McConlogue will teach in WVU Law’s Litigation and Advocacy (General Practice) Law Clinic. Under supervision, students in the clinic provide free legal services in family law, social security and other public benefits, property issues, consumer debt relief and bankruptcy, among others. As a result, they often appear in West Virginia’s state and federal courts.
“We are thrilled to have Nicole at WVU Law as part of our faculty,” said John Taylor, interim dean of the College of Law. “She has terrific experience as a public interest attorney and a clinical teacher, along with administrative experience that will serve her well in the role of clinic director. We are confident she will carry on our strong clinical tradition and that her teaching and scholarship will benefit both our students and the people of West Virginia.”
McConlogue's scholarship interests include consumer protection, competition law, poverty law and technological surveillance of the poor. She serves as a board member for the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition and she is a longtime volunteer for Alpha Gamma Delta Women's Fraternity.
Before coming to WVU Law, McConlogue was a clinical teaching fellow in the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She has also worked as a disability benefits lawyer, and she managed the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland's Consumer Protection Project.
For more than 40 years, WVU’s Clinical Law Program has provided free legal services to the underserved and those in need while exposing students to all phases of lawyering, including trial advocacy, writing briefs and negotiating.