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Hogan elected West Virginia Law Review editor-in-chief

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA—West Virginia University College of Law student Ben Hogan has been selected by his peers to serve as editor-in-chief of the West Virginia Law Review (WVLR) for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Founded in 1894, the WVLR is the fourth oldest law review in the country. It is a professional, student-governed legal journal that publishes articles of interest to legal scholars, students, legislators, and members of the practicing bar.

“The law review has been around for more than 100 years, and with that legacy comes great responsibility. Not only is the West Virginia Law Review beneficial to practitioners and academics, but it also really hones the skills necessary to be a practice-ready lawyer,” said Hogan. “It is a great honor to be selected the next Editor-in-Chief, but I also recognize that there are 40 of us. I’m merely a cog in a very capable wheel surrounded by wonderful, smart, dedicated, and creative people.”

As editor-in-chief, Hogan will be responsible for publishing three issues of the law review that lend practical and theoretical value to the legal community. In addition, Hogan and his fellow editors will continue work on the WVLR Online, which was launched in March.

“Our goal is, first and foremost, to publish top flight scholarship,” he said. “However, as the only scholarly legal journal in West Virginia, we recognize our role as representatives of not only the College of Law and the WVU community, but also as representatives of the entire state.”

In addition to his role within the WVLR, Hogan is a graduate assistant at WVU Student Legal Services, the treasurer for the Public Interest Advocates, and a board member for the West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest. He also participates in magistrate court mediations through the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. Hogan is currently working in an externship for the legal division of the Centers for Disease Control in Morgantown.

A graduate of Morgantown High School, Hogan earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from WVU. Before enrolling in WVU Law, he worked as a substitute teacher and a paralegal. This summer, Hogan will be working for law firm Allan N. Karlin & Associates in Morgantown.



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