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.
As editor-in-chief, Trump will lead a team to review articles and publish three issues of the law review during the 2017-18 academic year. She will also play a lead role in organizing a symposium and overseeing the law review’s website and online edition.
“The West Virginia Law Review is a part of the law school that goes back more than a hundred years, and I’m honored that my classmates trust me to steer the ship for this volume,” said Trump, who is currently an associate editor for Volume 119. “The law review is special because it’s student-run. Our professors are advisors, but when it comes down to it, the decision is ours as to the direction we want to take content.”
Print and online editions of the West Virginia Law Review include articles on a wide range of content that have practical and theoretical value to the greater legal community.
“It’s my hope that our volume, along with timely articles that will be published online, will be useful to practitioners, legislators and judges in West Virginia,” said Trump. “Law reviews promote new ideas and new ways of thinking, and that’s important because it could help influence decisions about cases in the future.”
Trump has worked as a summer clerk for Steptoe & Johnson in Morgantown. Before enrolling in law school, she worked for U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.).
A native of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, Trump graduated from Penn State University in 2013 with bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science.