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Professor Titolo Awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant

WVU Law Professor Matthew Titolo

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA - WVU Law professor Matthew Titolo has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant for the spring 2019 semester.

As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, Titolo will teach and study at the University of La Laguna in Tenerife, Spain, focusing on international commercial law and European Union law. He will also lecture on his forthcoming book, “Privatization and Its Discontents: Infrastructure, Law and American Democracy”, to be published by Cambridge University Press.

“The Fulbright grant is a great opportunity for me to work with scholars in interdisciplinary groups and deepen my knowledge,” said Titolo. “I look forward to continued collaboration with colleagues across the Atlantic in the coming years. The work I do in Tenerife and the working relationships I will make there will help enrich my teaching and scholarship when I return to WVU.”

Titolo teaches legal history, contracts, international commercial law and remedies at WVU Law. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. Titolo earned his B.A. in English from Baruch College. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in American and European History at West Virginia University.

October 4 workshop aims to help West Virginia entrepreneurs

WVU Law Priya Baskaran

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA— WVU Law and the West Virginia Securities Commission are hosting a free workshop to help new and existing entrepreneurs in the Mountain State grow their business.

The Raising Capital Workshop takes place on October 4 from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Coonskin Park in Charleston, West Virginia.

WVU Law Priya Baskaran“There is a lot of opportunity for growth in West Virginia, but with that opportunity comes important legal and business considerations,” said Priya Baskaran , director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic at WVU. “We’ve designed this workshop to help entrepreneurs succeed.”

Participants in the Raising Capital Workshop will learn about the legal options for funding their West Virginia-based business and how to meet regulatory requirements. They will also learn more about crowdfunding and free legal services and resources.

Constitution Day program September 17 will discuss education rights

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — West Virginia University’s annual observance of Constitution Day will focus on the right to an education.

A panel of WVU Law professors will lead the discussion starting at 12 p.m. on September 17 in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom at the law school.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

This year’s Constitution Day panelists are Robert Bastress, John W. Fisher II Professor of Law; Anne Lofaso, Arthur B. Hodges Professor of Law; and John Taylor, Jackson Kelly Professor of Law.

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