Born March 24, 1981, in Ranson, John was the son of Patrick and Linda Blanc. He was a 1999 graduate of Jefferson High School. John worked in banking and customer services industries before receiving his RBA from Shepherd University in 2008. He then continued his education at the West Virginia University College of Law, graduating in 2012. John served as editor for the West Virginia Law Review and as a constitutional law Dean’s Fellow in the Academic Excellence Program at the College of Law for his second and third years. He joined the Shuman, McCuskey and Slicer Law Firm in Morgantown, working at both their Morgantown and Charleston offices.
The West Virginia Law Review will host its annual symposium on February 13, 2014. This year’s symposium, Prescription Drug Abuse: The Law’s Struggle to Address an Epidemic, will focus on prescription drug abuse and its impact.
The West Virginia Law Review encourages all students, alumni, practioners, and members of the community to attend. The event will begin at 10:00 AM in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom at the College of Law.
Issues One and Two of Volume 116 of the West Virginia Law Review are here.
Volume 116 has brought a change to the look of the West Virginia Law Review, but the quality of the journal has remained. Over the last 120 years, the West Virginia Law Review has been at the forefront of legal scholarship. While the look may have changed, the editors remain dedicated to the continued success of the fourth oldest law review in the country.
More exciting news is yet to come!
As the Fall 2013 semester comes to an end, the West Virginia Law Review is in full swing.
Issue 1 is out for publication!
Issue 2 is being finalized this week!
The Executive Board of Volume 116 wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Associate Editors, Senior Editors, faculty, and staff for all of their efforts over these past few months. We have known all along that we have a fantastic group of people working on the West Virginia Law Review, and we are proud that all of that work will soon be shown off!
More updates will be coming soon!
Volume 116 is proud to announce the newest members of the West Virginia Law Review!
On behalf of Executive Board and the Senior Editors, we congratulate the new Associate Editors and look forward to the coming year.
|William Burner||Hood Dawson||Jared Dotson|
|Jason Holliday||Grace Hurney||Andrew Isabell|
|Kate Lacy||Stephanie Mascella||Katherine Moore|
|Cody Murphey||Nicholas Parker||John Pizzo|
|Michael Spooner||David Stone||Ralph Surman|
|Amanda Tomblyn||Jason Turner||Devon Unger|
|Whitney Wangel||Stephanie Zwerner|
Michael Bush’s article, From the Great Depression to the Great Recession: (Non-)Lawyers Practicing Law was recently featured in two academic blogs. Michael served as an Executive Editor for Articles Selection & Symposium on Volume 115 of the West Virginia Law Review.
On behalf of all of Volume 116, we congratulate Mr. Bush on this recognition and thank him for his continued support of the West Virginia Law Review.
Now get back to studying for that bar exam, Michael!
To view the academic blogs please visit:
For more information on Michael’s article and all of Volume 115, Issue 3, click here.
West Virginia Law Review
Second Annual Energy Edition
CALL FOR ARTICLE PROPOSALS
Volume 116 of the West Virginia Law Review will be publishing the second-annual Energy and Sustainability Issue. This annual energy issue is an excellent opportunity for practicing attorneys and scholars to join together in a discussion about energy law.
The editors of the West Virginia Law Review are looking for articles discussing a range of environmental, natural resource, energy, and policy topics. Articles may address any state, national, or international issues relating to the theme of Energy Production and Consumption and the law. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:
* Energy Exports and Imports
* Federal Land Managers/Public Land Management
* Energy Tax Credits
* Permitting and Siting
* State and Federal Energy Regulations
* Practical approaches, inter-agency/Local-State-Federal Co-operation
* Transboundary Issues
WE ARE CURRENTLY SOLICITING AUTHORS TO CONTRIBUTE ARTICLES TO THIS ISSUE
Anyone interested in writing an article for this issue should submit a 1000-word proposal describing the article’s specific topic, including why the topic is important and how the article will relate to the theme of the issue. The proposal should include full contact information and indicate the author’s professional employment, position, or affiliation. The editors seek articles covering a diverse range of topics written by a diverse range of authors.
: July 22, 2013.
Article selection will be made by early August. : October 1, 2013.
PLEASE SEND ARTICLE PROPOSALS TO THE West Virginia Law Review
Editor-in-Chief: Imad S. Matini at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Managing Editor: Alan J. Wilson at email@example.com
The West Virginia Law Review Vol. 115 held its annual banquet on April 18, 2013, celebrating another successful year. In addition, the Law Review recognized the following individuals for their contributions:
- Ralph J. Bean Award for Significant Contribution to the West Virginia Law Review: Gerald G. Ashdown, for his service as Faculty Advisor to the West Virginia Law Review from 1992-2012
- 2013 William P. Willey Alumni Award for Excellence: Hon. Thomas E. McHugh (Vols. 65, 66)
- 2013 John W. Fisher II Faculty Member of the Year: Anne Marie Lofaso
- 2013 Staff Member of the Year: Stacey Etheredge
- “Superman” Award for Excellence: Dallas F. Kratzer III
- Associate Editor of the Year: Ian G. Henry
- Best Student Note: Ian G. Henry
- Senior Editors of the Year: Jeff Kaiser, Liz LaFayette
- Executive Editor of the Year: Michael Nissim-Sabat
The West Virginia Law Review would like to announce the publication of its Inaugural Energy Issue. Please read the Energy Issue Fact Sheet for further details on the issue.
The West Virginia Law Review would like to announce the Student Notes that have been selected for publication in Volume 116 of the West Virginia Law Review. As part of Law Review membership, all first-year editors are required to write a student Note, and the top Notes are selected for publication based upon an overall score. Congratulations to the following students for this accomplishment. Selection for Best Note will be announced at the Annual Law Review Banquet on April 18. Look forward to their articles in 2013-2014.
Ian G. Henry: The MPAA: A Script for an Antitrust Production
Justin Kearns: Let’s Do It Together: Collaboration Across Communities is Critical to the Success of Rural Accountable Care Organizations Under Medicare’s Shared Savings Program
Candice M. Kines: Aiding the Enemy or Promoting Democracy? Defining the Rights of Journalists and Whistleblowers to Disclose National Security Information
Alyssa Lechmanik: The Battle over the Embryo: How West Virginia Law Should Define the Embryo and Regulate Embryo Adoption
Greg Siepel: The Wrong Kind of Innocence: Why United States v. Begay Warrants the Extension of “Actual Innocence” to Include Erroneous, Non-Capital Sentences
Walton C. Shepherd: Would You Like Fries with That? Staying “Open for Business” in a Tourism-Based, Post-Coal Economy
Alan J. Wilson: Regulating Away the Community Bank: An Analysis of the Costs of Current Regulations on Community Banks
Congratulations to all these students for their hard work!
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