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About Joshua P Fershee

Joshua P. Fershee is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of energy law and policy and business law and entity governance. Before joining West Virginia University College of Law, he served as Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at the University of North Dakota School of Law. Prior to that, he practiced law in New York City and Washington, D.C. In his practice, he represented energy clients in matters before state and federal regulators, analyzed state and federal legislation, and advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, climate change issues, and renewable portfolio standards. Recent articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including the Harvard Journal on Legislation, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Energy Law Journal, Connecticut Law Review, and Environmental Law. Professor Fershee received his JD magna cum laude from Tulane Law School, where he was elected Order of the Coif and editor in chief of the Tulane Law Review.


Present Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development, West Virginia University
Present Professor of Law, West Virginia University

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Energy Law & Policy, Hydraulic Fracturing Law & Regulation, Business Organizations, Entity Governance, and Climate & Renewable Energy Policy

Contact Information

Joshua P. Fershee
Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development
Professor of Law
West Virginia University College of Law
PO Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506-6130
phone: (304) 293-2868


Energy and Utilities Law (11)

Law and Society (5)

Environmental Law (9)