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West Virginia Day Celebration

Tuesday, June 20, 2018

9:00 a.m. — Continental Breakfast Refreshments
Milano Room, Wise Library

9:30 a.m. — Panel Discussion
Milano Room, Wise Library
Guest speakers will address several topics relating to the history of law in West Virginia, such as pioneer lawyer James Wilson; J.R. Clifford, the state's first African-American attorney; Louis A. Johnson; women in the field of law; and WVU's School of Law. Speakers will include:
John Fisher, the William J. Maier, Jr. Dean Emeritus, WVU College of Law;
David C. Hardesty, Jr., WVU President Emeritus;
Gregory Hinton, Senior Professor of Business Law, Fairmont State University;
Marjorie McDiarmid, Steptoe & Johnson Professor of Law & Technology, WVU College of Law;
Robert Steptoe, Jr., member and former CEO and managing partner, Steptoe & Johnson; and
Dr. Ray Swick, historian emeritus for West Virginia State Parks.

11:30 a.m. — Exhibit Opening: "Justice for All; Law and Lawyers in West Virginia"
WVRHC Galleries, 6th floor, Wise Library
Commemorative posters will be distributed to all in attendance.

West Virginia Birthday Cake in WVU Downtown Library Atrium to Follow

All events are open to the public