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Fisher Lecture to explore ending-life decisions

WVU Law Fisher Lecture 2017 Mary Crossley

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Health care legal scholar Mary Crossley will deliver the annual  John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine at WVU Law on February 10 at 12 p.m. in the college’s Event Hall.

A law professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Crossley will discuss “Ending-Life Medical Decisions: Some Disability Perspectives and Parallels to Black Lives Matter.”

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Crossley’s legal scholarship focuses on issues of inequality in health care financing and delivery. Her teaching includes courses in health care law and policy and family law.

In 2014-15, Crossley was a faculty mentor for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Public Health Law Education Faculty Fellowship Program. She was also a public health scholar in residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Crossley is a former dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She has taught law at Florida State University and the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where she served two years as associate academic dean. Crossley has also practiced corporate and health care law and clerked for Judge Harry Wellford on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

The John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine was established through the generosity of Thomas S. Clark, M.D., and Jean Clark. The Clark Family Lecture Series, funded by a half-million dollar pledge in 1998, provides lectures in 10 fields of study throughout West Virginia University.

A member of the WVU College of Law faculty from 1968 to 2014, Fisher is the William J. Maier, Jr. Dean Emeritus and the Robert M. Steptoe and James D. Steptoe Professor of Property Law Emeritus.



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