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Rockwell '87 named USAF JAG

WVU Law graduate Lt. Gen. Jeffrey A. Rockwell

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — A West Virginia University graduate is one the top lawyers in the U.S. military.

Lieutenant General Jeffrey A. Rockwell was recently sworn in as the 18th Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Air Force. He earned his law degree from WVU in 1987 and his bachelor’s degree in accounting from WVU in 1984.

Based at the Pentagon, Rockwell oversees military justice, operational and international law, and civil law functions at every level of command. He is responsible for the oversight of more than 4,400 judge advocates (lawyers), civilian attorneys, enlisted paralegals and civilians in the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps worldwide. He also serves as the legal advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force and all officers and agencies of the Department of the Air Force.

Rockwell previously served four years as the Deputy Judge Advocate General. He joined the Air Force as a first lieutenant staff judge advocate (lawyer) in 1987 and is now the service’s 39th three-star general.

Osborne, Miller join WVU Law Library

WVU Law Osborne and Miller

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Two librarians have joined the George R. Farmer, Jr. Law Library at the West Virginia University College of Law.

Caroline Osborne is the new director of the law library and associate professor of law. Stephanie Miller is the library’s first head of outreach, attorney services and digital initiatives. Both come to WVU from the Washington & Lee University law library.

“Caroline and Stephanie are wonderful additions to the WVU Law community. They have deep expertise because of their previous leadership at Washington and Lee University and other law school libraries,” said Gregory Bowman , dean of the College of Law. “Our faculty and students and the practicing bar are really going to benefit from their knowledge and experience. We’re very excited about the bright future of our law library.”

Osborne served in a range of key law librarian roles at Washington and Lee for more than a decade. Most recently, she was the assistant dean for legal information services. She has also been a professor of legal research and senior associate law librarian. Osborn earned her bachelor’s degree and Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a law degree from the University of Richmond and a Master of Laws from Emory University.

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