E. Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia University, will confer the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree on the 118 graduates expected to participate in the ceremony. Gee served as dean of the College of Law from 1979-1981.
Professor emeritus Forest Bowman ‘63 and Judge O.C. Spaulding ‘73 will receive the Justitia Officium Award in recognition of their contribution and service to the legal profession. It is the highest honor bestowed by the College of Law.
“It’s an honor to celebrate with the Class of 2014 and I wish them all the best,” said Joyce E. McConnell, the William Maier Jr. Dean and Thomas R. Goodwin Professor of Law. “It’s also a privilege to recognize Forest Bowman and Judge Spaulding for their impact on the legal profession. Their work has truly made a difference.”