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Professors Tu, Wilson receive law faculty scholarship award

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – Professors Shine (Sean) Tu and Elaine Wilson are winners of the West Virginia University College of Law 2014-15 Faculty Significant Scholarship Award.

The award is given annually by a faculty committee to a law professor whose written work addresses an important public issue through research and clear and concise writing.

Tu was recognized for his article “Patent Examiners and Litigation Outcomes” that was published by the Stanford Technology Law Review in 2014. The award committee commended Tu for his “innovative and creative work” that “pierces the fog that envelopes the patent system” and “advances the discussion of how the system might better operate.”

Wilson won for her tax article “Better Late Than Never: Incorporating LLCs into Section 4943” that explores the entanglement of business and charity. She was praised by the award committee for the article’s “rigor, organization, and focus” and contribution to the understanding of “an important emerging area of tax law.” Publication of Wilson’s article is forthcoming in the Akron Law Review.

Tu joined the College of Law faculty in 2011. Prior to that, he was an associate at Foley & LardnerLLP in Washington, D.C., where he was a member of the Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice, and the Life Sciences and Nanotechnology Industry teams.

Wilson became a member of the College of Law faculty in 2012. She was previously with the law firm Quarles & Brady in Chicago as a partner in the Tax-Exempt Organizations Group.



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