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McDougall Lecture September 5 is on U.S.-Cuba baseball diplomacy

WVU Law - US-Cuba flags and baseball

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – International relations scholar Daniel Añorve Añorve will deliver the annual Archibald McDougall Lecture on International Law on September 5 at 12:30 p.m. in the WVU Law Event Hall.

Añorve will discuss “The Role of Baseball Diplomacy in U.S.-Cuban Relations.” He is a professor of law, policy and government at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

“When relations began normalizing between the United States and Cuba in December 2014, it marked, at least potentially, a turning point not only for both countries, but also for a handful of subnational actors,” said Añorve. “Baseball, a prime national hobby in both countries, suddenly seemed to have the potential to be much more than leisure, opening the possibility to trigger political, economic, and social forces that could pave the way to new channels of communications between these two ideologically-torn apart neighbors.”

Meet the Class of 2020

WVU Law Class of 2020 Group Photo

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — The members of the WVU Law Class of 2020 have officially started their legal careers.

There are 108 of these future lawyers; 49 percent are female and 11 percent self-identify as minority. About 28 percent of the class are first generation college students. The average age is 24 (with an age range of 20 to 58).

The median LSAT score is 153 and the median undergraduate GPA is 3.31. 

Out-of-state students comprise 33 percent of the WVU Law Class of 2020. These students come from Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.

Announcing the 2017 Lawyers and Leaders Award winners

WV U Law 2017 Lawyers and Leaders Award Winners

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — WVU Law and West Virginia Executive magazine established the Lawyers and Leaders Award this year to recognize lawyers who have made a positive impact on the state and the nation.

Award winners have dedicated their career to serving others and their communities. Nominees for the award must be actively practicing in West Virginia and/or graduates of WVU Law.

"The honorees are a group of hardworking, generous individuals, and their success is evident in their accomplishments and their community involvement," said  Gregory Bowman, dean of the College of Law. 

WVU Law mourns the passing of Frank Cleckley

WVU Law professor Franklin D. Cleckley

UPDATE: WVU will host a public memorial for Justice Franklin D. Cleckley on Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre at the Creative Arts Center.

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Justice Franklin D. Cleckley, the Arthur B. Hodges Professor of Law Emeritus, passed away in Morgantown on August 14, 2017.

“Frank was a giant in legal education and in law practice,” said Gregory W. Bowman, dean of the College of the Law. “He had one of the keenest intellects I have ever known, and he was admired and loved as a friend and colleague across the state and the country. He will be missed. Please keep his family in your thoughts.”

Cleckley taught at WVU Law from 1969 to 2013,  mentoring future judges, lawyers, state and national legislators, educators, and business and community leaders for more than four decades.

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