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.
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.
This month, the Women Law Students Organization at Washington and Lee University School of Law will host the 2nd Annual Lara D. Gass Symposium on Women in the Law.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
Washington and Lee University will welcome visitors from around the world to its 11th National Symposium of Theater in Academe on Oct. 18 – 20.
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.