MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Rising 3L Blair Wessels has been elected by her peers to serve as editor-in-chief of Volume 121 of the West Virginia Law Review.
The West Virginia Law Review is a professional legal journal that publishes articles of interest to scholars, students, legislators, and lawyers. Founded in 1894, it is the fourth oldest student-governed law review in the country.
“I want to continue the great legacy of the West Virginia Law Review and connect the law school to lawyers practicing in West Virginia and across the country to share the meaningful work that we’re doing here,” said Wessels.
As the next editor-in-chief, Wessels will lead a team that reviews and selects legal articles for three issues of the law review during the 2018-19 academic year. She will also oversee the law review’s website and online edition, and play a lead role in organizing a symposium.
“This year’s Appalachian Justice Symposium was a great success and encouraged thoughtful discussion as well as potential solutions to the region’s social issues,” said Wessels. “Next year, I want to capitalize on this success and, hopefully, continue to grow the symposium.”
Wessels has worked as a summer associate for Jackson Kelly PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia. Before law school, she interned with the West Virginia Department of Transportation.
At WVU Law, Wessels is a member of the Democratic Law Caucus, the Women’s Leadership Council, and the Community Service Council. She is also a recipient of the Steptoe & Johnson Law Scholarship.
Wessels is from Charleston, West Virginia. She earned bachelor’s degrees in English and political science in 2016 from Wake Forest University.