiential learning. Students must meet the following experiential learning requirements of at least 3 credits (no more than 5 credits of participation in a clinic or practicum count towards the 17 credits). A student can satisfy this requirement by one of the following methods: Providing a service to others is the essence of the legal profession. At WVU Law, our award-winning legal clinics help those in need and provide students with hands-on experience working with clients. Other opportunities include participating in the Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Program or volunteering for a local organization.
WVU Law also addresses the ongoing educational needs of the legal community. Service is an integral part of our mission as a land grant institution. Upon successful completion of their first year of law school, students can choose several options to complete 91 credits, including teaching courses, skills courses, and experiential learning courses (such as an articling or clinic). Students have mandatory courses to take after their first year, including professional liability, which must be completed by a student`s third year of law school. Other mandatory courses that must be taken prior to graduation are: probation and release. Unless expressly stated otherwise, students entering the program on a part-time basis in the first year of study are subject to the probation and release rules that apply to full-time students who have completed the first-year program only if the part-time students have completed the entire first-year program. Part-time students do not receive class rank until they have completed the entire first-year curriculum. In addition, part-time and full-time students who attend more than six semesters are subject to probation and termination rules that are substantially equivalent to those of full-time students. Professional Liability. Students must assume professional responsibility (LOI 742) during their second year (or as soon as possible as determined by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for transferring or part-time students). A major area (also informally referred to as a concentration) is a degree program that allows students to develop skills and competencies in a particular area of law.