Plenty of things to choose from in our weekly roundup of events in the area (and elsewhere), plus some photos from a recent pumpkin carving event held by Law Families.
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Mid-term elections are upon us, and a story on the OregonLive website features Caitlin Mitchel-Markley, a 2005 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, who is running on the Libertarian ticket for the Oregon legislature.
Author and scholar Bruce Holsinger, professor of English at the University of Virginia, will give a Glasgow reading at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Leanne M. Shank, general counsel at Washington and Lee University, was elected to a three-year term as treasurer of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).
Part of our ongoing series of Q&As with student leaders, Thayer Case and Madeline Morcelle, co-presidents of the Women Law Students Organization, discuss the importance of participating in activities outside the classroom and what WLSO has planned for the coming year.
At its fall meeting, Oct. 24-25, Washington and Lee University's Board of Trustees gave final approval for the construction of a new on-campus housing neighborhood for upper-division students.
Lee Chapel and Museum on the campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, will close for the installation of a new fire suppression system from Dec. 12 through late March 2015, part of W&L's continuing efforts to preserve its historic buildings.
We asked several of our 1L students to discuss their decision to attend W&L Law. Next up is Lizzy Williams, a graduate of Smith College from Austin, Texas.
Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee, writes about what today's revelers can learn from Halloween celebrations of the past.
George Taylor, co-director of Taylor and Boody Organbuilders of Staunton, Virginia, will give a talk about the Lee Chapel organ and its history on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Lee Chapel & Museum at Washington and Lee University.
In partnership with the Department of Journalism, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics will host West Wing Reports' Paul Brandus as its fall 2014 Executive-in-Residence.
Washington and Lee University welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees during the fall board meeting, Oct. 24–25.
John Case, the CEO of Realty Income and a 1986 graduate of Washington and Lee, recently shared some of his investing secrets in a San Diego Union-Tribune profile, "A REIT for Steady Income in Good, Bad Times."
The Hon. Robert E Payne '63, '67L, Senior Judge from the Eastern District of Virginia, and Washington and Lee School of Law Dean Nora Demleitner were honored as "Leaders in the Law" on Oct. 23 by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
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During this year's annual meeting of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, James W. Jennings Jr., a principal at Woods Rogers in Roanoke, Virginia, received the 2014 Excellence in Civil Litigation Award.
A $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation has enabled Washington and Lee University's Teacher Education Program to bring the Educational Technology Leadership Academy to elementary, middle and high schools in Lexington, Rockbridge County and Buena Vista.
3L Hannah Shtein reports on the Davis competition and provides a rundown of upcoming events in the area.
Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, vice president of CBS News, will give the keynote address at the 58th Institute in Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University on Friday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
"Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review" is looking for Virginia poets to submit to the 2014 Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets. This annual prize awards $500 to a writer born in or with current established residence in Virginia.
Andrei Illarionov, former economic policy advisor to President Vladimir Putin, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium. The title of Illarionov's talk is "Russo-Ukrainian War."
Southern Unionists of the Civil War were erased from history by writers of the Lost Cause, who promoted the mythology of a united Confederacy. Now Barton A. Myers tells the story of one state's Unionists in "Rebels Against the Confederacy: North Carolina's Unionists."
Max Shapira, president of Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. since 1996, has been named industry executive of the year by Market Watch, a drinks industry publication.
Wayne Koestenbaum, American poet, critic, essayist, librettist, novelist and artist, will give the Shannon-Clark Lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
A new volume of essays co-edited by Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee, offers guidance to achieving a career in the humanities in a changed academic landscape.
Phillip A. Goff, associate professor of social psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), will be the keynote speaker at the Implicit Bias Mini-Conference at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Jesmyn Ward, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Center.
For the second year in a row The Law News, student newspaper at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has won the award for the finest law school newspaper in the country.
Patrick Hinely, University photographer at Washington and Lee University, has two exhibitions of his work opening in Germany this month that flow from his extracurricular passion—photographing jazz musicians.
Washington and Lee's winning team, The Taxmanian Devils, has made it to the semifinal round in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Challenge. To advance, they must receive the most votes in a Facebook competition before 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, November 21.
Christian Zanetis '16 will represent Washington and Lee University at the Nordic Trading Competition in Copenhagen, Denmark, this November.
Our weekly roundup of events in the area (and elsewhere) includes not one, but two apple festivals. This is Virginia after all.
We asked several of our 1L students to discuss their decision to attend W&L Law. Dowin Coffy, a graduate of Andrews University from Miami, gives his top six reasons for coming to W&L.
Author and scholar Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Beth Macy, author of the Lukas Prize-winning "Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town," will speak at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
We asked several of our 1L students to discuss their decision to attend W&L Law. For Clint Williams, a graduate of the University of Utah from Salt Lake, it was all about the visit.
The downtown connector that joins Interstates 75 and 85 at midtown Atlanta and runs south to Hartsfield International Airport has been officially named after one of the city's most influential citizens, Rodney Mims Cook, Washington and Lee Class of 1946.
The Motley Fool, the nationally syndicated personal finance column and website, gives Washington and Lee alumni as an example of liberal arts graduates who earn as much as science, technology, engineering and math graduates by mid-career.
With undergrad Parent's Weekend in full swing, Law students are scattering for a short fall break. But if you are staying around LexVegas, here are few diversions.
"People think public accounting is boring," said Bill Messerle '97, "But we're here to tell you, public accounting is never boring." Messerle, a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, was one of six alumni who sat on the Williams School's Oct. 6 Accounting Panel.
Visiting Washington and Lee University is "always like coming home," said Mark Bradley, a member of the W&L Class of 1978, former CIA analyst and current Department of Justice attorney. The occasion for his Oct. 8 return: to give a lecture about the subject of his well-reviewed recent book, "A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior."
W&L professors Rebecca Benefiel and Sara Sprenkle presented their latest project—a searchable web application on ancient graffiti—at the 2014 EAGLE International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World.
The new play by Domnica Radulescu, the Edwin. A. Morris Professor of Romance Languages at W&L, won an honorable mention in the 2014 Jane Chambers playwriting contest. "Exile is My Home: An Immigrant Fairytale" will receive a staged reading in New York City on Oct. 20 and 21.
Last fall, James "Jim" W. Head III '64, the Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Distinguished Professor of the Geological Sciences at Brown University, received the Norman L. Bowen Award for his outstanding contributions to volcanology, geochemistry or petrology from the American Geophysical Union.
Gabriella Kitch will be wading in water and loving every minute of it during her junior year at Washington and Lee. A major in geology with a minor in environmental studies, Kitch grew up near the ocean in San Diego, California, and claims a great affinity with any kind of water.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, along with federal appeals court judges Diarmuid O'Scannlain and Albert Diaz, will judge this year's John W. Davis Appellate Advocacy competition.
Bill Connelly, the John K. Boardman Professor of Politics, was quoted in the Oct. 6 edition of CQ Roll Call about the 20th anniversary of the Republican 'Contract with America' election.
The Law Review placed 6th on the list of top 100 most popular law reviews chosen by authors using ExpressO and has capitalized on this ranking with the launch of a new website that greatly expands the journal's digital offerings.
3L Ryan Redd reports on a school-sponsored trip to Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Plus, our roundup of upcoming events.
Scott Mason '84, also known to his WRAL viewers in Raleigh, N.C., as the Tar Heel Traveler, has published his second book: "Tar Heel Traveler Eats: Food Journeys across North Carolina" (Globe Pequot Press).
Boxerwood Education Association is sponsoring an exhibition of work by abstract artist Josef Albers, Oct. 8 through Nov. 5, in the Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University. "Formulation: Articulation" is a suite of 127 silkscreen prints that display the optical possibilities of color and design.
Mark Bradley, a former CIA analyst and currently a Department of Justice attorney, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 4:30 in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor will speak at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theater, Lenfest Center for the Arts.