MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — WVU Law recognized its outstanding law students on April 10 at it annual Honors Ceremony in the Event Hall.
The ceremony, titled Celebrating Our Students: A Culture of Excellence, highlighted the achievements of individual students and student groups during the 2017-18 school year.
Recognition was given for academic excellence, community service, pro bono legal work, participation in moot court competitions, and for the work of student organizations. The Student Bar Association was also acknowledged for their work on behalf of the student body.
Special awards were presented to three students and one student group who were chosen by the faculty and staff based on nominations made by the entire WVU Law community.
- 1L Julian Pecora received the Scholarship, Character, and Activism Award.
- 2L Lauren Payne received the Emerging Leader Award,
- 3L Diandra Bosch received the Legacy Award.
- Public Interest Advocates (PIA) received the award for Exemplary Student Group
for the second year in a row. PIA was honored for its active presence at WVU
Law and its fundraising efforts for student fellowships in public interest law
Additionally, it was announced that 3L student Trinity Gray has been nominated for the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Student Award.
Nominees for this award are members of the graduating class of law schools across the country who have demonstrated academic achievement and “contributed to the advancement of women in society; promoted issues and concerns of women in the legal profession; and earned the respect of the dean and law faculty.”
WVU Law holds an Honors Day Ceremony annually at the end of each academic year.