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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.

WVU Law professor: Cuban baseball players vulnerable to human trafficking

Shanice Harris May 16, 2017, 8:35am

MORGANTOWN – Major international trade agreements between the United States and Cuba, especially pertaining to the rules that govern the pool of Major League Baseball players who reside from Cuba, are heavily going to affect the United States under the Trump administration, according to a law professor at West Virginia University.

WVU Law professor wins 2016 Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award

Zachary Lewis May 11, 2017, 6:42am

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia State Bar and Legal Aid awarded the 2016 Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award to Professor Marjorie McDiarmid in recognition of her staunched work as a public defender and her support of legal aid.

Third-Year WVU law student elected to Morgantown City Council

Laura Halleman May 11, 2017, 6:39am

MORGANTOWN – Ryan Wallace was elected in April to Morgantown City Council and will begin his two-year term July 1.

WVU law professor recognized for outstanding teaching

Pam Wright May 10, 2017, 7:29am

MORGANTON – West Virginia University law professor Joshua Weishart has been named one of six faculty members to receive the 2017 Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Attorney honored with Youth Service System's Good Samaritan Award

John Sammon May 9, 2017, 9:56am

WHEELING – A West Virginia attorney has won the Good Samaritan Award for 2017 for his work in helping impoverished families and at-risk youth in the community.

WVU law students help GI appeal tuition-assistance decision

Hillary Levin Apr. 25, 2017, 8:48am

MORGANTOWN — A former Army medic will realize his dream of going to medical school thanks to the efforts of two law students at West Virginia University.

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.