MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Nick Gutmann, a rising third-year student at the West Virginia University College of Law, has been elected by his peers to serve as the next editor-in-chief of the West Virginia Law Review.
The West Virginia Law Review is a professional legal journal that publishes articles of practical and theoretical value to legal scholars, students, legislators and lawyers. Founded in 1894, it is the fourth oldest student-governed law review in the country.
As editor-in-chief of volume 123 of the West Virginia Law Review, Gutmann will lead a team of fellow students to review articles and publish three issues during the 2020-21 academic year. He will also take the lead in organizing a symposium and overseeing the law review’s website and online edition.
“It is my hope, as editor-in-chief, to continue the law review’s tradition of publishing exceptional legal scholarship,” Gutmann said. “I also want to dedicate a significant part of my time to implementing a strategic plan, which was developed over the past year with the goal of improving the publication as well as the experience of our members.”
Gutmann is from Morgantown, West Virginia. He graduated from Harvard University in 2016 with an A.B. in Economics. Before law school, he worked for the Joint Committee on Taxation in Washington, D.C.
At WVU Law, Gutmann is a rising member of the U.S. Supreme Court Law Clinic. He has served as a Dean’s Fellow for Contracts Law, as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing, and as the vice president of the Federalist Society student organization.
“I’d like to thank all the members of West Virginia Law Review for their support and continued hard work,” Gutman said. “It takes a lot of people to make this organization run smoothly, and I’m fortunate to have a great group of peers to work with this coming year.”