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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 2, 2018

U.S Attorney thanks law students for summer internships

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – The United States Attorney’s office had the opportunity to employ four interns this summer.  The law students assisted in the Wheeling, Clarksburg, and Martinsburg offices in the criminal and civil divisions.

“Our district greatly benefited from the work of our student interns this summer.  It is always great to have smart young law students work with us.  They provide valuable research, written products and fresh insights.  They also have the opportunity to see the judicial process and our lawyers in action.  We all benefit from such experiences,” said United States Attorney, Bill Powell.

Samantha Berry is from Moundsville, West Virginia. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and a minor in Law & Legal Studies. Samantha is a rising second year law student at West Virginia University College of Law.  She assisted in the Wheeling office.

Lakyn Cecil is from New Martinsville, West Virginia. She graduated from WVU in the spring of 2017 as Cum Laude with her Bachelors of Arts in Criminology and a double minor in Forensic and Investigative Science and Biology. Cecil went on to attend WVU College of Law in the fall of 2017. She also assisted in the Wheeling office.

Tim Dudley is from Utah where he earned a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.  He is currently studying law at Pepperdine University. Tim is assisting in the Martinsburg office. 

Jeremy Bumgardner is from Bridgeport, West Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recording Industry Management and Commercial Songwriting from Middle Tennessee State. He is currently a rising 3L at WVU College of Law. Jeremy is assisting in the Clarksburg office.

The internships included an inside look at the federal judicial system and the federal and state corrections system.

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Updated July 5, 2018