MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA—West Virginia University College of Law Professor Patrick McGinley recently participated in the fourth annual Carver Colloquium at the University of Denver Sturm School of Law.
The topic of the colloquium was fracking bans and setbacks and whether or not they constitute a takings—the seizure of private property by the government for public use. McGinley debated the issue Wayne Forman, a land, oil and gas attorney with the firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.
Constitutional Takings Jurisprudence is a focus of McGinley’s legal scholarship. His article “Regulatory Takings in the Shale Gas Patch” was published in the Penn State Environmental Law Review (19 Penn St. Envtl. L. Rev. 193).
Each year, the Carver Colloquium features two notable land use, environmental, and natural resources law scholars. It is hosted by the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and Jan Laitos, the John A. Carver, Jr. Chair at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Video footage of the 2014 Carver Colloquium featuring McGinley can be viewed here.