CHARLESTON – A Charleston law firm has donated $200,000 to West Virginia University College of Law to put toward the college's Moot Court Board.
Bailey, Javins & Carter donated the money to the board, which will go toward expenses for the board such as travel, training and programming.
Attorney Tim Bailey said he and the other two named partners, Lee Javins and J.R. Carter, were all graduates of WVU.
Attorney Timothy Bailey | Bailey, Javins & Carter
"We all went to WVU's Law School and we all got a great education there and wanted to give back," Bailey said. "Everybody should try to give back if they can. The dean of the law school reached out to us and offered us the opportunity to do this."
Bailey said the firm was happy to donate the money.
"This was the right fit for us," Bailey said. "I think it was just a great opportunity and it was something that needed to be done anyway."
Bailey said the donation to the Moot Court Board was a unique opportunity for the attorneys to help their alma mater.
The Moot Court Board helps students work on their oral and written appellate advocacy skills.
Brittany Dolan, the student chief justice of the Moot Court Board, said in a WVU press release that they were very appreciative of the generous gift.
"I know it’s going to help all of our moot court teams prepare for and succeed in upcoming competitions," Dolan said in the press release. "Gifts like these allow us to grow as a team and better represent the College of Law across the country."
Amy Cyphert, the adviser for the Moot Court Board, said the donation will help allow the WVU College of Law to develop new programming for the academic year.
"I look forward to helping our student teams continue to improve their writing skills, become more practice-ready, and represent the College of Law on a national level," Cyphert said in a press release.