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Larry Starcher

Larry Starcher

Visiting Lecturer in Law


  • A.B, West Virginia University, 1964
  • J.D., West Virginia University,1967
  • Harvard University – 4-week Seminar 1978
  • National Judicial College
  • Many Course Certificates


  • “A Judicial Philosophy: People-Oriented Justice,” West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 110, No. 3, Spring 2009
  • “Choosing West Virginia’s Judges,” QLR (Quinnipiac University College of School of Law), Vol. 20, No. 4, Spring 2001
  • “Choosing West Virginia’s Judges,” The West Virginia Lawyer, Vol. 12, No. 3, October 1998
  • “Cameras in the Courtroom—A Revival in West Virginia and the Nation,” West Virginia law Review, Vol. 84, No 2, January 1982
  • Authored more than 500 majority opinions, dissents and concurring opinions as a justice on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and many additional legal related short articles for various publications.

Teaching Experience

  • WVU College of Law—Visiting Lecturer in Law (2009—present)
  • WVU College of Law—Trial Advocacy Adjunct (1993—2008)
  • West Virginia Judicial Association—Regular Instructor at Annual CJE
  • (1977—1996)
  • West Virginia Bar CLE and other Bar related Organizations—Lecturer on many Legal matters (1997—2008)

Professional Experience

  • WVU College of Law—1993-2008 Adjunct, 2009-present Visiting Lecturer in Law
  • WV Supreme Court of Appeals—2009-present Senior Status Justice/Judge
  • WV Circuit Court Judge (17th Circuit)—1977-1996
  • WV Supreme Court Justice—1997-2008 (Chief Justice 1999, 2003)
  • North Central West Virginia Legal Aid Society—Director, 1969-1976)
  • WVU Asst. to Vice-President for Off-Campus Education—1969-1969
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