Dr. Allen H. Loughry II
SJD Program Graduate
Dr. Allen Loughry successfully earned his S.J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in August 2003. His dissertation was titled "Don't Buy Another Vote, I Won’t Pay for a Landslide,” which he later turned into a 658-page book. In 2012, Dr. Loughry was elected to a 12 year term to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. In 2017, Dr. Loughry became the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. His professional experience includes: serving as a Judicial Law Clerk at the West Virginia Supreme Court; Senior Assistant Attorney General at the West Virginia Attorney General's Office; Externing as Counsel to the Supreme Court of Ohio; Special Assistant/Deputy Press Secretary for Congressman Harley O. Staggers, Jr.; and serving as a Direct Aide to West Virginia Governor Gaston Caperton.
Degrees & Universities
S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2003
LL.M., University of London, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2005
LL.M., American University Washington College of Law, 1999
J.D., The Capital University, 1998
Summer Law Program, University of Oxford, St. Anne’s College, 1997
B.S. in Journalism, West Virginia University, 1992
Academic Honors and Achievements
1. Elected to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, 2012.
2. Federal and State Court Memberships: Supreme Court of the United States; Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia; District of Columbia Court of Appeals; United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia; and United States Courts of Appeal—Third, Fourth, Sixth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuit.
Allen H. Loughry, Don't Buy Another Vote, I Won’t Pay for a Landslide, McClain Printing Company (June 18, 2006).