MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – 2L Julie Merow has been elected to an executive position in the American Bar Association Law Student Division.
She is the first WVU Law student to serve in a national-level role for the organization.
The ABA Law Student Division Assembly elected Merow to serve as Delegate of Communications, Publications and Outreach. Her one-year term starts in August 2019.
In her new role, Merow will engage with ABA student members through multiple channels, including social media, “Student Lawyer” magazine, a blog and podcasts. She will also help the ABA House of Delegates develop policy and serve as its recordkeeper during meetings.
“Since starting law school, I’ve been hoping to find a way to combine my love for media and public relations with the legal field,” said Merow. “I’m excited to work with students from law schools across the country. I hope to gain leadership experience in the public relations realm of the legal community while furthering WVU College of Law’s relationship with the ABA.”
Merow also wants to develop relationships and grow membership with law schools not yet involved with the ABA Law Student Division.
A Morgantown, W.Va. native, Merrow graduated from WVU in 2017 with a B.S. in Public Relations. She was the 2016-17 WVU student body president and was named one of six Most Influential Mountaineers of 2016.
Merow has been a summer associate for law firm Lewis Glasser in Charleston, W.Va., and a legal extern for WVU’s Title IX office. She currently works as a filing clerk for MacCorkle Lavender in the firm’s Morgantown office.