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Jennifer Powell

Jennifer Powell

Director of the Center for Law and Public Service

Jennifer Powell is the Director of the Center for Law and Public Service. She has served in this role since March of 2013. She previously served as the Assistant Dean for Career Services from 2004-2013. Ms. Powell is a member of the West Virginia State Bar. She earned her J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1997, an M.S.W. from West Virginia University in 1992, and a B.A. in English from West Virginia University in 1988. Prior to working at the College of Law, Ms. Powell worked as an Application Consultant for LexisNexis, served as a prevention educator and community fundraiser for Caritas House (a local HIV/AIDS service organization) and practiced law with Regina Charon’s Law Offices.


  • B.A., English, WVU, 1988
  • M.S.W., Social Work, WVU, 1992
  • J.D., WVU , 1997

Areas of Expertise

Career counseling and planning, public interest careers, non-profit organization and fundraising, community service, professional development and impairment (burnout, resilience, wellbeing)

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