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Professor Wilson Speaks at Pittsburgh Tax Review Symposium

West Virginia University College of Law professor Elaine Waterhouse Wilson recently spoke at a symposium, "The 1969 Tax Reform Act and Charities: Fifty Years Later", hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Pittsburgh Tax Review. The symposium featured experts on the taxation of charities and non-profits reflecting on the tax legislation and its impact on the field fifty years after enactment. Professor Wilson participated in a panel on "Regulating Charitable Actors". The symposium took place on November 1, 2019.

Watch the panel discussion on YouTube:

Professor Van Nostrand Publishes in ABA Newsletter on the Trump Administration and the Coal Industry

West Virginia College of Law Professor James Van Nostrand recently published an article in Trends, a publication of the ABA Section for Environment, Energy, and Resources. 

The article is titled "The Trump administration’s futile efforts to prop up the declining U.S. coal industry" and appears in volume 51, issue 2 of the newsletter dated November/December 2019.

Professor Lofaso Publishes Chapter in Forthcoming Cambridge Handbook of U.S. Labor Law

West Virginia University College of Law professor Anne Marie Lofaso has contributed to a forthcoming book on U.S. Labor Law to by published by Cambridge University Press. The book is titled The Cambridge Handbook of U.S. Labor Law for the Twenty-First Century . Professor Lofaso wrote chapter 20: "Leveraging secondary activity within and outside legal boundaries". The book will be available in December 2019.

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Professor Garvey on NPR Marketplace Discussing Vacant Properties

Katherine Garvey, Professor and Director of Land Use and Sustainability Law Clinic at West Virginia University College of Law, was recently featured in an episode of NPR Marketplace. The episode is titled "The vacant property crisis is far from over". Professor Garvey discussed the idea of "hypervacancy" with interviewer Amy Scott at the Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Listen to the entire episode here: