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By The West Virginia Record | Jul 17, 2018

If some document or piece of information is a matter of public record, how can a public servant withhold it from the public?

Tu says work as associate WVU Law dean means he can 'provide resources needed'

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 16, 2018

MORGANTOWN – Two professors at West Virginia University's recently were appointed to three-year terms as associate deans for the College of Law.

Non-profit law firm sues WVU over denial of China Energy deal documents

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

A non-profit law firm sued West Virginia University for refusing a public records request for documents related to the China Energy deal.

Greear appointed as Kanawha interim circuit court judge

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 2, 2018

CHARLESTON – Dan Greear has been appointed as the interim circuit judge in Kanawha County, taking over the seat vacated by former Judge Jim Stucky's retirement.

Third Mountain State Land Use Academy discusses opioids, broadband

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 21, 2018

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University's Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic held the third annual Mountain State Land Use Academy, where topics such as the opioid epidemic and broadband were discussed.

West Virginia's Family Nutrition Program helps state's drug court participants

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 21, 2018

MORGANTOWN—West Virginia is taking measures to help those battling drug addiction with alternative education programs, including nutrition classes, to strengthen the county's drug court programs.

Two WVU law students receive inaugural Rural Practice Scholarship

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 21, 2018

Nathan Bennett and Sarah Petitto, West Virginia University College of Law students, are the first-ever recipients for the Rural Practice Scholarship.

Shale boom could benefit West Virginia economy but hurt landowners

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 19, 2018

CHARLESTON—The recent shale boom could benefit West Virginia's economy in different ways, but could also harm surface owners' rights.

WVU honors Pittsburgh attorney with Justitia Officium award

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 8, 2018

MORGANTOWN — A Pittsburgh attorney who was raised in West Virginia has received an award for outstanding contributions and service to the legal profession.

Justitia Officium award winner Aloi feels humbled, honored

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 8, 2018

CLARKSBURG — A federal magistrate judge was one of two recipients of the 2018 Justitia Officium Award presented by the West Virginia University College of Law faculty.

WVU law school's employment rates higher than national average

By Kyla Asbury | May 24, 2018

MORGANTOWN—The employment rate for graduates of West Virginia University College of Law in 2017 is higher than the national average, according to recent statistics.

WVU professor: Coal's future stable but could change long-term

By Kyla Asbury | May 23, 2018

MORGANTOWN — There is a future for coal in West Virginia, but the question of how it will change remains to be determined, according to one expert.

Lindsay plans to run for vacant Kanawha Circuit Court judge position

By Chris Dickerson | May 14, 2018

CHARLESTON – A veteran Charleston attorney is throwing his hat into the ring for the vacant Kanawha Circuit Court judgeship.

WVU law school elects Wessels as new journal editor

By John Breslin | May 11, 2018

MORGANTOWN -- A new editor of West Virginia University Law School's journal has been elected.

WVU law professor wins prestigious scholarship award

By Ryan Croft | May 11, 2018

MORAGANTOWN -- The West Virginia University’s College of Law has awarded professor Joshua Weishart its annual Significant Scholarship Award for his article, ““Equal Liberty in Proportion.”

WVU introduces legal certification for energy sector

By Carrie Bradon | May 9, 2018

MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia University is introducing a legal certification class on title research for students who are graduating and are interested in continuing their career in the energy sector.

State consumers to benefit from $2 million donation to W.Va. universities

By Sandra Lane | Apr 19, 2018

MORGANTOWN -- A new program to assist consumers in West Virginia has been launched by the West Virginia University College of Law and Marshall University as a result of a $1 million donation to each university.

WVU Law student's prison transportation industry law review article earns national award

By Carrie Salls | Apr 13, 2018

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University College of Law third-year student Jaden Rhea’s West Virginia Law Review article about the privatized prison transportation industry has earned her one of 15 Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award for Law Schools for 2018.

Pitt professor discusses legal data at WVU lecture

By Laura Halleman | Apr 11, 2018

MORGANTOWN -- Elizabeth Van Nostrand, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, led the annual John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine April 3 in Event Hall at West Virginia University Law.

Law school award winner: Competition provides 'pride, confidence, sense of accomplishment'

By Karen Kidd | Apr 4, 2018

MORGANTOWN — This year's winner of West Virginia University College of Law Baker Cup says she came away from the moot court competition with more than simply the much coveted annual prize.

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