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Ihlenfeld Lecture to focus on prisoner reentry

WVU Law Ann Jacob 2017 Ihlenfeld Lecture

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Criminal justice system expert Ann Jacobs will deliver the 24th annual Charles L. Ihlenfeld Lecture on Public Policy and Ethics on February 3 at 12 p.m. in the Marilyn E. Lugar Courtroom at the WVU College of Law.

Jacobs will examine prisoner reentry into society through the lens of justice and poverty. 

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. A reception will follow the lecture.

Jacobs is the director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Founded in 2005, PRI aims to improve prisoner reintegration into society through policy advocacy, direct service practice, and collaborative partnerships.

WVU Law is #2 on community impact honor roll

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — The National Jurist has given special recognition to the WVU College of Law for its work in public service. 

In its winter issue, the magazine awarded WVU Law second place on a national honor roll of law schools with the greatest community impact. The honor roll is based on data of the free legal services provided by law school clinics in 2015-16.

Last year, WVU Law’s nine clinics provided 40,200 hours of pro bono legal services for more than 500 clients throughout the state.

Legal work in the clinics is conducted by law students and supervised by law professors. The students gain valuable lawyering experience while providing a service to those in need.

Annual Baker lecture to focus on international criminal justice

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — International criminal lawyer Susan Lamb will deliver the annual C. Edwin Baker Lecture for Liberty, Equality and Democracy at the West Virginia University College of Law.

Lamb will address “International Criminal Justice and Notions of Equality and Liberty” on January 30 at 12 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. A reception will follow.

Lamb has spent 17 years with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals, including the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (1997-2005), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (2005-2008), and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (2009-2013).

Experience WVU Law Day Open House is January 28

WVU Law Professor Kendra Fershee

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — WVU Law is hosting its next Experience WVU Law Day admissions open house on Saturday, January 28.

The program is designed for anyone interested in pursuing a legal education. 

Informative sessions focus on the law school application process, academic offerings and career opportunities. Participants can also sit in on a class, learn more about financial aid and tour WVU Law's newly renovated and expanded facilities. Lunch is provided.

For more information and to register, visit Experience WVU Law Day.

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