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Oxford professor to deliver Baker Lecture at WVU Law on April 10

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— Sandy Steel, a law professor at Oxford University, will deliver the 2019 Baker Lecture on April 10 at noon in the Event Hall at WVU Law.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Steel will address the right to private law for the 2019 C. Edwin Baker Lecture for Liberty, Equality and Democracy. The branch of law that deals with relations between individuals, private law includes family law, property law and contract law.

Steel is Lee Shau Kee's Sir Man Kam Lo Fellow in Law at Wadham College and associate professor of law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford. He is a prize-winning author of two books on tort law, including "Proof of Causation in Tort Law" (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Steel has been cited by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the High Court of Australia.

The Baker Lecture at WVU Law is presented annually in honor of C. Edwin Baker, a leading constitutional law scholar who died in 2009. He was the Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor of Law and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2011, Baker’s family donated his papers to the WVU College of Law. Housed in the George R. Farmer, Jr. Law Library, the C. Edwin Baker Collection is a window into the life and work of one of the 20th century’s foremost experts on constitutional law, free speech and communication law.



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