Grading practices, hiring and the future of the bar exam are just a few of the areas impacted by the virus outbreak.
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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.
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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.
The event, featuring Robert W. Lee IV, will be in a Q&A format conducted by W&L history professor Ted DeLaney and moderated by law professor Carliss Chatman.
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.
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.
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.”
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