West Virginia University College of Law - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

West Virginia University College of Law

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Victim identified in fatal accident near Cyclone, WV

    Victim identified in fatal accident near Cyclone, WV

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:01:40 GMT
    According to officials in Wyoming County, the driver was thrown from the vehicle.
    According to officials in Wyoming County, the driver was thrown from the vehicle.
  • Man accused of selling drugs near school faces jury in Tazewell, VA

    Man accused of selling drugs near school faces jury in Tazewell, VA

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:40:49 GMT
    A trial began in Tazewell County on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 for a man who is accused of selling drugs. Joseph Panagopoulas is charged with Distribution of a Schedule II Drug, Distribution on School Property and Conspiracy.
    A trial began in Tazewell County on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 for a man who is accused of selling drugs. Joseph Panagopoulas is charged with Distribution of a Schedule II Drug, Distribution on School Property and Conspiracy.
  • WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:40:53 GMT
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
  • PeopleMore>>

  • Frontier Communications

    Frontier Communications

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:00:47 GMT
    Cheryl King has joined Frontier Communications as marketing manager for West Virginia and Ohio.A native of Charleston, King most recently served as marketing director for the Charleston YMCA.
    Cheryl King has joined Frontier Communications as marketing manager for West Virginia and Ohio.A native of Charleston, King most recently served as marketing director for the Charleston YMCA.
  • GOP Rising Star Program

    GOP Rising Star Program

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:00:46 GMT
    West Virginia lawmaker Amanda Pasdon is one of just four leaders newly appointed to the Republican National Committee's Rising Star Program.
    West Virginia lawmaker Amanda Pasdon is one of just four leaders newly appointed to the Republican National Committee's Rising Star Program.
  • Bowles Rice

    Bowles Rice

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:00:46 GMT
    Attorney Donald A. Nickerson Jr. has joined Bowles Rice. He will focus his practice in energy law and real estate law. He is based in the firm's Southepointe, Pennsylvania, office.
    Attorney Donald A. Nickerson Jr. has joined Bowles Rice. He will focus his practice in energy law and real estate law. He is based in the firm's Southepointe, Pennsylvania, office.
MORGANTOWN, WV -

West Virginia University College of Law faculty member Jena Martin has been named one of the top minority law professors in the country.

Martin, an associate professor of law, is featured in the “50 Under 50” list in the 2014 Law School Diversity Special Issue published by Lawyers of Color.

A member of the WVU Law faculty since 2009, Martin teaches courses in business organizations, international business transactions and securities regulations. Her areas of research include the growing field of business and human rights.

Last fall, Martin organized a business and human rights conference at WVU. Supported by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, it offered an examination of the issues and advances in the field with leading experts from around the world.

Earlier this year, Martin spoke at the second United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.

Martin graduated with degrees in history and political science from McGill University in 1994 and she earned her law degree from Howard University School of Law in 1997. She received her master’s of law degree in international law from the University of Texas Law School in 2006.

Before she joined the faculty at WVU Law, Martin worked as an associate at Ross, Dixon & Bell in Washington, D.C., as a senior counsel for the United States Securities & Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement and as a consultant for Bloomberg in Washington, D.C. She also worked pro bono for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

WVU Law associate professor Will Rhee was named to the Lawyers of Color “50 Under 50” list last year.