Summer interns gain valuable work experience | Faculty of Law

This summer, 2L Emma Duncan helped secure work and study visas for international members of the WVU community. William Morris, a rising 3L, has Rule 10 certification which has enabled him to represent clients in court as a summer extern. (Click image for video.)

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia – A group of WVU law students have spent their summer working alongside practicing lawyers and judges, gaining real-world legal training.

The Summer Clerkship Course at WVU Law allows law students to earn credit for 10 weeks of work in a variety of legal settings across the state. While providing support to the law firms in which they work, students apply what they have learned in the classroom to hone their valuable legal skills.

“Internships are a great way for students to work on real cases and gain relevant legal training in a government, judicial or public interest setting,” said Jennifer Powell, Clerkship Course Instructor and Director. of the Center for Law and Public Service. “Students say their legal research and drafting skills are improving and they have the opportunity to build their professional networks. “

The WVU Law summer 2021 interns are:

  • Peter Carleton – National Center on White Collar Crime.
  • Emma Duncan – WVU Global Affairs Office.
  • Aliah Hassan – Hon. Frank Volk, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
  • Matt Morris – West Virginia Civil Service Commission, Office of the General Counsel.
  • William Morris – West Virginia Office of Public Defenders, 4th Judicial Circuit.
  • Austin Stewart – General Counsel for WVU Hospitals.


CB / 07/29/21

Maria D. Ervin