College of Law

 

Why we need your support

 

In order for us to grow and achieve our goals, we need your support now more than ever. With a decrease in State funding, private support has become essential for us to continue providing a quality legal education at an affordable price.

As a regional law school with a national voice, WVU Law leads with innovation in service to the state, region and country. Thanks to loyal alumni and friends, we’re able to:

  • Create experiential learning opportunities that prepare our students to be practice-ready
  • Develop a competitive, rigorous curriculum that combines the best in traditional legal education with dynamic law programs
  • Complete our $26 million building expansion and renovation
  • Support faculty research and scholarship on vital legal issues
  • Create opportunities for students to travel and compete in national moot court competitions
  • Establish study abroad programs for students in Brazil, Mexico and Switzerland
  • Recruit and retain nationally recognized faculty and clinicians
  • Provide our 5,800+ alumni with legal resources and assistance
  • Maintain our standing as a Best Value Law School (preLaw Magazine)
  • Achieve Top Law School for Public Interest ranking (preLaw Magazine)
     

How you can help

 

Greatest Needs
Gifts to the Dean’s Fund address the College’s most pressing needs and help us take advantage of opportunities for learning and service to legal education. Gifts can be used to augment and solidify academic programs, purchase materials and equipment, and support faculty and student scholars.


Law General Scholarship Fund
With the average national law school student loan debt over $110,000 for three years, scholarship support is our focal point. WVU law students graduate with $30,000 less student loan debt than the national average. This is made possible by providing financial support through scholarships to over 70% of our students, resulting in nearly $3 million awarded annually.


Law Clinic Endowment
Since its founding in 1976-77, the Clinical Law program has provided more than 600,000 hours of pro bono legal service to over 2,000 clients. The program has helped train more than 1,000 students to be client-ready. This year, the National Jurist rated us second in the country for greatest community impact because of the 40,000 hours of pro bono legal services provided by our clinics.


WVU Law offers clinical law opportunities in 9 areas: General Practice; Child and Family Advocacy with Medical-Legal Partnership; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Immigration; Innocence Project; Taxpayer Advocacy; Land Use and Sustainable Development; United States Supreme Court; and Veterans Advocacy.

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Pat and Alison Deem Dollar for Dollar Scholarship Match
Pat and Alison Deem will generously match donations made to general scholarship funds on the Day of Giving up to a total of $25,000. Help us meet this match by making a donation to the scholarship fund that means the most to you today!
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Greatest Needs Dollar for Dollar Match
Donations made to any “Greatest Needs” fund on the Day of Giving will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000 by Frank and Jayna Alderman. Help us meet this match by making a donation to your favorite WVU school, college or department’s Greatest Needs Fund today!
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Greatest Needs Dollar for Dollar Match Second Half Surprise
Donations made to any “Greatest Needs” fund on the Day of Giving will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000. Help us meet this match by making a donation to your favorite WVU school, college or department’s Greatest Needs Fund today!
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WVU Day of Giving "We're Live" Match
WVU Day of Giving is live! Help us kick off the 2018 WVU Day of Giving by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU. Gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $50,000.
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WVU Faculty and Staff Dollar for Dollar Match
Calling all WVU Faculty and Staff! Kick off the work day by donating on WVU Day of Giving. Gifts made by WVU faculty and staff will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $10,000.
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First Time Donors Dollar for Dollar Match
The next $10,000 in donations made by First Time Donors will be matched dollar for dollar. Make your first ever donation to WVU now and get your gift matched.
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WVU Day of Giving "Afternoon Power Push"
Gifts made during the “Afternoon Power Push” will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $50,000. Help us meet this match by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU!
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Recent Graduates Dollar for Dollar Match
The next $10,000 in donations made by Recent Graduates (2009-2018) will be matched dollar for dollar. Make your donation to WVU now and get your gift matched.
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Evening Push Dollar for Dollar
Let’s keep going! Help us meet another dollar-for-dollar match by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU. Gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $25,000.
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2-for-1 Special
We have one more match to offer tonight as our Day of Giving heads into its final stretch. Gifts made until 11:30 will be matched 2-for-1 up to a total of $50,000.
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2-for-1 Special
We have one more match to offer tonight as our Day of Giving heads into its final stretch. Gifts made until 11:30 will be matched 2-for-1 up to a total of $50,000.
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Mountaineer Photo Challenge
If 2,000 WVU alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends share their favorite photos with the WVU Mountaineer (from any year!) on social media then Mike Escue and Alexis Pugh will generously donate an additional $20,000 to benefit WVU students. Help us meet this challenge by sharing your photo and use #WVUDayofGiving.
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Lunch Hour Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Lunch Time Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund.
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Happy Hour Participation Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Happy Hour Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
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Night Owl Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Night Owl Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund.
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Participation Leaderboard
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the Leaderboard.
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Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which Participating group will raise the most during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the Leaderboard!
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College of Law Dollar for Dollar Match
The College of Law visiting committee will match every dollar donated to the Dean's Fund up to a total of $11,000.
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