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Faculty Spotlight: Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Professor of Law, Anne Marie Lofaso

Dean Anne Marie Lofaso

During our time in law school, we are exposed to some pretty amazing professors and faculty members. My blog post this week is dedicated to the professor that has recently become my new favorite: Dean Anne Marie Lofaso.

Native to the state of New York, Dean Lofaso graduated from Harvard, received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and got her Doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford. Dean Lofaso taught at St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford and American University Washington College of Law before coming to teach at WVU. After working as an attorney for a number of years, Dean Lofaso served as Senior Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. Through her experiences working with the Board, Dean Lofaso has dedicated her life to ensuring fairness in labor practices and in the workforce.

However, I am not writing to convince you that Dean Lofaso is an accomplished and intelligent woman; this is apparent after talking with her for just a few minutes. No, the purpose of this article is to describe why I think she is a wonderful educator.

When signing up for her Labor Law class at the start of 2L year, I did so after hearing previous students comment on how much she cares about her students. This could not be more true. I enjoy listening to her lectures and just generally enjoy being her student. She really wants her students to understand the material, and although the material we cover in Labor law is often difficult, she furthers our understanding by showing us how to outline the class. She could not be more prepared for each class lecture and aides our learning every class with PowerPoint slides. Additionally, the class atmosphere is always kept comfortable and light by Professor Lofaso’s positive attitude and tendency to make jokes. I definitely recommend taking her for one of the classes she teaches, which currently includes Labor Law, Advanced Labor Law, Employment Law, and Jurisprudence.

Dean Anne Lofaso has been teaching at West Virginia University College of Law since 2007 and was appointed to Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development in 2011. She received the WVU College of Law Professor of the Year award in 2010, and the WVU Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2013.

We are lucky to have Professor Lofaso teaching at our College of Law.

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