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Professor McDiarmid receives Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award

WVU Law Professor Marjorie McDiarmid

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Marjorie McDiarmid, Steptoe & Johnson Professor of Law & Technology, is the recipient of the state’s 2016 Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award.

The West Virginia State Bar and Legal Aid of West Virginia present the award annually to an attorney or law firm whose efforts go above and beyond the call of duty.

Professor Weishart wins Outstanding Teaching Award

WVU Law Professor Joshua Weishart

WVU Law professor Joshua Weishart is among six WVU faculty members selected for the 2017 Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching, which honors exceptional professors who go above and beyond to inspire their students.

Weishart uses a variety of techniques to engage his students in what he calls “the common enterprise of learning,” challenging them to build for themselves the connections between abstract legal rules and real world application.

Trump elected to lead West Virginia Law Review

WVU Law Rebecca Trump 2017

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – Rebecca Trump, a second-year student at WVU Law, has been chosen by her peers to serve as editor-in-chief of Volume 120 of the West Virginia Law Review.

The West Virginia Law Review a professional legal journal that publishes articles of interest to legal scholars, students, legislators and lawyers. Founded in 1894, it is the fourth oldest student-governed law review in the country. 

Carpenter '99 named law dean at the University of New Hampshire

WVU Law Megan Carpenter Class of 1999

Megan Carpenter, a 1999 graduate of WVU Law, will take over leadership of the University of New Hampshire School of Law effective July 1, 2017.

A nationally known expert in intellectual property with a focus in entrepreneurship and the arts, Carpenter is founder and co-director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University School of Law.

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