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Anne Marie Lofaso

Anne M. Lofaso

Arthur B. Hodges Professor of Law

Awards and Achievements

  • Member, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights West Virginia State Advisory Committee
  • 2013-2014 Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award
  • 2013 WVU Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • 2010 WVU College of Law Professor of the Year
  • 2010-11 West Virginia University College of Law Faculty Significant Scholarship Award
  • 2009-10 West Virginia University College of Law Faculty Significant Scholarship Award
  • 2008-09 West Virginia University College of Law Faculty Significant Scholarship Award
  • 2007-08 West Virginia University College of Law Faculty Significant Scholarship Award

Education

  • University of Oxford, Oxford, England; D.Phil., Law, March 1997
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA; J.D., May 1991
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; A.B., History and Science, Magna Cum Laude, June 1987

Biography

Anne Marie Lofaso is a Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law, where she teaches labor and employment law, jurisprudence, and comparative labor law. She is also currently a Leadership Fellow in the Office of the Associate Vice President for Creative and Scholarly Activity, and a Research Scholar for the NYU Center for Labor and Employment. From 2011 to 2015, she served as Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development at WVU Law.

Dr. Lofaso spent ten years as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board’s Appellate and Supreme Court Branches. Prior to that, she worked as an associate for Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy’s Business Reorganization Department and clerked for the Hon. James L. Oakes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She has previously taught at American University Washington College of Law and at Oxford University.

Dr. Lofaso is a prolific writer in the area of labor law and coal miner safety and has been published in numerous law reviews including the Harvard Law and Policy Review. Her textbook, Modern Labor Law in the Private and Public Sectors (Lexis Publishing with Harris, Slater, and Gregory) and her textbook, Mastering Labor Law (Carolina Academic Press with Secunda, Hirsch, and Slater), are the among the first U.S. labor-law-education books to treat both private and public-sector labor law.

Dr. Lofaso earned her A.B. from Harvard, magna cum laude, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied labor law under the late Clyde Summers, and a D.Phil from Oxford, where she read law as a Fulbright Scholar. She is a four-time winner of her law school’s outstanding faculty scholarship award, 2010 WVU Law professor of the year, 2012-13 WVU Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching, and 2013-14 Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award.

In 2016, Dr. Lofaso will serve as the Keeley Visiting Fellow, Wadham College, University of Oxford, where she will be working on a labor law monograph,  The Once and Future Worker.

Professional Background

  • National Labor Relations Board, Washington, D.C. Senior Attorney, Supreme Court Branch, May 2004-January 2007
  • Senior Attorney, Appellate Court Branch, March 1997-January 2007
  • The Honorable James L. Oakes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Law Clerk, July 1993-August 1994
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York, NY Associate, Bankruptcy/Business Reorganization Department, October 1991-September 1992
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