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WVU College of Law SSRN Paper Series Publishes Volume 8, Issue 2

The West Virginia University College of Law Research Paper Series published Volume 8, Issue 2 on April 30, 2020. The following authors were featured for their scholarship recently published to SSRN:

Shine Tu, Free Speech in the Balance: Judicial Sanctions and Frivolous SLAPP Suits (with Nicholas Stump), Patenting Fast and Slow: Examiner and Applicant Use of Prior Art, and Patenting Fast and Slow: Examiner Rejections and Applicant Traversals to Non-Prior Art Rejections.

Professor Caroline Osborne and Librarian Stephanie Miller Post New Article on Scholarly Impact to SSRN

West Virginia University College of Law professor Caroline Osborne and librarian Stephanie Miller co-authored a new articled titled "The Scholarly Impact Matrix: An Empirical Study of How Multiple Metrics Create an Informed Story of a Scholar's Work". The paper was first presented as part of The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Scholarship Series in April 2020 and is now posted on SSRN.

From the abstract:

Professor James Van Nostrand Speaks in Nationwide Climate Seminar Series

On April 7, 2020, West Virginia University College of Law professor James Van Nostrand participated in a webinar titled "Climate Solutions for West Virginia". The webinar was part of Bard College's "Solve Climate by 2030" series.  The series consisted of 45 "Power Dialog" presentations conducted simultaneously across the country. Professor Van Nostrand joined West Virginia State Delegate Evan Hansen to discuss energy policies that can create jobs and move West Virginia to a more diversified energy economy.

The webinar may be viewed below.

Professor Amy Cyphert Cited by Iowa Court of Appeals for the Third Time

West Virginia University law professor Amy Cyphert has been cited by the Iowa Court of the Appeals for the third time. Professor Cyphert's article "Prisoners of Fate: The Challenges of Creating Change for Children of Incarcerated Parents" was cited in In the Interest of J.S., Minor Child, No. 20-0224, 2020 WL 1881126 (Iowa Ct. App. Apr. 15, 2020).

From the abstract of "Prisoners of Fate: The Challenges of Creating Change for Children of Incarcerated Parents":

New Citations to WVU Law Faculty Scholarship, January - March 2020

The scholarship of West Virginia University College of Law faculty members is frequently cited as authority in numerous legal disciplines. The following is a list of faculty authored works cited this winter between January 1 and March 20, 2020.  (Some citing articles dated 2019 appeared in print and/or on Westlaw in early 2020.) 

Valarie Blake