West Virginia University College of Law News

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.

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 professor calls teaching her 'most rewarding job'

By Glenn Minnis | May 10, 2018

MORGANTOWN -- The distinctions keep coming for decorated U.S. Army veteran and West Virginia associate professor of law and public health scholar Jennifer D. Oliva.

New Bar fellow McGinley 'appreciates the recognition'

By Glenn Minnis | May 9, 2018

MORGANTOWN -- Patrick McGinley’s selection as a fellow of the West Virginia Bar Foundation has been four decades in the making.

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 event raises $24,000 for public interest fellowships

By Carrie Salls | Apr 13, 2018

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia College of Law’s Public Interest Advocates student organization raised about $24,000 for fellowships to WVU Law students who work in public interest organizations during the summer and after graduation at its annual dinner and auction March 22, according to WVU Center for Law and Public Service director Jennifer Powell.

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.

Will West Virginia deliver on promises to teachers?

By Kristin Emery | Apr 9, 2018

MORGANTOWN -- The strike that pitted West Virginia teachers and public employees against the governor a​​​​nd the state Legislature finally has ended. A 5 percent pay raise is law, and students are back in the classroom.

CEDLAW seeks to assist low-income, disadvantaged West Virginians

By Karen Kidd | Apr 4, 2018

CHARLESTON — A low-income Marion County farmer is receiving legal assistance through a program that reached almost 50 growers during regional presentations the latter part of 2017, said the coordinator for the grant that funds the program during a recent interview.

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.

Professor praises National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court at WVU

By Glenn Minnis | Mar 7, 2018

MORGANTOWN – James Van Nostrand sees the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition scheduled to be held on the campus of West Virginia University College of Law in this week as a win-win situation for all those involved.

State Supreme Court cancels annual trip to WVU

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court of Appeals has decided to cancel its annual spring trip to the West Virginia University College of Law.

WVU soon will offer legal forensics degree

By Karen Kidd | Feb 15, 2018

MORGANTOWN – The complexity of modern white-collar crime has pointed up the need for an advanced forensics law degree that will be offered at West Virginia University beginning this summer, the director of WVU's Master of Law program said during a recent interview.

Kay Casto & Chaney adds three attorneys to new Martinsburg office

By Karen Kidd | Jan 31, 2018

MARTINSBURG — Kay Casto & Chaney is opening the firm's next chapter in its 95-year history with a new office in Martinsburg.

Steptoe & Johnson attorney credits West Virginia roots for environmental law recognition

By Carrie Salls | Dec 21, 2017

CHARLESTON – Steptoe & Johnson attorney Kathy G. Beckett was recognized recently for her reputation in environmental law by being named a fellow of The American College of Environmental Lawyers, according to a statement released by the firm.

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