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Professor Jennifer Oliva Presents at 2019 AALS Annual Conference

West Virginia University law professor Jennifer Oliva will present at two sessions at the upcoming 2019 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Professor Oliva will participate on a panel entitled "Legal Solutions to Meeting the Mental Health Needs of our Most Vulnerable Populations" sponsored by the Section on Law and Mental Disability on January 5, 2019.

Professor Oliva will also present her paper "Prescription Drug Policing: The Right to Protected Health Information Privacy Pre- and Post- Carpenter", at the Young Scholars works-in-progress session for the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care on January 3, 2018.

Professor Jennifer Oliva Rewrites Does v. Gillespie for U.S. Feminist Judgments Project

West Virginia University associate professor of law and public health Jennifer D. Oliva is contributing to the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project by rewriting Does v. Gillespie with University of Wyoming law professor Melissa Ballengee Alexander. The case deals with the issue of whether Medicaid beneficiaries have the right to bring a private cause of action under the Medicaid statute’s free choice of provider provision to challenge a state agency’s decision to terminate a qualified Medicaid provider. The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project is a collaborative effort of more than 100 feminist law professors to rewrite U.S. legal decisions from a feminist perspective. They have produced a series of volumes of rewritten opinions in the areas of constitutional law, tax, torts, corporations, trusts and estates, employment discrimination, family law, and reproductive justice.

Professor Oliva participated in a workshop on December 7, 2018 with other commentators and opinion writers at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.