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Veterans Advocacy Boot Camp being held August 16

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — The West Virginia University College of Law is hosting a free Veterans Advocacy Boot Camp for attorneys and veterans service officers on Tuesday, August 16.

The program runs from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 141 at the College of Law. It is also being webcast. Registration is required.

The Veterans Advocacy Boot Camp will provide training and orientation for those interested in assisting veterans with a variety of legal needs. Participating attorneys can earn 6.0 hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education credit, approved by the West Virginia State Bar.

The sessions will be led by members of Washington, D.C.-based Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program and is co-sponsored by the West Virginia State Bar Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.

Professor Lofaso writes "Deflategate" amicus brief for QB Tom Brady

Tom Brady

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — WVU Law professor Anne Marie Lofaso has written an amicus brief on behalf of NFL quarterback Tom Brady in the “deflategate” scandal.

Lofaso drafted the brief on behalf of labor law professors and industrial relations experts who question NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's role in the case’s arbitration. They assert that the commissioner is “an angry arbitrator who does his own brand” of justice.

In 2015, Goodell handed Brady a four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated balls during the AFC Championship game. The suspension was later overturned by a lower court judge. This April, however, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of Goodell and the NFL, reinstating Brady's suspension.

After that loss, Brady's legal team sought the assistance of Lofaso and other labor law experts as part of their request for a rehearing before the full Second Circuit.

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