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W&L Visiting Law Professor Joins Defense of Accused Boston Bomber

Judy Clarke, a visiting professor of practice at the Washington and Lee School of Law, was appointed this week to join the team that will defend alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

In addition, the Associated Press reported that the lead defense attorney in the case, Miriam Conrad, the chief federal public defender, had requested that David Bruck, clinical professor of law at W&L and director of the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, also be appointed to the team as a second specialist in death penalty cases. But the judge in the case, Marianne Bowler, denied that request for the time being.