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WVU Law students publish on prestigious Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog

Christopher Smith and Tasha Frazie

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – Articles by two WVU Law students have been published on the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog (OxHRH Blog).

Tasha Frazie and Christopher Smith, both 3Ls, wrote the posts as part of their International Human Rights Law class this fall.

The OxHRH Blog, which is based at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law, “aims to promote dialogue between human rights researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from around the world.” It is a prominent global forum with a focus on rigorous legal analysis that has been recognized with an OxTalent Award and by the British Academy.

In his post, Smith addressed  citizenship rights in the Dominican Republic, particularly a new policy of retroactively stripping citizenship from individuals born to “foreigners in transit.” 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic receives an award

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – A clinic at the West Virginia University College of Law clinic has been honored for its work in entrepreneurial assistance.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic (EILC) was recently presented with the 2015 Entrepreneurial Support of the Year award by TechConnectWV.

EILC gives law students the opportunity to provide legal services to start-up companies, small businesses, non-profits, and individuals. The clinic works with clients in counseling for a product plan or business organization; licensing; employee and contractor agreements; intellectual property; financing and venture capital; planning and negotiation; dispute resolution; and generalized assistance in business formation, planning, and strategy.

Founded in 2006, TechConnectWV is a statewide economic development organization dedicated to the advancement of science, technology, and the innovation economy in West Virginia. It is focused on four technology sectors: advanced energy, chemicals and advanced materials, biosciences, and biometrics. TechConnectWV works to grow and diversify West Virginia’s economy through innovation-based economic development.

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