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Joshua Weishart

Professor Joshua Weishart

Associate Professor of Law and Policy


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


  • Professor of the Year, 2016


Joshua Weishart is an Associate Professor of Law and Policy at WVU Law and the Rockefeller School of Politics and Public Policy. Before joining the law faculty in 2012, Weishart was an associate at Severson & Werson, P.C. in San Francisco specializing in financial service litigation for 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 holds a B.A. from West Virginia University, a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge (England), and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Weishart’s research is centered on education law and policy, particularly on issues of school finance, integration, and special education. His scholarship on educational equality and adequacy and the right to education has been published in the Stanford Law Review and Alabama Law Review.


  • Reconstituting the Right to Education, 67 Ala L. Rev. (2016)
  • Transcending Equality Versus Adequacy, 66 Stan. L. Rev. 477 (2014)

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Severson & Werson, P.C., 2006-2011
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