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Professor Jesse Richardson Publishes New Scholarship in the Environmental Law Reporter

West Virginia University College of Law professor Jesse Richardson recently published new scholarship in the Environmental Law Reporter. The article is titled "How Environmental Litigation Has Turned Pipelines Into Pipe Dreams" and appeared in volume 52 of the journal in July 2022. Professor Richardson co-authored the article with WVU College of Law graduate Madison Hinkle. Ms. Hinkle works as a Community Advocate at Mountain Watershed Association.

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Professor Alison Peck Discusses Her Recent Book, The Accidental History of U.S. Immigration Courts, on Courtroom5 Podcast

On November 2, 2022, West Virginia University College of Law professor Alison Peck was interviewed on Who Wrote that Up for You?, a podcast hosted by Courtroom5. Professor Peck was interviewed by hosts Sonja Ebron and Debra Slone about her recently published book The Accidental History of the U.S. Immigration Courts.

Research Repository Update: October 2022

During October 2022, the contents of the WVU College of Law community in the Research Repository @ WVU had 15,607 new full-text downloads of the 5,713 total works archived in our collections. Readers came from 1,441 different institutions across 146 different countries. This brings the total full-text downloads of scholarship from the College of Law collections to 408,424.

Law faculty scholarship was downloaded a total of 3,761 times in October 2022. The most downloaded articles from the faculty scholarship collection last month are:

Professor Kirsha Trychta Presents at Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors' Rights Seminar

On October 25, 2022 West Virginia University College of Law professor Kirsha Trychta spoke at a Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors' Rights Seminar on the WVU campus. The event was sponsored by Omega Phi Alpha. Speakers addressed "advocacy for survivors and the history behind this movement, community organizing, prevention in an intersectional and equitable way, societal level risk and protective factors of Gender Based Violence and Interpersonal violence".

Professor Trychta presentation focused on the intersection of sexual violence and the law. Specifically, how a case proceeds through the criminal justice system, balancing the rights of the complainant and the rights of the accused.

Professor James Van Nostrand Delivers KeyNote Address at West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Annual Fall Review

West Virginia University College of Law professor James Van Nostrand recently delivered the keynote address at the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Annual Fall Review. The event took place October 14-16, 2022 at North Bend State Park in Cairo, West Virginia.

The theme of this year's event was "Energy in WV" and program topics covered energy issues across solar, coal, nuclaer, and hydrogen. Professor Van Nostrand's keynote address closed the weekend's programming. His talk was titled The Challenges of Achieving an Energy Transition in West Virginia.