About Us

The West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest is a non-profit organization which funds summer fellowships for WVU College of Law students at public-interest entities throughout the state.

Since its inception in 1987, the Fund has sponsored hundreds of Fellows in furtherance of its twofold mission: to enhance the quality of legal services afforded low-income West Virginians, including children, the elderly, and victims of domestic violence; and to help students achieve a deeper appreciation for the importance of public-interest work.

West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.

The Fund for the Public Interest consists of the board directors: one faculty member; two attorneys working for the Public Interest; and six students – three second year and three third year students. The Fund meets quarterly to discuss future programs and current initiatives.