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Students attend national defense attorney conference

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Three students at the West Virginia University College of Law recently participated in a national conference for defense attorneys. 

Second-year law students Alley Jordan, Mattie Shuler and Shelby Turley traveled to Boston for the annual meeting of DRI, where they networked with attorneys while learning about legal defense practice through presentations and workshops.

DRI, founded in 1960, is an organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel that aims to build connections, educate members and improve the justice system. 

"There were a lot of changes of views that people held about their career and it was really interesting to hear all of those different perspectives," Jordan said.

WVU Law students Mattie Shuler, Shelby Turley and Alley Jordan in Lugar Courtroom

Video: WVU Law students Mattie Shuler, Shelby Turley and Alley Jordan talk about their DRI experience in Boston.

DRI offers all law students a free membership and admission to its meetings. Travel expenses for Jordan, Shuler and Turley were covered by WVU Law's Student Experiential Learning Fund. 

Jordan, Shuler and Turley are officers of the Defense Trial Counsel, a student organization with ties to the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. DTC is a member of DRI.


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