About Us

Our Story

West Virginia Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE) is the primary provider of continuing legal education in the state and offers lifelong learning opportunities to members of the West Virginia State Bar. The statewide program is managed solely by the WVU College of Law.

Continuing Legal Education in West Virginia was founded in 1980 by WVU President E. Gordon Gee, then Dean of the College of Law, and other state leaders in legal education.

WVCLE is a bridge between all lawyers practicing in the state and the WVU College of Law regardless of their undergraduate or graduate affiliations.

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Our People

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Lauren Hutchins McCartney, Esq.


Lauren is an experienced attorney and graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, where she was a member of the Black Law Students Association and the Women’s Law Caucus.

She obtained her undergraduate degree from Marshall University, where she was a member of the Society of Yeager Scholars.

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John E. Taylor

Interim Dean

Professor Taylor is the Jackson Kelly Professor at the West Virginia University College of Law. He joined the College of Law faculty in 2002 and previously served as the College’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on two occasions.