Category Archives: School of Law

W&L International Law Expert Examines Russia’s Responsibility for Downed Malaysia Flight (Video)

Mark Drumbl, professor of law, Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee law professor and international law expert Mark Drumbl says tragic downing of Malaysia Flight 17 raises some serious questions for international law, such as whether Russia can be held responsible for the activities of the pro-Russian militia in Ukraine.

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Yasin Amba ‘16L Wins McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship

Yasin Amba '16L

Yasin Amba, a rising 2L at Washington and Lee School of Law, received one of eight diversity scholarships awarded this summer by the law firm McGuireWoods.

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Jost Featured by WalletHub on Rates of Uninsured States Before and After Obamacare

Tim Jost

Timothy S. Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, was recently featured by WalletHub, an online financial information source for consumers and small businesses, commenting on a recent study examining the Rates of Uninsured by State before and after Obamacare.

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Jost: Courts Won’t Void the Affordable Care Act Over Semantics

Timothy Jost, Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University

Timothy S. Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law at Washington and Lee's School of Law, published a guest column in the July 10, 2014, Washington Post about lawsuits asking the courts to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. Jost concludes the lawsuits will not succeed.

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W&L Law Prof. Christopher Bruner Named Director of the Lewis Law Center

Prof. Christopher Bruner

Washington and Lee Law Professor Christopher Bruner will direct the Frances Lewis Law Center, the independently funded faculty research and support arm of W&L Law.

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W&L Law Building Renovation to Commence Summer 2014

An artist's rendition of the parking lot entry to Sydney Lewis Hall (image courtesy BCWH Architects)

Sydney Lewis Hall, the home of Washington and Lee University School of Law since 1976, will undergo a dramatic renovation beginning this summer. Plans include more flexible space for student collaboration and study and an improved entry sequence for the building.

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W&L Law's Russ Miller Testifies on NSA Affair for German Parliament

Russell Miller, Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee law professor Russell Miller testified this month before a German Parliamentary committee investigating the so-called "NSA Affair." The Special Committee of Inquiry was convened in the wake of revelations by NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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Administrative Conference of the United States Adopts Recommendations Based on FOIA Study by W&L Law’s Mark Grunewald

Prof. Mark Grunewald

At its Plenary Session in Washington, D.C., the Administrative Conference of the United States adopted a set of recommendations concerning FOIA dispute resolution based upon a study conducted by Washington and Lee law professor Mark H. Grunewald.

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W&L's Massie Discusses Separation of Church and State on WMRA's "Virginia Insight" Show

Ann Massie

Ann Massie, professor emeritus at W&L's School of Law, has long been fascinated by the phrase "the separation of church and state"—both by the history of the concept and its practice in American law. Since a recent Supreme Court decision has added new urgency to the issue, she shared her scholarly findings on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, May 29.

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W&L Law Professors Help Prepare New Doctors for the Witness Stand

Timothy MacDonnell, associate professor, Washington and Lee School of Law

The inaugural graduating class from the Virginia Tech Carilion Medical School received some special training recently from Washington and Lee law professors, namely, how to be an effective witness.

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