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West Virginia legal leaders mourn death of Cleckley

Chris Dickerson Aug. 15, 2017, 12:04pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia legal community is mourning the death of former state Supreme Court Justice Franklin D. Cleckley, who died Aug. 14 at his home in Morgantown. He was 77.

WVU Law student becomes International Rescue Committee intern, talks refugee visas

Angela Underwood Aug. 4, 2017, 11:49am

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University Law student Katie Hutchison not only wants to change the world, she already has.

Andrew Fusco named to IP Stars list for the fourth time

John Myers Aug. 2, 2017, 7:50am

MORGANTOWN – For the fourth year in a row Morgantown lawyer Andrew Fusco has been named to Managing Intellectual Property magazine's list of IP Stars.

Willis-Miller brings experience, university pride to WVU board secretary role

Carrie Salls Jul. 27, 2017, 9:06am

MORGANTOWN – Taunja Willis-Miller’s one-year term as newly elected secretary of the West Virginia University Board of Governors began on July 1, marking the latest chapter in her service of the state and university she holds dear.

Former deputy sues Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department for discrimination

Kyla Asbury Jul. 13, 2017, 3:49pm

BECKLEY – A former deputy is suing the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department after he claims he was discriminated against because of his race.

Defense Attorney of the Year winner: Earning clients' trust, confidence is 'sacred'

Carrie Salls Jul. 7, 2017, 8:00am

CHARLESTON – Bailey & Wyant PLLC Managing Member Charles Bailey is the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia’s 2017 Defense Attorney of the Year.

Millennium Leaders visit WVU, focus on state's fossil fuel industry

Carrie Salls Jul. 7, 2017, 7:59am

MORGANTOWN – In June, West Virginia University’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development brought the Atlantic Council’s Millennium Leaders program to the university.

WVU Law professor: Energy efficiency jobs available if West Virginia wants them

Carrie Salls Jul. 5, 2017, 11:59am

MORGANTOWN – Job opportunities are there in the industrial energy efficiency sector, but West Virginia lawmakers need to change a trend that indicates that the state is not interested in attracting these jobs, according to a report from the American Jobs Project, which is advised by West Virginia University College of Law professor James Van Nostrand.

WVU professor: NAFTA renegotiations 'might even make things worse' for state

Karen Kidd Jun. 23, 2017, 2:00pm

MORGANTOWN – The devil might be in the details of a Trump administration-renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that could end up hurting West Virginia even if it benefits the rest of the nation, a West Virginia University law professor said during a recent interview.

WVU Law graduate Reid uses record-setting pro bono hours to gain experience

Carrie Salls Jun. 21, 2017, 10:47am

MORGANTOWN – Clayton “C.J." Reid graduated from West Virginia University College of Law in May after amassing a school record-setting 840 hours of pro bono work during his tenure as a law student.

WVU Law student: Situations in Brazil 'almost identical' to West Virginia

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Jun. 20, 2017, 7:17am

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University College of Law 2017 study abroad program recently returned from Brazil and it changed the perceptions of many a law student.

Judge allows grievance suit against WVU to continue

Kyla Asbury Jun. 15, 2017, 8:38am

MORGANTOWN – Circuit Judge Phillip D. Gaujot has denied West Virginia University’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the former associate dean of the School of Dentistry.

Innocence Project works to help wrongfully convicted individuals

John Myers Jun. 13, 2017, 1:14pm

MORGANTOWN – The volunteer attorneys of the West Virginia Innocence Project are working to ensure that wrongfully convicted individuals get the justice they deserve.

WVU professor explains why worker's rights should involve natural human rights

Kacie Whaley Jun. 13, 2017, 1:11pm

MORGANTOWN – Anne Marie Lofaso, a professor of law at West Virginia University College of Law, released a thorough article in April titled "Worker's Rights as Natural Human Rights" that introduces the idea of injecting natural human rights in the workplace and challenges the way labor is viewed in the United States.

WVU Law ranks 34th best law school in recent study regarding loan debt

Karen Kidd Jun. 12, 2017, 2:59pm

MORGANTOWN – A financial education company's recent high ranking of West Virginia University College of Law points up the benefits of graduating new attorneys with well managed debt loads, a university admissions and financial support official said.

WVU’s Brazil study abroad trip brings invaluable experiences to students, professor

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Jun. 12, 2017, 2:56pm

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University College of Law annual study abroad program aims to enrich the perspectives of law students entering the legal realm in energy and sustainability issues, among others.

Wilson wins WVU Law's 2017 faculty scholarship award

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Jun. 12, 2017, 2:55pm

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University College of Law has selected its 2017 Facility Significant Scholarship Award recipient, an in-house honor that recognizes work addressing significant public issues.

Despite Paris Agreement pullout, WVU professor says 'coal jobs aren't coming back'

Glenn Minnis Jun. 7, 2017, 9:21am

MORGANTOWN – James Van Nostrand is convinced President Trump’s decision to pull the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change won’t have much impact in coal heavy states like West Virginia or across the industry as a whole.

WVU law student Kylie Barnhart delivers oral argument before U.S. court of appeals

Zachary Lewis Jun. 6, 2017, 9:21am

RICHMOND, Va. – A West Virginia University law school student and Wadestown native had one of the biggest opportunities of her burgeoning career delivering an oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

W. Marston Becker joins 2017 list of West Virginia Bar Foundation of Fellows

John Myers Jun. 6, 2017, 9:18am

CHARLESTON – Charleston-based insurance executive W. Marston Becker has been named by the West Virginia Bar Foundation to its list of 2017 Fellows.