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Veterans clinic helps former medic win education benefits

WVU Law Veterans Clinic Marx Jonese DeFlumeri

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Student attorneys in WVU Law's Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic recently helped a former Army Ranger pursue his dream of becoming a medical doctor.

Third-year students Brad DeFlumeri and Alex Jonese represented Jeremy Marx, who served six deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan as a medic in the 75th Ranger Regiment.

WVU Law launches program to help Appalachia

WVU Law Professor Jennifer Oliva

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA —  The College of Law has launched the Appalachian Justice Initiative (AJI), a group of law school faculty and staff working to address poverty in Appalachia through legal scholarship, policy advocacy, legal services and outreach.

“The College of Law faculty created the AJI to empower West Virginias in need of legal resources and assistance and to promote research and scholarship at the intersection of law and rural livelihood,” said Jennifer Oliva, director of the WVU Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic. “As a land-grant institution and the only law school in the state, we take seriously our charge to serve our fellow West Virginians and Appalachian neighbors.”

UN lawyer to address sexual violence in war for McDougall Lecture on April 5

WVU Law 2017 McDougall Visiting Professor Jon MacDonald

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – United Nations lawyer Jon MacDonald will deliver the Archibald McDougall Lecture in International Law on April 5 at 12 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom at WVU Law.

A prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), MacDonald will discuss sexual violence in international conflicts.

WV Law Review Symposium to explore investigative technology

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — The West Virginia Law Review is hosting a symposium on March 31 to explore the impact of evolving technology on criminal investigations and law.  

Featuring national legal scholars and law enforcement experts, the symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom at the West Virginia University College of Law. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

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