West Virginia University

Since the Sago Mine disaster brought international attention to the issue of coal mine safety, some progress has been made toward protecting miners. But, most experts agree, a variety of factors have kept progress from moving as quickly and as completely as it could.

"Thinking Outside of the Box: A Post-Sago Look at Coal Mine
Safety"—a lecture series presented by the West Virginia Law Review and the WVU College of Law—will examine critical questions as why this is the case and how to move forward.

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Faculty Advisors:
Patrick McGinley
Anne Marie Lofaso

Student Organizers:
Heather Dawn Flanagan
Brienne Taylor Greiner
Brian Jarvis
Mary Claire Johnson
Bryan Clark Lohoff
Jason Pizatella
Latoya Porterfield


Conference Organizers, (WV Law Review Vol. 110)
Prof. Anne Marie Lofaso (Faculty Advisor), Brian Jarvis, Bryan Lohoff,
Mary Claire Johnson, Heather Flanagan, Lotoya Porterfield (seated)

Founded in 1894, the West Virginia Law Review is the fourth-oldest student-governed law review in the U.S

Approaching Coal Mine Safety from a Comparative Law and Interdisciplinary Perspective

The Sago Mine Disaster: A Preliminary Report to Gov. Joe Manchin III – prepared by J. Davitt McAteer & Associates, July 2006

Symposium Webcast
View the event online by watching our webcast of Part II. The event was held Nov 2, 2007 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

View Part I of the symposium that was held March 21, 2007 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

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