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Summer externs are gaining valuable work experience

WVU Law 2021 Summer Externs
This summer, 2L Emma Duncan has helped secure work and study visas for international members of the WVU community. William Morris, a rising 3L, has Rule 10 certification that allowed him to represent clients in court as a summer extern. (Click image for video.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  A group of WVU Law students has spent their summer working alongside practicing attorneys and judges, gaining real-world legal training.

The summer externship course at WVU Law allows law students to earn credit for 10 weeks of work in a variety of legal settings across the state. As they provide support to the legal offices in which they work, students apply what they learn in the classroom to hone valuable lawyering skills. 

“Externships are an excellent way for students to work on real cases and get relevant legal training in a government, judicial or public interest setting,” said Jennifer Powell, externship course instructor and director of the Center for Law and Public Service. “Students say their legal research and writing skills improve and that they get a chance to build their professional networks.”

The WVU Law summer 2021 externs are:

  • Peter Carleton – National White Collar Crime Center.
  • Emma Duncan - WVU Office of Global Affairs.
  • Aliah Hasan –  Hon. Frank Volk, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
  • Matt Morris – West Virginia Public Service Commission, Office of General Counsel.
  • William Morris – West Virginia Public Defenders office, 4th Judicial Circuit.
  • Austin Stewart – WVU Hospitals General Counsel.



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