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Krupica named top young lawyer in West Virginia

Wheeling Jesuit alumna Lauren Twigg Krupica, was            program. She spent her final year of
named the “West Virginia Young Lawyer of the Year”          law school as a “visiting student” at
in April.                                                   West Virginia University where she
                                                            was a member of Marlyn E. Lugar
    Krupica was presented the honor at the West             Trial Association and an extern at
Virginia State Bar Annual Conference. The award is          West Virginia University’s Office of
given to a member of the West Virginia State Bar who        Legal Affairs.
has been a member for less than 10 years or is under
the age of 35, and whose efforts have most promoted             Krupica entered the legal pro-
the administration of justice and the protection of the     fession with the intent of engaging
interests of the public.                                    in public service. During law school,
                                                            she was a member of the Families
    The 2008 WJU graduate is an Associate General           and the Law Clinic, where she aided indigent clients
Counsel at West Virginia University. Her practice areas     in domestic violence, custody, protection order, and
include trademark, copyright and licensing of various       immigration issues; she was appointed to the Do-
types of intellectual property, export control, bank-       mestic Violence Fatality Review Board in Washington,
ruptcy, immigration, the West Virginia Governmental         D.C.; she interned for the National Center for Victims
Ethics Act, litigation, state contracting, the Family       of Crime, and spent both law school summers as a
Educational Rights and Privacy Act and other federal        legal intern for the Federal Public Defender for the
compliance issues.                                          Northern District of West Virginia.

    While at Wheeling Jesuit, Krupica was valedictori-          Now as a practicing attorney, she takes advantage
an of her class, earning a bachelor’s degree in politi-     of opportunities to mentor young lawyers, having
cal and economic philosophy and a minor in theater.         participated as a judge for both the WVU Moot Court
Krupica went on to The Catholic University Columbus         Competition and practice round arguments for the
School of Law where she graduated in 2011. While            law school’s appellate advocacy course, as well as
there, she was a staff editor on The Catholic University    lecturing on the topic of trademark law to the law stu-
Law Review, an active member of Students for Public         dents in the Intellectual Property Club, and managing
Interest Law, a member of the Honor Board, and              the General Counsel’s Office’s extern program.
teaching assistant for the law school’s first year writing

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