West Virginia Law Review symposium to explore range of Appalachian issues

More than 80 national and regional experts will address issues that affect those who live Appalachia every day including: health care; veterans; oil, gas and coal; civil rights; broadband expansion; economic development; criminal justice and educational and legal reform at a symposium to be held at the West Virginia University College of Law later this month.

WVU College of Law ranked sixth for public interest law

The West Virginia University College of Law is one of the best schools in the country for public interest law, according to preLaw Magazine. The publication ranks WVU Law sixth in the nation for preparing students to work in public interest law, a field of law that serves those in need, including the elderly, children and victims of domestic violence.

‘The engine of innovation is change,’ WVU’s December graduates told

The weather outside wasn’t quite frightful, but it was delightful inside the West Virginia University Coliseum Friday (Dec. 15) as the largest December graduating class in the University’s 150 years received diplomas amid cheers, shrill whistles and honking horns from their friends and families.

West Virginia Innocence Project receives $100,000

The law firm Wilson, Frame & Metheney, PLLC has made a $100,000 gift to the Innocence Project at the West Virginia University College of Law. The funds, paid over five years, will provide operational support for the West Virginia Innocence Project, a law clinic that serves the wrongfully convicted free of charge while providing work experience for student attorneys.

West Virginia Innocence Project client granted parole

Joseph Lavigne, a client of the West Virginia Innocence Project at the West Virginia University College of Law, has been granted parole. He was released from Huttonsville Correctional Center on November 15 after serving 20 years in prison.