WVU Law mourns the passing of Frank Cleckley

WVU Law professor Franklin D. Cleckley

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Justice Franklin D. Cleckley, the Arthur B. Hodges Professor of Law Emeritus, passed away in Morgantown on August 14, 2017.

“Frank was a giant in legal education and in law practice,” said Gregory W. Bowman, dean of the College of the Law. “He had one of the keenest intellects I have ever known, and he was admired and loved as a friend and colleague across the state and the country. He will be missed. Please keep his family in your thoughts.”

Professor Wilson wins faculty scholarship award

WVU Law Professor Elaine Wilson

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Tax law professor Elaine Wilson is the recipient of the 2016-17 Significant Scholarship Award at WVU Law.

She won the in-house award for her article Cooperatives: The First Social Enterprise, which will be published by the DePaul Law Review later this year. In the article, Wilson addresses the challenges faced by philanthropic organizations that pursue solutions to social problems by funding for-profit business.

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