Join faculty, staff, alumni, and friends for an
evening reception to celebrate the
15th anniversary of the LL.M. in Law & Government,
featuring Justice Allen Loughry (LL.M. '99, SJD '03) of the
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.
R.S.V.P. online at lawgovllm15years.eventbrite.com/
Justice Allen H. Loughry II was elected to a twelve-year term on the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia in 2012. Born and raised in West Virginia, he obtained four law degrees: an S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) from The American University, Washington College of Law; an LL.M. (Master of Laws in Criminology and Criminal Justice) from the University of London; an LL.M. (Master of Laws in Law and Government) from The American University, Washington College of Law; and a JD (Juris Doctor) degree from Capital University School of Law, where he graduated with the honor of Order of the Curia. He studied law in England at the University of Oxford and received the program's top political science award. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from West Virginia University. Justice Loughry was a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the West Virginia Attorney General's Office from 1997 to 2003. He served in both the Appellate and Administration Divisions. He was appointed as a special prosecuting attorney on numerous occasions to handle criminal cases throughout West Virginia. Justice Loughry began working as a lawyer at the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia in 2003. In 2006, his book, Don't Buy Another Vote, I Won't Pay for a Landslide, was published. It is a non-partisan look at West Virginia's history of political corruption. Forewords were written by U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and the late U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV). Justice Loughry began teaching political science at the University of Charleston in 2010. Due to his academic and professional background, Justice Loughry is a frequent speaker throughout the country on issues of government, ethics reform, politics, history, education, and the election process.