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Professor DiSalvo inspires Gandhi Exhibit in India

WVU Law professor Charles DiSalvo

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— When the National Gandhi Museum and the Delhi High Court Bar Association in India recently wanted to stage an exhibit about Mahatma Gandhi’s early years as a lawyer, they drew inspiration from the scholarship of WVU Law professor Charles DiSalvo. 

DiSalvo is the author of “M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law: The Man Before the Mahatma"  (University of California Press, 2013).

“The National Gandhi Museum in Delhi contacted me for advice and documents,” DiSalvo said. “I was not sure what to expect, but, as it turned out, I couldn’t have imagined a more gratifying use of my scholarship. More than 500 Delhi High Court lawyers and judges showed up to kick off the exhibit.”

The exhibit, “Gandhi: the Lawyer,” was held on the premises of the Delhi High Court as part of India’s ongoing commemoration of Gandhi’s 150th birthday this year on October 2. It was opened by D.N. Patel, the chief justice of the Delhi High Court.

Consumer law center offering free workshop on October 7

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—The Center for Consumer Law and Education will present a free public workshop on October 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Kanawha County Public Library in Charleston, West Virginia.

Titled “10 Things You Should Know About Consumer Law and Where to Get Help,” the workshop will be led by Jonathan Marshall, director of the CCLE. Dinner will be provided.

A representative from the West Virginia University Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic will also be present to answer questions from veterans about available resources and services.

This is the first in a series of state-wide consumer workshops that the CCLE is calling the People’s Law School.

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.

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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