Chesapeake Energy makes $250K gift to WVU College of Law

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 10, 2012

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University College of Law has received a $250,000 gift from Chesapeake Energy Corporation to support the college’s annual National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition.

Joyce McConnell, the dean of the College of Law, said it is deeply grateful to Chesapeake Energy for its generosity.

“It demonstrates their commitment to supporting legal education, especially in the extremely relevant area of energy law,” McConnell said.

The WVU National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition was established in 2011 and highlights emerging trends in energy law, as well as recent developments in sustainable energy production.

The competition is the first of its kind in the nation and it attracts teams from law schools across the country.

Participants in the competition focus on an energy problem and polish their advocacy skills while networking with peers, government regulators and industry representatives.

The 2013 National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition will take place March 14 through March 16.

The competition is hosted by the WVU College of Law Moot Court Board and the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development.

The gift was made to the WVU Foundation as part of "A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University," a $750 million fundraising effort the foundation is conducting on behalf of the University.

For more information about the competition, go to

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