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Professor Valarie Blake Speaks at Creighton Law Review Symposium on Inequities and Injustice in Health Care

West Virginia University law professor Valarie Blake will speak at the Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium today, March 7, 2019 in Omaha, Nebraska. This year's symposium is titled Inequities and Injustice in Health Care. Professor Blake is featured in a panel discussin "Inequities & Discrimination Based on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Race, & Disability Status".

Read more of Professor Blake's work on SSRN.

Professor Oliva Speaks at "The Opioid Crisis: Rethinking Policy and Law" at American University School of Law


West Virginia School of Law professor Jennifer Oliva will speak at American University Washington College of Law on Friday, February 22, 2019.  Professor Oliva is participating in a symposium titled "The Opioid Crisis: Rethinking Policy and Law".

The symposium is designed to bring together "leading experts in public policy, law, economics, medicine, public health, law enforcement, emergency response, and more to reimagine policies and laws related to community prevention, access to pain treatment, access to treatment for substance use disorders, harm reduction, and the civil and criminal justice systems in response to the opioid crisis." Professor Oliva is featured on a panel with other experts discussing "Rethinking Community Prevention for Opiod Use Disorders".

WVU Law Faculty Participate in Law Review Education Law Symposium

West Virginia University School of Law faculty members will participate in the West Virginia Law Review's annual symposium to be held today, Thursday, February 21 and tomorrow Friday, February 22, 2019. The Education Law Symposium will explore two landmark education law decisions - Pauley v. Kelly and the Recht Decision. Other symposium topics include the 2018 teacher strikes; recent trends in state education rights litigation; the future for equity in education; and education law in higher learning.

Professors Joshua Weishart, Shine Tu, and Dean Gregory Bowman will all participate as panelists or panel moderators.

Professor Oliva Starts Blog Series at Petrie-Flom Center's "Bill of Health"

West Virginia University law professor Jennifer Oliva has published the inaugural blog post in a new series hosted by "Bill of Health", the blog of Harvard Law's Petrie-Flom Center.  The series will examine servicemembers' "Homecoming-esque" experiences and traumas and the legal ramifications.

The first post was published on February 14, 2019 and is titled "'Homecoming' to a History of Servicemember Experimentation".

Professor Amy Cyphert Publishes New Work in Denver Law Review

West Virginia University lecturer in law Amy Cyphert recently published new work in the Denver Law Review. The article is titled "The Devil is in the Details: Exploring Restorative Justice as an Option for Campus Sexual Assault Responses Under Title IX" and appears in volume 96 of the journal.

From the abstract: