The West Virginia Law Review will launch a redesigned and more full-featured website to enhance its visibility and assist in the process of soliciting articles for publication.

Founded in 1894, the West Virginia Law Review is the fourth oldest law review in the United States and publishes three issues each year. The editorial staff of the West Virginia Law Review will host an introduction to demonstrate the features of their new website when it goes live on Wednesday Dec. 3, 2009, at noon in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom at the WVU Law Center.

The West Virginia Law Review is a professional, student-governed legal journal that publishes articles of interest to legal scholars, students, legislators, and members of the practicing Bar. The publication, which includes notes, comments and articles of scholarly and practical value to the legal community, is published by a student editorial board. Selection to serve on the West Virginia Law Review editorial staff is considered a distinct honor and an important credential to WVU College of Law students who are fortunate enough to be selected.

“It’s a dramatic change for the better,” says third-year law student Brandon Stump, editor-in-chief of the West Virginia Law Review, who believes the new web presence will provide a significant improvement to how the West Virginia Law Review can more effectively market itself to the legal community.

“The new website, along with additional measures taking place at the WVU College of Law, will help to promote the West Virginia Law Review and further enhance the value and reputation of the publication,” Stump said.

The West Virginia Law Review had formerly promoted itself on the WVU College of Law’s main website. Having to compete with other information on that site limited the effectiveness of promotion of the publication and its activities.

The new website now exists as a standalone site with a unique address http://wvlawreview.wvu.edu and includes enhanced features such as a blog capability providing the West Virginia Law Review staff a means to engage in discussions about upcoming articles and legal topics of the day providing a more dynamic experience for members of the legal community. The site also features added multimedia features including links to webcasts of West Virginia Law Review sponsored events.

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CONTACT: Brian Caudill, College of Law
(304) 293-7439, Brian.Caudill@mail.wvu.edu