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Emeriti Faculty

Gerald G. Ashdown

James H. “Buck” and June M. Harless Professor of Law Emeritus

  • B.B.A., University of Iowa, 1969 
  • J.D., University of Iowa, 1972 



Forest J. Bowman

Jackson Kelly Professor of Law Emeritus

  • B.S., West Virginia University, 1960
  • J.D., West Virginia University, 1963


John Fisher II

William J. Maier, Jr. Dean Emeritus
Robert M. Steptoe and James D. Steptoe Professor of Property Law Emeritus

  • B.A., West Virginia University, 1964
  • J.D., 1967 West Virginia University, 1967




David C. Hardesty

WVU President Emeritus
Professor of Law Emeritus

  • A.B., West Virginia University, 1967
  • B.A, University of Oxford, 1969
  • J.D., Harvard University, 1973
  • M.A., University of Oxford, 1983 (Rhodes Scholar)


Robert G. Lathrop

Professor of Law Emeritus

  • LL.M., New York University School of Law
  • LL.B., Washington & Lee University


Joyce E. McConnell

Thomas R. Goodwin Professor of Law Emeritus

  • B.A. - The Evergreen State College, 1979 
  • J.D. - Antioch School of Law, 1982 
  • LL.M. - Georgetown University Law Center, 1990


James A. McLaughlin

Robert L. Shuman Professor of Law Emeritus

  • B.A., Ohio State University, 1962
  • J.D., Ohio State University, 1965

Thomas O. Patrick

Teaching Professor of Law Emeritus

  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 1985
  • M.A., West Virginia University, 1981 (English Education)
  • M.A., West Virginia University, 1975 (Counseling)
  • B.A., Glenville State College, 1971

Camille Riley

Associate Professor of Law Emeritus

  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1974
  • M.S.L.S., Wayne State University, 1977
  • J.D., St. Louis University, 1983


Grace Wigal

Teaching Professor Emeritus

  • Marshall University, 1972
  • M.A., Marshall University, 1976
  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 1989
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