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What's Up in Lexington/Rockbridge, PAD Auction and More

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!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Speaker – Math for Drones: Miniature Aerial Vehicles Under the Hood. Robinson Hall 105, 4:40pm-5:40pm. Simon Levy will give a talk on the mathematical methods underlying the rapid development of drone technology. Talk at 4:40, refreshments at 4:20 in Robinson foyer.

Think n’ Drink Trivia at Blue Lab Brewery, 123 S. Randolph St, at 6pm (every Thursday!)

Friday, January 30, 2015

Lara Gass Memorial Charity Auction, hosted by Phi Alpha Delta. Cocktail Hour from 5:30-7:30, live auction starting at 7:00pm. The Lara Gass Memorial Charity Auction is hosted by Phi Alpha Delta.

Live @ the Lab – East Lex Boys. The East Lex Boys, a Richmond based band, will play their inaugural Lex Vegas performance at Blue Lab at 6pm. An eclectic mix of bluegrass, rock, jam, Latin, and everything inbetween.

Live Fridays at Devil’s Backbone. Bring your favorite snacks and carry-out food to the Tap Room and enjoy honest pints of beer with family and friends while listening to local music on select Friday nights. 5:30-8:30, featuring Crowded Pond (bluesy acoustic rock).

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Interviewing Seminar with Moira Roberts, 9-10am in Classroom C in the law school. Moira Roberts ’93L worked for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for about thirteen years, and was most recently a Senior Advisor to the director of the office charged with investor education and advocacy. Before that, she was an Assistant Director in the Commission’s Enforcement Division where she ran investigations and civil prosecutions. Before joining the Commission, she was a commercial litigator for six years in two top-tier laws firms, and she was clerk to a renowned federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia. As a member of the SEC Division of Enforcement’s lawyer hiring committee, she reviewed hundreds of applications, conducted numerous interviews, and participated in the closed-door committee discussions of each candidate’s interview performance. She comes to campus to tell you how to deliver a strong interview performance. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the other side of the interview desk! RSVP or place your name on the Waiting List in Symplicity Events. This event will be moved to a larger classroom if interest warrants. Contact: Jane McDonald (mcdonaldj@wlu.edu)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Movie Screening – To Kill a Mockingbird (W&L Law Reads). 5-8pm in the Moot Court Room. In conjunction with the inaugural W&L LAW READS program, the Law Library welcomes you to a free screening of the Academy Award-winning film “To Kill A Mockingbird,” adapted from the classic 1960 novel by Harper Lee. After the film, stay to join members of the W&L faculty for a discussion of this influential American story and its legal, cultural, and historical aspects.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Indoor Farmers Market at 18 E Nelson St, 9am-1pm, including locally produced vegetables,eggs, baked goods, fruit, cheese, honey chestnuts, and more!(will be held every Wednesday before the summer market opens!).

Growler Grab Day at Devil’s Backbone, all day. Every Wednesday, Outpost Tap Room, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, 50 Northwind Lane, Lexington, (540) 462-6200. Vist the Tap Room and fill up your 64 oz. growler for $5 on Wednesdays. 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25. Each week you can fill up your growler with an Outpost brewed beer at this special price.