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Law firm gives $200,000 for moot court program

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—The law firm of Bailey, Javins, & Carter, L.C. has given $200,000 to the Moot Court Board at WVU Law.

The gift will benefit law students who are preparing for their careers by competing in moot court competitions. It will help pay for expenses such as training, programming and travel.

“Lee Javins, J.R. Carter and I received wonderful legal educations at the WVU College of Law and we wanted to give something back,” said attorney Tim Bailey. “By competing at the highest levels of moot court competition, students gain valuable experience they will take with them as they begin their careers. Sponsoring the Moot Court Board is a unique opportunity for Bailey, Javins, & Carter to help our law school.”

Bailey is a member of the WVU Law Class of 1991; Javins is a member of the Class of 1994; and Carter is a member of the Class of 2005.

The Moot Court Board at the WVU College of Law is a co-curricular organization that helps students gain and strengthen their oral and written appellate advocacy skills. Members participate in intercollegiate moot court competitions across the country. Last year, 18 students traveled to five moot court competitions.

“We are very appreciative of this generous gift. I know it’s going to help all of our moot court teams prepare for and succeed in upcoming competitions,” said Brittany Dolan, the student chief justice of the Moot Court Board. “Gifts like these allow us to grow as a team and better represent the College of Law across the country.”

The Moot Court Board is advised by Amy Cyphert, lecturer in law.

“The gift from Bailey, Javins, & Carter has already enabled the College of Law to develop new programming for this academic year,” she said. “I look forward to helping our student teams continue to improve their writing skills, become more practice-ready, and represent the College of Law on a national level.”

In addition to the Moot Court Board, the College of Law offers students the opportunity to compete in the intramural Baker Cup and Lugar Trial Association and participate in the Jessup International Moot Court. The college also hosts the annual National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition that attracts teams from across­ the country.

The gift was made through the WVU Foundation, the independent organization that solicits and administers private donations on behalf of the University.  

About Baily, Javins, & Carter

Bailey, Javins, & Carter, L.C. has operated in West Virginia since 1970. With offices in Charleston, Logan and Summersville, the firm handles cases related to product liability, coal mine and other workplace accidents, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Attorneys at Bailey, Javins, & Carter have represented victims of the Upper Big Branch, Aracoma and Sago coal mine disasters. They have also represented clients against corporations including Consol, Massey, Eastern, Alpha, Patriot, Ford, GM, Antero Resources, Hertz and Enterprise. The firm represented the State of West Virginia in the Attorney General’s lawsuit against McKesson Corporation holding them responsible for opioid addictions in the state.



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