Mary Claire Johnson, Editor-in-Chief of the West Virginia Law Review, is from Richwood, West Virginia. She attended Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English and creative writing. While at Roanoke, Mary Claire studied abroad for six weeks at Oxford University through the Virginia Program at Oxford. She then completed a Master?s degree in English from West Virginia University, where her thesis focused on an analysis of women in Appalachian literature. After teaching tenth grade English at Charleston Catholic High School in Charleston, West Virginia, and serving as Coordinator for the state?s Advanced Placement Program, Mary Claire started law school at West Virginia University in the fall of 2005. She plans to graduate in May of 2008 and, upon graduation, will begin a federal clerkship on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals with the Honorable Judge Robert B. King.