Professor of Law, West Virginia University

Education

A.B., University of North Carolina
M.A., Stanford University
Ph.D., Stanford University
J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law

Publications

Contributing Editor, DEREK BLACK, EDUCATION LAW: FAIRNESS,EQUALITY, AND REFORM (Aspen 2013) (chapter 9, Religion in the Schools)

Values, Courts, and Culture War: The Case of Abstinence-Only Sex Education, 18 William & Mary Bill of Rights J. 1053 (2010).

Tinker and Viewpoint Discrimination, 77 UMKC L. REV. (2009).

Why Student Religious Speech is Speech, 110 W. VA. L. REV. 223 (2007).

Introduction to Symposium, The Religion Clauses in the 21st Century, 110 W. VA. L. REV. i (2007) (w/ William P. Marshall and Vivian E. Hamilton).

A Tribute to Steven Gey, 110 W. VA. L. REV. _ (2007) (w/ William P. Marshall and Vivian E. Hamilton).

Using Suppression Hearing Testimony to Prove Good Faith Under United States v. Leon, 54 U. KAN. L. REV. 155 (2005)

Using Suppression Hearing Testimony to Prove Good Faith UnderUnited States v. Leon, 54 U. Kan. L. Rev. 155 (2005)

“Helping Those Who Help Themselves: The Fourth Circuit’s Treatment of Agreements to Arbitrate Statutory Employment Discrimination Claims in Brown v. ABF Freight Systems, Inc. andEEOC v. Waffle House, Inc.,” 79 N.C. L. Rev. 239 (2000)“

AT&T Corp. v. Iowa Utilities Board: The Supreme Court Recognizes Broad FCC Jurisdiction over Local Telephone Competition,” 78 N.C. L. Rev. 1645 (2000)

Teaching Experience

Professor, West Virginia University College of Law, 2008-present
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, West Virginia University College of Law, 2010-2013
Visiting Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law, 2009-2010
Associate Professor, West Virginia University College of Law, 2002-2008
Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy and Religion, North Carolina State University, 1995-1996

Legal Experience

Law Clerk, Honorable M. Blane Michael, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2001-2002
Summer Associate, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, L.L.P. (Raleigh, NC)
Summer Associate, Wyche, Burgess, Freeman & Parham, P.A. (Greenville, SC)
Summer Associate, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P. (Raleigh, NC)

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Law, West Virginia University