Gregory W. Bowman

Interim Dean
Professor of Law

WVU Foundation 2014 Award for Outstanding Teaching

WVU College of Law 2010-11 Professor of the Year


  • B.A., West Virginia University, Economics and International Studies, 1990
  • M.A., University of Exeter, England, Economics of the European Community, 1992
  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1994


Gregory W. Bowman is Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the WVU College of Law. A native of West Virginia and a graduate of WVU (B.A., International Studies & Economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa), Bowman also studied in Denmark as a Rotary Exchange Student and received his master’s degree in Economics from the University of Exeter, England (with distinction) before receiving his juris doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois (cum laude). Bowman was selected by WVU law students as “Professor of the Year” in 2011.

Prior to his teaching career, Bowman practiced law in Chicago and Washington, D.C. with the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at WVU, Bowman currently serves as director of the College of Law’s Geneva Study Abroad Program, co-director of the Legal Study in Mexico program, and co-adviser of the Jessup International Moot Court Team.

Bowman lives in Morgantown with his wife, Nicole; his two children, Ethan and Abby; and two extremely messy guinea pigs, Reesie and Snowball.


  • A Prescription for Curing U.S. Export Controls, 97 MARQUETTE L. REV. _ (forthcoming)
  • The Feng Shui of Study Abroad Programs, 1 J. TRANSNAT’L LEGAL ISSUES 20 (Winter 2012) (peer-reviewed)
  • U.S. and Canadian Federalism: Implications for International Trade Regulation, 114 W. VA. L. REV. 1007 (2012)
  • Of Haves and Have-Nots: A Review of Developing Countries and the Multilateral Trade Regime: The Failure and Promise of the WTO’s Development Mission, 3 TRADE, LAW AND DEVELOPMENT 242 (2011)
  • Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duty Law & Practice: The Mexican Experience, 7/8 GLOBAL TRADE & CUSTOMS J. 267 (2010) (with David A. Gantz (lead author), Nick Covelli, & Ihn Ho Uhm)
  • TRADE REMEDIES IN NORTH AMERICA: LAWS, ECONOMIC ANALYSES AND PRACTICE (Kluwer Law International, 2010) (with David A. Gantz, Nick Covelli, & Ihn Ho Uhm)
  • Reviewed in Kevin C. Kennedy, Book Review, 19 MICH. ST. J. INT’L L. 145 (2010) & CANADIAN BAR ASS’N BULL., Mar. 2010
  • The Domestic and International Policy Implications of “Deep” versus “Broad” Preferential Trade Agreements, 19 IND. INT’L & COMP. L. REV. 497 (2009)
  • The Comparative and Absolute Advantages of Junior Law Faculty in the Classroom: Implications for Teaching and the Future of American Law Schools, 2008 BYU EDUC. & L.J. 171 (2008)
  • Thinking Outside the Border: Homeland Security and the Forward Deployment of the U.S. Border, 44 HOUSTON L. REV. 189 (2007) (lead article)
  • Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Reconceptualizing State and Government Succession, 51 N.Y. L. SCH. L. REV. 581 (2007) (reviewing TAI-HENG CHENG, STATE SUCCESSION AND COMMERCIAL OBLIGATIONS (2006))
  • E-Mails, Servers, and Software: U.S. Export Controls for the Modern Era, 35 GEO. J. INT’L L. 319 (2004)
  • International Trade Aspects of Information Technology, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW 4003 (Stephen Saxby ed., 2003) (with Carol George, Sunwinder Mann, & Alison Stafford Powell)
  • The Harbor Maintenance Tax on Exports: The Conflict between the Federal Budget and the U.S. Constitution, in LOYOLA LAW FORUM v. V No. 1 (1998) (with Lynn S. Baker)
  • Economic Integration in the Americas: A Work in Progress, 14 J. INT’L L. & BUS. 493 (1994) (with Kenneth W. Abbott)
  • Economic Integration for the Asian Century: An Early Look at New Approaches, 4 TRANSNAT’L L. & CONTEMP. PROBS. 187 (1994) (with Kenneth W. Abbott)
    • Excerpted in INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS: A READER (Ralph H. Folsom et al. eds., 1997)
  • Case Note, Fifth Amendment—Substantial Exculpatory Evidence, Prosecutorial Misconduct and Grand Jury Proceedings: A Broadening of Prosecutorial Discretion, 83 J. CRIM. L. & CRIMINOLOGY 718 (1993)

Teaching Experience

  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia
    • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 2013-Present
    • Professor, 2013-Present
    • Associate Professor, 2011-2013
    • Visiting Associate Professor, 2009-2011
  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
    • Associate Professor, 2007-2011 (granted tenure in 2009)
    • Assistant Professor, 2004-2007
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • Visiting Professor, Spring 2008

Practice Experience

  • Baker & McKenzie, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, Illinois
    • International Trade & Corporate Compliance Practice Groups, 1996-2004
    • Homeland Security Practice Group, 2002-2004
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (formerly Katten Muchin Zavis), Chicago, Illinois
    • Corporate & Customs and International Trade Departments, 1995-1996
    • Summer Associate, Summer 1993
  • The Honorable Pierce Lively, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Danville, Kentucky
    • Judicial Clerk, 1994-1995
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– Administrative Law
– Contracts
– International Business Transactions
– International Law
– International Trade Law
– Remedies

Bar Admissions:
– West Virginia
– Illinois
– District of Columbia

Courses Taught:
– Administrative Law
– Civil Procedure (Federal Jurisdiction)
– Comparative Corporate Law
– Contracts
– International Business Transactions
– International Law
– International Trade Regulation
– National Security Law

Global Perspectives: Archibald McDougall Lecture Series on International Law- The Interplay of Culture and International Trade in South Korea