Appalachian School of Law, founded in 1994, provides the opportunity for people from Appalachia and beyond to realize their dreams of practicing law and bettering their communities. We attract a qualified, diverse and dedicated student body, many of whom will remain in the region after graduation and serve as legal counselors, advocates, judges, mediators, community leaders, and public officials. We are a full participant in our community, serving as a resource for people, the bar, and other institutions of the region. The traditional architecture of the campus is surrounded by mountains, along the banks of the Levisa Fork River.