Patrick C. McGinley is the Charles H. Haden II Professor of Law at West Virginia College of Law. He has taught courses on, and published numerous law review articles relating to, environmental, natural resources, and administrative law. Professor McGinley has served as chair of the Association of American Law Schools' environmental law section. He has litigated many environmental cases and testified before the US Senate and House of Representatives regarding environmental and natural resource law issues. In March, 2016, McGinley was awarded the Svitlana Kravchenko Environmental Rights Award at the 39th Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference recognising his scholarship, teaching and public interest environmental litigation.