Ribbon cutting to celebrate new addition

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA—The West Virginia University College of Law is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, September 19, at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of its new 30,000 square foot addition. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Guest speakers include E. Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia University, Joyce E. McConnell, provost and vice president for academic affairs and former dean of the College of Law, and Gregory Bowman, interim dean of the College of Law.

The College of Law’s $26 million expansion and renovation project began in fall 2012. The new facilities, which have been in use since the beginning of the fall semester, include classrooms, a courtroom, an event hall, and offices for law clinics, faculty, and the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development.

Renovation of the original building will continue over the next two years during summer and winter breaks. The construction project is supported by public and private funds.

“When this project is finished, the addition and the original building will provide our students with exceptional and state-of-the-art learning opportunities,” said Bowman. “In short, this completed facility will represent and embody the future of American legal education. It will be a home where we can educate and train the lawyers and leaders of tomorrow.”

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jj 09/15/2014

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