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Kait Akers

WVU Law Kait Akers

Mount Carbon, West Virginia.

Undergraduate Institution
WVU! Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, with minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science. 

Law interest
I plan to work as a public defender in Southern West Virginia after graduation. I am interested in criminal law, child and family advocacy, and public interest.

Student organizations at WVU Law
I am the Editor-in-Chief of the West Virginia Law Review for Volume 124, a student attorney in the West Virginia Innocence Project Law Clinic, and communications director for our ACLU student chapter. I also work as a Peer Writing Consultant in WVU Law’s Writing Center. Additionally, I am a member of the Lugar Trial Association, Public Interest Advocates, Women’s Leadership Counsel, Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, and the Catholic Law Society. I also serve as a member of the Ethics Counsel for the Class of 2022. 

Why did you choose WVU Law?
I was born and raised in Southern West Virginia. I love the Mountain State and her people. WVU Law’s commitment to serving those in need of legal assistance and access to justice brought me here. In my summers during law school, I have clerked for the Honorable Judge Keeley in the Northern District of West Virginia and worked with the Kanawha County Public Defender’s Office. WVU Law has proven to be the best legal institution to train me to continue serving West Virginians; the community at WVU Law and connection the law school has with our state made this school the perfect fit for me.  

What are your hobbies outside of law school?
I play guitar, sing, and write music. I love drinking too much coffee and watching Netflix with my cat. 

Contact Kait!


(304) 293-2301  (during the school year)