West Virginia University College of Law News

After 54 days, Justice appoints Poling as new Raleigh Circuit Court judge

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 20, 2019

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Darl W. Poling of Beckley to become Raleigh Circuit Court's newest judge. The opening was created when Justice appointed lifelong friend John Hutchison to the state Supreme Court to fill former Justice Allen Loughry's seat. Retired judge Charles M. Vickers has been filling Hutchison’s seat in Raleigh County.

Dissent in Sandy Hook decision says Conn. SC misread federal law, victims shouldn't be allowed to sue Remington

By Dan Fisher | Mar 15, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - The Connecticut Supreme Court has said family members of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre can sue the manufacturer of the Bushmaster rifle used in the assault under a theory the company’s advertising violated the state consumer protection statute.

Justice appoints Scudiere and McLaughlin as circuit judges; Raleigh County position remains vacant

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 7, 2019

Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Debra Scudiere of Morgantown as the new circuit judge in Monongalia County and Debra McLaughlin of Berkeley Springs as the new circuit judge in the 23rd Circuit, which includes Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

Huntington attorney gives back with WVU scholarship

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 30, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A Huntington attorney has established a scholarship at West Virginia University College of Law to help ease the burden for a law student from his hometown.

Newspapers want federal appeals court to unseal data about opioid crisis

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 28, 2019

CHARLESTON — Two newspaper companies have filed briefs in a federal appellate court in order to obtain information involving the opioid crisis.

WVU professor reflects on lecture by Connecticut Supreme Court justice

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 4, 2018

MORGANTOWN — Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Robinson recently delivered the 2018 Ihlenfeld Lecture at West Virginia University College of Law.

WVU law professor receives award for work in agriculture

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 3, 2018

MORGANTOWN — A West Virginia University College of Law professor recently received the Excellence in Agricultural Law for Academica award for his contributions to the agricultural community as an attorney.

Salango honored, ready to get to work as Kanawha County's newest circuit judge

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 8, 2018

CHARLESTON – Tera Salango still is trying to let it all soak in. “It feels good,” Salango said just hours after winning in the Nov. 6 election to become Kanawha County’s newest circuit judge. “I’m excited. It still hasn’t set in, but I’m excited and ready to get to work.

Candidate Lewis wants partisanship off the Supreme Court

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — Hiram "Buck" Lewis IV wants to get politics out of the judiciary if he is elected to the Supreme Court.

WVU law professor participates in Harvard symposium

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 4, 2018

MORGANTOWN — A law professor at West Virginia University College of Law recently spoke at a Harvard University symposium, featuring the topic of 2018 educator walkouts.

WVU law students collect nearly 6,000 food items for donation

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 4, 2018

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University College of Law students participated in a donation drive in September in which approximately 5,800 food items were collected and donated.

Two WVU students participate in Google law program

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 2, 2018

MORGANTOWN — Two West Virginia University College of Law second-year law students spent time this summer working with Google through its Legal Summer Institute.

WVU law school conducts Community Service Fair

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 2, 2018

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University College of Law recently held its Community Service Fair.

Two librarians join WVU law library

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 6, 2018

CHARLESTON — Two librarians have joined West Virginia University (WVU) College of Law's George R. Farmer Jr. Law Library.

Innocence Project law clinic helps free Tyler County man

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 30, 2018

MORGANTOWN — The Innocence Project law clinic with West Virginia University College of Law (WVU) recently helped free a client who had been convicted of a crime he did not commit.

Greear says he enjoys first weeks of judgeship, hopeful about November

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 25, 2018

CHARLESTON — Kanawha Circuit Judge Dan Greear says he has enjoyed his first several weeks on the bench while learning the ropes.

New WVU Law associate dean eager to 'innovate and adapt' teaching

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 23, 2018

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

West Virginia Women Attorneys conducts first conference

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — A relatively new organization created to promote the welfare, interests and professional development of women attorneys in West Virginia held its first conference in June.

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.

Bar honoree Bowman enjoys training 'lawyers of tomorrow'

By Glenn Minnis | May 11, 2018

MORGANTOWN -- Gregory Bowman is proud knowing that his fingerprints and insights are all over a profession that he’s given most of his life to serving.

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