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Hon. John K. Bush speaking on September 26

WVU Law - Federalist Society speaker Judge John K. Bush

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—The Honorable John K. Bush of the 6th U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals is speaking at WVU Law on September 26 at noon in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom.

Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend

Bush will discuss finding meaning in the law. His lecture is co-sponsored by the Federalist Society at WVU Law.

Bush joined the 6th U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017 after a nomination from President Donald Trump. The court hears appeals from federal judicial districts in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Michigan. 

WVU Law hosting climate change public health conference September 21

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— Global warming and climate change are having an impact on our health, not just the planet, according to experts gathering at the WVU Law for a free public conference.

“Climate Change and Public Health: Addressing the Growing Crisis” will be held on September 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the law school’s Event Hall. Registration is free and includes a buffet luncheon. 

To register, visit energy.law.wvu.edu/ccph

The speakers at the conference will discuss how the climate crisis is causing serious economic, physical, and mental injuries from extreme weather, heatwaves, flooding, drought, and poor air quality. The program is presented by the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at the WVU College of Law, the West Virginia Center on Climate Change, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center.

Law firm gives $200,000 for moot court program

WVU Law moot court

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—The law firm of Bailey, Javins, & Carter, L.C. has given $200,000 to the Moot Court Board at WVU Law.

The gift will benefit law students who are preparing for their careers by competing in moot court competitions. It will help pay for expenses such as training, programming and travel.

“Lee Javins, J.R. Carter and I received wonderful legal educations at the WVU College of Law and we wanted to give something back,” said attorney Tim Bailey. “By competing at the highest levels of moot court competition, students gain valuable experience they will take with them as they begin their careers. Sponsoring the Moot Court Board is a unique opportunity for Bailey, Javins, & Carter to help our law school.”

Bailey is a member of the WVU Law Class of 1991; Javins is a member of the Class of 1994; and Carter is a member of the Class of 2005.

Hon. Jeffrey Sutton to deliver Constitution Day lecture September 17

WVU Law 2019 Constitution Day speaker Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—A federal judge will discuss the states’ role in protecting individual liberties, such as free speech and equal protection, at West Virginia University’s annual observance of Constitution Day .

The lecture will begin at noon on September 17 in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom at WVU Law. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

The Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, argues that much of constitutional law is made at the state level. This includes the bedrock guarantees of equal protection, criminal procedure, privacy, freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Sutton is the author of “51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law” (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Constitution Day at WVU Law is co-sponsored by The Federalist Society student organization.

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