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Phone: (304) 293-4694


Based in Morgantown, West Virginia, Jamie advises clients on regulatory strategy and provides expert testimony before regulatory commissions on such issues as integrated resource planning, resource acquisitions, climate change and grid resilience, and utility business and regulatory models. Jamie currently serves as Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at the West Virginia University College of Law. Before coming to WVU in July 2011, Jamie spent three years as a member of the adjunct faculty at Pace Law School in White Plains, NY and Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, which is an environmental policy and advocacy organization active on energy and environmental issues in New York and the Northeast.

Before entering into law school teaching, Jamie had a successful career in private law practice as a partner in the Environmental and Natural Resources practice group of large law firms based in the Pacific Northwest. In his 22-year career in private practice, Jamie represented energy clients in state regulatory proceedings in eight western states, as well as proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Jamie was recognized by the Energy Bar Association as its 2007 State Regulatory Practitioner of the Year. Before going into private practice, he spent five years with the New York Public Service Commission as an Assistant to the Commission for Opinions and Review and as Assistant to the Chairman.

Jamie has taught courses in energy and regulated industries, environmental law, emissions trading, administrative law and business associations in various capacities at Lewis & Clark Law School, the University of Tennessee College of Law, the University of Iowa College of Law, and Pace Law School. At the WVU College of Law, Mr. Van Nostrand teaches Energy Regulation, Markets and the Environment; Environmental Protection Law; Siting and Permitting of Energy Facilities; the Science and Technology of Energy; and Renewable Energy & Alternative Fuels.


  • LL.M., Environmental Law, Pace Law School
  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
  • M.A., Economics, SUNY at Albany
  • B.A., Economics, University of Northern Iowa.

Selected Presentations & Publications

  • Keeping the Lights on During Superstorm Sandy: Climate Change Adaptation and the Resiliency Benefits of Distributed Generation, 23 N.Y.U. Envt’l L.J. 92 (July 2015)
  • An Energy and Sustainability Roadmap for West Virginia,115 W. Va. L. Rev. 885 (2013)
  • Utility of the Future and the Business Model under a New Regulatory Paradigm,University of San Diego School of Law, Sixth Annual Climate and Energy Law Symposium, San Diego, CA (November 2014)
  • Clean Power and Carbon: A View from the States, Regulation of CO2 Emissions from Existing Power Plants under the Clean Air Act,Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Lexington, KY (October 2014)
  • Getting to Utility 2.0: The Evolution of the Energy Market Regulatory Paradigm to Accommodate the Customer-Centric Utility of the Future,Albany Law School Government Law Center and New York State Department of Public Service Symposium “An Energy Agenda for the Future,” Albany, NY (May 2014)
  • Starting from Scratch: Promoting Energy Efficiency Without the Foundations of IRP or an EERS,American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, Nashville, TN (September 2013)