John McArthur Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8517


Office: 483 Lewis Hall

Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught

Electric Power Seminar (with W. Mark Griffith)


BA, Davidson College

JD, University of South Carolina


John McArthur is an attorney with extensive experience in the electric power industry, providing legal, regulatory, and policy advice in the public utility and energy sectors. He currently co-teaches the Electric Power Seminar at the Washington and Lee University School of Law as a member of the adjunct faculty.

In previous roles in state government and with investor-owned utilities McArthur has been involved in major policy and regulatory developments in the Southeastern part of the United States. His interests are focused on the "utility of the future" with particular interest in state-level policies to reduce carbon emissions in the electric power industry.

McArthur was in private practice most recently with the firm of Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, based in Raleigh, NC. He has also been an associate and partner with Hunton & Williams, served in government with the North Carolina Governor's Office and Department of Justice, and held senior management and director positions with corporations including Duke Energy, Truveon, and General Electric.

McArthur is also an experienced teacher, having been on the adjunct faculties at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy and the University of North Carolina School of Law.