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Who Is Alexis Hawley?

The answer: A Washington and Lee law alumna who competed on “Jeopardy!” earlier this month.

The question: Who is Alex Hawley, a 2009 graduate of the W&L School of Law?

She finished second on the “Jeopardy!” program that aired on Dec. 15, 2010. An associate in the Labor & Employment Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw L.L.P., in Chicago, Alex received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth and is from Winter Park, Fla. Alex (named for television villain Alexis Carrington of “Dynasty,” as we discovered in her introduction) was leading her two opponents at the first commercial break but finished third, $1,000 out of second place, after Double Jeopardy! The eventual champion correctly answered the Final Jeopardy! answer, while neither Alexis nor the third competitor was correct with their responses.

Believe it or not, you can see the entire play-by-play of Alex’s appearance online at a website devoted to “Jeopardy!” But before you peek, see whether you would have answered the Final Jeopardy! question correctly. The category was British Royalty. The question: “From the Latin ‘the greatest,’ this form of address was introduced by the narcissistic King Richard II.”

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