Jessica Cook

Jessica Cook

Law Clerk to the Honorable H. L. Kirkpatrick III of the 10th Judicial Circuit of West Virginia

Beckley, West Virginia (Charleston, West Virginia Area)

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Jessica Cook's Summary

Experienced Attorney with an Affinity for Higher Education Legal Affairs

Jessica Cook's Experience

Adjunct Instructor

Concord University

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2013Present (1 year 2 months)

Legal Research and Writing

Law Clerk - 10th Judicial Circuit

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Government Agency; 1-10 employees; Judiciary industry

November 2012Present (1 year 11 months) Beckley, WV

Drafted Circuit Court Orders, attended hearings, performed legal research, and helped to ensure that court operations were executed as smoothly as possible.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry

May 2011November 2012 (1 year 7 months) Beckley, WV

Drafted legal documents and court filings, performed legal research, attended hearings as counsel of record, evaluated case files, communicated with clients, prepared correspondences to opposing counsel and expert witnesses, took depositions and sworn statements of witnesses, and strategized as to how best to zealously represent our clients' interests.

Legal Intern - Student Legal Services

West Virginia University

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2011May 2011 (5 months)

Performed research involving higher education legal dilemmas, drafted correspondences for student-clients, and created a handbook for WVU Student Legal Services graduate assistants and interns.

Legal Extern - Contempt Litigation and Compliance Branch

National Labor Relations Board

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry

August 2010December 2010 (5 months)

Drafted motions, subpoenas, government applications, and other legal memoranda; researched legal principles in the areas of labor law, bankruptcy, tax law, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence; analyzed factual aspects of ongoing NLRB contempt investigations.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry

May 2010August 2010 (4 months)

Drafted legal documents including motions and memoranda in support; researched legal principles in the areas of negligence, vicarious liability, employment law, and education law.

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Fund-Raising industry

February 2010June 2010 (5 months)

Contacted WVU alumni and donors on behalf of the WVU Foundation.

Government Agency; 51-200 employees; Higher Education industry

May 2009August 2009 (4 months)

Drafted legal documents in proceedings before the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board; researched higher education policies in the State of West Virginia and throughout the nation.

Student Body President

Concord University

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

April 2007April 2008 (1 year 1 month)

Served as liaison of the students of Concord University to the administration and faculty at Concord University; managed a paid staff of ten individuals and over 50 volunteers with a budget of over $110,000; reviewed and revised student life policies; set agendas and goals on weekly, monthly, and on a yearly basis.

Jessica Cook's Courses

  • M.A., Educational Leadership - Higher Education Administration

    West Virginia University

    • Enrollment Management
    • College Student Affairs
    • Higher Education Administration
    • College Student Development
  • J.D., Law

    West Virginia University College of Law

    • Higher Education Law
    • Employment Law
    • Labor Law
    • Advanced Labor Law
    • Administrative Law

Jessica Cook's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • President

      Concord University Alumni Association
      • Education
      May 2012 May 2014 (2 years 1 month)

      Served as President of the Alumni Association; conducted CUAA, Executive Board, Executive Council, and Committee Meetings; attended local chapter meetings throughout the State of West Virginia; amended the Bylaws of the organization; worked to implement a Strategic Plan; worked to establish a new CUAA website; evaluated and reformed CUAA scholarship practices with the assistance of the Scholarship Committee; and spoke at December and May Commencement.

    • Member of the National Risk Management Committee and Local Chapter Advisor

      Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
      • Education
      February 2009 present (5 years 8 months)

      Served as Goals Coordinator for various chapters dealing with the National Risk Management Committee; communicated with sorority members and personnel to ensure goals were timely met; attended webinars and conference calls regarding sorority practice and procedure; and attended local chapter events as Alumnae Relations Advisor for Alpha Alpha Chapter.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Education
    • Organizations I support:

      • Concord University
      • Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
      • West Virginia University
      • Hospice of Southern West Virginia

Jessica Cook's Honors and Awards

  • Young Alumnus of the Year

    Concord University Alumni Association
    • May 2012
  • Pro Bono Distinction

    West Virginia University College of Law
    • May 2011

    Received distinction upon graduation from law school for over 120 hours of pro bono service during the course of my legal education.

  • Alumnus of the Year

    Concord University Alumni Association
    • May 2014

    The Alumnus of the Year Award is given to a member of the Concord University Alumni Association who has contributed their time and/or talents to Concord University and the Concord University Alumni Association. One award is given each year at the CUAA's Annual Banquet.

Jessica Cook's Skills & Expertise

  1. Legal Research
  2. Legal Writing
  3. Litigation
  4. Employment Law
  5. Legal Assistance
  6. Courts
  7. Hearings
  8. Civil Litigation
  9. Legal Documents
  10. Government
  11. Depositions
  12. Policy
  13. Motions
  14. Personal Injury
  15. Appeals
  16. Westlaw
  17. Torts
  18. Insurance Law
  19. Research
  20. Employment Discrimination
  21. Legal Advice
  22. Mediation
  23. Administrative Law
  24. Criminal Law
  25. Leadership
  26. Philanthropy
  27. Educational Leadership
  28. Public Speaking
  29. Higher Education Policy
  30. Higher Education Leadership
  31. Higher Education
  32. Parliamentary Procedure
  33. PowerPoint
  34. Presentations
  35. Nonprofits
  36. Non-profit Volunteer
  37. Volunteer Management
  38. Trials
  39. Medical Malpractice
  40. Lexis
  41. Product Liability
  42. Civil Rights
  43. Personal Injury Litigation
  44. Education Law

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Jessica Cook's Education

West Virginia University

M.A., Educational Leadership - Higher Education Administration


WVU Educational Leadership Administrative Intern for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission; 4.0 GPA in Masters Program; Dual Degree Student; Public Service Intern for WVU Student Legal Services

Activities and Societies: Dual degree student

West Virginia University College of Law

J.D., Law


Top 30% of Class of 2011; Certificate of Excellence in Legal Research and Writing; Dual Degree Student

Activities and Societies: WVU Student Bar Association Officer; Class Officer; Public Service Extern; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; Labor Law Society; American Bar Association

Concord University

B.A., Political Science


Magna Cum Laude Graduate; Minors in Sociology, Philosophy, and Legal Studies; Student Body President; Arts and Entertainment Editor of The Concordian Student Newspaper; Radio Student of the Year; CU Student Affairs Committee Chair; Academic Woman of the Year; Treasurer and Parliamentarian of Tri-Sigma Sorority; Teaching Assistant; Resident Assistant; Student Center Manager; Panhellenic Council.

Activities and Societies: Student Government Association; Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority; Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity; Alpha Chi Honor Society; The Concordian Student Newspaper; WCUR Radio DJ

Jessica Cook's Additional Information


Higher Education; Reading; Music; Traveling; Community Service.

Groups and Associations:

Concord University Alumni Association Executive Board of Directors; West Virginia University Alumni Association; American Bar Association; West Virginia State Bar; Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority Alumnae Association.

Honors and Awards:

Concord University Presidential Scholar (2004-2008)
Concord University Academic Woman of the Year (2005)
Who's Who at American Colleges and Universities (2005-2008)
Alpha Chi Honor Society (2008)
WVU College of Law Pro Bono Service Award (2011)
Concord University Young Alumnus of the Year (2012)
Elected Member of the Concord University Presidential Search Committee (2013)

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