employment opp. from WVU College of law?

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army_of_one
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employment opp. from WVU College of law?

Postby army_of_one » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:31 am

Alright, before the flaming starts, i know that WVU is (currently) a tier 4 school but my plans have always been to stay in-state and take advantage of the cheaper tuition (plus I really love this state). My problem is this, with WVU being the only law school in the state, just HOW GOOD would my chances be at landing a job with a medium-small firm!?

I know a lot of the local law firms recruit hard from the school, but there are only so many law firms out there! Any WVU alum comments would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: employment opp. from WVU College of law?

Postby oberlin08 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:37 am

army_of_one wrote:Alright, before the flaming starts, i know that WVU is (currently) a tier 4 school but my plans have always been to stay in-state and take advantage of the cheaper tuition (plus I really love this state). My problem is this, with WVU being the only law school in the state, just HOW GOOD would my chances be at landing a job with a medium-small firm!?

I know a lot of the local law firms recruit hard from the school, but there are only so many law firms out there! Any WVU alum comments would be greatly appreciated!



do well and im sure you will be fine.

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Re: employment opp. from WVU College of law?

Postby TTH » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:40 am

army_of_one wrote:Alright, before the flaming starts, i know that WVU is (currently) a tier 4 school but my plans have always been to stay in-state and take advantage of the cheaper tuition (plus I really love this state). My problem is this, with WVU being the only law school in the state, just HOW GOOD would my chances be at landing a job with a medium-small firm!?

I know a lot of the local law firms recruit hard from the school, but there are only so many law firms out there! Any WVU alum comments would be greatly appreciated!


WVU sucks. Go Herd.

That being said, the "big" firms in Charleston hire a lot of WVU grads, as do County Prosecutors' offices, etc. The last time I looked at the starting salaries in WV (using say Goodwin and Goodwin or Spilman Thomas as examples), they were around 70k.

I also know at least two WVU grads from this class who weren't able to find legal work. It's better than going to Appalachian College of Law, but I wouldn't consider WVU without subtantial no-strings attached scholly money.

The take-away: WVU still sucks.

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Re: employment opp. from WVU College of law?

Postby army_of_one » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:47 am

Well, i'm not too worried about the scholarships (thank you post 9/11 GI-Bill!) as I am the amount of jobs open. I know the national market for law services has slowed down in step with the rest of the economy but WV seems to weather these storms a little different than other states.

But thank you for the info and you're welcome for Doc Holliday...it was a late Christmas present from your big brother in Morgantown! LMAO

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Re: employment opp. from WVU College of law?

Postby TTH » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:50 am

Good luck, although you shouldn't need it. Your presence on TLS indicates you can read, which should secure you at least top 25% of the class at WVU.

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Re: employment opp. from WVU College of law?

Postby PWFan » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:53 am

You know you're not going to get a lot of love on these boards for WVU. However, if you're from WV you probably sense that it really doesn't put you at a disadvantage. Its the only law school in the fair state, and it seems everyone and his brother is a WVU College of Law alum. I know a few lawyers who have out of state degrees, but its the exception rather than the rule. I'm currently at WVU and really enjoy it. You'll be fine. Let's go Mountaineers!

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Re: employment opp. from WVU College of law?

Postby jeeptiger09 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:03 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:Good luck, although you shouldn't need it. Your presence on TLS indicates you can read, which should secure you at least top 25% of the class at WVU.


+1 Morgantown is a pit.

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Re: employment opp. from WVU College of law?

Postby army_of_one » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:07 pm

it's a college town...they're all pretty much pits!

there's not really any other option for law school.




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