Kait Akers


WVU Law Kait Akers

Hometown
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
Family law, criminal law, and public interest.

Student organizations at WVU Law
I am the communications director for the ACLU. I’m also a member of Public Interest Advocates, Women’s Leadership Counsel, and the Democratic Law Caucus. I am also a member of the Ethics Counsel for the 2020 Class. 

Why did you choose WVU Law?
I was born and raised in Southern West Virginia. I love the Mountain State and her people. I worked in child advocacy before coming to law school, and I loved getting to serve West Virginia families and little ones. WVU Law is 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. 

Keeleigh Scarlett Utt


WVU Law Keeleigh Scarlett Utt

Hometown
Danbury, North Carolina.

Undergraduate Institution
I have my B.A. from Salem College, the oldest continuously operating educational institution for women in the country (founded in 1772).

Law area of interest
I'm interested predominately in environmental law, but I am interested in how that intersects with labor law and human rights.

Student organizations at WVU Law
I'm part of the Environmental Law Society, Women's Leadership Council, and Public Interest Advocates.

Why did you choose WVU Law?
I chose  I chose WVU Law because I am passionate about making change in Appalachia. I have always felt that if you want to make change, you need to go where it is needed the most. An approachable, sustainable pursuit of environmental justice would benefit every West Virginian, and if that change can be successfully made here, it can inspire the nation.

What are your hobbies outside of law school?
I'm a huge film buff, I collect crystals, and I've recently started the journey of making a perfect French croissant. 


Contact info for Kait and Keeleigh

(304) 293-1626 (during the school year)  
lawambassador@mail.wvu.edu