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Yale dean to deliver annual WVU Law Baker Lecture

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – Robert Post, dean of Yale Law School, will deliver the annual C. Edwin Baker Lecture for Liberty, Equality, and Democracy on Friday, November 14, at 12:00 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom at the West Virginia UniversityCollege of Law. 

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. A reception in the College of Law lobby will follow the lecture.

For his lecture, Post will address the constitutionality of compelled commercial speech. Recent cases of compelled commercial speech include government mandates for country-of-origin labeling on meat products and graphic warnings on tobacco products.

In addition to serving as dean, Post is the Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale, where he teaches on constitutional law, the First Amendment, legal history, and equal protection. He has written and edited several books and his work is regularly published in a variety of legal journals. Post’s paper on compelled commercial speech will be published in the West Virginia Law Review in 2015.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Clinic is hosting seminar

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — The West Virginia University College of Law is hosting a free seminar for inventors, entrepreneurs, business owners, and lawyers on Thursday, November 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom. Lunch will be provided.

Organized by the WVU Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic (EILC), the seminar will focus on intellectual property (IP) law. Panel discussions will include IP attorneys Dusty Gwinn of Handheld Hospitality LLC, Monika Hussell of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, and Michael Smith of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch LLP.

WVU Law Admissions hosting Bridging the Gap Day November 8

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — The West Virginia University College of Law is hosting an admissions event for prospective minority and non-traditional students from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8.

Registration for Bridging the Gap is free and includes lunch. It is open to aspiring law students and offers opportunities to meet with current law students and faculty. The program will focus on the law school application process, academic offerings, student life, and financial aid. Participants will also experience a simulation of a first-year law class.

WVU College of Law hosting labor law conference October 24

MORGANTON, WEST VIRGINIA— Top labor scholars and leaders are meeting at the West Virginia University College of Law on Friday, October 24, for a conference focused on ensuring a healthy and productive environment for workers in the United States.

Titled Zealous Advocacy for Social Change, the labor law conference is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the College of Law. Admission is free.

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