Brienne Greiner, a native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, came to the WVU College of Law after earning her Bachelor of Arts in English at Chatham College in 2004, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and President of the Hood and Tassel Chapter of Mortar Board.
While in Law School, Brienne participated in the Family Law Project with the Appalachian Center for Law and Public Service, and she served for one year as a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Research and Writing Program. During the summer months, she worked for Jackson Kelly PLLC in Charleston, WV and Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA, participating in the firm’s summer associate programs.
Brienne was invited to join the West Virginia Law Review after her first year of law school. During her first year as a member of the Law Review, she wrote her article “A Tough Pill to Swallow: Can WV Regulate Pharmaceutical Companies’ Advertising Expenses to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs?” This article won the award for the Most Outstanding Student Note 2006. Brienne was elected Editor-in-Chief of Volume 109 of the West Virginia Law Review at the end of her second year of law school. During her tenure as Editor-in-Chief, the Law Review published 952 pages in three separate issues, each of which went to print on time, and it kicked off its multi-part symposium “Thinking Outside of the Box: A Post-Sago Look at Coal Mine Safety.”
Just before graduation, Brienne was awarded the ALI-ABA Award for Scholarship and Leadership. She is currently clerking for the Honorable John T. Copenhaver, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.