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Joshua Weishart

Professor Joshua Weishart

Professor of Law 


  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2006
  • M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 2003
  • B.A., West Virginia University, 2001


  • West Virginia Lawyers & Leaders Class of 2019
  • Faculty Scholarship Award, 2018
  • WVU Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award, 2017
  • Law Professor of the Year, 2016


Joshua Weishart’s research centers on education law and policy with a particular focus on education rights and the constitutional demands of adequacy and equity. His scholarship has been published in leading academic law journals, including the Stanford Law Review, Alabama Law Review, and the William & Mary Law Review and edited collections, including the Oxford Handbook on U.S. Education Law. Weishart’s commentary has appeared in The L.A. Times and The Atlantic, among other media outlets, and he regularly contributes to the WV ED Law Blog.

Before joining the law faculty in 2012, Weishart was an associate at Severson & Werson, P.C. in San Francisco specializing in financial service litigation on a variety of consumer-related matters, including complex, nationwide class actions and appeals. He then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert B. King of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

A Truman Scholar, Weishart earned a B.A. from West Virginia University, an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge (England), and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Publications, Research, and Intellectual Contributions

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Law and Policy, West Virginia University, 2016-19
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Robert B. King, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2011-2012
  • Associate, Severson & Werson, P.C., 2006-2011
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