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Character Counts

Austin Brown '13L shares the real secret to success as a player-agent with Creative Artists Agency.

W&L Celebrates 45th Anniversary of Title IX

A week of activities to mark the 45th anniversary of Title IX will culminate in a W&L visit by soccer great Mia Hamm on Feb. 1.

In Case You Missed It

Brian C. Murchison Named Next Director of the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics

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.

WLSO Symposium Explores Gender Diversity

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.”

W&L Law Tax Clinic Receives IRS Grant

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.

Unpacking the Resiliency of the Human Spirit

The spring term class asks: What possibilities does law offer after massive political violence has occurred, and what are the limits of law after massive political violence?

Law Faculty Scholarship Update – May 11, 2017

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.

Law Commencement 2017

Get all the details for the events surrounding the 162nd commencement ceremony for the Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Civility and Opinion in a Polarized America

Tyler Grant ’12, a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the University of Virginia School of Law, is a regular editorial contributor to several national publications.

W&L Law Releases 2016 Graduate Employment Report

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.

Career Paths: Jess Winn ’17L

Following graduation, Jess will be clerking for U.S. District Judge Rosanna Peterson in the Eastern District of Washington.

Career Paths: Mitchell Diles ’17L

After graduation, Mitch will serve as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Humphreys of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

Powell Archives at W&L Law Turns 25

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.

Career Paths: Chi Ewusi ’17L

After graduation, Chi will be working for Kirkland and Ellis, in their Houston, TX office, doing primarily private equity and capital markets work.

Career Paths: Mikail Clark ’17L

After graduation, Clark will join the Charleston, WV office of Spilman, Thomas, and Battle, PLLC, doing corporate transactional and litigation defense work.

Stacey LaRiviere ’17L for the Commonwealth

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.

W&L BLSA Goes National

Maureen Edobor, a 3L from Dallas, is serving this year as attorney general for the National Black Law Students Association.

Justice Ginsburg to Speak at VMI, W&L Feb. 1

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.

‘A Better World’

Kara Karcher '11 is parlaying her studies in poverty and women's and gender studies into a law career dedicated to helping women and children.

The Problem of Asylum Free Zones

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.

A Dream Job and a Landmark Case

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.

Standing Up for LGBT Rights

Roddy Flynn ’12L crafts strategy and educates Congress as executive director of the U.S. House of Representatives’ LGBT Caucus

Career Paths: Tyler Sanderson ’18L

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.

Career Paths: Brian Wagoner ’18L

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.

Career Paths: Matt Donahue ’18L

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.

Career Paths: Austin Woodside ’18L

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.

Career Paths: Lizzy Williams ’17L

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.

Career Paths: Kit Thomas ’18L

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.

Career Paths: Bo Mahr ’17L

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.

Career Paths: Ashley Slisz ’17L

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.

Career Paths: Jessica Winn ’17L

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.

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