W&L Law Hosts Panel Discussion on Women Practicing Law

Washington and Lee law school alumnus Rebecca Connelly of the Class of 1988

Judge Rebecca Connelly, '98L

Update: Please note the rescheduled date for this event.

On Monday, March 24 the Washington and Lee Women's Law Student Organization, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association and the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation – Virginia Network will sponsor a panel discussion titled "Women Practicing Law: Lessons and Perspectives Beyond the Textbook."

The event will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall on the campus of Washington and Lee University. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested.

According to the organizers, the discussion will focus on the aspects of the practice of law not found in a textbook or law school class. Topics to be addressed include work/family balance, gender role challenges to professional relationships, and how women can advance in areas of the law not traditionally geared toward females.

The panelists are Chief Judge Rebecca B. Connelly, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia; C. Kailani Memmer, Shareholder at Guynn, Memmer & Dillon, P.C.; Elizabeth L. Gunn, Counsel at Sands Anderson PC; and Abigail E. Murchison, Associate at Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore LLP. W&L Law professor Beth Belmont will moderate the session.

For more information, please contact Lara Gass at gass.l@law.wlu.edu.

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