Provide legal and planning services to conserve land and water, support local land use planning, and offer educational opportunities for law students and citizens of West Virginia.
Recognizing that collaboration is essential to achieving the greatest good in improving the quality of life of West Virginians, the LUSD Law Clinic is committed to developing partnerships involving community-based stakeholders and experts from various disciplines and professions to amplify our efforts.
5000+Acres of WV land conserved
51 of 55WV counties served
82Student clinicians to date
30Comprehensive plans adopted
4Statewide conferences hosted
12Public Interest Advocates Fellowships
100,000+Miles traveled across WV
97WV communities served
19Regional conferences hosted
The Clinic provided a land trust client with transactional work needed to expand a nature preserve. The 320-acre Toms Run Preserve near Morgantown is open to the public and protects drinking water and habitat. It is one of the Clinic's many land conservation success stories.Read More
The Clinic created a legal tool kit to help local governments convert dilapidated properties to productive use. The From Liability to Viability Toolkit toolkit is free.Find Out More
In summer 2016, historic floods devastated several West Virginia communities. The Clinic supported recovery efforts by developing comprehensive plans for the City of White Sulphur Springs and Town of Clendenin. The Clinic also rendered a variety of legal services on behalf of the Town of Hundred, the City of Richwood and on behalf of Appalachian Service Project for the Town of Rainelle.Read More
West Virginia ranks 44th among all states for internet connectivity, and only 39.3% of West Virginia residents have affordable internet access. To help remedy this problem, the Clinic has developed a free toolkit, Broadband in West Virginia: A Legal Guide for Local Governments.Find Out More
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