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Michelle Mensore Condon, JD

Michelle Mensore Condon has been teaching Media and the Law for the Master of Legal Studies Program since 2003. The course combines her background and interest in the law and journalism.

Condon, a West Virginia native, is a lawyer and has been the director of public service and pro bono at the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, S.C. since 2006. In addition to teaching media law for the Master of Legal Studies Program, she has taught media law at the College of Charleston.

Before moving to South Carolina, she was the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia's first public information director from 1998 - 2005. Her position, included serving as the court's media spokesperson and educating the public, press, bar, teachers and students about the West Virginia court system. She also was the treasurer of the Conference of Court Public Information Officers, an international organization of state and federal court public information officers.

Before working for the West Virginia Supreme Court, she practiced law for three years as a West Virginia assistant attorney general and for two years at the law firm of Jackson Kelly, PLLC in Charleston, W.Va. where she represented media organizations.

Condon has written freelance articles for various publications and hosted the cable television show Legally Speaking, sponsored by the West Virginia State Bar. In 2013, she published her first children’s book, Grandma’s First Thanksgiving.

She graduated from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1993, where she was a notes and comments editor of the W & L Law Review. She also earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1990 and a bachelor’s degree cum laude in American studies from the University of Notre Dame in 1989.

Condon is a member of the West Virginia and South Carolina bars. She also serves on the board of directors for South Carolina Legal Services and the South Carolina Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission. She has performed contract communications work for the National Center for State Courts and made presentations on media relations to judges, lawyers, and law school career services professionals at state and national conferences.
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