Category Archives: School of Law

W&L Law Announces Campaign and Annual Fund Success

Washington and Lee Law School Logo

Washington and Lee School of Law concluded a seven-year capital campaign on June 30, exceeding its $35 million goal by over $2.6 million. The school also set a record for its 2014-15 Law Annual Fund.

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W&L Law’s Danforth Weighs in on Sweet Briar Case

Prof. Robert Danforth

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Virginia breathed new life into the fight to keep Sweet Briar College open. W&L law professor Robert Danforth co-authored an amicus brief in the case.

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W&L Receives Virginia Bar Access to Justice Awards

Katherine Moss '15L

Washington and Lee University has swept the 2015 summer access to justice awards given by the Virginia State Bar.

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Alumni in the News, May 2015

Cabell Youell '98L, Virginia Lawyers Weekly "Woman of the Year"

A roundup of law alumni in the news recently, including gubernatorial appointments, a new U.S. attorney, and VA Lawyers Weekly's "Woman of the Year."

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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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W&L Law Presents Alumni Awards during 2015 Reunion Celebration

Dean Nora Demleitner with Angelica Light '75L, William Toles '92, '95L and Darlene Moore.

Angelica Light '75L received the Outstanding Alumna Award and William Toles '92, '95L received the Volunteer of the Year Award.

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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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