MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — WVU Law's Dean Gregory Bowman and Professor Patrick McGinley have been named Fellows of the West Virginia Bar Foundation.
Foundation fellows are a select group of the state’s lawyers and judges who have professionally and personally demonstrated dedication to the welfare of their communities and service to the legal profession.
Bowman is the William H. Maier, Jr. Dean of the WVU College of Law, a position he has held since 2015. A nationally recognized scholar in international trade law and remedies, he joined the WVU faculty in 2009. Bowman is a past recipient of the WVU Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching and the College of Law Professor of the Year. Prior to his teaching career, he practiced law in Chicago and Washington, D.C. with Baker McKenzie.
McGinley is the Charles H. Haden, II Professor of Law at WVU. A member of the faculty since 1975, McGinley is a widely recognized expert on energy and environmental law. He is a founder of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation and a recipient of the international Svitlana Kravchenko Environmental Rights Award. McGinley served as counsel and investigator on the West Virginia governor’s independent investigation teams for the Sago and Upper Big Branch mine disasters.
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 improve the administration of justice. The foundation supports a public service scholarship at WVU Law.