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Public Health and Law Expert Speaking on April 3

WVU Law Fisher Lecturer Elizabeth Van Nostrand

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Elizabeth Van Nostrand, an expert on public health and the law, will deliver the annual John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine on April 3 at 12 p.m. in the Event Hall at WVU Law.

Van Nostrand will discuss legal epidemiology, an emerging field that combines the practice of developing and implementing health laws with the scientific evaluation of how laws affect public health. She will also address how legal data can be used in health information and communication systems.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Van Nostrand is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

"Back to the 80s" PIA Dinner and Auction is March 22

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — It’s a “Back to the 80s” theme for the annual Public Interest Advocates (PIA) Dinner and Auction on March 22 at WVU Law.

The public is invited to attend the event that is celebrating 30 years of PIA. The organization helps fund positions for law students and graduates at legal aid organizations across the Mountain State.

A buffet dinner in the College of Law lobby starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased for $10 at the door. The auction starts at 6:30 p.m. in the college’s event hall and admission is free.

Live and silent auction items will be up for bid. Among them, a seven-night stay at a condo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; overnight packages at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and at Glade Spring in Daniels, West Virginia; Morgantown dining packages; an authentic Persian rug; sports tickets and memorabilia; and gift baskets. There will also be raffle items and door prizes.

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