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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 Jennifer Oliva Participates in Third Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat at Seton Hall Law School

On Friday, February 8, 2019, WVU Law professor Jennifer Oliva participated in the  Third Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat at Seton Hall Law School.  The event is designed to give health law scholars an opportunity to share their work and exchange ideas.  It is sponsored by the school's Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy.   Professor Oliva was an invited commentator in a session discussing "Health Information Defederalization".

Read Professor Oliva's scholarship on SSRN.  

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.