A world-renowned scholar on global and public health law will be speaking at West Virginia University. The lecture will highlight social justice issues within global health, and what it will take to identify and implement a unified vision for reform.

Lawrence O. Gostin, director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, will deliver the annual John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine. Highly accomplished in the academic world, Gostin is the Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law at Georgetown, where he is also Professor of Medicine; Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University; and Director of the Center for Law & the Public’s Health at both institutions.

Outside of the classroom, Gostin is a key contributor to major U.S. and international health law reform initiatives. He is also the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights, and has brought several landmark cases before the European Commission and Court of Human Rights.

His lecture will take place on Monday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom at the WVU College of Law. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

The John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine was established through the generosity of Thomas S. Clark, M.D., and Jean Clark. The Clark Family Lecture Series, funded by a half-million dollar pledge in 1998, provides lectures in 10 fields of study throughout West Virginia University. A member of the faculty since 1968, Fisher is the William J. Maier, Jr. Dean Emeritus and the Robert M. Steptoe and James D. Steptoe Professor of Property Law.

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