Appalachian School Of Law

Overview of Appalachian School Of Law

Appalachian Law is found in Grundy, VA. Grundy is a quiet rural area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at Appalachian Law.

Areas of Study

The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. Appalachian Law is known for its programs in law.

Appalachian Law Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in.


Appalachian Law has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Body

Students numbered 340 in 2007-2008 at Appalachian Law. A very high share of students at the school are male.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"MISSION OF THE LAW SCHOOL The Appalachian School of Law was organized in 1994 as an independent not-for-profit educational institution located in the Town of Grundy, Virginia. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Law School provides a high quality program for the professional preparation of lawyers--the Juris Doctor or J.D. degree. The general curriculum emphasizes dispute resolution, ethics, and professional responsibility. Students will gain insights into the time-honored role of the attorney as counselor and representative of the court who seeks balance between the interests of the client and that of the public and strives for fairness and justice. This relatively small law school maintains a learning environment centered on students. A nationally recruited, well-qualified, and diverse faculty has instruction as its primary commitment. Up-to-date computers, software, peripherals, and other electronic technology enhance the classrooms, seminars, moot court, offices, and other facilities. The law library, characterized by a comprehensive current and retrospective collection of physically present materials and other information accessible through microforms and computer-managed information bases, is readily available to students, faculty, and the public. Students and faculty also engage in scholarship and contribute to the community and profession through service activities. The Appalachian School of Law students, while largely representative of the region, come from throughout the nation and are both traditional and nontraditional with respect to age. Their cultural, racial, ethnic, and economic diversity enriches and furthers the institutionÆs educational mission. The Appalachian School of Law began offering its law degree program courses at its Grundy campus beginning in the fall of 1997. In the future, the Law School may provide continuing legal education courses in the nearby Tri-Cities, Tennessee/Virginia area and surrounding region."

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Contacting Appalachian Law

Appalachian School of Law
1169 Edgewater Drive
Grundy , VA 24614-2825
General Phone: (276) 935-4349

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Appalachian Law Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

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Number of programs and degrees for Appalachian Law in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree - professional practice961

Appalachian Law Student Body

In 2007-2008, Appalachian Law had a total enrollment of 340 students (429 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 0%
22-24 44%
25-29 36%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%

Appalachian Law Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Grundy, Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Appalachian Law Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Appalachian Law participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3559300)

Appalachian Law Faculty

Appalachian Law has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*0*
Associate professoracademic year1*3$96,484
Assistant professoracademic year8$76,0444$73,551
All faculty totalacademic year10$83,0467$83,379

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Appalachian Law Degree Programs (2007)

Law (LLB, JD)

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