The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 167th commencement on Friday, May 13, awarding 119 juris doctor degrees.
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As global head of litigation for 3M, Courtney Enloe ‘97L is never bored. And that’s the way she likes it.
Prof. Josh Fairfield published “Governing the Interface Between Natural and Formal Language in Smart Contracts.”
Lizanne Thomas, a member of the W&L Law Class of 1982 and partner-in-charge of the southern region for the law firm Jones Day, will deliver this year’s commencement address during the graduation exercises at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Townsend won the competition for her paper "Second Middle Passage: How Anti-Abortion Laws Perpetuate Structures of Slavery and the Case for Reproductive Justice."
Law professor Karen Woody breaks down some of the history behind Elon Musk’s relationship with Twitter and the controversy surrounding the takeover of the company.
Meet Melanie Wilson, the next dean of W&L Law. Her appointment is effective July 1.
After graduation, Elena Schiefele will work for a law firm for a year and then clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Prof. Kish Parella published "Contractual Stakeholderism"
Bobby Hatten '72L was honored with the Outstanding Alumnus Award. Jim Seevers '97L and Bo Mahr '17L were recognized for volunteer work.
Katie Pauly will be working as a clerk on the Montana Supreme Court after graduation.
Sarah Childs will be working for Parr Brown Gee & Loveless in Salt Lake City, Utah, focusing on Intellectual Property.
Trey Smith will be working at Troutman Pepper in Richmond, joining the firm’s White Collar Litigation and Investigations practice group.
According to the report, 90.7 percent of the class of 2021 secured a full-time, long-term job that either requires bar passage or for which a J.D. degree is an advantage.
Lauren Robertson will be working with the litigation group at Holland & Knight LLP in the firm’s Tampa office.
Mari Gonzalez will be working in the corporate department at Latham & Watkins’s D.C. office.
Prof. Sarah Haan published "Corporate Governance and the Feminization of Capital."
On Friday, April 8, Northwestern University history professor Susan J. Pearson will deliver the annual Hendricks Lecture in Law and History. The title of Pearson’s talk is “What’s in a Document? Birth Registration and Identity in American Law and History.”
Melanie D. Wilson has been named the next dean of Washington and Lee University’s School of Law. She will also hold the Roy L. Steinheimer Jr. Professorship in Law.
Rich Gilliland will be working for Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP in the firm’s Austin, TX office, focusing on litigation.
Siegel’s lecture is titled “Equal Protection and Abortion in Dobbs.” During her talk, Prof. Siegel will discuss an amicus brief she authored with constitutional law scholars Serena Mayeri and Melissa Murray in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
After graduation, Gallagher is headed to New York to work in the state and local tax group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Professor Brandon Hasbrouck published "The Antiracist Constitution."
Phil Brown '85L blends history and science fiction in his inaugural novel "It Gives You Strength."
As Content Director for NASALSA, Maan is getting a chance to network with South Asian lawyers and advance the organization's mission.
Prof. Mark Drumbl was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered to discuss the whether Russia's assaults on Ukraine constitute war crimes.
Law professor Mark Drumbl and Scholar-in-Residence Barbora Hola are working on a book that explores why people inform on others under authoritarian regimes.
Murray’s talk is based on her recent article published in the Harvard Law Review, “Race-ing Roe: Reproductive Justice, Racial Justice, and the Battle for Roe v. Wade.”
Kristin Barkemeyer ‘22L and Max Blumenthal ‘24L were semifinalists in the competition, and Barkemeyer was named Best Oralist.
The symposium is scheduled for Friday, March 11 and will include a keynote address by Adrien Wing, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs and Bessie Dutton Murray Professor at University of Iowa College of Law.
Professor Jill Fraley published "Against Court Packing, or a Plea to Formally Amend the Constitution."
Washington and Lee law professor Karen Woody and the students in her Insider Trading seminar recently launched a podcast that explores the arc and evolution of insider trading over the last century.
The W&L Law Review has published a first‑ever volume dedicated to showcasing the work of Black authors.
Ronald Davis was given 80 years in prison—an effective life sentence—for a series of armed robberies where no one was hurt and he never held a gun.
W&L Law is seeking to raise $200,000 to support the Journal in perpetuity and increase publication rate.
The Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice will host its annual symposium on Thursday, Feb. 10 and Friday, Feb. 11.
Her talk, "The Importance of a Legacy—What Will Yours Be?,” is scheduled for Tuesday, February 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall.
The brief concerns the case of Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan former child soldier and military commander, who is appealing a conviction for war crimes committed in the early 2000s.
On Feb. 3 at 5:00 pm, Cane will give a talk titled “Serving Justice: Clerking for Lewis Powell, and His Timeless Lessons for Young Lawyers.”
W&L Law alumnus Victor O. Cardwell ‘87L has been elected to serve as the 134th President of the Virginia Bar Association (VBA). Cardwell’s election marks the first time a Black lawyer has served as VBA President.
Tax law expert Randle Pollard has joined the W&L Law faculty as the Rochelle and Thomas McN. Millhiser ‘81L Professor of Practice.
Allison McJunkin ‘04L helps kids take flight through mentoring program.
Enix-Ross will give a talk entitled "Undeterred Dreams" on Monday, Jan. 17 at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.
This year's observance of MLK day will comprise a variety of events and lectures.
The faculty of W&L Law are well represented at this year’s annual academic conference hosted by the Association of American Law Schools.
Interim Dean Michelle Drumbl has announced the appointment of Michelle Cosby as Assistant Dean of Legal Information Services and Professor of Practice . Her appointment takes effect June 1, 2022.
Washington and Lee law professor Karen Woody and the students in her Insider Trading seminar have launched a podcast that will explore the arc and evolution of insider trading over the last century.
Professor Carliss Chatman published "Corporate Family Matters."
W&L Law students offer free estate planning to area residents.
A new book from W&L Law professor Johanna Bond pulls together decades of research to address identity discrimination.
W&L Law students help launch local businesses.
Hellwig will take a leave of absence from W&L to lead the program, which is considered the premier graduate tax program in the country.
This summer, Kobie Crosley split his time interning with K&L Gates and the U.S. Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA.
Kylan Memminger spent her summer as a tax intern in the Chicago office of Deloitte. She will return to work there after graduation.
Charisma Hunter '23L becomes first African American Woman on Law Review.
This summer, T.J. Benedict '22L was a Summer Honors Law Clerk in the EPA’s Office of General Counsel.
During his summer position in the DC office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton, Jake Walker '22 did it all, and came away with a job offer.
Fletcher, who was publisher and editor-in-chief of Virginia Lawyers Weekly for more than 30 years, will lead a volunteer professional association with over 4000 members.
Demleitner, the Roy L. Steinheimer Jr. Professor of Law, will lead the college's Annapolis campus.
This summer, Nate Reynolds worked in a variety of practice groups for Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, and Hamilton in New York.
Kolinsky, who joined W&L Law in 2021, teaches legal writing and professional responsibility.
The Washington and Lee University community remembered the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, with a memorial ceremony and placing of 2,977 American flags on Stemmons Plaza.
The undergraduate and law classes of 2020 got a chance to return to campus, experience a traditional in-person ceremony, and celebrate their graduation with friends and family at an event that had been postponed for more than a year amid a pandemic.
The 8th Annual Lara D. Gass Symposium on Women in the Law is on Friday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. through Zoom.
Washington and Lee's newest class moves in, talks about why they chose W&L, and gets ready to rock this academic year.
Griffin currently serves as the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and a professor of law at Mercer University, where he has taught since 2006.
Washington and Lee University marks this milestone anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a special collection of stories.
The W&L community is invited to the 2021 Convocation on the Front Lawn on Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
The Washington and Lee University community this year will remember the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, with a memorial ceremony, prayer vigil and placing of 2,977 American flags.
Professor Cary Martin Shelby published "Profiting From Our Pain: Privileged Access to Social Impact Investing."
Washington and Lee University School of Law welcomes several new teachers and scholars to the faculty this year.
This summer, Alex Castro '22L was a legal intern for El Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, a nonprofit that specializes in labor rights violations committed against migrant workers.
Alumni and faculty reflect on the legacy of the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, closing its doors after over 30 years serving capital defense attorneys.
The official Commencement ceremony for the undergraduate and law Classes of 2020 will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11, beginning at 10:30 a.m. on campus.
Professor Kish Parella was honored by the American Business Law Journal with the Hoeber Award for Excellence in Research.
Neufville, an immigration attorney based in Maryland, competed in the 1996 Olympic games representing Liberia.
The piece, based on a forthcoming article in the Stanford Law Review, is a fascinating look at the history of women shareholders.
Juval Scott, an adjunct professor of law and Federal Public Defender, has been recommended by U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine to fill a judicial vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
Brandyn Jordan has joined W&L Law in the newly created position of Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, Diversity Recruitment and Engagement.
Professor Joshua Fairfield was quoted in a column titled "Amazon wants to use radar so Alexa can watch as you sleep."
Robinson succeeds Jamie Kipfer, who is departing the role on June 30.
Six members of the faculty were recognized for their contributions in the classroom, to scholarship and to experiential education.
In a commentary in The Nation, Alex Klein and Brandon Hasbrouck discuss South Carolina's newest execution method.
Kimberly Shi will be working for Clifford Chance LLP in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, focusing on litigation and dispute resolution.
The two-part blog interview covered a wide range of topics, including child soldiers and ecocide.
The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 166th commencement on Friday, May 7, awarding 119 juris doctor degrees.
Young alumna and current law student Cat Spencer '20, '23L shares her perspective on W&L and giving back.
A new book by W&L Law professor Joshua Fairfield examines how the law can keep pace to govern rapid advancements in technology.
Russell Miller, J.B. Stombock Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, is the recipient of a Humboldt Research Prize, one of Germany’s highest academic honors.
Rebecca Mitchell will be clerking on the Vermont Supreme Court for two years.
Joshua Fairfield contributed to an article on Vox.com discussing the erosion of personal ownership.
In 2020, Julie Youngman introduced significant programmatic and curricular development in W&L’s new interdisciplinary program on Law, Justice and Society.
The Washington Post published a commentary by Nora Demleitner on reducing the influence of prosecutors and victims on parole decisions.
Kevin Batteh '95, '98L is W&L's first Bitcoin donor.
Campbell was a champion of desegregation in Virginia and worked to fight Virginia’s program of massive resistance.
Washington and Lee School of Law has announced the winners of the annual alumni awards. The presentation occurred during a virtual Law Reunion gathering held April 10.
Prof. Mark Drumbl commented in the Washington Post on a new U.S. anti-doping law that could have consequences for sporting events around the globe.
Michelle Drumbl and her fellow panelists will share their research and perspectives on the future of refundable tax credits.
As the new General Counsel for the Carolina Hurricanes, Nigel Wheeler '15L has fulfilled his dream of a legal career in professional sports.
Parella will partner with Professor Rachel Lopez of Drexel School of Law and Patrick Pearsall of the firm Allen & Overy to chair the annual conference.
Alumni David Hurst '14L and Kasia Wiggins '20L discuss the new effort to support first-generation students.
Lewis Law Center Scholar-in-Residence Matthew Shaw will give a talk on the educational jurisprudence of Justice Lewis Powell.
W&L Law Professor Carliss Chatman explored institutional history to animate the study of the Uniform Commercial Code for her students.
After his start as a prosecutor, Dan Collopy ’81L found his way into intellectual property law, and a career in Asia.
Noriya Shahadat '21L and Tomi Akinmola '21L also won best brief and best oral advocate in their last ever moot court competition.
Alan Trammell joined W&L Law in 2020. He teaches and writes primarily in the fields of civil procedure, federal courts and conflict of laws. He is recognized as one of the leading authorities on nationwide injunctions.
Washington and Lee law professor Karen Woody has been selected for a fellowship with the Herndon Foundation aimed at preparing diverse professionals for positions on corporate boards.
On Friday, April 9, UCLA law professor Adam Winkler will deliver the annual Hendricks Lecture in Law and History. The title of Winkler’s talk is “How Corporations Became People.”
Matt Kaminer ’22L, Carson Cox ‘22L, and Rich Gilliland ’22L are headed to Nationals after winning the Washington D.C. Regional ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
The Washington and Lee Law Review’s annual Lara D. Gass Symposium at the Washington and Lee University School of Law will examine the judicial legacy of the Hon. Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Two books by Washington and Lee law professor Joshua Fairfield are featured in a recent New Yorker article on Big Tech and data privacy.
Professors Kish Parella and Jill Fraley talk virtual book clubs and happy hours.
Forman is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.”
The Feb. 24 online lecture, titled “Black Entrepreneurs: Where Does Money Fit into Protest?,” will examine capitalism as a part of the Black freedom-fighting arsenal.
The latest turn in the winding career path of Christopher Riano ’10L finds him leading a national effort to improve civic education and engagement.
The W&L Law team of of Noriya Shahadat ‘21L and Tomi Akinmola ‘21 won the award for best brief in the national Thurgood Marshall Moot Court competition, and Shahadat was named best oral advocate.
"W&L After Class: The Lifelong Learning Podcast" invites listeners to join conversations with W&L's expert faculty, giving them a walk down the Colonnade from the comfort of their home.
Prominent teacher, philosopher and public intellectual Dr. Cornel West will deliver the second Annual Leslie Devan Smith, Jr. Lecture at W&L Law as the keynote speaker in the Black History Week event series organized by the Black Law Students Association.
Prof. Sarah Haan coauthored a commentary for Project Syndicate on using stock price to judge performance.
Andrew Dagen '22L got the chance to work in the United States Tax Court in Washington D.C. after it reopened virtually this fall.
How are people like companies? Prof. Carliss Chatman explains in her new children's book, "Companies are People Too."
Prof. Alan Trammell coauthored a commentary in the Washington Post examining Sen. Josh Hawley's legal arguments on the election.
New members will be inducted into the national leadership honor society at W&L’s Founders Day/ODK convention, which will take place in a virtual format on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m.
A public defender with the Legal Aid Society of New York City, Buckmire '14L is also the host of “Law & Crime Daily,” a nationally syndicated program described as ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’ for courtroom drama.
Spencer Cox, a 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law, was sworn in Jan. 4 as governor of Utah following his victory in the general election held in November. He is the state’s 18th governor.
Doug Rendleman, Robert E.R. Huntley Professor of Law Emeritus at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Lifetime Scholarly Achievement award from the Remedies Section of the Association of American Law Schools.
In a commentary for The Nation, W&L Law professor Brandon Hasbrouck argues for counting Black votes twice to overcome unequal representation.
The award honors a faculty member who, through activism, mentoring, teaching and scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system or social justice.
Competitors overcome format changes to gain valuable advocacy experience.
With podcasts that look inward and outward, the Younis brothers amplify their perspective as global citizens.
Nam Kang ’21L and Nate Reynolds ‘22L reflect on how their experience with Teach for America is guiding their time in law school and beyond.
Washington and Lee University is among the 51 inaugural member institutions* of the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, a new initiative from the University of Southern California's Race and Equity Center.
Lena Hill, dean of the College and professor of English and Africana studies at Washington and Lee, has been appointed to be the university’s next provost, beginning July 1, 2021.
As vice president and chief compliance officer for a pharmaceutical company, Tina Beamon uses her legal background to promote the greater good.
As Senior Corporate Counsel at UKG Inc., Rachel Rosetti works on a wide variety of data privacy, data protection, and data security matters.
Third year law student Erin Hayes works pro bono as legislative director for the Racial Justice Coalition of Texas.
The event is scheduled for Oct. 29 and 30 and will be hosted on Zoom.
Valeria Espinal '23L and Blake Kang '23L made it to Lexington despite many hurdles.
In a Richmond Times commentary, Hasbrouck discusses court packing and a new standard for justices on the highest court in the land.
Rice's lecture, which is open to the public to view online, is titled "Cultural Norms and the Export of the W&L Honor System."
Michelle Lyon Drumbl, Robert O. Bentley Professor of Law and director of the Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed to a one-year term as interim dean of the law school effective July 1, 2021.
As senior product counsel at Twilio, Ernest Hammond's work is centered at the intersection of tech, healthcare, and telecommunications.
Patrick Wright used his experience during his 1L and 2L summers at Jones Day to learn the practice and make connections.
A new installation at Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrates the first female graduates of the law school.
Although Agbenohevi was able to travel to Utah for her job, the COVID-19 pandemic still played a role in her experience working in the financial crimes division.
The 7th Annual Lara D. Gass Symposium on Women in the Law is on Friday, September 18 from 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. through Zoom.
Hellwig, who took the helm of the law school in 2015, helped navigate the Law School through a difficult financial period and oversaw significant improvements in applications and entering class credentials, among other achievements.
Baluarte’s argument centers on the ability of stateless refugees to seek asylum in the United States and involves a client he has represented for many years, a man named Miliyon Ethiopis.
Reddy's summer internship allowed her to apply her interest in international development to a new area, examining legal issues for women with disabilities.
Members of the Critical Race Theory class at W&L Law recently took a short field trip "across the ravine" to meet with Dr. Lynn Rainville, director of institutional history, for a discussion about the University's ties to slavery.
The Washington Post published a commentary by Nora Demleitner on efforts to re-institute parole in Virginia.
Alan M. Trammell, an expert on nationwide injunctions, joins the permanent faculty. Matthew Shaw visits W&L Law as Scholar-in-Residence.
Franks, a professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law, will discuss the topic of her 2019 book, “The Cult of the Constitution: Our Deadly Devotion to Guns and Free Speech.”
With the COVID-19 pandemic still spreading across the U.S., Washington and Lee Law has created an intricate but flexible back-to-school schedule that is based around the individual needs and the unpredictability of the future.
Helping plan the 2020 convention has required creativity and flexibility as the COVID-19 pandemic has required big changes to the event.
In this podcast series from the Office of Lifelong Learning, Bond dives into the world of human rights, highlighting the justice reforms achieved by nonprofits with which she works.
MacDonnell argues against new proposals to shift prosecutorial powers from military commanders to senior military lawyers.
In a Washington Post commentary, Hasbrouck argues that the names of both Washington and Lee should be removed from the institution.
The June 24 hearing examined the issue of China’s legal responsibility for the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Five members of the faculty were recognized for their contributions in the classroom, to scholarship and to experiential education.
The brief seeks to protect two provisions of the Affordable Care Act that impact coal miners' ability to receive payments through the Black Lung Benefits Act.
John Sicilian ‘85L, Andy Lee ‘90L and Katie Waibler 15L were honored for their accomplishments and contributions to the law school.
In a new piece in Slate, Hasbrouck argues that Congress can transform policing and promote racial justice through the 13th Amendment.
Jennings will start on August 10 and will succeed Dennis Cross, who is stepping down at the end of the calendar year after serving 16 years as W&L’s V.P. of university advancement.
Sarah Van Horn will work as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in the Northampton County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in Eastville, Virginia.
At the blog LawFare, Russ Miller examines a ruling by the German Constitutional Court limiting German espionage activities.
After graduation, Karen Vallejos-Corrales will work for Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, an organization that provides free legal services to low-income people facing legal problems.
After graduation, Amanda Triplett will practice antitrust law as a trial attorney in the Health Care Division of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition in Washington, D.C.
After graduation, Lara McMahon will work for Vinson & Elkins in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and is planning on a career in government investigations and white collar defense.
After graduation, Junior Ndlovu is headed to the Allen law firm in Fredericksburg, VA to serve as a plaintiff's attorney.
Kelly Evans '07 interviewed Dudley about his hopes and plans for students' return to campus in the fall.
Insider trading is back in the news, although some would argue it never left.
Charette is headed to the Boston office of Proskauer Rose, working on private equity deals with their Private Investment Funds group.
Law professors Michelle Drumbl and J.D. King have been named to chair professorships.
Achievements in academics and service are among the awards and honors announced by the School of Law.
Freda Coleman-Jackson has joined the Office of Career Strategy (OCS) at Washington and Lee University School of Law as assistant director.
After graduation, Natalia Homchick will be working at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City in the firm’s corporate department.
Washington and Lee University School of Law will hold an online event at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 8 to confer law degrees on the 154 graduates of the Law Class of 2020.
Russ Miller has joined two other Virginia law professors in an amicus curiae brief in a case challenging the Governor’s lockdown order as it applies to indoor shooting ranges.
After graduation, Kim Blasey has two clerkships lined up, first in Maryland Circuit Court and then in U.S. District Court in New Mexico.
After graduation, Kat Phillips '20L will be serving a two-year judicial law clerkship with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in Falls Church, Virginia through the Department of Justice Honors Program.
Bruck is urging Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to grant early release to elderly, parole-eligible inmates due to concerns that prisons will soon become hotspots for the COVID-19 outbreak.
Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox ‘01L is leading the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Washington and Lee University community are finding ways to lend a hand with community relief efforts.
Should criminal legislation put in place to fight terrorism be used to fight the virus?
How will the international law principles established in the Trail Smelter Arbitration of the 1920s inform liability for the spread of COVID-19.
Veteran capital defense attorney and clinical professor of law David Bruck will represent one of the men accused of plotting the Sept. 11 attacks.
Kipfer succeeds Scott Dittman, who will step down as registrar on June 30 after serving in the role for 35 years.
According to the report, 92.7% of the class of 2019 secured a full-time, long-term job that either requires bar passage or for which a J.D. degree is an advantage.
Grading practices, hiring and the future of the bar exam are just a few of the areas impacted by the virus outbreak.
Strasser is urging residents of hard-hit Louisiana to be on the lookout for criminal activity.
After hearing about job loss following the Coronavirus outbreak, Eric Chaffin knew he wanted to do something to help.
3L Kyle Hess reflects on the Global Corruption and Good Governance Practicum.
Melissa Lagoumis '20L writes about how a 3L externship changed her outlook and her career.
Miller is currently clerking for Judge Lawrence VanDyke on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kate and Colin Emrich '21L reflect on choosing to settle in the Shenandoah Valley for three years.
Helen Gray Dunnavant '20L shares experiences from her internship last summer.
Kevin Euceda, a Honduran immigrant seeking safety from persecution in the United States, saw confidential therapy notes used against him in court. Now, legislation has been introduced to stop the practice.
The university has canceled all campus events featuring external speakers or visitors beginning at noon on Saturday, March 13 and continuing through Saturday, April 18.
Hundreds of teams participate each year in this competition focused on a dispute between nations.
Sascha L. Goluboff, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Washington and Lee University, has been named the university’s next director of community-based learning. W&L Provost Marc Conner announced the three-year appointment, which will begin on July 1.
Mary Kate Nicholson '20L reflects on her externship, saying the general counsel is a "jack of all trades."
Jessiah Hulle ‘20L and Tomi Akinmola ‘21L were the runners-up in the National Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition, held this weekend in Cincinnati during the National Black Law Students Association conference.
Kasia Wiggins '20L, a future public defender, has advocated for clients during two bond hearings and two trials in the CJC.
Student Caseworkers Andrew Salinas '20L and Isabella Gray '20L delivered strong, creative arguments that beat the odds.
Michelle Lyon Drumbl, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Tax Clinic at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has published a new book that identifies shortcomings in how the United States delivers social benefits through its tax system.
3Ls Whitney Davis and Mahalia Hall were runners-up in a regional ABA competition.
Madeline Morcelle '15L is lobbying congress, drafting bills, analyzing legislation, developing strategies to safeguard health access, and more.
Roy Abernathy and Evelyn Clark on W&L Law's LGBTQ organization.
W&L's Black Law Student Association fosters collegiality and mentorship.
Hellwig, Dean and Professor of Law, spoke on the tax plight of high-salary employees after the 2017 tax legislation.
Eight students and three faculty received Fulbright awards for 2019-2020.
The Washington and Lee School of Law Black Law Students Association moot court and mock trial teams have advanced to nationals following top finishes at the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association competitions.
Professor Timothy Waters to give a talk on borders, secession, instability and violence.
What does it mean to be an ethical lawyer in today's business environment?
Named in honor of Leslie Devan Smith Jr. '69L, the law school's first African American graduate, the new lecture series celebrates the contributions of all students from underrepresented groups.
Mary Kate Nicholson ‘20L received second place in a national student legal writing competition sponsored by the Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation.
Bapi Bikkani '20L reflects on his semester working on environmental law issues in Washington, D.C.
Contributors to a recent book on child soldiers will participate in a panel discussion on Feb. 4 at 10:00 a.m. at the Law School.
3L Kat Porter will work for Administrative Law Judges at the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C.
W&L Law has announced a partnership with the Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation that will provide a $10,000 annual scholarship for Bonner alumni admitted to the school.
W&L's Founders Day/ODK Convocation will take place on Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Professor Claudia Haupt is the second speaker in the German Law Journal 20th anniversary series.
Law professor Mark Drumbl discussed why bombing cultural sites is considered a war crime.
Legal Defense Fund Attorney Natasha Merle will speak at 2:00pm in the Millhiser Moot Court Room on Jan. 20.
Brianna Pine, a third-year law student at W&L Law and student attorney in the Tax Clinic, won first place in a recent tax advocacy contest sponsored by the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grant program.
Washington and Lee law student Sophie Rogers ‘21L and her now-husband Brandyn Churchill ’14 made national news earlier this year when they joined a lawsuit challenging Virginia’s practice of asking those applying for marriage licenses to disclose their race.
Mario Urizar ‘11L takes an immigration case before the U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 9.
W&L Law students help long-serving inmates earn parole.
Hannah Cloh is taking part in W&L Law’s residential externship in Washington, D.C., working at the Smithsonian Institution.
Greene's lecture, “#FreeTheHair: How Black Hair is Making Civil Laws Right,” will take place at 4pm on Nov. 19 at W&L Law.
Aljazeera relied on the expertise of Mark Drumbl for "explainers" on war crimes and genocide.
W&L Law students and Ed Walker '96L bring his unique brand of community-based real estate development to Buena Vista.
Her public talk is titled "Corporate Bankruptcy 101."
Law students find success at public sector job fair.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch published a commentary by Todd Peppers on public access to executions in Virginia.
Clifford Ando’s and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan’s lectures are free and open to the public.
The event is scheduled for Nov. 14-15 at Washington and Lee School of Law.
Alex Flachsbart, ‘15L, traded corporate law for the opportunity to revitalize impoverished areas of Alabama.
Slate published a commentary by Sarah Haan on Facebook's approach to free speech and authenticity.
The Hill published a commentary by Nora Demleitner on impeachment and witness protection.
Washington and Lee University School of Law will host the 2019 Law and Literature Seminar on Oct. 27-28.
Biskupic, CNN legal analyst, will explore the early influences on Chief Justice John Roberts and his position as the ideological middle of the Court.
The 6th Annual Lara D. Gass Symposium on Women in the Law is Friday, October 11 from 2:30-5:00 PM in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall.
Slate published an article by Carliss Chatman titled "Men Get Stereotyped Too. It’s Time the Court Acknowledges It."
On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Prof. Jill Stauffer, director of the Peace, Justice and Human Rights program at Haverford College, will visit W&L Law to give a talk on the topic of child soldiers, evidence, and trial process.
Ney will speak on public service and ethics on Friday, Oct. 4 at 2:15 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall.
Scott Dittman, longtime university registrar at Washington and Lee, will step down from that post effective June 30, 2020. He will continue working at W&L as special consultant to the provost during a six-month transition period before retiring in December 2020.
The Law, Justice, and Society Program offers an interdisciplinary approach to legal studies that draws from faculty and resources in all three schools at Washington and Lee University.
The Research Handbook on Child Soldiers brings to bear a unique array of perspectives to unpack the life-cycle of youth and militarization—from recruitment, to demobilization, and return to civilian life.
Respected German scholar Kai Ambos will visit W&L Law this month to help kick off celebrations marking the German Law Journal’s 20th anniversary.
Buchhandler-Raphael argues that the distinction made by sexual assault statutes between involuntary and voluntary intoxicated victims is unwarranted.
2L Anahita Mohtasham-Gharagozloo learned to react quickly to law and policy changes during her internship with the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights.
3L Ashley Duckworth was exposed to a new area of the law during her summer internship with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporate Finance in Washington, D.C.
Brant Hellwig, Dean of Washington and Lee School of Law, has announced the appointment of law professor Sam Calhoun to the Robert O. Bentley Chair in Law.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Communication skills were important for 2L Khadija Dukes, who spent her summer with the Georgia Legal Service Program working on domestic violence matters.
Thanks to his first year writing courses, 2L Karlo Goronja was able to make real contributions during his summer internship with the DOJ Executive Office for Immigration Review.
During her internship in Alaska with the Office of the Attorney General, 2L Brooke Wilson learned how the right facts can make or break a case.
Jill Fraley, associate professor of law at Washington and Lee University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to conduct research at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey during the 2019–20 academic year.
Washington and Lee law professor Doug Rendleman has been added as an Adviser a new Adviser to the American Law Institute’s (ALI) Restatement of the Law Third Torts: Remedies.
David Baluarte, associate clinical professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs by Dean Brant Hellwig.
Drumbl was interviewed on the BBC show "A History of Hate" on how propaganda fueled the Rwandan genocide.
In a Washington Post opinion piece published May 17, Washington and Lee law professor Carliss Chatman considers how the law will apply to a change in the definition of personhood.
The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 164th commencement on Friday, May 10, awarding 109 juris doctor degrees.
Eight law students traveled to Montgomery, Alabama with W&L Law Dean Brant Hellwig to visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a haunting memorial to slavery and terror lynchings that took place in twelve Southern states.
Kevin Batteh, ’95 and ‘98L, navigates new technology to advise blockchain and cryptocurrency clients.
Washington and Lee University School of Law will welcome several new teachers to the faculty next academic year.
'Solar-powered' law student Gabriella Passidomo keeps herself and fellow students moving as key staff for the W&L Outing Club.
After graduation, Cunningham will be clerking for Judge Hugh Lawson at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.
Wendy Greene's scholarship and advocacy has helped ban natural hair discrimination in New York City and California.
After graduation, Bennett will be working as an Assistant Public Defender with the Colorado State Public Defender.
The Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a matching grant by the Internal Revenue Service’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program Office. This is the twelfth straight year that the Tax Clinic has received federal dollars to support its efforts.
After graduation Novelly will be a Litigation Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in New York City.
A new installation at Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrates the life and legacy of Leslie Devan Smith Jr., who graduated in 1969.
Morton is headed to a clerkship with the United States Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters.
After graduation, McLaughlin will be working for the Colorado State Public Defender as a Deputy Public Defender.
After graduation, Shoaf will head west to work for the Colorado State Public Defender.
Drumbl commented in a NBC News story published on April 15.
Greg Stillman '74L was honored with the Outstanding Alumnus Award. Stu Nibley '75, '79L and Randall Miller '14L were recognized for volunteer work.
After graduation, Evans will clerk for Judge Steven S. Smith on the Thirty-First Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia.
Diane Gremillion '19L is headed to the Washington, DC office of Venable to work on regulatory matters.
W&L Law is perennially ranked in the top 20 for federal clerkship placement and also sends a significant number of students into state clerkships.
Washington and Lee law professor Kish Parella has been selected for the third time in three years to present at the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.
Employment up again. Strong law firm and clerkship placements highlight W&L Law ABA report.
Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of the critically acclaimed "Just Mercy."
Mimi Miller '21 interviews Jennifer Smyrnos '12L about practicing immigration law, a career that was inspired in part by her family heritage.
From fake news to the First Amendment, Sarah Haan's new article looks at the impact of "Post-Truthism" on the law.
On Tuesday, April 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit will hear oral arguments at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Jeffries, former dean at the University of Virginia School of Law, will deliver the 17th annual Powell Lecture on Monday, March 25.
Greene's scholarship and advocacy brought about a ban on natural hair discrimination in New York City.
Third-year law students Cole Bollman and Pierce Rigney visited a class at Rockbridge County High School to discuss the federal income tax system.
So-called "Lucky Charms" beer release draws hundreds to brewery founded by W&L Law alumnus.
Judge Talevi was honored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly for pioneering court-related therapeutic services.
Magee was a member of the Law Council and also served as an adjunct professor.
Law students Frank Bozzi and Morgan Richter bring years of experience to their positions as coaches of area swim teams.
Baluarte was quoted extensively in a Feb. 22 story in the New York Times on the cases of Hoda Muthana and Shamima Begum.
Mohamed Younis '07L, the new editor in chief of Gallup, leverages legal education to give voice to others.
Demleitner's commentary was published Feb. 19 in the Virginia Pilot.
Will’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Lowering the Temperature, and the Stakes, of Politics.”
The two-day event focused on ethics and social justice issues.
The team of Angelique Rogers and Junior Ndlovu will represent W&L Law at the National Competition in Little Rock next month.
The 2018-2019 Lara D. Gass Symposium will feature a diverse collection of leading scholars and experts on corporate law to explore the past, present, and future of social and environmental shareholder activism.
Marc Nichols ‘98L oversees legal functions at Saab to assure safety of domestic travelers and the military.
Lauren Morina stays grounded and connected to the community through service at hospice care and the food pantry.
W&L’s DC Externship Program enables students like myself not to have to make that fretful decision-- urban or rural, academic or experiential. I got the best of both words, and will be a more effective lawyer because of it.
The leadership organization also presented the James G. Leyburn Award to Srimayi B. “Tinni” Sen.
Even if I had taken a full course load of patent classes, I would not have gained as much practical knowledge of patent law as I did in Judge Reyna’s chambers.
This past Fall semester, a team of W&L Law students in the Criminal Tribunal Practicum class were given the unique opportunity to review and suggest legislative amendments to Ethiopia’s Anti-terrorism Proclamation.
Working full time and living in DC granted me the opportunity to immerse myself in the work I was assigned and form a network of securities law professionals.
Three Washington and Lee alumnae and lawyers, two from the law school and one from the college, have been recognized for their work in the legal field of mergers and acquisitions.
Baluarte's commentary was published in November by openDemocracy.
Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, will deliver a lecture at W&L Law in conjunction with the University’s multi-day observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday.
W&L law students provide legal assistance at the border.
Washington and Lee law school dean Brant Hellwig has announced the appointment of Carliss Chatman to the permanent faculty, effective next semester.
A busy fall season of intra-school moot court events concluded this week with the finals of the Mock Trial competition.
Cushman, the Robert C. Taylor Professor at the University of Virginia, will deliver at talk titled “George B. McClellan, Robert E. Lee, and the Laws of War before the Lieber Code.”
The historic institutions will temporarily exchange iconic portraits of George Washington, which will go on public view in mid-December.
Kathy McLaughlin '19L spent her summer in the Colorado State Public Defender office.
Amy Conant Hoang ‘13L and Krystal Swendsboe ‘15L were recognized for their efforts in pro bono work.
Simpson is Chair of Public International Law at the London School of Economics and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for International Law and Justice at NYU Law.
This month, W&L Law hosted an round-table discussion on post-conflict justice.
The lecture, titled “Comparative Law’s Taxonomy Problem," is scheduled for Thursday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Classroom A.
On Friday, November 2, the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice will host its annual symposium in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall.
Peter Strasser '79L brings a wealth of government and international experience to his new position as U.S. Attorney.
The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a client represented by the Black Lung Clinic at W&L Law.
Shapiro is the inaugural recipient of the Elliott Milstein Award for Professional Excellence from American University Washington College of Law
Dean Brant Hellwig has announced the appointment of Alex Zhang as Assistant Dean for Legal Information Services and Director of the Law Library at Washington and Lee School of Law.
Washington and Lee law professor Nora Demleitner commented extensively in a Public Radio International story on the right to vote for convicted felons.
The Board has decided to rename two buildings and endorse two changes in Lee Chapel.
The 5th Annual Lara D. Gass Symposium on Women in the Law is Friday, October 12 from 2:30-5:00 PM in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall.
Payne joined the W&L Board of Trustees on October 5.
The lecture, titled "Global Intersectionality and Women’s Human Rights," is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17 at 4 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room
O’Neil’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled, “How Big Data Promotes Inequality and Threatens Democracy.”
Tang is a partner in minority-owned executive search firm Bridge Partners where she works to increase diversity in executive positions and on company boards.
Haan is one of 15 women to provide commentary for a special online symposium commemorating the 200th issue of First Amendment News.
If you are a younger member of our alumni community and wondering how you can get involved with the law school, our Young Alumni Council, or YAC, is the answer.
Balen Essak '20 interviews Maisie Osteen '14L about her experiences with the Shepherd Program and as an assistant public defender.
In his talk, which is free and open to the public, Mounk will discuss the rise of populism around the world.
The lecture will take place Thursday, Oct 11 at 4:00 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall on the campus of Washington and Lee.
The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Who Is America?! A Response to Michael Anton’s Constitution Day Lecture.”
Grant will serve as board president of Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, the state’s largest nonprofit law firm.
Kristen Mynes '19L spent her summer in Germany with Jones Day, getting a new perspective on the law and her career plans.
Channing Martin '75, '79 and Marie Washington '03L have been named to the 2018 class of Leaders in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
As a summer associate with Epstein Becker & Green in New York City, John Milani '20L learned how to manage expectations in a fast-paced corporate law environment.
Blair Barker '20L split her summer between a small firm in Chattanooga and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C.
Savoy Magazine’s list of Most Influential Black Lawyers of 2018 includes Kevin Clunis '93L, Ashley Taylor '93L and James Williams '98L
Carrie Macon '20L worked with the Guardian ad Litem education team at the Children's Law Center in Washington, DC this summer.
David Thompson '19L spent the summer at the Standards of Conduct Office, the senior ethics office for the Department of Defense.
Kate Murphy '20L spent her summer on both sides of the bench, working for the Supreme Court of Virginia and the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Rashanna Butler '20L split her summer between public defender offices in Lexington and Roanoke.
Michael Stinnett-Kassoff '19L spent the summer in New York with Department of Justice Antitrust Division
Georgi Pisano-Goetz ‘20L spent her summer at San Francisco-based voting rights group.
Emily Kendall '20L researched the impact of extractive mining practices on human rights and economic development.
The award recognizes a lawyer under the age of 36 who has demonstrated an overwhelming commitment to public service, service to the bar and exceptional leadership.
A group of W&L faculty, led by Bob Danforth, have helped develop one of Virginia's best elementary school chess programs.
Lenfest, one of the university’s most generous supporters, died Aug. 5, 2018.
Mark Rush, Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at W&L, has recently discussed constitutional amendments, 3D-printed guns and electoral maps.
Cambridge University Press and the editorial board of the German Law Journal are pleased to announce that they will partner in the publication of the journal from 2019.
The Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice at Washington and Lee School of Law has issued an announcement regarding a call for submissions.
The A. Paul Knight Internship Program in Conservation, named in memory of a late Washington and Lee student, turns 30 this year. It has provided internships to 132 students and is still going strong.
Washington and Lee law graduates Chris Wolf ‘80L and Joe Brown ‘68L have been honored for their work by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
The Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program (LITC).
The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 163rd commencement on Saturday, May 5, awarding 114 juris doctor degrees.
The Virginia State Bar has named Washington and Lee University law student Charu Kulkarni, a member of the Law Class of 2018, as the recipient of the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award.
Goldman is the first W&L alumnus to lead one of Virginia's four regional capital defense offices.
After graduation, Fiorella will work for the York, Pennsylvania Immigration Court as part of the Department of Justice Honors Program.
After graduation, Sara Lamneck will join the U.S. Army as a JAG officer.
Parker Denaco '68L, Howard Wall '83L, and Matney Rolfe '14L were honored for their contributions to the law school.
Peter Askin will clerk for the Supreme Court of Virginia after graduation.
After graduation, John Fluharty '18L is headed to London to work as an associate in Allen & Overy’s International Capital Markets practice group.
Martha Vazquez is headed to Washington, DC to join the law firm Wiley Rein.
This year's class focused on investigating the divorce process in Tanzania that often leaves women in poverty.
Washington and Lee University School of Law has released a report on employment rates for its class of 2017.
3L Luisa Hernandez argued an appeal of a Black Lung Case, moving one step closer to her life-long dream of becoming a lawyer.
A W&L fixture for more than 40 years, Prof. Mark Grunewald's teaches his final class.
For those who remember W&L Law alumnus Sam Petsonk '13L, they will not be surprised by the recent feature in WV Living detailing his work for the homeless population of Charleston.
A group of W&L Law students traveled to Germany over spring break for an intensive week-long exploration of German law and legal culture.
From corporate big-law to outdoors gear connoisseurs, Ferrell & Koral Alman (‘12L) demonstrate the versatility of a W&L legal education.
Shaun Bennett '18L earned second place in the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni’s (ASECA) Writing Competition.
Washington and Lee second-year law students Lauren Bond and Daniele San Roman recently competed in Atlanta at the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition, the leading oral and written advocacy competition for patent law.
The W&L Law team of Joseph Isenberg ‘19L and Danielle Phillips ‘18L was named National Champion, and Phillips Best Oral Advocate, at the competition.
After graduation, Chris Losito will work as a litigation associate in the Financial Institutions group at Norton Rose Fulbright in New York.
Robert Danforth, John Lucian Smith, Jr. Memorial Term Professor of Law, will deliver a lecture on April 5 in honor of his professorship.
Drumbl was in Beirut at the invitation of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, established by the UN to investigate the assassination of Rafik Hariri.
Law Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 beginning at 10 a.m.
Julia Penny Clark, a partner at the law firm Bredhoff & Kaiser and former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, will deliver the sixteenth annual Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Distinguished Lecture.
Joshua Fairfield, William Donald Bain Family Professor of Law, will give a talk titled “Can Law Keep Up?” on March 29 in honor of his professorship.
Demleitner's opinion piece appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Mark Drumbl, Class of 1975 Alumni Professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, is involved in the legal content of a new book launched last month at the United Nations.
Austin Brown '13L shares the real secret to success as a player-agent with Creative Artists Agency.
The Virginia Festival of the Book, the long-running literary celebration produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, has announced this year’s line-up, and a book edited by Washington and Lee law professor Russell Miller is among the featured works.
2Ls Bethny Barrett and Lauren Bennett spent their 1L summers in public interest positions funded by the Shepherd Program.
Dowin Coffy is a registered nurse whose desire to understand fully the healthcare system brought him to W&L Law.
The team of Angelique Rogers and Junior Ndlovu will represent W&L Law at the National Competition in Brooklyn next month.
3Ls Kendall Manning and Aileen Almonte, student attorneys in the Immigrant Rights Clinic, provide a snapshot into a typical week working in the clinic.
The three authors of “We Are Charleston” will talk on Feb. 15 at 6:00 p.m. in Stackhouse Theatre, Elrod Commons. It is free and open to the public.
Mary Ann Mancini, a partner at Loeb & Loeb in Washington, DC and an expert in Trusts and Estates, has joined Washington and Lee School of Law as the Millhiser Professor of Practice for the 2018 spring semester.
Parks is the eighth speaker in the 2017–18 Equality and Difference series, sponsored by the W&L's Mudd Center for Ethics.
The 2017-2018 Lara D. Gass Symposium will feature a diverse collection of leading scholars and experts on immigration law to discuss emergent legal issues regarding the implementation of the Trump Administration’s policies.
Kirkland, who joined W&L in 1997, has practiced education law and employment law for 25 years.
Law students taking part in the school’s Criminal Tribunal practicum hope that their work for client Bekele Gerba, will lead to his freedom.
Allen’s speech is titled: “Why Hide Anything?” She is the fifth speaker in the year-long Questioning Intimacy series.
The title of his talk is “Equality and the Fourth Amendment.”
The national leadership honor society will welcome four honorary and 35 student initiates.
An externship in DC gave Ali Hakusui '18L a chance to do something different, and find new meaning in the law.
Mark Dewyea '18L used the W&L alumni network to find a unique placement with the government affairs and legal departments at Rolls Royce in DC.
Dew’s speech, titled "The Making, and Unmaking, of a Racist," will precede the ODK induction.
Washington and Lee University School of Law will host several events as part of the University’s multi-day observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday.
The daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will give the keynote address during W&L's annual multi-day observance of King’s birthday.
Washington and Lee law student Hollie Webb ‘18L offered her experience representing underage immigrants for a recent media report on conditions at a regional juvenile detention center.
Washington and Lee law professor Thomas H. Speedy Rice was one of six individuals and organizations honored at the International Anti-Corruption Excellence Awards in Geneva.
Law professor Josh Fairfield discusses digital ownership on Quartz.com.
Law professors Lyman Johnson and David Millon have been honored by the AALS Section on Business Associations Outstanding Mentor Award for their work with younger scholars in the field of corporate law.
Tax Clinic cases rarely go to trial, but this semester, for only second time in the Clinic's history, a student argued a case before the U.S. Tax Court.
Community Grants Committee has made 19 grants totaling $30,760 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County.
Law professor Josh Fairfield discussed the implications of a new blockchain app on nasdaq.com.
Emily Kendall was headed to law school in California. Then she visited W&L Law.
Alumni connections are a big reason why Rashanna Butler decided to attend W&L Law.
Austin Scieszinski likes how the town of Lexington compliments the personal kind of legal education his is getting.
For 3L Tommy Bishop, the outdoor activities are one of the best things about going to law school at W&L.
Coming from New York, Madison Peace wasn't sure if a small law school was for her, but at W&L Law, the great access to professors has made the difference.
The campus visit was big part of the law school decision for Andrew Salinas.
Sarah Van Horn was impressed by W&L Law's focus on outcomes, but there were other benefits she saw in joining the community.
Joe Barton explains why the Honor System at W&L Law was important in his decision to attend.
1L Dami Lawal shares his thoughts about how to choose a law school and why W&L Law was right for him.
1L Megan Williams Explains What Factors Led Her to Choose W&L Law
An article from Law.com features comments from Washington and Lee University law students Lauren Morina '20L and Michael Stinnett-Kassoff '19L about the path from military service to law school.
Hernandez Stroud, a visiting assistant professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law and a 2015 law graduate, has landed on Forbes' 2018 list of the top 30 Under 30 in Law & Policy.
Religious Values and Public Policy: Does the Separation of Church and State Also Require Separating Religion from Politics?
W&L Law Tax Clinic students Gabrielle Ongies, Roland Hartung, and Javier Puga presented at the Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference.
W&L Law professors Joshua Fairfield and Jilll Fraley have been awarded the Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship.
Brian C. Murchison, the Charles S. Rowe Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, will be the new Roger Mudd Professor of Ethics and director of the Mudd Center for Ethics, beginning July 1, 2018. He succeeds Angela Smith, who was named the Mudd Center’s inaugural director in 2013 and is returning to her full-time faculty role as professor of philosophy.
On Friday, October 27, twenty 1Ls joined 2Ls and 3Ls interviewing in Washington, D.C. at Equal Justice Works (EJW), the largest legal public sector career fair in the country.
Prof. Peppers will give a talk about his book, “A Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and Her Struggle against the Death Penalty,” on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 4:00 p.m. in Classroom B, Sydney Lewis Hall.
“Taking the Pulse: Understanding the Complexities of Healthcare Law” will occur Friday, November 10 in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall.
Washington and Lee University School of Law will host the 2017 Law and Literature Seminar on Oct. 27-28.
After two rounds of arguments and a lengthy deliberation, judges of the annual appellate advocacy competition awarded first place to Chase Cobb ‘19L and second place went to Patrick Hanlon ‘19L.
Rogowski joined the W&L Board of Trustees on October 20.
Shapiro was honored by the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition for pro bono work in the immigration field.
Since retiring from W&L, Professor Bill Geimer has continued his work in support of peace and nonviolent conflict resolution.
Sarah Haan, associate professor of law at Washington and Lee, co-authored an opinion piece in U.S. News.
Josh Fairfield’s piece, “The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages,” was recently published on The Conversation.
2L Caitlin Peterson spent her summer with the Circuit Court and Commonwealth’s Attorney Office in Portsmouth.
Prof. Drumbl drew from his research into child soldiers to deliver a talk titled "Tragic Perpetrators and Imperfect Victims".
This month, the Women Law Students Organization at Washington and Lee University School of Law will host the 4th Annual Lara D. Gass Symposium on Women in the Law, exploring the theme “Better Together: Exploring Gender Diversity.”
Both speakers have extensive experience as special investigators in high profile investigations involving both public and private sector work.
As pro bono counsel, Doyle develops national and international pro bono projects focused on assisting immigrants, promoting women’s rights and combating domestic violence and human trafficking.
Over the course of two summers, 3L Mark Zhuang has been able to see the ins and outs of the courtroom experience in both civil and criminal cases.
2L Maya Ginga spent her summer working for the Kraft family businesses, including the New England Patriots, the New England Revolution, Rand-Whitney Containerboard, and International Forest Products.
2L Chris Henry got great experience in construction law and real estate development this summer with two placements in Atlanta.
David Thompson '19L spent most of his summer working for Physicians for Human Rights–Israel, using international law to advocate for human rights standards.
Daniele San Roman '19L work on corporate and criminal law as a summer clerk for the Hon. Vice Chancellor Slights at the Delaware Court of Chancery and for the Hon. Judge Parkins at Delaware Superior Court.
Prof. Brophy will discuss ideas about law and constitutionalism at Washington College—and in Lexington more generally — in the thirty years leading into Civil War.
Washington and Lee University inaugurated William C. Dudley as the university’s 27th president.
Garrett will speak on the decline of the death penalty int the U.S. and how his research on the issue could lead to a catalyst for criminal justice reform.
Prof. David Baluarte, along with W&L law students, is working to help DACA beneficiaries and their families understand the immediate impact of the potential end of the program.
W&L will host a panel discussion on “The Liberal Arts and the Professions” as part of President Dudley's inauguration.
Washington and Lee is pleased to welcome Sarah Haan, Kristin Johnson and Hernandez Stroud to the law faculty this year.
2L Alexis Narducci used on-campus interviews and alumni connections to build a full summer of legal employment experiences.
A USAID program brought a team of Ukrainian policy-makers and legal educators to W&L Law to explore the U.S. legal system.
Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, will address W&L's 2017 Fall Convocation.
Melina Bell discusses “2017’s Best & Worst States for Women’s Equality in a recent WalletHub article.
As ABA Delegate of Diversity and Inclusion, Peterson will ensure that the backgrounds and viewpoints of all law students are brought to the attention of the ABA.
Catch up wth Ryan Decker '09L, from post graduate law fellow in Liberia to payments counsel for Airbnb.
As Director, Seaman will oversee funding summer research projects for faculty, conferences and symposia organized at the Law School, and the visiting scholars workshop series.
In “Owned: Property, Privacy and the New Digital Serfdom,” Prof. Joshua Fairfield examines how and why traditional property ownership is fading online and how we have become serfs to our digital lords.
The West Virginia Bar Foundation has inducted W&L alumnus Robby Aliff as one of its Fellows for exemplary service as an officer of the law.
The Justices decided Sessions v. Morales-Santana 8-0 in favor of the defendant, and their opinion directly referenced the brief coauthored by Baluarte.
The Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program (LITC). This is the tenth straight year that the Tax Clinic has received federal dollars to support its efforts.
John D. Klinedinst, Founder and CEO of Klinedinst PC, was named winner at 10th Annual Most Admired CEO Awards by the San Diego Business Journal.
Law students David Thompson and Michael Stinnett-Kassoff have been named co-directors for law admissions for Service 2 School, a non-profit organization that provides educational guidance and networking opportunities for U.S. military service members and veterans.
Joelle Phillips '95L, president of AT&T Tennessee, talks about her journey from the stage to law school and beyond to become head of a 6000-person division of the telecom giant.
W&L's undergraduate mock trial team is now ranked 16th nationally.
Washington and Lee School of Law has announced the appointment of four law school faculty to chaired professorships. The appointments take effect July 1.
Prof. Kish Parella placed her article “Reputational Regulation” in the Duke Law Journal and was invited to present the paper at the prestigious Stanford/Harvard/Yale Junior Faculty Forum.
After graduation, Lizzie will be a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell’s New York City Office.
The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 162nd commencement on Saturday, May 6, awarding 99 juris doctor degrees.
Get all the details for the events surrounding the 162nd commencement ceremony for the Washington and Lee University School of Law.
After graduation, Christian will enter the JAG Corps for the United States Air Force.
After graduation, Jenna will for K&L Gates in the firms Washington, DC office.
Robert M. Couch ’78, ‘82L received the Outstanding Law Alumnus award and Amy King Condara '02L received the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award.
According to the report, 10 months after graduation 84 percent of the class of 2016 has secured a full-time job that either requires bar passage or for which a J.D. degree is an advantage.
After graduation, Carl will be working for Glankler Brown back home in Memphis, Tennessee.
Following graduation, Jess will be clerking for U.S. District Judge Rosanna Peterson in the Eastern District of Washington.
After graduation, Tamra will be working in the litigation department of Miller & Martin’s Chattanooga office.
After graduation, Mitch will serve as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Humphreys of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
Hill, a former judge and prosecutor and currently a partner in the Polsinelli firm in Atlanta, will deliver remarks during W&L Law's graduation on May 6.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner will speak on Thursday, April 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
After graduation, Andrea will be working for the Sierra Club as a Legal Fellow in Washington, DC.
The QEP is an exciting and important part of Washington and Lee University’s accreditation process by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
In addition to the team victory, law student Tamra Harris was named best oralist. The team won a $14,000 scholarship for the school.
Mr. Couch clerked for Justice Powell and also served as General Counsel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Twenty-five years ago, on April 2-4, 1992, marked the dedication of the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Archives, and of the addition to the law building known as the Powell Wing.
After graduation, McNair will work at the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates doing regulatory or enforcement work.
Five W&L faculty members are featured in a new book from Cambridge Press about the NSA surveillance scandal that grew out of Edward Snowden’s now infamous disclosures.
Tammi M. Hellwig has been named the director of Community-Based Learning at Washington and Lee University. W&L Provost Marc Conner announced the appointment, which is effective July 1.
After graduation, Chi will be working for Kirkland and Ellis, in their Houston, TX office, doing primarily private equity and capital markets work.
After graduation, Clark will join the Charleston, WV office of Spilman, Thomas, and Battle, PLLC, doing corporate transactional and litigation defense work.
March 30 event will explore how big data tools can be used to isolate, analyze, and discriminate against individuals based on race, gender, religion, health status, and other data characteristics.
Klein will speak at Washington and Lee University School of Law this month to open the Lawyers without Rights exhibit visiting the school through mid-April.
James E. Moliterno has been named the recipient of the William R. Rakes Leadership in Education Award from the Virginia State Bar Section on the Education of Lawyers in Virginia.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and professor of law at George Washington University will speak on “The Curse of Bigness: What Would Brandeis Say about Privacy in the Age of Google and Facebook.”
Lee Levine, renowned media lawyer and Supreme Court advocate, will visit W&L Law this month to speak on media law issues.
The exhibit provides a portrait of the fate of Jewish lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich and during the Holocaust.
Marlon West, head of effects animation at Walt Disney Animation Studios, will give the keynote address for the 2017 SSA conference, to be held March 16 and 17.
The Washington and Lee Law Review held its annual celebration of student scholarship, honoring the work of Daniel Martin '17L and Leanna Minix '17L.
The two-day event will feature a film screening of "Bridge of Spies" and a panel discussion with lawyers who have represented notorious clients.
Chauncey Belknap, a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the subject of a two-year research project by law students Lizzy Williams '17L and Jess Winn '17L.
The W&L Law team of Tejkaran Bains '17L and Caitlin Peterson '19L placed second in the NBLSA regional moot court competition, earning a spot in nationals next month in Houston.
This opinion piece by Chris Seaman, Associate Professor of Law at Washington and Lee, appeared in the Roanoke Times on February 19, 2017.
W&L will host a Public Interest Law Careers Panel on Feb. 28 at 7:15 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
Third-year law student Stacey LaRiviere got the unique chance to try a jury trial during her externship with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office of Roanoke City.
Washington and Lee University has named Marc C. Conner as provost. Conner, the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee Professor of English, has been serving as W&L’s interim provost since January 2016.
Christopher Bruner, the William Donald Bain Family Professor of Corporate Law at W&L, delivered the keynote address at a conference titled “International Financial Services and Small States” on January 30, 2017.
Dr. Francisco Fiallos, Nicaragua's former Ambassador and Minister of Foreign Affairs, will present on international law and global issues.
Ginsburg’s visit was a year in the making and came 20 years after she penned the majority opinion in United States v. Virginia, the landmark case that struck down VMI’s male-only admissions policy.
Sebghatullah Ebrahimi was one of two Afghan law students who came to W&L Law in 2009 to complete a Masters in U.S. Law degree. Now he is back in the U.S. working for an international humanitarian organization.
Maureen Edobor, a 3L from Dallas, is serving this year as attorney general for the National Black Law Students Association.
The public event will be at VMI's Cameron Hall. It is free, with seating available on a first come, first served basis. The events at W&L are closed to the public and to the media.
Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, will welcome four honorary and 39 student initiates at Washington and Lee University’s annual Founders Day/ODK Convocation on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Washington and Lee University School of Law will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a panel discussion examining voting rights.
Diane Nash, peace activist and pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement, will be the featured keynote speaker during Washington and Lee University’s annual multi-day observance of King’s birthday, "Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
Jonathan Holloway, historian of post-emancipation American history and black intellectualism and dean of Yale College, will be the featured speaker at Washington and Lee University’s Founders Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation.
3L Chi Ewusi spent the summer working for the Pillsbury law firm in their Washington, D.C. office.
Third year law students Max Gottlieb, Bo Mahr and Jenna Lorence will represent W&L Law at the national finals of the NYC Bar Moot Court Competition.
The students are participating in an innovative practice-based course that engages them in research and analysis of international acts pertaining to good governance and corruption.
3L Andrea Marshall interned with the EPA while participating in W&L Law's Program in DC, a one-semester, residential program that gives W&L students practice experience in the nation's capital.
The guides help with a variety of tax issues, including determining filing status and information about claiming children as dependents.
Immigrant Rights Clinic director David Baluarte will present at a hearing of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to discuss the growth of asylum-free zones.
As the Secular Society Women’s Rights Legal Fellow for the ACLU of Virginia, Gail Deady '11L works on issues related to gender equality, reproductive rights and LGBT discrimination.
Roddy Flynn ’12L crafts strategy and educates Congress as executive director of the U.S. House of Representatives’ LGBT Caucus
A new book by Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Bruner explores how “offshore” financial markets emerged and rose to prominence.
The W&L Law team of Thomas Griffin ‘18L and Stephen Edwards ‘18L will compete at the ABA National Negotiations Competition in February.
Washington and Lee faculty participated in a panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 17, discussing the 2016 election from a variety of perspectives.
Robert J. Grey Jr. was honored by the organization's Forum on Construction Law for his "extraordinary leadership and lifetime of commitment to moving the meter on diversity and inclusion."
Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the U.S., will speak on “German Policy Toward the European Refugee Crisis” at W&L's Institute for Honor Symposium.
Now in its 24th year, the seminar on Oct. 14-15 will focus on the Shakespeare classic “King Lear.”
The Lara D. Gass Symposium will focus this year on corporate law and governance, honoring the scholarship of two of the law school’s longest-serving faculty members, Lyman Johnson and David Millon.
The Lara D. Gass Symposium will focus this year on corporate law and governance, honoring the scholarship of two of the law school’s longest-serving faculty members, Lyman Johnson and David Millon.
Tyler Sanderson '18L, a graduate of Centre College from Henrico, Virginia, spent the summer working for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary in Washington, D.C.
Brian Wagoner '18L, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill from Burlington, NC, worked this summer for the USAID Governance for Inclusive Growth Program in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Matt Donahue '18L, a graduate of George Washington University from Benicia, CA, worked this past summer in the Office of the General Counsel at Oakland Unified School District in Oakland, CA.
Austin Woodside '18L is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He spent the summer working for the International Legal Foundation in Nepal.
Lizzy Williams, a 3L from Austin, Texas, graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in History and a Certificate in International Relations. Lizzy is Co-President of the Women's Law Students Organization, a Burks Scholar, a Student Attorney for the Criminal Justice Clinic, a Lead Articles Editor on the German Law Journal, and a Research Assistant for Professor Todd Peppers.
Kit Thomas '18L spent her summer at the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, a non-profit trial level death penalty organization located in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Centre College and is interested in a career in capital defense and criminal justice.
Bo Mahr '17L spent the summer working for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in the Office of the General Counsel as a Law Clerk. At W&L Law, Bo serves as vice-chair of the Moot Court Executive Board.
Ashley Slisz is from Williamsville, New York and graduated from Boston University with a degree in International Relations. At Washington and Lee she is the 2L Vice-President of the Student Bar Association and a staffwriter on the Washington and Lee Law Review.
Jessica Winn is originally from Newberg, Oregon and studied Political Science at Carnegie Mellon University. At Washington and Lee, she is involved in Law Review, German Law Journal, Law Ambassadors, WLSO, ACS, and PILSA.
Sherry Fox, an attorney with ThompsonMcMullan, has been named to the 2016 class of Leaders in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
Highlights of the series include the Oct. 7 keynote address by Oxford professor David Miller, author of "Strangers in our Midst."
The 3rd Annual Lara D. Gass Symposium on Women in the Law is scheduled for Friday, September 23 and will focus on women in politics.
Warren, who also serves as the director of the Society's American Revolution Institute, will lecture on "The American Revolution and National Identity.”
On Thursday, Sept. 15, Ivan Fong, general counsel of 3M, will discuss his career as a general counsel in a talk titled “Off the Record: Life as Outside, Government, and Inside Counsel.”
In February 2017, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will visit W&L Law and will give a seated interview in VMI’s Cameron Hall.
When Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia took second in the Olympic marathon with his wrists crossed over his head, he brought the plight of Ethiopia’s Oromo people to the world stage.
Johanna Bond, professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs by Dean Brant Hellwig.
Linda Klein, a 1983 graduate of Washington and Lee's School of Law, becomes the seventh W&L Law alumnus to lead the ABA.
Lyman Johnson, Robert O. Bentley Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, served as an expert witness in the recently settled bankruptcy case against Jon Corzine and the commodities firm MF Global.
As the Freedom of Information Act nears its 50th anniversary, Washington and Lee law professor Mark H. Grunewald has announced the completion of the first phase of interviews for an oral history project commemorating FOIA, which was signed by President Johnson on July 4, 1966.
Facebook analysts chose the Washington and Lee Law Review to share for the first time a study describing their internal research review and privacy review process.
Donald Lemons, Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court and Professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, is the 2016 recipient of the William R. Rakes Leadership in Education Award.
Spencer Cox, a 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law and Lt. Governor of the State of Utah, is receiving national attention for a speech he delivered on Monday in Salt Lake City at a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting.
The course will be co-taught by Prof. Margaret Hu and Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum and will examine how the expanding role of the internet, big data, e-commerce, social media, and wearable technology has strained preexisting regulatory and constitutional legal frameworks.
William Toles, a 1992 graduate of the College and a 1995 graduate of the School of Law, was named a “Best Lawyer in Dallas” by D Magazine.
The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 161st commencement on Saturday, May 7, awarding 93 juris doctor degrees.
The Washington and Lee University School of Law chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) has been named the “Student Chapter of the Week” for the week of May 2, 2015.
Claire Leonard '16L is from Washington, D.C. and received her bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University.
Caroline Colpoys '16L is from Dallas, TX and attended Rhodes College for her undergraduate degree.
Aria Allan '12, '16L grew up in Montgomery, Alabama and attended Washington and Lee University for her undergraduate studies in Spanish and English Literature.
Brooke Weedon '16L, from Richmond, Virginia, is a 2013 graduate of the University of Virginia. Brooke is an Executive Editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa.
Paul Judge '16L went to the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant out of ROTC.
Julianne Freeman '16L is from Goshen, NY and attended Cornell for her undergraduate degree.
Sam Calhoun, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics.
Gail Deady, a member of the law class of 2011, played a role in the landmark Title IX ruling issued recently by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Walt Kelley ’77, ‘81L received the Outstanding Law Alumnus award and Neil Millhiser ‘11L received the 2016 Volunteer of the Year award.
Data from the Office of Career Strategy show another year of strong growth in employment over previous years. The report measures employment 10 months after graduation.
Aggarwal graduated in 1994 and is currently the founder and CEO of Cvent, a publicly traded technology company on the NYSE with more than 2,000 employees worldwide.
The new position was created to foster and further cultivate W&L Law’s experiential course offerings by promoting the integration of experiential components into doctrinal areas of the curriculum.
Bethany Belisle is a third year law student from Austin, Texas. She graduated from Amherst College with a degree in political science.
Emelia Hall '16L, a graduate of Mout Holyoke College, is a student attorney in the W&L Law Criminal Justice Clinic and the symposium editor for the Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice.
Bandes will deliver a lecture at W&L Law titled “Empathy, Compassion and the Rule of Law,” a companion lecture to the University’s year-long interdisciplinary seminar series.
Ernani DeAraujo, a member of the law class of 2008 and general counsel at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, was named an Emerging Leader by the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy.
The Fourteenth Annual Lewis F. Powell Jr. Lecture will be delivered by John Charles Thomas, former justice on the Virginia Supreme Court and senior partner at Hunton & Williams.
Maureen Edobor '17L was elected to a national leadership position and Vincent Smith '16L received an award for service to the community.
Prof. Eggert comments on his former colleague at Arnold & Porter, "a consensus builder with a brilliant legal mind" who would be an "intellectual leader on the Court."
W&L Law alumni Booth Goodwin ‘96L, U.S. attorney for West Virginia, and Stephen Ruby ‘06L, assistant U.S. attorney, led the prosecution of Don Blankenship.
Delaware's Chancery Court is widely recognized as the nation's preeminent forum for the determination of disputes involving the internal affairs of thousands corporations.
Washington and Lee School of Law students Max Gottlieb ‘17L, Jenna Lorence ‘17L and Bo Mahr ‘17L won the sixth annual National Energy and Sustainable Development Moot Court Competition this weekend, hosted by West Virginia University College of Law.
On Wednesday, March 23, Washington and Lee School of Law will host the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for oral argument in three cases.
Kerriann Laubach is a third-year law student at Washington and Lee School of Law.
Two years ago, Lara Gass, a third-year law student at Washington and Lee University, died when her car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer truck. Her Saturn had a critical safety defect that prevented her driver-side airbag from deploying.
The bill, named for Lara Gass '14L, would require auto makers in Tennessee to repair any vehicle with an open recall before selling or renting the car.
Jurgen Brauer, professor of economics in the James M. Hull College of Business at Georgia Regents University, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 4 at 3:45 p.m. in Huntley Hall 221. This event is hosted jointly by the W&L/VMI Economics Seminar Series and the Transnational Law Institute.
The Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program.
The Washington and Lee School of Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) mock trial team has moved one step closer to repeating as national champions and also brought home the award for small chapter of the year.
The award recognizes Wood for his 30-year career as a lawyer and for more than two decades of teaching in the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Baluarte will conduct his research at the University of Buenos Aires Law School in Argentina, where he will study the stateless population and also will teach refugee and asylum law in his host school's immigration clinic.
W&L law student Alan Carrillo ‘18L launched a fundraising campaign ahead of the recent blizzard to help homeless families get out of the path of the storm.
Lisa J. Hedrick, a member of the law class of 2008 and a partner in the firm of Hirschler Fleischer, has been named the 2016 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Richmond Bar Association.
The annual Lara D. Gass Symposium at the Washington and Lee University School of Law will focus this year on the controversial case of Joseph M. Giarratano, using his story to explore the ethical, legal and public policy issues surrounding the use of the death penalty.
He’s head litigator at his law firm, and was named one of the “Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the American Trial Lawyers Association. At 35, he was unanimously appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to temporarily fill a vacancy on the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.
The symposium, titled "Policing in America: Powers and Accountability," will take place on Jan. 28-29 in Sydney Lewis Hall on the grounds of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
Students in the International Human Rights Practicum at Washington and Lee School of Law travelled to Tanzania this fall to research the problem of early marriage and its effects on girls’ access to education. The results of the study have now been released in a 40 page human rights report.
The brief, written with Prof. Jason Rantanen of the University of Iowa College of Law and filed with the Court on December 16, 2015, involves the legal standard for increasing damages awards in patent infringement cases.
Roanoke attorney John Fishwick, who graduated from Washington and Lee University’s School of Law in 1983, was confirmed as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia by the U.S. Senate, and sworn in on Dec. 21, as reported in the Dec. 21 issue of The Roanoke Times.
Robert Edward Royall Huntley, president of Washington and Lee University from 1968 to 1983, died on Dec. 10, 2015, in Lexington. He was 86.
Fraley won the award, one of the most prestigious in legal education, for her paper “An Unwritten History of Waste Law.”
Christopher Seaman, associate professor at the School of Law, was quoted Dec. 4 in The Virginian-Pilot, the commonwealth’s largest newspaper, as an expert on trade secret law.
The Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding (ARC) has announced the appointment of Washington and Lee law professor Victoria Sahani to its advisory council.
On Nov. 19, Christopher Bruner, the William Donald Bain Family Professor of Corporate Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, will deliver the inaugural chair lecture on "What Makes a Corporation a Corporation?"
Hirshman will discuss her latest book, “Sisters in Law,” which details the lives of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first two-women to serve as U.S. Supreme Court Justices.
New academic partnership will advance privacy scholarship, create business/academic ties, and Incubate tomorrow’s privacy lawyers.
Washington and Lee University School of Law will host the 2015 Law and Literature Seminar on Nov. 6-7, exploring the new book from award winning author Ian McEwan.
The Hon. Richard J. Leon, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia, will give a talk titled "Battle Hymn of a Federal District Judge."
Law Changes Lives at Compassion International.
At W&L, Amanda is a Law Ambassador, Student Bar Association 3L Vice President, Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment staff writer, and a member of the Women's Law Student Organization and the Powell Lecture Board.
Paul Judge went to the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant out of ROTC. He is now a 1stLieutenant in the United States Army. He plans to enter the JAG Corps after graduation. At W&L, he is a Lead Articles Editor on the Washington and Lee Law Review.
Elaine McCafferty is from Newtown, Connecticut and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Psychology and Philosophy. Elaine is a Burks Scholar and Lead Articles Editor on the Washington and Lee Law Review.
The title of Sharfstein’s talk is "Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph’s Encounter with the Administrative State after Reconstruction.”
On Sept. 28, faculty at Washington and Lee University will discuss several of the most compelling cases on the 2015-16 U.S. Supreme Court docket, including the affirmative action case Fisher v. Texas.
In “The Liberal Arts in Practice,” his address to the Sept. 9 opening convocation of the 2015–2016 academic year at Washington and Lee University, Brian C. Murchison told the audience of first-year students, undergraduate seniors and third-year law students that the liberal arts at W&L are about “the enlargement of mind and soul, the process of questioning and discovering the meaning and worth of things, and ultimately about defining what it is to be human and what it is to take up civic and moral responsibility.”
The Constitution Day lecture at Washington and Lee University featuring H. Jefferson Powell, a professor of law at Duke University, will be Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Moot Court Room, Lewis Hall.
Brian C. Murchison, the Charles S. Rowe Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, will address the 2015 Fall Convocation on Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. on the Front Lawn. Murchison will speak on “The Liberal Arts in Practice.”
The Law News, the student newspaper at Washington and Lee University School of Law, was honored again this year by American Bar Association with the Law School Newspaper Award.
Gray M. Borden, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2001, will fill the U.S. magistrate judge’s vacancy created in the Middle District of Alabama after the retirement of the Hon. Charles S. Coody. He will serve an eight-year term and can be reappointed.
The Washington and Lee Law Review and the Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice have been included in a new ranking from ExpressO, a leading system for article submission.
The Millennium Gate Museum at Atlantic Station, in Atlanta, Georgia, which is celebrating its seventh anniversary, has an exhibition of the works of the late Chinese artist I-Hsiung Ju, a former professor of art and artist in residence at Washington and Lee University.
Linda Klein, a 1983 graduate of Washington and Lee's School of Law, was named president-elect of the American Bar Association during its annual meeting. She will become the next ABA president in August 2016.
Paul B. Rollins has joined Washington and Lee University School of Law as the new associate dean for administration and student affairs.
The federal judge overseeing the case of Dylan Roof has approved the request by his attorneys to add Washington and Lee law professor and death penalty specialist David Bruck to the defense team in the case.
Washington and Lee law professor Margaret Howard has been unanimously elected to be the inaugural recipient of the Jean Braucher Memorial Award from the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Washington and Lee School of Law concluded a seven-year capital campaign on June 30, exceeding its $35 million goal by over $2.6 million. The school also set a record for its 2014-15 Law Annual Fund.
Washington and Lee law professor Margaret Hu received the Young Scholar’s Award for her paper “Big Data Blacklisting,” which examines government use of database screening.
Washington and Lee law professor David Baluarte has been named to the advisory council of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to promoting an integrated, human rights based response to the injustice of statelessness and exclusion.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Virginia breathed new life into the fight to keep Sweet Briar College open. W&L law professor Robert Danforth co-authored an amicus brief in the case.
A new article by Washington and Lee University Law Professor Susan D. Franck is tackling some of the most topical issues in international arbitration and the legal profession in general.
New data reported by the law school's Office of Career Strategy shows that a year after graduation over 80 percent of the law class of 2014 has secured a full-time, long-term J.D. required or J.D. preferred position, with an overall employment rate of 94 percent.
Washington and Lee law professor and incoming dean Brant Hellwig recently completed a manuscript detailing the historical evolution and jurisdiction of the United States Tax Court.
Washington and Lee University has swept the 2015 summer access to justice awards given by the Virginia State Bar.
Washington and Lee law professor Russ Miller was quoted extensively in a Christian Science Monitor report on the furor over Germany's cooperation with NSA spying operations .
A roundup of law alumni in the news recently, including gubernatorial appointments, a new U.S. attorney, and VA Lawyers Weekly's "Woman of the Year."
For the eighth straight year, the Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program.
The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 160th commencement on Saturday, May 9, awarding 174 juris doctor degrees.
Babatunde Cadmus '15L attended college at the University of Delaware and received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology.
Sarah Curry '15L graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University in 2009 with a B.A. in International Relations and French.
Austin Lomax '15L is a 3L from Tryon, North Carolina. He served as a Lead Articles Editor for the Washington and Lee Law Review and as a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic.
Mac Mackie '15L is from Charlotte, N.C. originally and received his Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Meg Sawyer '15L is a third year law student from Columbia, Maryland.
Nigel Wheeler '15L is a third year student at Washington and Lee Law.
Stephen Halpin '15L, from Rockville, MD, is a graduate of the University of Virginia. For the past year Steve has served as a judicial extern and Editor in Chief of the Washington and Lee Law Review.
Risa Katz grew up in Denver, Colorado. She attended Colorado College for her undergraduate degree, where she majored in anthropology and minored in art history.
Garrett Rice is a 2012 graduate of Lafayette College and is originally from Mercersburg, PA. He is involved in the law school as a Law Review editor and as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa.
An alumnus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University Pennsylvania, and Teach for America, Hernandez Stroud is currently an extern for the Honorable Robert S. Ballou of the Western District of Virginia.
Krystal served as one of the first Managing Online Editors to the Washington and Lee Law Review, a Davis Appellate Advocacy Competition Administrator, and is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa.
Ember Eyster '15L, from Bonita Springs, FL, is a graduate of the University of Florida. She is a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic.
Anjelica Hendricks '15L, from Richmond, VA,is a graduate of James Madison University. She is a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic.
Brandon Hicks '15L, from Charlotte, NC, is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. He is a student attorney in the Immigrant Rights Clinic.
Imani Hutty '15L, from Philadelphia, PA, is a graduate of Temple University. He was a member of the Black Law Students Association Mock Trial team that won a national championship at the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial competition.
Laura Iheanachor '15L, from Wake Forest, NC, is a graduate of East Carolina University. She is a member of the Black Law Student's Association Mock Trial team.
Justin Bass '15L grew up in the New York City area and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Sprint Football team, and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He is a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic at W&L Law.
As a third year law student, Jenna Callahan is splitting time her last semester between Lexington, VA, and Washington D.C. Jenna works for the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse Clinic on campus, defending inmates on death row. She also serves as President of the Sports, Entertainment, & IP Law Society on campus.
Ryan Redd is a third-year law student from Charlotte, NC. He is the President of the Student Bar Association and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa. This semester, Ryan is working in the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, the school's capital defense clinic.
Robert "Robin" C. Wood III, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1962, will receive the 2015 Tradition of Excellence Award from the Virginia State Bar's General Practice Section.
The Virginia State Bar has named Washington and Lee University law student Katherine Moss as the recipient of the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award for her extensive pro bono work in indigent criminal defense, and specifically indigent death penalty defense.
Ashley Waterbury, a third-year law student at Washington and Lee University, took first place in the 2015 Richmond Bar Association Business Law Section writing competition for a practice note on joint ventures between hospitals and insurers.
The special consultative status, currently granted to only three other educational institutions in the U.S., gives W&L the ability to participate and comment on the UN's ECOSOC law and policy making process.
Shelley Moore Capito, U.S. Senator for West Virginia, will deliver this year's commencement address during the 2015 graduation exercises at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
A new art exhibition in Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery, "The Strangest Fruit," will feature the work of Vincent Valdez, a widely recognized Texas-based artist. The exhibition will feature his 2013 series of large-scale oil on canvas paintings inspired by the little-known history of the many Mexicans and Mexican Americans lynched in the U.S. Southwest between 1848 and 1928.
Angelica Light '75L received the Outstanding Alumna Award and William Toles '92, '95L received the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Washington and Lee law professor Susan Franck has been named to the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. She is also chair-elect of the Academic Council for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration.
Data from the Office of Career Strategy shows a significant increase in employment rates for the class of 2014 ten months after graduation, as compared to previous years.
The first Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Faculty Seminar, titled "Human Rights in Africa: A Transdisciplinary Approach," will take place during the 2015-16 academic year at Washington and Lee University.
Prof. Sally Wiant has been selected to receive the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Law Libraries
Paul Wiley, a third-year student in the Black Lung Clinic at Washington and Lee School of Law, recently argued one of the most complex and important legal questions in black lung litigation today.
Nora V. Demleitner, dean and Roy L. Steinheimer Professor of Law of Washington and Lee, has been appointed a fellow of the European Law Institute, a non-profit organization focused on European legal development.
Here's the next installment of our roundup of events in the Lexington and Rockbridge area, compiled by 3L Hannah Shtein. Just read it! Tons of good stuff to do!
Michelle Drumbl, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Tax Clinic in Washington and Lee's School of Law, gives advice on WalletHub to people who do not have the funds to pay their tax obligations.
David Westin, former president of ABC News and a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, will speak on "Citizen Lewis Powell" for the thirteenth annual Lewis F. Powell Jr. Lecture.
Mark Drumbl, the Class of 1975 Alumni Professor and director of the Transnational Law Institute at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, published a March 19 opinion piece, "The Truth About Child Soliders," on cnn.com.
The Black Law Students Association mock trial team from the Washington and Lee University School of Law won the national championship this past weekend at the 2015 National Black Law Students Association Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition.
Charles Spurgeon Rowe '45, '50L, who served on the Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees from 1984 to 1994, died on Friday, March 13, in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 89.
Christopher Bruner, professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named as the inaugural holder of the William Donald Bain Family Professorship of Corporate Law.
Washington and Lee University School of Law, in conjunction with the Women Law Students Organization, is proud to announce the 1st Annual Lara D. Gass Women in the Law Symposium.
For the annual Tucker Lecture, Professor A.E. Dick Howard will explain why Americans should care about a bargain struck in medieval times between a king and his barons.
The debate over President Obama’s trade ambitions in the Pacific centers on investment-treaty dispute resolution, a core area of research for Washington and Lee law professor Susan Franck.
Jon Caulder '15L won the 2015 ABA Section of Antitrust Law Student Writing Competition for his note examining the recent circuit court split regarding how borrowers can validly exercise their right of rescission under the Truth in Lending Act
On Friday, Feb. 13, The Hon. Jerrauld C. Jones, a 1980 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, received the 2015 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award from the The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section. Jerrauld sits on the Circuit Court of the City of Norfolk.
Jessica Chi is a member of the Law Class of 2015. She was born and raised in Southern California and attended undergrad at UCLA.
Feb Club comes to a close with "Law Prom." It's time for Barrister's Ball!
Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio has announced the appointment of Brant Hellwig, professor of law at Washington and Lee University and an expert in the field of federal taxation, as dean of the W&L School of Law, effective July 1, 2015.
David Johnson, Kyle Virtue, and Matthew Hale were awarded first place and also won the award for best brief at the first-ever moot court competition devoted exclusively to antitrust law.
It maybe below zero outside, but Mardi Gras-Lexington Edition-is on! And it's restaurant week!
Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU's National Security Project, will be the Friday luncheon keynote speaker at a symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and The Voting Rights Act of 1965: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Feb. 19-20 at the Millhiser Moot Court Room in the Washington and Lee School of Law.
Washington and Lee University has been named to the list of American colleges and universities that produced the most 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright Scholars. Three legal scholars from W&L won Fulbright grants for 2014-15, making the university one of only six bachelor's institutions nationwide to produce that many.
For the fourth straight year, moot court and mock trial teams from W&L advanced to nationals following the Black Law Students Association Mid-Atlantic regional competition.
On February 13, 2015, the Washington and Lee Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment will host a symposium to address the role of corporate social responsibility in protecting water sources.
Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, told a Millhiser Moot Court Room audience Jan. 23 that the totality of circumstances at a given time can change the interpretation of constitutional protections under the law.
Here's the next installment of our roundup of events in the Lexington and Rockbridge area, compiled by 3L Hannah Shtein. You'll have choices to make, with live music at the local breweries and the always popular law school charity auction. Plus drones!
Hannah Shtein is a 3L from Milwaulkee, Wisconsin. In the final post in this series, she discusses the Israeli public defender system and the barriers, both literal and figurative, to Israeli and Palestinian lawyers working together for justice.
On Jan. 23-24, Washington and Lee School of Law will host a first of its kind symposium taking a 360 degree look at the legal, social, political and economic issues spawned by Edward Snowden's disclosures of the National Security Agency's spying and surveillance programs.
Hannah Shtein is a 3L from Milwaulkee, Wisconsin. In this blog post, she describes the second leg of her trip to the middle east with the Access to Justice practicum, during which she an her fellow students visited Ramallah for a U.S. trial demonstration and visit a juvenile detention center.
Over the years, Marie Washington, Washington and Lee School of Law Class of 2003, has made her mark on her hometown of Warrenton, Virginia. Her efforts as an attorney, advocate for mental health services, animal lover and volunteer to numerous non-profits secured her the honor of Citizen of the Year as bestowed by the Fauquier Times.
Washington and Lee University School of Law will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with panels on sentencing and immigration, as well as a keynote by Harvard Law professor Kenneth Mack.
Hannah Shtein is a 3L from Milwaulkee, Wisconsin. In this blog post, she describes the first leg of her trip to the middle east with the Access to Justice practicum, during which she an her fellow students visited Hebron University and conducted a mock U.S. trail for Palestinian law students.
In this Q&A, 3L Katherine Moss describes her participation in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Law Literacy Practicum teaching "street law" to high school students.
In this Q&A, Professor Speedy Rice discusses the Access to Justice practicum and the class trip to Israel and Palestine that occurred in late November.
Our most roundup of events in the Lexington/Rockbridge area includes plenty of diversions to help relieve exam stress. Take a break!
After 15 years in legal limbo, Mikhail Sebastian has been granted asylum in the U.S. thanks to the efforts of Washington and Lee law students and the Immigrant Rights Clinic.
White, who participated in W&L Law's public prosecutors externship program this year, was there to argue on behalf of Commonwealth's Attorney's office that the 2012 sentence should be reinstated in full for the probation violation.
When famous author John Grisham set about writing his most recent blockbuster, it wasn't long until his research led him to Mary Cromer '06L and the Appalachian Citizen's Law Center.
In its 2014 Winter issue, PreLaw Magazine has recognized Washington and Lee's Black Lung Clinic as one of the top 15 most innovative law school clinics in the country.
3L Jonathan Caulder discusses how the innovative third-year curriculum at W&L gave him the unique chance to see scholarship and practice come together.
Part of our ongoing series of Q&As with student leaders, Moot Court Board chair Donavan Eason and vice-chairs Jimmy Pickle and Zach Wilkes talk about why moot court competitions are a big part of the W&L experience.
Washington and Lee alumnus and trustee emeritus Robert J. Grey will be honored next year with the Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.
Here's the next installment of our roundup of events in the area, compiled by 3L Hannah Shtein. With winter weather on the way, may we recommend the Commons movies?
Washington and Lee law professor James Moliterno, one of the foremost international experts in legal ethics and professionalism, has published a first ever book on lawyer ethics in the former Soviet Georgia.
Paul F. Kirgis, a professor at St. John's University School of Law and a 1994 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been selected to lead the University of Montana School of Law as dean.
In the final post our Why W&L Law blog series, Gabriella Alonso, a graduate of the University of Idaho from Meridian, ID, writes about the moment she knew W&L Law was the school for her.
We asked several of our 1L students to discuss their decision to attend W&L Law. Chi Ewusi, a graduate of the University of Phoenix from Moorestown, NJ, writes about how the innovative curriculum and personalized approach won her over.
We asked several of our 1L students to discuss their decision to attend W&L Law. Brent Phipps, a graduate of George Washington University from Washington, DC, explains how the W&L community made his choice an easy one.
Now in its 22nd year, the seminar will examine George Orwell's 1984, exploring its many implications for our current ideas of law, freedom, privacy, centralized power, democracy, and the power of literature.
We asked several of our 1L students to discuss their decision to attend W&L Law. Next up is Rennie Laryea, a graduate of Agnes Scott College from Atlanta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3L Hannah Shtein reports on the Davis competition and provides a rundown of upcoming events in the area.
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.
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.
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. For Clint Williams, a graduate of the University of Utah from Salt Lake, it was all about the visit.
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.
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.
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.
Jack Vardaman '62, an emeritus member of the Washington and Lee Board of Trustees, was inducted recently as an honorary member of the Washington and Lee Chapter of Order of the Coif.
Classmates of Washington and Lee law student Lara Gass, a member of the Law Class of 2014 who died in a car accident earlier this year, joined other friends and family in Philadelphia last Sunday to run a half marathon in her honor.
3L Hannah Shtein reports on the annual Pig Roast, a quintessential law school event that kicks off the school year, plus a roundup of upcoming events.
2L Julianne Freeman writes about her experience as a legal intern for Major League Baseball and how the legal research training she received during her 1L year came into play.
3L Kelsey Peregoy reports on a recent law student outing for a whitewater rafting trip on the Lower Gauley, plus what's up this week.
The 2014 German Law in Context program, now in its sixth year, will explore the German legal framework for privacy and intelligence gathering in the wake of the NSA spying scandal.
3L Jamison Shabanowitz discusses his summer job working for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and how his first-year small section helped prepare him for the job.
Washington and Lee law professor Joshua Fairfield addresses the implications of Apple Pay and digital wallet payment systems in a commentary in the New York Times.
Scholarly Commons, the online institutional repository at Washington and Lee University School of Law, hit one million downloads this month. W&L's archive is one of only 14 Digital Commons law repositories to break the million-download threshold.
Hannah Shtein '15L continues her blog series about her experience in W&L's fall litigation skills immersion, discussing client counseling and pretrial strategy.
On September 18, John McCardell '71, vice chancellor of the University of the South, will deliver a lecture titled "The Civil War and the Constitutions(s)" for 2014 Hendricks Lecture in Law and History.
Hannah Shtein is a 3L from Milwaulkee, Wisconsin. She's blogging about her experience in W&L's fall litigation skills immersion, one of the key components of the School's innovative third-year curriculum.
Student Bar Association President Ryan Redd '15L talks about the importance of student government at W&L Law and shares some of the plans of this year's SBA.
Prof. Suzette Malveaux is an expert in Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Civil Rights Law and Fair Employment Law. Matthew Engle is a capital defense specialist and will serve as interim director of the VC3.
Prof. David Baluarte, director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Washington and Lee University School of Law, will serve as a member of the ACLU's Legal Panel, advising staff and other board members on legal advocacy opportunities.
The Justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia have elected Justice Donald W. Lemons as Chief Justice. Since 2008, Justice Lemons has served as Distinguished Professor of Judicial Studies at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Washington and Lee law professor Chris Seaman talks to Virginia Business about the recent decision canceling six of the federal trademark registrations held by the Washington Redskins.
Big Data, big questions. Faculty and alumni weigh in on cybersecurity and privacy in the feature story from the summer issue of the W&L Law Alumni magazine.
Two Washington and Lee University School of Law graduates were featured in the national legal press for major career moves.
Washington and Lee law professor and international law expert Mark Drumbl says tragic downing of Malaysia Flight 17 raises some serious questions for international law, such as whether Russia can be held responsible for the activities of the pro-Russian militia in Ukraine.
Yasin Amba, a rising 2L at Washington and Lee School of Law, received one of eight diversity scholarships awarded this summer by the law firm McGuireWoods.
Timothy S. Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, was recently featured by WalletHub, an online financial information source for consumers and small businesses, commenting on a recent study examining the Rates of Uninsured by State before and after Obamacare.
Timothy S. Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law at Washington and Lee's School of Law, published a guest column in the July 10, 2014, Washington Post about lawsuits asking the courts to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. Jost concludes the lawsuits will not succeed.
Washington and Lee Law Professor Christopher Bruner will direct the Frances Lewis Law Center, the independently funded faculty research and support arm of W&L Law.
Sydney Lewis Hall, the home of Washington and Lee University School of Law since 1976, will undergo a dramatic renovation beginning this summer. Plans include more flexible space for student collaboration and study and an improved entry sequence for the building.
Washington and Lee law professor Russell Miller testified this month before a German Parliamentary committee investigating the so-called "NSA Affair." The Special Committee of Inquiry was convened in the wake of revelations by NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
At its Plenary Session in Washington, D.C., the Administrative Conference of the United States adopted a set of recommendations concerning FOIA dispute resolution based upon a study conducted by Washington and Lee law professor Mark H. Grunewald.
The inaugural graduating class from the Virginia Tech Carilion Medical School received some special training recently from Washington and Lee law professors, namely, how to be an effective witness.
The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 159th commencement on Saturday, May 10, awarding 126 juris doctor degrees, one master of laws degree, and an honorary degree in memory of Lara Gass.
Hussain Moin, an LL.M. student at Washington and Lee University School of Law who will graduate May 10, says he is motivated by more than just himself and his family—he has the chance to affect a whole country's well being.
On April 12 during Alumni Weekend 2014, Washington and Lee School of Law announced the recipients of the Outstanding Alumus/a Award and the Volunteer of the Year Award.
The Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program (LITC). This is the seventh straight year that the Tax Clinic has received federal dollars to support its efforts.
Christopher Wolf '80L, National Civil Rights Chair of the Anti-Defamation League and recipient of the law school's 2010 Outstanding Alumnus Award, will deliver this year's commencement address during the 2014 graduation exercises at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Washington and Lee law professor Johanna Bond has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to study access to legal aid in criminal proceedings in Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Washington and Lee law professor J.D. King will spend the fall semester studying the evolution of criminal defense in Chile on a Fulbright Scholar Grant.
Law students participating in the International Human Rights practicum last fall have released a report on their fact-finding mission to Tanzania to research access to legal aid.
On Wednesday, April 2, Washington and Lee School of Law will host the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for a hearing on a case that dates back to World War II.
Syrian scholar Dr. Issam Eido will deliver a talk at Washington and Lee University about "Scholars of Islamic Law and the Syrian Revolution" on Monday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m. in W&L's Law School Lewis Hall, Classroom C. The talk is free and open to the public. Eido's lecture will examine the role of traditionally […]
On Friday, March 28, Ahmed S. Younis '04L will speak on the role of the lawyer of the future and what questions the modern lawyer must answer to bring about global change.
On Tuesday, April 1, Washington and Lee School of Law will host Notre Dame professor Luc Reydams, who will speak on his paper "Let's be Friends: The United States, Post-Genocide Rwanda, and Victor's Justice in Arusha.
The Twelfth Annual Lewis F. Powell Jr. Lecture will be delivered by Paul V. Niemeyer, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Judge Niemeyer's topic is "Revisiting the 1938 Rules Experiment."
Washington and Lee University law student Lara D. Gass, a member of the Law Class of 2014, died in a multi-car accident on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. A candlelight vigil to remember Gass will be held on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in front of Lee Chapel.
The spring symposium of the Journal of Energy, Climate and the Environment will explore such issues as energy poverty, the responsibility to protect civilian populations, and the intersection of environmental movements and human rights.
Diane Marie Amann, law professor at the University of Georgia and special adviser to the International Criminal Court on Children in Armed Conflict, will deliver a lecture at W&L Law on Friday, March 7 at 2:00 pm.
On March 24, WLSO, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association and the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation - Virginia Network will sponsor a panel discussion titled "Women Practicing Law: Lessons and Perspectives Beyond the Textbook."
Washington and Lee law professor David Bruck joins defense team in Boston Marathon bombing case.
The Feb. 28 event will focus on several pressing issues in society and their impact on child welfare law and practice, including immigration and evolution of rights in the LGBT community.
W&L Law Dean Nora Demleitner has announced the appointment of Cliff Jarrett as the next head of the School's career planning office, following a national search.
At the regional NBLSA competition, W&L Law's BLSA teams took first and second place in mock trial and first in the moot court competition.
The W&L Law team of John Byrne '15L and Marc Mignault '15L will compete at the ABA's 2014 National Negotiations Competition, to be held February 7-8.
W&L Law professor Russell Miller was invited to participate in a panel discussion as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the Robert Bosch Foundation's prestigious fellowship program for Americans.
Randall P. "Randy" Bezanson, dean of the Washington and Lee University School of Law from 1988 to 1994, died on Saturday, Jan. 25, in San Antonio, Texas, following a long illness.
Washington and Lee School of Law professors Susan Franck and Joshua Fairfield have been elected to the American Law Institute, the most prestigious law reform body in the U.S.
Third-year law student Jan Fox has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Skadden Foundation. She will work to expand legal aid services to immigrant victims of domestic violence.
W&L Law will hold a number of activities in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, including a lecture by author and capital defense consultant Wilbert Rideau and an alumni panel discussion.
W&L Law ranked second nationally in a student satisfaction survey conducted by Above the Law, and its faculty was again named to the list of most influential 'people' in legal education.
On Jan 30-31, interrogation experts, practicing attorneys and scholars will gather at W&L Law to explore the issue and some of the most notorious cases involving false confessions, including those of the Central Park Five and Virginia's own Norfolk Four.
Washington and Lee University School of Law has announced the creation of a special fellowship program for prospective students interested in intellectual property (IP) and technology law.
This fall, a dozen Washington and Lee law students got the chance to see what it's like to work and live full time as a lawyer in the nation's capital.
Margaret Howard has been tapped to lead a major empirical study for the American Bankruptcy Institute focusing on individual filers for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Washington and Lee third-year law student David Knoespel placed second in the 2012-13 writing competition for law students sponsored by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Typhoon Haiyan didn't surprise anyone, so should government officials in the Philippines be held responsible for not doing more to prepare the country for the storm's onslaught?
Donovan Eason '15L and James Pickle '15L won the 2013 negotiations competition and Krystal Swendsboe '15L was named best oralist in the 2013 appellate advocacy competition.
What are the differences between the German and United States views of surveillance?
On Nov. 7-8, Washington and Lee University School of Law will host a symposium exploring Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
On Nov.1-2, Washington and Lee University will host the 21st annual Law and Literature Seminar.
On Friday, Nov. 1, the W&L Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment will host a panel discussion on Uranium Mining in Virginia, a hot issue during the current governor's race.
Paul M. Smith, former law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell '27, '31L, will discuss his role the gay rights case Lawrence v. Texas during a talk on Monday Oct. 21.
Utah native Spencer Cox, a 2001 alumnus of the Washington and Lee School of Law, has been selected by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to serve as the state's new lieutenant governor.
Christopher Seaman, assistant professor of law, discusses the Supreme Court case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
Thanks to the government shutdown, some of W&L law students are getting some hard lessons about what it means to work for a government seemingly paralyzed by a partisan budget fight.
During the annual U.S. Supreme Court Preview, six members of the W&L law school faculty will preview cases on topics ranging from recess appointments to ineffective counsel.
Tufts political scientist David Art will address "Political Extremism in Germany" in a lecture on Friday, Jan. 27 at 4:00 p.m. in Lewis Hall Classroom D.
Four new law professors have joined the permanent faculty at Washington and Lee University School of year this fall.
Retired Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to discuss the U.S. auto industry.
On Thursday, September 19, Michele Landis Dauber of Stanford Law School will deliver the 2013 Hendricks Lecture in Law and History.
The Washington and Lee University chapter of Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), a law service fraternity, won the Outstanding Community Service award presented by the PAD international organization.
The mental health therapeutic docket introduced by Judge Jacqueline Talevi '83L provides sentencing alternatives for individuals with serious mental illnesses.
On Sept. 5, a lecture by one of the world's leading theorists of political extremism will launch the 2013 edition of Washington and University's annual German Law in Context Seminar.
Mark Drumbl, director of the Transnational Institute at Washington and Lee's School of Law, sees Iraq's shadow on decisions about action in Syria.
Christopher Russell, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Buena Vista, Virginia and director of the public prosecutor's externship program at W&L Law, offers his thoughts on the recent feature story in the W&L Law alumni magazine addressing overcriminalization in the U.S.
On Monday, August 26, Washington and Lee University School of Law enrolled 112 students in the J.D. Class of 2016.
W&L Law Dean Nora V. Demleitner has announced the appointment of veteran law professor Samuel Calhoun to the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Cvent, a cloud-based, event-management platform raised $117.6 million in initial public offering.
The cover story for the most recent issue of W&L Law magazine focuses over-criminalization in the U.S. Topics covered include financial costs, the growth of federal criminal law, and collateral sentencing consequences, among others.
Joelle Phillips '95L is elevated to the top spot after 12 years with the company.
Hilary Chaney '98, '04L Authors Book about Her Experience
A recent Freedom of Information act request from the "Federal Times" turned up an IRS planning document that predicts sequester-related budget cuts will result in billions of lost revenue.
Melissa Pignatelli-O'Brien '99L uses her own experience as springboard to advocate for others.
Washington and Lee law professor Tim Jost appears on a recent list put together by congressional newspaper "The Hill" dubbed "10 to watch on ObamaCare rollout."
David Carson, a 1988 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law, took the bench in Roanoke this week as a judge on the 23rd District Court.
Washington and Lee law professor Russ Miller will spend this year-long fellowship researching and collaborating with leading scholars on issues of security and liberty at the University of Freiburg's Center for Civil Security as well as the program's partners at Bucerius Law School, the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, and the German Federal Police Academy.
Washington and Lee alumnus Perry Mann, '49, '62L, is the author of a book of essays, "Mann and Nature."
In this recent op/ed from the National Law Journal, Washington and Lee law professor Jim Moliterno argues that for its own self-interest, the legal profession should welcome the input of non lawyers and even cede some measure of power to them.
Ann Massie, professor of law at Washington and Lee University, examines today's decision (June 24, 2013) by the Supreme Court in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Listen to Massie's commentary below:
The Board of Trustees approved the promotions and tenures of 14 faculty members during its meeting in Lexington in May.
Matthias Kaseorg's article on unauthorized network access was published in the May issue of Michigan IT Lawyer as a part of the 2012 Edward F. Langs Writing Competition.
A number of Washington and Lee Law students have received external awards aimed at helping support students working at law-related public service jobs during the summer.
Kerry Wilson, a 1981 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law, is the subject of this week's Monday Profile in The Ledger of Winter Haven, Fla.
Morning Edition Sunday on National Public Radio aired a profile of Judy Clarke, visiting professor of law at Washington and Lee who has been appointed to defend alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Jonathan Shapiro, visiting professor of law at Washington and Lee, was cited in a Christian Science Monitor story that examined how media leaks might impact a trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a multi-year matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program (LITC).
The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 158th commencement on Saturday, May 11, awarding 141 juris doctor degrees.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, of Virginia, had a simple message for the 141 students who received their juris doctor degrees from Washington and Lee University's School of Law on Saturday, May 11: "Be someone's hero." Addressing the 158th commencement ceremony in the W&L Law School's history, Kaine said that while the newly graduated lawyers may […]
Washington and Lee third-year law student Ernest Hammond helped a group of Burmese and Bhutanese refugees set up a corporation for their business selling traditional arts and crafts.
Shareholders in the U.K. and other common-law jurisdictions are both more powerful and more central to the aims of the corporation than are shareholders in the U.S. The vexing question, explored in a new book by Prof. Christopher Bruner, is why.
On April 20 during Law Alumni Weekend 2013, Washington and Lee School of Law announced the recipients of the Outstanding Alum Award and the Volunteer of the Year Award.
W&L Law's moot court team advanced to the semifinals at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition held earlier this month.
While the stress of tax season will end for most people on April 15, students in the Tax Clinic at Washington and Lee School of Law will be gearing up to deal with taxpayer mistakes and other issues related to the filing deadline.
On Tuesday, April 16, Richard Goldstone, retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South African and former chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, will give a public lecture at W&L Law.
Washington and Lee Law student Emily Walters's editorial submission on the impact of sequester cuts won the 2013 Robert R. Merhige, Jr. Environmental Op-Ed Competition.
Washington and Lee University law student Monica Tulchinsky, a member of the Law Class of 2013, has been named a recipient of the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award by the Virginia State Bar.
On Friday, March 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit will hear oral arguments in three cases at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
A team from Washington and Lee University School of law has advanced to the finals of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition after going 5-0 in their regional competition this past weekend.
Monsignor Timothy E. Keeney, pastor of St. Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg and a 1990 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law, was recently honored by Pope Benedict XVI who conferred the pontifical honor of Chaplain to His Holiness on him.
An op/ed at the Huffington Post by Washington and Lee School of Law Dean Nora Demleitner explores the prison population cap controversy in California and its effect on the mentally ill.
Dr. Kamari Maxine Clarke of Yale University will give a public lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 11:00 am in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall.
The team of W.G. Beecher and Christina Randall-James won the 2013 Mediation Competition at Washington and Lee University School of Law
On Thursday, Jan. 24, students at the Washington and Lee University School of Law raised over $28,000 during the 2013 Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) charity auction.
The Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, will deliver the eleventh annual Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Distinguished Lecture.
This month, the W&L Law Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, in partnership with the Francis Lewis Law Center, will host a symposium exploring the impact of 9/11 on the treatment of Muslims in America.
Prof. A. Benjamin Spencer, Assoc. Dean for Research and Director for the Frances Lewis Law Center at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been elected to the American Law Institute, the most prestigious law reform body in the U.S.
A new analysis by a prominent law professor and blogger concludes that W&L Law is delivering a superior education with its innovative third-year curriculum.
On Feb. 1, the Journal of Energy, Climate and the Environment at Washington and Lee University School of Law will explore policy developments during the second term of the Obama administration.
Washington and Lee Law Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson has published an op/ed in the Tulsa World examining Hobby Lobby Store, Inc. and the company's decision to challenge the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that employers provide access to birth control.
Citing the current national conversation about whether or not college is worth it, Andrew Delbanco told a Washington and Lee University audience Friday that we should not lose sight of the mystery of higher education.
N.C. District Court Judge Louis A. Trosch ’88 will discuss implicit bias as part of the MLK Day activities at W&L Law.
Washington and Lee University's Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa will recognize its new initiaties at the University's Founders Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on January 18.
The Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse at Washington and Lee University School of Law will host a capital defense seminar Jan. 10 -12 at the law school featuring some of the nation's top practitioners in the capital defense field.
Washington and Lee University third-year law student Sam Petsonk has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Skadden Foundation. These highly-coveted, post-graduate fellowships provide funds to law students who want to devote their professional life to providing legal services to the poor.
Timothy MacDonnell, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Black Lung Clinic at Washington and Lee School of Law, will appear on WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show at 3 p.m. today to discuss the work of the Black Lung Clinic.
A recent report from the National Law Journal brought some attention to the growing online collection of material from the archives of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell '29, '31L,
The faculty of Washington and Lee University School of Law has been named to the National Jurist's list of the 25 most influential ‘people’ in legal education for their visionary leadership in adopting the School’s third-year curriculum reform.
Kristin Slawter '14L won the 2012 Mock Trial Competition at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Yousri H. Omar '07L has been selected as the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) Young Lawyers Section 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year.
Several law students at Washington and Lee School of Law recently completed training to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children appearing in local juvenile and domestic courts.
U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte '77L has been elected chairman of the House Judiciary Committee when Congress convenes in January.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
Washington and Lee law professor Michelle Drumbl contributed her insight on tax law to a recent edition of Slate’s Explainer column, which examined the tax consequences of comedian and actress Janeane Garofalo’s recently revealed marriage.
Washington and Lee University law school alumnus Parker Denaco ‘68L received the American Bar Association’s Arvid Anderson Public Sector Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year award for 2012.
Nora V. Demleitner, dean of Washington and Lee University's School of Law, writes that those who argue that law schools should do away with the third year miss the mark.
Several W&L law alumni were running for congressional office or up for reelection this year.
An upcoming symposium at Washington and Lee School of Law will explore the legacy of this Gideon v. Wainwright , its impact on the criminal justice system, and the future of the right to counsel.
Lyman Johnson, Robert O. Bentley Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been tapped to give the 28th Annual Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law, one of the most prestigious corporate law lectures in the country.
A. Benjamin Spencer, Professor of Law and Director of the Frances Lewis Law Center at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed Associate Dean for Research by Dean Nora V. Demleitner.
Christopher Wolf, of the Law Class of 1980, has been elected to the American Law Institute, the most prestigious law reform body in the U.S.
The Center for Law and History at Washington and Lee University, in partnership with Virginia Sea Grant, will host a symposium exploring the impact that the colonial legal experience continues to have on eastern states.
Lauren Benton, professor of law and history and dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University, will deliver the 2012 Hendricks Lecture in Law and History on Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
The much-anticipated ruling by the German Constitutional Court on whether Germany's ratification of the financial recovery plan known as the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) was predictable on two levels, according to Russell Miller, professor of law at Washington and Lee University and co-author of a new book about German constitutional law and co-founder of the […]
A question-and-answer session with Nora V. Demleitner, the new dean of Washington and Lee University's School of Law.
Former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Ray Price, a 1978 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law, stepped down from the Missouri Supreme Court this month after 20 years, including two terms as chief justice.
Washington and Lee law alumnus Gene Marsh '81L represented Penn State in its negotiations with the NCAA this summer.
David Millon, J. B. Stombock Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, took the helm as president of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) at its recent annual meeting.
Washington and Lee alumnus and trustee emeritus John Klinedinst, founder and CEO of San Diego-based Klinedinst P.C., is the top attorney for 2012 in corporate litigation according to San Diego's Daily Transcript. The award came from a vote of John's fellow attorneys. The Transcript received nearly 800 nominations from 14 pre-selected categories. The nominees were narrowed down to […]
A. Benjamin Spencer, professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed director of the Frances Lewis Law Center by Dean Nora V. Demleitner.
Maybe you thought that odd business combinations like a shoe store doubling as a law practice a la "Harry's Law" happened only on television. Think again. In Culpeper, Va., Washington and Lee law alumna Monica "M.J." Chernin, of the Class of 1988, practices family law and operates a pet store, Reigning Cats and Dogs. Unlike […]
tudents in the International Human Rights Practicum at Washington and Lee School of Law have been released a 60-page report on employment and labor rights in Tanzania.
MSNBC has called Washington and Lee law alumnus Christopher Wolf, of the Class of 1980, "a pioneer in Internet law" based on his early involvement in legal cases involving technology agreements, copyright, domain names, jurisdiction and, perhaps most of all, privacy. A partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Hogan Lovells, Chris leads the firm's […]
Nora V. Demleitner, dean of Washington and Lee University's School of Law, has announced two administrative appointments at the school. Brett Twitty, W&L Law's director of admissions, has been named assistant dean for student affairs. Shawn McShay joins the school as assistant dean for admissions. Both appointments took effect July 1. "Brett Twitty's deep commitment […]
Johanna Bond, professor of law and Ethan Allen Faculty Fellow at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs by Dean Nora Demleitner. Bond succeeds Robert Danforth, who served as associate dean for five years and will return to the faculty following a sabbatical leave. "Professor Bond's commitment […]
Thirteen members of the Washington and Lee University faculty have been named to endowed professorships— two each in the School of Law and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and nine in the College. W&L currently has 45 endowed full professorships and 10 term professorships, which recognize worthy teachers who have made meaningful […]
Washington and Lee University recognized five retiring members of the University’s faculty during commencement exercises on Thursday, May 24.
Henry M. Coxe III, a 1972 graduate of Washington and Lee's School of Law, will be honored with the Florida Bar Foundation’s 2012 Medal of Honor Award, the legal profession’s highest award in the state. Coxe is receiving the award for his lifelong commitment to duty and service to the public and for improving the administration […]
by Mark Drumbl Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law and Director, Transnational Law Institute (Reprinted from the May 8, 2012, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch) Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, has been convicted of 11 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Although symbolic, imprisoning Taylor is a small step toward the […]
With a soft spring rain falling on the historic front campus of Washington and Lee University on Saturday, May 5, W&L's School of Law celebrated the completion of its 163rd year by awarding juris doctor degrees to 129 graduates.
Linda A. Klein, a 1983 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law and chair of the American Bar Association House of Delegates, will deliver this year's commencement address during the 2012 graduation exercises at her alma mater. Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the lawn between the […]
Rudy Giuliani, mayor of New York City when the Sept. 11 attacks hit the World Trade Tower, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
The Tenth Annual Lewis F. Powell Jr. Lecture will be delivered by Lyle Denniston, lead reporter for SCOTUSblog. Denniston's talk is titled "Lyle Denniston's Take on the Modern Supreme Court."
The Hon. Donald Parsons, Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Chancery Court, will give a public lecture at Washington and Lee School of Law on Monday, March 26.
Tim Dare, senior lecturer (associate professor of philosophy) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, will give the keynote speech at Washington and Lee University’s 34th Legal Ethics Institute on Friday, March 30, at 5 p.m. in Huntley 221.
Outlaw and the Federalist Society, two Washington and Lee University School of Law student groups, will sponsor a public debate, presenting the conservative cases for and against gay marriage on Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The debate is free and open to the public. Andrew Sullivan, a nationally renowned journalist and […]
Washington and Lee women undergraduate and law students recently took part in a training program, "Elect Her: Campus Women Win," designed to encourage increased participation in the political process on campus.
A Washington and Lee University law professor who has written extensively about child soldiers believes the Kony 2012 Campaign unduly simplifies the problem of child soldiering.
W&L law students Steve Harper and Lauren Meehan earned the Best Draft award for regional Transactional LawMeet
The Black Lung Clinic at Washington and Lee University's School of law has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking to protect two provisions of the Black Lung Benefits Act that are included in the Affordable Care Act.
Students from Washington and Lee University School of Law will be offering free tax preparation assistance for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers in the Rockbridge County area.
Members of the Washington and Lee University School of Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) recently participated in the moot court and mock trial competitions at the organization's regional convention, placing second in both competitions. Those teams willl now move on to the national competition in Washington, D.C. in March. The team of Kassandra Haynes and Curtis […]
Blog posts on developments with the Affordable Care Act authored by Washington and Lee law professor and health law expert Tim Jost captured three spots on Health Affairs 2011 Most-Read List. Jost's analysis of the arguments before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals over the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality was the most-read post. His posts […]
Washington and Lee alumnus and trustee emeritus John Klinedinst, CEO and shareholder of Klinedinst P.C., has been named Most Admired CEO by the San Diego Business Journal. John, a member of the undergrad Class of 1971 and the law school Class of 1978, won the award in the Journal's private company/medium category. This marked the […]
The steady downward trend in the use of the death penalty in the United States represents a "fairly irreversible decline" and suggests a time when the death penalty will be abolished, says David Bruck, a Washington and Lee University law professor. Statistics released this week by the Death Penalty Information Center indicate that the number […]
It seems like an easy decision. Grant political asylum to a Congolese man or send him back to the country where he suffered unspeakable abuse in prison, where his family members were attacked and forced into hiding. The reality, says Aaron Haas, who directs the Immigration and Citizenship program at Washington and Lee School of […]
In the margins of a nearly 300 hundred year old map Washington and Lee law professor Jill Fraleyhas studied during one of her many visits to library and government archives, she finds a note that tells when the Kanawha River was discovered by the French. This note, says Fraley, is not merely a statement of […]
The following piece by Washington and Lee University law professor A. Benjamin Spencer originally appeared on the Washington Post's website and is reprinted here with permission. By A. Benjamin Spencer These are challenging times for legal education. The legal job market is eroding in ways not likely to improve in the near term, if at […]
The work of Washington and Lee criminal law scholar Erik Luna is cited extensively in a new report issued by the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Titled "Report to Congress: Mandatory Minimum Penalties in the Federal Criminal Justice System," the report assesses the impact of mandatory minimum penalties on federal sentencing, particularly in light of the U.S. […]
Elizabeth Carroll "Betsy" Hocker, a 1990 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law, has just been named executive director of the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving victims of child abuse and neglect in Charleston and Berkeley counties of South Carolina. Betsy served as a prosecutor for 15 […]
The economic downturn and banking system overhaul have led to a boom in so-called "payday" loans, short-term, high-interest loans that help tide borrowers over between paychecks. As reported recently by the Wall Street Journal, shares in companies that provide these services have jumped in recent weeks as even more consumers have been turned away from […]
Bill Colby, the lawyer who represented the family of Nancy Cruzan in their family's right-to-die case, will speak at the Washington and Lee University School of Law on Friday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall. The title of Mr. Colby's talk is "From Nancy Cruzan to Terri […]
A film screening of the documentary “Mississippi Innocence” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room in Lewis Hall. It will be followed by a Q&A session with the co-producer of the film and director of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi, Tucker Carrington, […]
Timothy S. Jost, Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law and one of the nation's leading voices in health care law, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and […]
Thanks to a new effort by faculty and students, Washington and Lee University law students interested in studying poverty issues as part of their legal education now have any even greater array of opportunities to explore. Partnering with the University's Shepherd Program on Poverty and Human Capability, the law school has identified law courses, clinics, […]
Two members of Washington and Lee's School of Law are sharing their expertise with National Public Radio listeners today. Jon Shapiro, professor of practice, was interviewed for a Morning Edition story about the decision by the "underwear bomber," Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, to fire his lawyers and represent himself. Shapiro discussed general issues of self-representation, including […]
On Thursday, Sept. 29, distinguished legal historian Alfred Brophy will deliver the 2011 Hendricks Lecture in Law and History. The topic of Prof. Brophy's talk is "The Jurisprudence of Slavery, Freedom, and Union at Washington College, 1831-1861." The lecture will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons on the campus of Washington and […]
On Wednesday, Sept. 14, faculty at Washington and Lee University School of Law will discuss several of the most compelling cases on the 2011 U.S. Supreme Court docket during the School's annual Supreme Court Preview. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall. The event is free […]
Local community organizations throughout Lexington and Rockbridge County received a helpful boost when students from Washington and Lee University's School of Law took part in the Student Bar Association's (SBA) Service Day during orientation this year. "The last time we did this was in 2005 or 2006," said SBA President Negin Farahmand. "It used to […]
David Millon, the J. B. Stombock Professor of Law and Law Alumni Faculty Fellow at Washington and Lee University School of Law, was named president-elect of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) at its recent annual meeting. Millon will serve in this position during 2011-12 and will become president of the organization for the […]