Lecturer in Law
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 2005
- B.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 2001
Amy Beth Cyphert is a Lecturer in Law at the West Virginia University College of Law and also the Director of the ASPIRE Office, which assists students who are applying for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. Cyphert is a Morgantown native and a 2001 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where she was awarded a Truman Scholarship. Cyphert graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2005, and went on to clerk for the Honorable Laura Taylor Swain in the Southern District of New York. Prior to joining WVU, Cyphert was a senior litigation associate with WilmerHale in New York City, where she focused on complex commercial litigation as well as first amendment pro bono matters.
Cyphert's research focuses on education law and also on creating change for children in vulnerable situations.
- Prisoners of Fate: The Challenges of Creating Change for Children of Incarcerated Parents, forthcoming, Maryland Law Review.
- Addressing Racial Disparities in Preschool Suspension and Expulsion Rates, 82 Tenn. L. Rev. 893 (2015).
Cyphert teaches Appellate Advocacy at the College of Law, and has also taught many courses to undergraduates at WVU, including Philosophy of Law, Law and Leadership, History of the Warren Court, and The Supreme Court Today.
- Director, ASPIRE, WVU, 2010-present
- Senior Litigation Associate, WilmerHale, 2007-2010
- Law Clerk, Hon. Laura Taylor Swain, SDNY, 2005-2007