MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Professor Gerry Ashdown of the West Virginia University College of Law has been named a Fellow of the West Virginia Bar Foundation.
The recognition is reserved for lawyers in the state who have “demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession.”
Ashdown has taught at WVU Law since 1979. His expertise includes criminal law, constitutional law, federal courts and federal criminal jurisdiction. He served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1984-1986.
In 2001, Ashdown was appointed the James H. “Buck” and June M. Harless Professor of Law. He has published numerous law review articles and he is the co-author of the widely-used textbook “Criminal Law Cases and Comments” (Foundation Press), currently in its ninth edition.
Prior to joining the WVU Law faculty, Ashdown taught law at the University of Kentucky and the University of Iowa. He also worked in private practice for the Los Angeles law firm of Adams, Duque & Hazeltine.
The West Virginia Bar Foundation is the philanthropic organization for the state’s legal profession and justice system. Its primary mission is to make grants to organizations that provide legal services to low income citizens and that improve the administration of justice, including a Public Service Scholarship at WVU Law.