PERSONNEL FILE: West Virginia Law Review elects WVU student as editor-in-chief

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 9, 2012

MORGANTOWN -- The West Virginia Law Review's editor-in-chief position is not an easy job to fill.

Its responsibilities are many, and making sure everything runs smoothly would be a challenge for a full-time professional, let alone a student dealing with the demands of law school. Newly elected editor-in-chief Amber Moore is up for the challenge.

Moore, a second-year student at the West Virginia University College of Law, was elected last month as the West Virginia Law Review Volume 115 editor-in-chief.

"I look forward to working with the other senior editors and the incoming associate editors to plan and create another excellent year of Law Review," said Moore. "We have a long-standing tradition of excellence and academic integrity, and I am honored to be a part of that."

A hard-working student, Moore is a Dean's Fellow for the Academic Excellence program and a research assistant for a WVU College of Law professor. She is originally from Denver, although she and her family recently moved to Charleston, W.Va. Moore likes to participate in half marathons and is also a writer for the law school's student blog.

As for the challenges every chief-in-editor faces, Moore said she wasn't worried.

"My colleagues are smart, hard-working, and reliable," she said. "And the excellent leadership of the current executive board has given us a strong foundation upon which to build."

When Moore became the new editor-in-chief, her first duty was to appoint members to the Review's Volume 115 Executive Board. Along with running the Law Review itself, this new executive board must train new members, select articles for their fall and spring publications, and begin preparation for the Law Review's annual symposium. Together, this group will shadow the current Volume 114 Executive Board to learn the Review's traditions and functions.

"Students who are interested in joining Law Review are often concerned about the workload," Moore said. "I tell them that we do work very hard, but Law Review is incredibly rewarding both personally and professionally."

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