Faculty Expertise

The following faculty members are available to speak on the areas of expertise listed below.

Media, please arrange faculty interviews through James Jolly.

For speaking engagements, please contact faculty directly.

Full-Time Faculty Members


Robert M. Bastress

Civil Rights
Constitutional Law
First Amendment
Local Government Law
Employment Discrimination
Employment Law
Interviewing, Negotiation, and Counseling
West Virginia Constitutional Law

Valena Beety

Clinical Teaching
Innocence Project
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Forensic Science and the Law
Policing
Prisons
Wrongful Convictions
Clemency
Expungements

Gregory W. Bowman

Administrative Law
American Foreign Affairs Law and Policy
Contracts
International Business Transactions
International Law
International Trade Regulation (Export Controls and Trade Sanctions,
Foreign Direct Investment, Inbound Trade Controls, Regional Trade
Agreements, Trade in Services, Trade Remedies, WTOLaw)

National Security Law
Remedies
Legal Education

Thomas C. Cady

Insurance Law
Torts
Workers’ Compensation

Vincent P. Cardi

Business and Commercial Transactions Drafting
Commercial Law—Sales and Secured Transactions
Contracts
Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights
Legislative Drafting

Charles R. DiSalvo

Bioethics
Civil Disobedience
Civil Procedure
Trial Advocacy

James R. Elkins

Criminal Law
Jurisprudence
Law and Literature
Law and Psychology

Atiba R. Ellis

Election Law
Estates and Trusts
Critical Race Theory
Property Law

Joshua Fershee

Business Organizations
Agency & Partnership, and LLCs
Corporate Governance
Energy Law
Oil & Gas (incl. Hydraulic Fracturing)
Renewable Energy
Climate & Sustainability
Sports & Entertainment Law
Law & Politics
Law & Economics

Kendra Fershee

Family Law
Professional Responsibility
Pregnancy/Teen Pregnancy
Women and the Law

James J. Friedberg

Comparative Law
European Union Law
Immigration Clinic
Immigration Law
International Human Rights
Jewish/Islamic Law
Public International Law
Refugee and Asylum

David C. Hardesty, Jr.

Leadership
Professional Responsibility
Law Office Management
Legislation
Legislative Drafting

Jessica A. Haught

Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing

David L. Krech

Advanced Research
Appellate Advocacy
Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing

Anne Marie Lofaso

Comparative Law (British, European, U.S. work law)
Employment Discrimination
Employment Law
Health and Safety (Coal Mine Safety)
Human Rights (Comparative and International Work Law)
Jurisprudence
Labor Law
Law and Socioeconomics

Jena Martin

Business Organizations 
Corporate Accountability 
Securities Regulation 
International Business Transactions 
Human Rights (business and human rights)

Marjorie A. McDiarmid

Clinical Teaching
Evidence
Family Law
Interviewing, Negotiation, and Counseling
Legal Drafting
Trial and Appellate Advocacy

Patrick C. McGinley

Administrative Law
Coal Mine Safety
Environmental Justice
Environmental Law

Dale P. Olson

Antitrust Law
Intellectual Property
(Copyright, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition, Internet Law)
Trade Regulation

Alison Peck

Sustainable Development
Agriculture and Rural Lands
International Environmental Law
International Trade Law
Natural Resources
Property Law

William Rhee

Animal Law
Civil Procedure (Jurisdiction)
Civil Procedure (Rules)
Civil Rights
Education Law (Educational civil rights)
Evidence

Camille M. Riley

Art Law
Cultural Property Law
Cyber Law
Elder Law
Privacy

John E. Taylor

Criminal Procedure (Investigation)
Education Law
First Amendment (Church and State)
Jurisprudence
Torts

Hollee S. Temple

Legal Issues for Bloggers
Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing
Women and the Law
Work/Life Balance

Matthew Titolo

Administrative Law
Civil Procedure
Commercial Law—Sales and Secured Transactions
Contracts
Consumer Protection Law
Government Contracts
Regulated Industries
Law and Economics

Shine (Sean) Tu

FDA Law
Genetic Property
Health Care Law
Intellectual Property
Patent Law

James Van Nostrand

Energy Law
Environmental Law

Elaine Waterhouse Wilson

Estate and Gift Tax
Estate Planning
Estates and Trusts
Tax Policy
Taxation—Business Entities
Taxation—Federal
Tax Exempt Organizations

Joshua Weishart

Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing


VISITING FACULTY MEMBERS


Barton Z. Cowan

Business Organizations
Business Transaction Drafting

Brad Smith

Election Law

Larry Starcher

Trial Advocacy

Suzanne M. Weise

Clinical Teaching
Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing



Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic Faculty

Nathan Fetty

Coal, Oil, and Gas
Coal Mine Health & Safety
Environmental Law
Land Use Planning
Natural Resources
Water Rights

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