John Thomas Copenhaver Jr.
U.S. Army, 1944-1946
Law clerk, Hon. Ben Moore, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 1950-1951
Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1951-1958
Referee in bankruptcy, Southern District of West Virginia, 1958-1973
Adjunct professor, West Virginia University College of Law, 1970-1976
Faculty member, Federal Judicial Center, 1970-1976
West Virginia University Law School
The West Virginia University College of Law offers a curriculum which blends skills, perspectives, and substantive law courses in a supportive learning environment. WVU is recognized nationally as a leader in providing a student-centered learning experience. The Law Center provides access to the Internet through a wireless network and has other state-of-the-art technology, including connections for laptops at each seat in the classrooms, web access at each carrel in the library, and video conferencing and distance learning facilities. Our graduates are employed at the major law firms in West Virginia, are members of the judiciary, and hold important positions in government. They are also in major law firms from New York City to Hong Kong, Rome to Pittsburgh and San Diego to Richmond. Many graduates also run their own offices and work tirelessly for those who have little or no money but desperately need legal representation.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of West Virginia, 1973-1976