Seton Hall law professor receives Truman Foundation award

Incoming Seton  Hall University School of Law Professor Jennifer Oliva has been selected as the 2019 Ike Skelton award winner by The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

The award honors U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton by recognizing a Truman Scholar who is a current or former member of the armed forces and has made significant contributions to public service and the Truman community.

Oliva served in the United States Army. She became a Truman Scholar in 1995 while a cadet at the United States Military Academy.

“We congratulate Professor Oliva for this honor and have tremendous gratitude for her service,” Law School Dean Kathleen Boozang said. “It is our great pleasure to welcome her to Seton Hall Law. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her health and evidence classes, and our students will certainly benefit from her experience and enthusiasm.”

Oliva is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the United States Supreme Court, among other district and appellate courts. She is a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates.

Oliva is a legal expert in the Food and Drug Administration, health, and evidence. She was previously a visiting scholar at The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and an associate professor at West Virginia University in the College of Law and School of Public Health.

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