West Virginia Law Review

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West Virginia Law Review  
2013 masthead
Former names
The West Virginia Bar (1894–1901), The Bar (1902-1917), West Virginia Law Quarterly and The Bar (1917–1949), The West Virginia Law Review (1950–present)
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
W. Va. Law Rev.
Discipline Law
Language English
Edited by Benjamin Hogan
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Triannually
ISSN 0043-3268
LCCN 12004974
OCLC no. 01769680

The West Virginia Law Review (Bluebook abbreviation: W. Va. L. Rev.) is a triannual student-run law review of the West Virginia University College of Law. It was established in 1894 and is the fourth oldest law review in the United States.[1] The current editor-in-chief is Benjamin J. Hogan.

Vol. 118 Editorial Board:

  • Senior Managing Editor: Jim McDaniel
  • Executive Notes Editor: Kaitlyn Pytlak
  • Senior Notes Editors: Brandon Cole, Shelby Hicks, and Francesca Miller
  • Executive Research Editors: Jay Ford, Kelsey Jonas, and Chelsea Pullen
  • Senior Research Editors: Jacquelyn Bane, Logan Burke, Erica Cross, Camille Currey, and Andrew Patchan
  • Executive Article Selection & Symposium Editors: Christopher L. Bauer and J. Berkeley Bentley
  • Executive Alumni & Development Editor: Abigail Wolfe
  • Executive Publications Editor: Gary Stewart

Volume 118 Associate Editors: Kylie Barnhart, Jennifer L. Bauer, Jordan Damron, Kelsey Haught, Eleanor Hurney, Nicole Johns, Elizabeth Lake, Katheryn Marcum, Vito Minutelli, Allisyn Monteleone, Maggie Power, Clayton Reid, Charles Russell, Carl Shaffer, Esha Sharma, Benjamin Wilson, Jennifer Winkler, and Joshua Wiseman


The West Virginia Law Review underwent several name changes. It was established in 1894 as The West Virginia Bar by West Virginia University professor William P. Willey.[2][3] The name was changed to The Bar in 1902. It was again changed in 1917 to the West Virginia Law Quarterly and The Bar and remained so until 1950 when it obtained its current title. As Willey was a prominent and active member of the West Virginia Bar Association, the early years of The Bar were closely associated it. The Bar was at first funded by advertisements and subscriptions, and published monthly issues. Willey served as the editor-in-charge from 1894 until he retried in 1917.[4] He began using the assistance of student editors in 1915.

In 1917, a faculty board took over the administration of the journal but increased the involvement of student editors by forming a Student Board of Editors in 1920. In 1951, Emanuel Magnuson became the first student editor-in-chief.[5] Since then the law review has been run entirely by student editors. From 1979 to 2003 the West Virginia Law Review issued an annual National Coal Issue devoted to coal law and policy.* Richard Thompson Current Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates

In May 2013, the West Virginia Law Review introduced its Inaugural Energy Issue in Volume 115-Issue 3.[6]

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  1. ^ Hicks, Fredrick (1942). Materials and Methods of Legal Research. Rochester N.Y.: The Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company. p. 207. 
  2. ^ Ambler, B.M. (1917). "William P. Willey—An Appreciation". West Virginia Law Quarterly and The Bar 25: 1. 
  3. ^ "William P. Willey's April1861 Letters". 
  4. ^ Ambler, B.M. (1917). "William P. Willey—An Appreciation". West Virginia Law Quarterly and The Bar 25: 1. 
  5. ^ "West Virginia Law Review About Us". 
  6. ^ "West Virginia Law Review Inaugural Energy Issue". 

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