Scholarship

WVU Law Faculty Scholarship on Appalachia

Criminal Justice

Emergence from Civil Death: The Evolution of Expungement in West Virginia 
Valena Beety (co-authors Judge Michael Aloi and Evan Johns), 117 W.Va. L. Rev. Online 63 (2015).

Evidence Handbook for West Virginia Lawyers 
Frank D. Cleckley, (1978, 1986, 1994).

The Fracture of Good Order: An Argument for Allowing Lawyers To Counsel the Civilly Disobedient 
Charles R. DiSalvo, 17 Ga. L. Rev. 109 (1982).

Introduction to the West Virginia Law Review Flawed Forensics and Innocence Symposium 
Valena Beety, 119 W.Va. L. Rev. 101 (2016).

A Judicial Philosophy: People-Oriented Justice 
Larry Starcher, 110 W.Va. L. Rev. 411 (2009).

West Virginia Criminal Procedure Handbook 
Frank D. Cleckley, (1984, 1992).

Economic Development

Addressing Rural Blight: Lessons from West Virginia and WV Leap 
Ann M. Eisenberg, J. Affordable Housing & Community Dev. L. (2016).

Constitutional Considerations for Local Government Reform in West Virginia 
Robert M. Bastress, 108 W.Va. L. Rev. 125 (2005).

The Cost of the Vote: Poll Taxes, Voter Identification Laws, and the Price of Democracy 
Atiba R. Ellis, 86 Denv. U. L. Rev. 1023 (2009).

On the Road: Images of Truthtelling in Rural America 
Emily A. Spieler, 6 Mich. J. Gender & L. 377 (2000).

The Role and Impact of Clinical Programs on Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth 
Patricia Lee, (2011).

Separation Of Powers, State Constitutions, And The Attorney General: Who Represents The State? 
Patrick C. McGinley, 99 W.Va. L. Rev. 722-768 (1997).

Education

The Impact of Litigation on Rural Students: From Free Textbooks to School Consolidation 
Robert M. Bastress, 82 Neb. L. Rev. 9 (2003).

Leading the Public University, Essays, Speeches and Commentary 
David C. Hardesty, Jr., West Virginia University Press (2007).

Environment

Adverse Possession of the State’s Property 
John W. Fisher, II, 113 W.Va. Law Rev. 649 (2011).

Beyond Science and Hysteria: Reality and Perceptions of Environmental Justice Concerns Surrounding Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas Development 
Ann M. Eisenberg, 77 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 183 (2015).

Bundled Rights and Reasonable Expectations: Applying the Lucas Categorical Taking Rule to Severed Mineral Property Interests 
Patrick C. McGinley, 11 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 525 (2010).

Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction Opportunities for the West Virginia Power Sector 
James M. Van Nostrand (with B. Argetsinger, E. Hansen, J. Simcoe), Discussion Paper, Oct. 2014.

Changing Resources, Changing Market: The Impact of a National Renewable Portfolio Standard on the U.S. Energy Industry 
Joshua P. Fershee, 29 Energy L. J. 49 (2008) (peer reviewed), excerpt reprinted in Chris Wold, et al., Climate Change and the Law 699-701 (2009).

The Clean Power Plan and West Virginia: Compliance Options and New Economic Opportunities 
James M. Van Nostrand (with B. Argetsinger, E. Hansen & J. James) June 2015.

Climate Change and the War on Coal: Exploring the Dark Side 
Patrick C. McGinley, 13 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 255 (2011).

Collateral Damage: Turning a Blind Eye to Environmental and Social Injustice in the Coalfields 
Patrick C. McGinley, 19 J. Envtl. & Sustainability L. 304 (2013).

Delinquent and Non-Entered Lands and Due Process 
John W. Fisher, II, 115 W.Va. L. Rev. 43 (2012).

Energy and Environmental Justice: How States Can Integrate Environmental Justice into Energy-Related Proceedings  
James M. Van Nostrand, 61 Cath. U. L. Rev. 701 (2012).

An Energy and Sustainability Road Map for West Virginia 
James M. Van Nostrand, 115 W. Va. L. Rev. 879 (2013).

Environmental Justice and Racism: Making The Connection In Classrooms And Courtrooms 
Patrick C. McGinley, 96 W.Va. L.Rev. 1017-1023 (1994).

Environmental Justice in the Coalfields: From Pick and Shovel to Mountaintop Removal 
Patrick C. McGinley, 34 Envtl. L. 21 (2004). (Reprinted in Land Use and Environmental Law Review (2005-2006)).

Facts, Fiction, and Perception in Hydraulic Fracturing: Illuminating Act 13 and Robinson Township v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
Joshua P. Fershee, 116 W. Va. L. Rev. 869 (2014).

Following New Lights: Critical Legal Research Strategies as a Spark for Law Reform in Appalachia 
Nicholas F. Stump, 23 Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol'y & L. 573 (2015).

The Honorable Frederick Watts: Carlisle’s Agricultural Reformer 
Mark W. Podvia, 17 Penn St. Envtl. L. Rev. 299 (2009).

Horizontal Drilling, Vertical Problems: Property Law Challenges from the Marcellus Shale Boom 
Joshua P. Fershee, 49 J. Marshall L. Rev. 413 (2015).

Investing in Green Infrastructure for Source Water Protection, Chapter 1, World Resources Institute (forthcoming). 
Katherine Garvey

Land Shark at the Door? Why and How States Should Regulate Landmen 
Ann M. Eisenberg, 27 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev. 157 (2016).

Local Protection of Natural Resources after Jam Golf: Standards and Standard of Review 
Katherine Garvey, 11 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 145 (2009).

Misguided Energy: Why Recent Legislative, Regulatory, and Market Initiatives Are Insufficient to Improve the Failing U.S. Energy Infrastructure 
Joshua P. Fershee, 44 Harv. J. on Legis. 327 (2007).

Mountain Resistance: Appalachian Civil Disobedience in Critical Legal Research Modeled Law Reform (work in progress). 
Nicholas F. Stump

Natural Gas is Changing the Clean Energy Game, But the Game is Not Over 
Joshua P. Fershee, 67 Fla. L. Rev. F. 221 (2016).

The Oil and Gas Evolution: Learning from the Hydraulic Fracturing Experiences in North Dakota and West Virginia 
Joshua P. Fershee, Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. (2012).

Pandora in the Coal Fields: Environmental Liabilities in the Acquisition and Disposition of Coal Properties 
Patrick C. McGinley, 87 W.Va. L. Rev. 665-685 (1985).

Preserving the Public Interest through Alternative Dispute Resolution of Utility Retail Rate Cases 
James M. Van Nostrand (with E. Honaker), 27 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 227 (2009).

Regulatory Takings in the Shale Gas Patch 
Patrick C. McGinley, 19 Penn St. Envtl. L. Rev. 193 (2011).

The Scope of Title Examinations in West Virginia Revisited 
John W. Fisher, II, 111 W.Va. L. Rev. 641 (2009).

A Survey of the Law of Easements in West Virginia 
John W. Fisher, II, 112 W. Va. L. Rev. 637 (2010).

Sustainable Development and the Reconciliation of Opposites 
Alison Peck, 57 St. Louis U. L.J. 151 (2012).

Talking about Shale in Any Language, in  Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US: A Reader 
Alison Peck, Edinburgh University Press (July 2016).

Title Examinations, When Is Action on the Security Instrument Barred 
John W. Fisher, II, 114 W.Va. L. Rev. 1, (2011).

The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act: Treating Symptoms and Not the Cause?, Real Estate L.J. (forthcoming) 
Jesse J. Richardson

What We Owe Our Coal Miners 
Anne M. Lofaso, 5 Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. 87 (2011).

Zoning for Conservation Easements  
Jesse J. Richardson & Amanda C. Bernard, 74 L. & Contemp. Probs. 83 (2011).

Health

Engaging Health Insurers in the War on Prescription Painkillers
Valarie K. Blake, 11 Harvard L. & Pol’y Rev. 485 (2017).

Labor and Employment

Approaching Coal Mine Safety from a Comparative Law and Interdisciplinary Perspective
Anne Marie Lofaso, 111 W.Va. L. Rev. 1 (2008).

What We Owe Our Coal Miners
Anne Marie Lofaso, 5 Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. 87 (2011).

Workers’ Rights as Natural Human Rights
Anne Marie Lofaso, 71 U. Miami L. Rev. 565 (2017)

Other Scholarship

The Devil’s Children: The Hatfield Lawyers
Stewart Plein, 21.1. Leg. Hist. Rare Books (Spring, 2015)

From Hand to Hand: Early Virginia Lawyers and the Value of a Book
Stewart Plein, 10.2. West Virginia Hist: J. of Reg. Stud. 145 (2016).