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WVU Law initiative focuses on Appalachia legal issues

Carrie Salls Apr. 7, 2017, 7:38am

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University College of Law has launched an initiative designed to address “the most pressing legal challenges and barriers faced by Appalachians.”

West Virginia Law Review symposium focuses on ties between law and technology

Carrie Salls Apr. 7, 2017, 7:35am

MORGANTOWN – A recent symposium hosted by the West Virginia Law Review brought together legal scholars from across the country with the Law Review, students and attorneys in the community to discuss technology and the Fourth Amendment, according to the Law Review’s editor-in-chief.

WVU Law dean: Rankings a reflection of college's 'hard work'

Carrie Salls Mar. 31, 2017, 7:59am

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University College of Law’s repeat ranking as a U.S. News & World Report top 100 law school “is a reflection of the hard work that we do,” WVU Law Dean Gregory Bowman told The West Virginia Record. 

WVU’s Law Clinic files 'Hail Mary' motion to request resentencing of nonviolent inmate

Nancy Crist Mar. 28, 2017, 9:09am

MORGANTOWN – Jan. 20 marked the beginning of the Trump presidency and the end of a federal clemency initiative launched in 2014 that freed 1,715 nonviolent inmates but left nearly 3,500 pardon requests pending when the Obama administration ended.

Students, public look at role of state in energy sustainability in moot court competition

Chandra Lye Mar. 23, 2017, 12:59pm

MORGANTOWN – Students and the general public were invited to examine the role of the state in energy sustainability at the the recent seventh annual National Energy Sustainability Moot Court competition at the West Virginia University.

Dinner and auction return to WVU Law to fund public interest fellowships

Carrie Salls Mar. 22, 2017, 8:28am

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University College of Law will again host the Public Interest Advocates auction and dinner on March 23 to raise money for summer and full-time fellowships for its students at public interest organizations throughout the state. 

AG, WVU nursing school partner for school drug prevention program

Chris Dickerson Mar. 20, 2017, 1:15pm

CHARLESTON — State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has partnered with the West Virginia University School of Nursing to raise awareness about opioid abuse prevention in the Mountain State.

West Virgina personal injury lawyer named Legal Leader of 2016

John Myers Mar. 8, 2017, 8:09am

CHARLESTON – A Charleston-based personal-injury attorney has been nominated as one of 2016's Legal Leaders.

Lawyer scuffle over fees comes to an end with state court decision

Tabitha Fleming Mar. 7, 2017, 2:44pm

CHARLESTON – A decision issued by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals illustrates the importance of settlement contracts. The case, which follows a personal injury case taken on a contingency-fee basis resulted in a disagreement between several attorneys that provided representation.

Business Index shows West Virginia economic growth

Mike Helenthal Mar. 7, 2017, 2:43pm

MORGANTOWN – The author of the Mountain State Business Index says West Virginia’s post-recession economy has improved significantly, but it’s a period of wait and see if the growth continues into the future.

West Virginia University College of Law students help disabled veterans

Dee Thompson Feb. 28, 2017, 9:15am

MORGANTOWN – Law students from the West Virginia University College of Law recently helped two disabled Air Force veterans successfully win their cases in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

WVU speaker discusses parallels between health care injustice, Black Lives Matter movement

Cheyenne Dickerson Feb. 24, 2017, 9:06am

MORGANTOWN – Noted legal scholar and current law professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Mary Crossley spoke to attendees Feb. 10 at the West Virginia University College of Law regarding her thoughts on law and medicine.

Market collapse unavoidable for U.S., according to West Virginia University professors' book

Dawn Geske Feb. 13, 2017, 12:08pm

MORGANTOWN – Eminent disaster may be on the horizon for the U.S. economy according to the book “When the Levees Break: Re-Visioning Regulation of the Securities Markets.”

Ann Jacobs delivers lecture on prisoner reentry at WVU Law

Richard Jones Feb. 13, 2017, 8:16am

MORGANTOWN – Noted criminal justice system critic Ann Jacobs delivered the Charles L. Ihlenfeld Lecture on Public Policy and Ethics Feb. 3 at the West Virginia University College of Law.

Students' pro bono work wins WVU Law national recognition

Carrie Salls Feb. 13, 2017, 8:15am

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University College of Law was recognized by National Jurist Magazine as one of the top schools in the country in terms of community impact. 

Experience WVU Law event deemed a success for prospective students

Carrie Salls Feb. 13, 2017, 7:50am

MORGANTOWN – Nearly 70 prospective students attended the latest installment of West Virginia University College of Law’s twice-yearly Experience WVU Law Day on Jan. 28. 

New Cabell judge wants to open juvenile drug court again

Richard Jones Feb. 2, 2017, 11:30am

HUNTINGTON – Greg Howard recently was sworn in as a new Cabell Circuit judge, fill the seat vacated by Jane Hustead, who retired Dec. 31.

Charleston attorney recognized as one of America’s Top 100 Attorneys

David Hutton Feb. 2, 2017, 11:26am

CHARLESTON – Growing up, Bobby Warner knew that he wanted to practice law as he listened to his father recount his daily work as a counselor in West Virginia.

WVU Law lecturer brings UN experiences to Morgantown

Carrie Salls Feb. 2, 2017, 11:25am

MORGANTOWN – Internationally known scholar and international criminal law and human rights practitioner Susan Lamb shared her expertise and unique experiences through the C. Edwin Baker Lecture for Liberty, Equality and Democracy at the West Virginia University College of Law on Jan. 30.

Iraq veteran now serving as governor's top legal adviser

Carrie Salls Feb. 1, 2017, 8:34am

CHARLESTON – Brian Abraham, a West Virginia Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, has been appointed as general counsel for Gov. Jim Justice. In this role, Abraham will be the governor’s top legal adviser.