On May 13, Bethany Burdette of Alderson graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree. Throughout law school Burdette was involved in pro bono and volunteer work. She was a Court Appointed Special Advocate and a certified magistrate court mediator.
In three years, Burdette completed over eighty hours of pro bono work. Additionally, Burdette honed her oral advocacy skills as a member of the College of Law Moot Court Board, and she competed in the National Juvenile Law Competition in Costa Mesa, CA.
During her third year of law school, Burdette focused on work in the General Clinic within the WVU Clinical Law Program under supervisor Susan McLaughlin. The General Clinic serves people who cannot afford legal representation in civil matters. Burdette assisted clients with divorce, child custody, and adoption, as well as working as a guardian ad litem.
Burdette earned an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Marshall University. She is the daughter of Wayne and Patti Burdette of Alderson.