MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –
April 3, 2014
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Local law firm Hamstead, Williams & Shook PLLC has made a $25,000 commitment to the West Virginia University College of Law’s building expansion and renovation project.
Set to be completed in May, the expansion project includes a 30,000-square-foot addition which will house classrooms, a courtroom, event space, conference rooms, law clinics, and the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. Interior renovations of existing space — which include the redesign of the George R. Farmer Jr. Law Library as well as updates that will enable the law center to meet LEED standards — will continue through 2016.
Attorneys at Hamstead, Willliams & Shook, headquartered in Morgantown, have been providing clients with legal services related to personal injury cases for more than 80 years. Attorney Jacques Williams earned his bachelor’s degree from WVU in 1975 and graduated from the College of Law in 1978. Attorney Alex Shook is also a WVU graduate, having earned his bachelor’s degree from the university in 1991, his master’s degree in 1993, and his J.D. from the College of Law in 1997.
”We are deeply appreciative of Alex and Jacques for demonstrating their support of the College of Law through this gift,” said Joyce McConnell, who serves as the William J. Maier Jr. Dean and a Thomas R. Goodwin Professor of Law. “Their contribution to the renovation and building project will not only result in an enhanced educational experience for students, but is also a meaningful endorsement of the College of Law from a successful firm in our community.”
Representatives said the firm is pleased to provide local support to a project that will ultimately advance the College of Law’s mission to prepare future generations of legal professionals.
The contribution from Hamstead, Williams & Shook PLLC is part of A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University, a $750 million fundraising effort the WVU Foundation is conducting on behalf of the University.
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