WVU Law established its United States Supreme Court Law Clinic in fall 2011. It is one of just a handful of SCOTUS law clinics in the nation.
Students in the Supreme Court Clinic at WVU Law research and draft briefs for clients pro bono, working primarily on criminal, immigration, prisoner, and civil liberties appeals. It provides invaluable career preparation for WVU Law students by giving them practical experience on some of the most significant legal cases facing the nation.
The founders of the Supreme Court Clinic are Lawrence D. Rosenberg, a partner in the firm Jones Day, and law professor Anne Marie Lofaso. Rosenberg, who continues to direct the clinic, has been lead counsel for numerous matters before the U.S. Supreme Court, including a winning asylum case involving a refugee from Cameroon.
WVU Law students are benefiting from Professor Rosenberg’s considerable litigation experience, including regulatory, statutory, constitutional, intellectual property, antitrust, and labor and employment.
STUDENTS TACKLE SENTENCING CASE
Supreme Court law clinic students recently worked on a case that involves the constitutionality of sentencing defendants under the age of 18 who are convicted of non-homicide felonies to consecutive long-term imprisonment without parole.