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Professor Anne Lofaso Speaks at American Constitution Society Event on Income Inequality

Today, West Virginia University College of Law professor Anne Marie Lofaso will speak on a panel discussing how law can address income inequality in the United States. The event is organized by the American Constitution Society in Washington, DC and takes place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

The event is titled "Mind the Gap: How Law Can Address Income Inequality in America". Professor Lofaso will be joined by fellow panelists Lisa Cylar Barrett, Director of Policy, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., Lina Khan, Academic Fellow, Columbia Law School and Counsel, U.S. House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, Ganesh Sitaraman, Chancellor Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School, and Dora Chen, Associate General Counsel, Service Employees International Union, Moderator.

Professor Anne Lofaso Authors Report on Civil Rights Impacts from Collateral Consequences in WV

West Virginia University College of Law professor Anne Marie Lofaso recently authored a report as a member of the West Virginia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The report presents information on the civil rights impacts of collateral consequences of a criminal record in West Virginia. It discusses community reentry issues like employment, licensing, housing, and access to public benefits. The committee makes recommendations based on information gathered by public briefings and other documentation.

The full report is published online at:

Professor Weishart Speaks at NEPC Annual Meeting

West Virginia College of Law professor Joshua Weishart recently spoke at the 2019 Fellows Meeting for the National Education Policy Center. The meeting was held on September 28-29 in Boulder, Colorado. Professor Weishart participated in a panel discussion with other education law experts titled "Learning from the Field: Education Equity Issues on the Legal Horizon". The panel discussed emerging education equity legal issues.

Find more of Professor Weishart's scholarship on SSRN.