Category Archives: School of Law

W&L Law Professor Christopher Bruner Named to Bain Family Professorship

Prof. Christopher Bruner

Christopher Bruner, professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been named as the inaugural holder of the William Donald Bain Family Professorship of Corporate Law.

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Washington and Lee School of Law Celebrates 40 years of Women Graduates

Lara Gass '14L

Washington and Lee University School of Law, in conjunction with the Women Law Students Organization, is proud to announce the 1st Annual Lara D. Gass Women in the Law Symposium.

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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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Brant Hellwig Named Next Dean of W&L Law

Prof. Brant Hellwig

Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio has announced the appointment of Brant Hellwig, professor of law at Washington and Lee University and an expert in the field of federal taxation, as dean of the W&L School of Law, effective July 1, 2015.

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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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Roy L. Steinheimer Jr., Former W&L Law School Dean, Dies at 98

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Roy Lee Steinheimer Jr., the dean of the Washington and Lee University School of Law from 1968 to 1983, and the Robert E.R. Huntley Professor of Law Emeritus at W&L, died on Thursday, Jan. 8, in Lexington. He was 98. "Roy Steinheimer's deanship was a pivotal one for Washington and Lee's Law School," said W&L […]

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Author John Grisham Turns to W&L Law Alumna for Help with Recent Novel

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When famous author John Grisham set about writing his most recent blockbuster, it wasn't long until his research led him to Mary Cromer '06L and the Appalachian Citizen's Law Center.

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Robert Grey ‘76L to receive ABA Spirit of Excellence Award

Robert Grey '76L

Washington and Lee alumnus and trustee emeritus Robert J. Grey will be honored next year with the Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.

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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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W&L Law Alumnus Paul Kirgis ‘94L Named Dean at Montana Law

Paul Kirgis '94L

Paul F. Kirgis, a professor at St. John's University School of Law and a 1994 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been selected to lead the University of Montana School of Law as dean.

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