Category Archives: School of Law

John Fishwick ’83L Confirmed as U.S. Attorney for Western District

John Fishwick '83L

Roanoke attorney John Fishwick, who graduated from Washington and Lee University’s School of Law in 1983, was confirmed as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia by the U.S. Senate, and sworn in on Dec. 21, as reported in the Dec. 21 issue of The Roanoke Times.

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Robert E.R. Huntley, Former President of Washington and Lee University, Dies at 86

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Robert Edward Royall Huntley, president of Washington and Lee University from 1968 to 1983, died on Dec. 10, 2015, in Lexington. He was 86.

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Mike Missal ’78 Tapped As New Inspector General of Veterans Affairs

Mike Missal ’78

On Friday, Oct. 2, USAToday reported that Michael Missal, a 1978 graduate of Washington and Lee University, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the inspector general of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Robin Wood Receives Tradition of Excellence Award

Robert "Robin" C. Wood III, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1962, will receive the 2015 Tradition of Excellence Award from the Virginia State Bar's General Practice Section.

Robert "Robin" C. Wood III, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1962, will receive the 2015 Tradition of Excellence Award from the Virginia State Bar's General Practice Section.

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The Hon. Jerrauld C. Jones ’80 Receives Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award

The Hon. Jerrauld C. Jones ’80L (center), his wife, Lynn Simons Jones (left), and their son, Jerrauld “Jay” Jones (right).

On Friday, Feb. 13, The Hon. Jerrauld C. Jones, a 1980 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, received the 2015 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award from the The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section. Jerrauld sits on the Circuit Court of the City of Norfolk.

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Citizen of the Year

Marie Washington '03L in her office with her Great Pyrenees, Kodiac. Fauquier Times Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger

Over the years, Marie Washington, Washington and Lee School of Law Class of 2003, has made her mark on her hometown of Warrenton, Virginia. Her efforts as an attorney, advocate for mental health services, animal lover and volunteer to numerous non-profits secured her the honor of Citizen of the Year as bestowed by the Fauquier Times.

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Power of the Pen

Kent Masterson Brown '74L

"He died at a particularly momentous event in a very momentous battle, the largest land engagement of the war, and he died in one of the most critical, if not the most critical spot on the field," said Kent Masterson Brown, a Civil War historian, in an interview with the New York Times.

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Judge of the Year Award: The Hon. Pamela J. White '77L

The Hon. Pam White '77L gives a talk in Sydney Lewis Hall.

The Hon. Pamela J. White received the Robert M. Bell Judge of the Year Award from the Maryland Access to Justice Commission in recognition of her efforts to "improve the ability of all Marylanders to access the courts or to get legal help in civil legal matters so they can benefit from the rights, protections, services and opportunities that the law provides."

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On the Ballot

Kyle Markley and Caitlin Mitchel-Markley ’05 are both running on the Libertarian ticket in Oregon. (Luke Hammill/The Oregonian)

Mid-term elections are upon us, and a story on the OregonLive website features Caitlin Mitchel-Markley, a 2005 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, who is running on the Libertarian ticket for the Oregon legislature.

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Putney '50, '57L Retires from Virginia General Assembly

Lacey Putney

Delegate Lacey Putney was the subject of a front-page profile in the Roanoke Times on Sunday, Dec. 15. The occasion was the conclusion of his distinguished 53-year career in the Virginia General Assembly, a post he has held longer than anyone.

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