MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Devin Redding, a rising third-year student at the West Virginia University College of Law, has been elected by her peers to serve as the next editor-in-chief of the West Virginia Law Review.
The WVLR is a professional legal journal that publishes practical and theoretical articles for legal scholars, students, legislators and lawyers. Founded in 1894, it is the fourth oldest student-governed law review in the country.
Redding will lead the team that will publish three issues of Volume 125 of the WVLR in 2022-23. She will also oversee the law review’s annual symposium, website and online edition.
Redding’s main goals as editor-in-chief are to expand the law review’s reach and impact while continuing to publish outstanding and innovative legal scholarship.
“We have a special responsibility as our state’s only law review to tackle complex legal issues that impact West Virginia,” she said. “Against that backdrop, our editorial team is committed to publishing thoughtful discourse on various topics impacting our state, including immigration, civil rights, renewable energy and agriculture.”
This year, Redding served as an associate editor for Volume 124 of the WVLR. She says she wanted to be editor-in-chief to give back to WVU Law and the legal community.
“Curious and civil discourse about the law begins in the halls of the College of Law and on the pages of the West Virginia Law Review,” she said. “We have a responsibility to steward these thoughtful discussions, and I felt that I had a duty to help uphold this tradition.”
Redding is currently a legal extern with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia in Clarksburg. This summer, she will intern with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C.
Redding is a U.S. Army veteran and has served in North Carolina, Kentucky, Germany, Senegal and Afghanistan. She graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in environmental science.