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Gregory W. Bowman

Dean Gregory W. Bowman

William J. Maier, Jr. Dean
Professor of Law


  • B.A., West Virginia University, Economics and International Studies, 1990
  • M.A., University of Exeter, England, Economics of the European Community, 1992
  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1994


  • WVU Foundation 2014 Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • WVU College of Law 2010-11 Professor of the Year


Gregory W. Bowman was appointed the William J. Maier, Jr. Dean of the WVU College of Law effective May 1, 2015. Before being named Interim Dean in July 2014, he served as the College's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. A nationally recognized scholar in international trade law and remedies, he joined the faculty in 2009.

Bowman is a native of West Virginia and a graduate of WVU (B.A., International Studies & Economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa). He also studied in Denmark as a Rotary Exchange Student and received his master’s degree in Economics (with distinction) from the University of Exeter, England, before receiving his J.D. cum laude from the Northwestern University School of Law.

Bowman received the Award for Outstanding Teaching from the WVU Foundation in 2014, and he was named “Professor of the Year” in 2011 by WVU Law students. He is the founding director of the College of Law’s Geneva Study Abroad Program.

Prior to his teaching career, Bowman practiced law in Chicago and Washington, D.C. with the international law firm of Baker McKenzie.


  • The Rise of the Creative Law School, 50 Toledo L. Rev. 255 (2019)
  • A Prescription for Curing U.S. Export Controls, 97 MARQUETTE L. REV. 595 (2013)
  • The Feng Shui of Study Abroad Programs, 1 J. TRANSNAT’L LEGAL ISSUES 20 (Winter 2012) (peer-reviewed)
  • U.S. and Canadian Federalism: Implications for International Trade Regulation, 114 W. VA. L. REV. 1007 (2012)
  • Of Haves and Have-Nots: A Review of Developing Countries and the Multilateral Trade Regime: The Failure and Promise of the WTO’s Development Mission, 3 TRADE, LAW AND DEVELOPMENT 242 (2011)
  • Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duty Law & Practice: The Mexican Experience, 7/8 GLOBAL TRADE & CUSTOMS J. 267 (2010) (with David A. Gantz (lead author), Nick Covelli, & Ihn Ho Uhm)
  • TRADE REMEDIES IN NORTH AMERICA: LAWS, ECONOMIC ANALYSES AND PRACTICE (Kluwer Law International, 2010) (with David A. Gantz, Nick Covelli, & Ihn Ho Uhm)
  • Reviewed in Kevin C. Kennedy, Book Review, 19 MICH. ST. J. INT’L L. 145 (2010) & CANADIAN BAR ASS’N BULL., Mar. 2010
  • The Domestic and International Policy Implications of “Deep” versus “Broad” Preferential Trade Agreements, 19 IND. INT’L & COMP. L. REV. 497 (2009)
  • The Comparative and Absolute Advantages of Junior Law Faculty in the Classroom: Implications for Teaching and the Future of American Law Schools, 2008 BYU EDUC. & L.J. 171 (2008)
  • Thinking Outside the Border: Homeland Security and the Forward Deployment of the U.S. Border, 44 HOUSTON L. REV. 189 (2007) (lead article)
  • Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Reconceptualizing State and Government Succession, 51 N.Y. L. SCH. L. REV. 581 (2007) (reviewing TAI-HENG CHENG, STATE SUCCESSION AND COMMERCIAL OBLIGATIONS (2006))
  • E-Mails, Servers, and Software: U.S. Export Controls for the Modern Era, 35 GEO. J. INT’L L. 319 (2004)
  • International Trade Aspects of Information Technology, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW 4003 (Stephen Saxby ed., 2003) (with Carol George, Sunwinder Mann, & Alison Stafford Powell)
  • The Harbor Maintenance Tax on Exports: The Conflict between the Federal Budget and the U.S. Constitution, in LOYOLA LAW FORUM v. V No. 1 (1998) (with Lynn S. Baker)
  • Economic Integration in the Americas: A Work in Progress, 14 J. INT’L L. & BUS. 493 (1994) (with Kenneth W. Abbott)
  • Economic Integration for the Asian Century: An Early Look at New Approaches, 4 TRANSNAT’L L. & CONTEMP. PROBS. 187 (1994) (with Kenneth W. Abbott)
  • Excerpted in INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS: A READER (Ralph H. Folsom et al. eds., 1997)
  • Case Note, Fifth Amendment—Substantial Exculpatory Evidence, Prosecutorial Misconduct and Grand Jury Proceedings: A Broadening of Prosecutorial Discretion, 83 J. CRIM. L. & CRIMINOLOGY 718 (1993)

Teaching Experience

  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • Dean, 2015-Present
    • Interim Dean, 2014-2015
    • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 2013-2014
    • Professor, 2013-Present
    • Associate Professor, 2011-2013
    • Visiting Associate Professor, 2009-2011
  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
    • Associate Professor, 2007-2011 (granted tenure in 2009)
    • Assistant Professor, 2004-2007
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • Visiting Professor, Spring 2008

Practice Experience

  • Baker & McKenzie, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, Illinois
  • International Trade & Corporate Compliance Practice Groups, 1996-2004
  • Homeland Security Practice Group, 2002-2004
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (formerly Katten Muchin Zavis), Chicago, Illinois
  • Corporate & Customs and International Trade Departments, 1995-1996
  • Summer Associate, Summer 1993
  • The Honorable Pierce Lively, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Danville, Kentucky
  • Judicial Clerk, 1994-1995
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