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W&L Law Student Newspaper Wins Top ABA Award for Third Straight Year

The Law News, the student newspaper at Washington and Lee University School of Law, was honored again this year by American Bar Association with the Law School Newspaper Award. This is the third year in a row The Law News has won the award for the finest law school newspaper in the country.

Editor in chief Michael Darmante ‘16L says that in addition to updating several of the paper’s recurring features, his staff spent considerable energy last year on a new website and other technological innovations.

“We built a new interactive website from scratch, made it smart phone accessible and included a QR code on the print edition to promote the online platform,” said Darmante. “This year we will continue to try and propel the paper forward using social media to make it more accessible to a new age of law students.  In an effort to enhance the paper’s usefulness to the university and legal community as a whole this year we will be working in conjunction with the Office of Career Strategy to develop a classifieds section that will appear every issue.”

Darmante indicated that the goal of this new section will be to provide students with another forum to assist in their internship and job searches in today’s difficult legal market.  This section will come complete with job tips from Dean Jarrett, smart phone accessibility to job search websites and alumni perspectives on how they obtained certain positions.

The Law News is online at http://www.wlulawnews.com/.

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