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WVU law college receives largest capital gift in history; $7.5 million from McQuain Trust

Joyce McConnell

Video of the gift announcement.

MORGANTOWN, WV – The West Virginia University College of Law announced today (Feb. 12) it had received $7.5 million from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust, the largest capital gift in the law school’s history.

The gift will help fund a $25 million renovation and building project that broke ground last fall.

“As for all of the law students and the faculty, who we have tremendous respect for, this gift is less about them, and more about the people that they will help in their lives,” said Stephen P. Farmer, a member of the McQuain Trust Board of Trustees. “As they go forward and live their legal career as a lawyer, or law-maker, judge, or educator, they will work tirelessly every day and they will on a day-to-day basis improve the lives of the people they come in contact with.”

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