Meet Nathan Maxwell, Cleckley Fellow

Nathan brings a wide range of experience to WVU Law as the 2016-18 Justice Franklin D. Cleckley Fellow in the West Virginia Innocence Project.

Nathan Maxwell, Cleckley Fellow

Nathan Maxwell says he can’t describe how great it is to be at the WVU College of Law.

In August, the 2016 graduate of the University of Chicago School of Law started his two-year term as the  Justice Franklin D. Cleckley Fellow with the  West Virginia Innocence Project (WVIP) law clinic.

“Most lawyers have five to 10 years of other experience under their belt before they get a chance to do this kind of work full-time,” said Maxwell, “I am very grateful for the opportunity and proud to have a position named for Justice Cleckley, a brilliant jurist and legal scholar.”

The Cleckley Fellowship was established in 2014 in honor of the first African American to serve on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Cleckley is the Arthur B. Hodges Professor of Law Emeritus at WVU. He taught at the College of Law for more than four decades before retiring in 2013.

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