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Appalachian Justice Initiative panel to explore mass incarceration

WVU Law - The Divide - photo credit Raymond Thompson

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA - The Appalachian Justice Initiative (AJI) at West Virginia University is hosting a discussion about mass incarceration on November 1 at 5 p.m. in the Event Hall at the WVU College of Law.

Panelists for “Mass Incarceration in Appalachia” include Jeri Kirby, assistant professor of criminal justice at Fairmont State University; Betsy Jividen, First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia; Rich MacAllaster, president of the re-entry organization Recidivism Zero (RZero); and Raymond Thompson, a WVU multimedia producer and freelance photographer.

WVU Law named a Best Value Law School (again)

WVU Law Dean Greg Bowman

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA— The National Jurist and preLaw Magazine have once again named WVU Law a best value.

WVU Law scored an A-, which is a higher grade than 160 other law schools approved by the American Bar Association.

Powell '85 sworn in as US Attorney for Northern District of WV

WVU Law - 1985 graduate William Powell

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – William J. Powell '85 has taken the oath of office to become the United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia. Powell was nominated by President Donald Trump on August 3, 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 3, 2017. 

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh '89 administered the oath of office to U.S. attorney Powell today.

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