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New class offers title research certification for graduating 3Ls

Students who complete the class will receive a certificate from WVCLE.

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – WVU Law is offering a legal certification class on title research for graduating students interested in working in the energy sector.

Students in the five-day Title Research Certification Program will learn how to efficiently research real property title chains from experienced attorneys. As part of the class, students will conduct supervised field work at records offices in Monongalia and Marion counties. 

Upon successful completion of the class, students will receive a Certificate in Real Property Title Research from West Virginia Continuing Legal Education. Classes start May 8.

“A certification in title research can greatly increase a new attorney’s value to potential employers and clients,” said Heather Spielmaker, assistant dean for Career Services. “Title research is a common assignment for new associates and a certification will help our graduates hit the ground running at firms with clients in the energy sector.” 

The class is being taught by attorneys from Gemondo & McQuiggan LLP , an energy law firm based in Wheeling, West Virginia. They also helped develop the course.

For more information, contact Heather Spielmaker, assistant dean for Career Services, at


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