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West Virginia University College of Law

West Virginia University College of Law
P.O Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Jennifer Powell
Assistant Dean, Student Services
[email protected]

Category Type

Formal Voluntary Pro Bono Program Characterized Administrative Support for Student Group Projects

Description of Programs

Law students are encouraged to donate up to 25 hours of their time each semester (many provide far more than 25 hours) to provide pro bono legal services to the poor and the unrepresented.

Location of Programs

The program is housed in the Office of Student Affairs.


Managing the pro bono program is not a dedicated position.


The program is funded through the law school's budget.

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono

Faculty and adminstration can do pro bono.


Any student who completes 25 or more hours of pro bono earns an award and graduation honor cord.

Alternative Winter or Spring Break Projects


Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Dan Kimble
[email protected]
(304) 293-5301

Charles DiSalvo
[email protected]

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

Public Interest Centers

The Center for Law and Public Service provides opportunities for students to engage in public interest law, fosters dialogue about current legal services and policy issues, and encourages students to become leaders who seek creative solutions toward achieving equal access to justice in society. The Center offers a wide variety of externships in nonprofit, government, and judicial settings, locally and around the country, to help students with valuable career-building experience while serving the community.

PI Career Support Center

The Center coordinates with the West Virginia Fund for the Public Interest and the Public Interest Advocates student organization to provide fellowships to students interested in full-time summer work at legal service agencies throughout the state of West Virginia. The Fund and the Center also work together to provide a post graduate fellowship program for students pursuing careers in public interest law.

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)




    Updated January 3, 2024