Anne Marie Lofaso is the Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law. Dr. Lofaso writes primarily in the areas of labor law, comparative and international labor law, mine safety and health, unemployment, and the jurisprudential foundations of labor and employment law. Her current research focuses on the question whether empirical studies and/or jurisprudential rationales justify raising the statutory floor of rights or encouraging the practice of collective bargaining.
Lofaso is a prolific author of scholarly articles, policy papers, and popular pieces. Her major publications include What We Owe Our Coal Miners, 5 Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. 87 (2011); September Massacre: The Latest Battle in the War on Workers’ Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (2008), reprinted in A FRESH START FOR A NEW ADMINISTRATION: REFORMING LAW AND JUSTICE POLICIES (American Constitution Society for Law and Policy 2008); and Toward a Foundational Theory of Workers’ Rights: The Autonomous Dignified Worker, 76 U.M.K.C. L. Rev. 1 (2007). She is also a co author on MODERN LABOR LAW IN THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS: CASES AND MATERIALS (with Seth Harris, Joseph Slater, and David Gregory) (LEXIS publishing, forthcoming 2012). She is a contributing editor to the online journal Jotwell (reviewing labor and employment law articles); a senior editor of an international labor law treatise; and a contributing editor for a major labor law treatise.
Before entering teaching, Lofaso was a senior attorney with the National Labor Relations Board’s Appellate and Supreme Court Branches. She regularly teaches courses in labor law, employment law, socioeconomics, jurisprudence, and related seminars. Anne Marie Lofaso is currently an Associate Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law. Lofaso earned her A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard University, J.D., University of Pennsylvania, and D.Phil., University of Oxford.
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