Nicholas Stump


Nicholas F. Stump is the Head of Reference and Access Services at the George R. Farmer Jr. Library, WVU College of Law. He is an Associate with the Oxford Human Rights Hub. His upcoming monograph with the WVU Press Appalachia Reconstructed: Law, The Environment, and Systemic Regional Reform examines how the United States’ energy and environmental law regimes have affected Appalachia, as evidenced by ecological impacts and related socio-economic challenges. He argues that these challenges cannot be addressed solely through traditional legal reform and instead advocates for broader, transformative change that targets social, political, and economic systems that operate above or behind the law. His current work is informed by critical environmental law, Appalachian studies, and law and social movements studies. He teaches in the legal research curriculum with an emphasis on administrative law and energy and environmental law.