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.
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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.
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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.
For a law student with a family, Matt Dare thinks W&L is the perfect place to attend law school.
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.
Stephen Kindermann, a 3L from Rockville, MD, spent his summer working in the corporate department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in their New York City headquarters.
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.
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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.”
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