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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.

Scudiere appointed to West Virginia Industrial Council

Zachary Lewis Jun. 1, 2017, 12:22pm

MORGANTOWN – Debra Scudiere of Kay Casto & Chaney has been appointed as a member of the West Virginia Industrial Council. She was nominated by Gov. Jim Justice last month and the West Virginia Senate recently approved his nomination and her appointment.

West Virginia trial lawyers group look to train younger generation

Chandra Lye May 31, 2017, 10:12am

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – The West Virginia Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers recently meet with the dean of the West Virginia University College of Law to discuss how to strengthen ties between the two organizations.

Rebecca Tinder named Bar Foundation Fellow

John Myers May 29, 2017, 9:34am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Bar Foundation has honored Charleston lawyer Rebecca Tinder by naming her to its list of 2017 Fellows.

Oliva becomes first WVU professor named a Bellow Scholar

Glenn Minnis May 24, 2017, 10:20am

MORGANTOWN – Jennifer Oliva finds herself in the rarest of company based on her commitment to touch the lives of as many West Virginia veterans in need as she possibly can.

WVU law grads employment rates beat national average

Pam Wright May 23, 2017, 11:18am

MORGANTOWN – Last year was a very good year for graduates from the West Virginia University's College of Law.

WVU legal expert said Mueller is 'skilled,' 'trustworthy' choice for investigation

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 23, 2017, 10:12am

MORGANTOWN – The appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to conduct the investigation between the Trump administration and Russia was an inevitable choice, John Taylor, Jackson Kelly professor of law at West Virginia University, said.

Authors believe another financial crisis is possible

Shanice Harris May 19, 2017, 9:01am

MORGANTOWN – Two West Virginia University professors have written a book looking at the 2008 financial crisis with perspective about ways to ensure it doesn't happen again.

WVU’s Law Clinic celebrates 40 years with day focused on clinic’s importance

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 18, 2017, 10:10am

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University College of Law recently celebrated its law clinic’s 40th anniversary.