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School of Law Honors Graduates at 2015 Commencement Ceremony

A happy Anjelica Hendricks '15L with her diploma.

The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 160th commencement on Saturday, May 9, awarding 174 juris doctor degrees.

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Campus Kitchen at W&L Wins National Community Impact Award, Grant for Older Adults

The leadership team of Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee

Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University (CKWL) has won both a national award for its impact on hunger in the community and a grant to address hunger among the area's older adults.

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Avery Field '17 Wins All-American Attorney Status at Mock Trial Nationals

Avery Field '17

Avery Field, a sophomore at Washington and Lee University and a member of W&L’s (undergraduate) Mock Trial team, won All-American Attorney status for his outstanding performance at the American Mock Trial Association’s National Championship Tournament, held April 17-19 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Field, from Goodlettsville, Tennessee, received the second-highest amount of ranks (points) among Mock Trial attorneys in the nation.

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Former vice president at Lehman Brothers to speak at W&L on May 14

Larry McDonald, a vice president at Lehman Brothers in the years leading up to its collapse, will give a talk, “21st Century Wall Street: Is It Different This Time?” at 5 p.m. on Thurs., May 14 in Huntley Hall 327 on Washington and Lee University’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. […]

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Mock Convention Spring Kickoff on May 6-9

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A procession of the country’s political stars, including presidents, governors, cabinet officials and campaign strategists, has traveled to Lexington, Virginia, every four years since 1908 to participate in Washington and Lee University’s presidential Mock Convention.

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A. Stevens Miles Jr., Rector Emeritus of Washington and Lee University, Dies at 85

A. Stevens Miles Jr.

A. Stevens Miles Jr., a rector emeritus and trustee emeritus of Washington and Lee University, died on April 29 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 85. Miles served on the W&L Board of Trustees from 1988 to 1997, and as the rector of the board from 1990 to 1997.

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Sir Crispin Tickell to Lecture on Climate Change

Sir Crispin Tickell

Sir Crispin Tickell, a former British diplomat with particular interest in the relationship between the environment, politics and business, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on May 5, at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.

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James Madison University Professor to Lecture at W&L on May 4

Tracy Lupher

Tracy Lupher, professor of philosophy and religion at James Madison University, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on May 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Huntley 327.

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The New Yorker Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff, to Speak at W&L

Bob Mankoff

Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University on May 18, at 4:30 p.m. at Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.

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W&L Law Student Wins Richmond Bar Business Law Writing Award

Ashley Waterbury '15L

Ashley Waterbury, a third-year law student at Washington and Lee University, took first place in the 2015 Richmond Bar Association Business Law Section writing competition for a practice note on joint ventures between hospitals and insurers.

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