Category Archives: Law Press Releases

W&L Law Professor David Baluarte Awarded Fulbright for Statelessness Study

Prof. David Baluarte

Baluarte will conduct his research at the University of Buenos Aires Law School in Argentina, where he will study the stateless population and also will teach refugee and asylum law in his host school's immigration clinic.

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W&L Students Raise Funds to Help Area Families during Blizzard

Alan Carrillo '18L

W&L law student Alan Carrillo ‘18L launched a fundraising campaign ahead of the recent blizzard to help homeless families get out of the path of the storm.

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Death Penalty and Clemency Focus of W&L Law Review Symposium

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The annual Lara D. Gass Symposium at the Washington and Lee University School of Law will focus this year on the controversial case of Joseph M. Giarratano, using his story to explore the ethical, legal and public policy issues surrounding the use of the death penalty.

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Civil Rights Journal Symposium to Explore Policing in America

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The symposium, titled "Policing in America: Powers and Accountability," will take place on Jan. 28-29 in Sydney Lewis Hall on the grounds of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

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W&L Law Students Release Human Rights Report on Early Marriage and Pregnancy in Tanzania

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Students in the International Human Rights Practicum at Washington and Lee School of Law travelled to Tanzania this fall to research the problem of early marriage and its effects on girls’ access to education. The results of the study have now been released in a 40 page human rights report.

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ODK to Initiate Five Honorary and 38 Student Members during 2016 Founders Day/ODK Convocation

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Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, will welcome five honorary and 38 student initiates at W&L’s annual Founders Day-ODK Convocation on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

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Author, Radio Host and Professor of Sociology Michael Eric Dyson Keynotes Washington and Lee's Multi-day King Celebration

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Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, will highlight a series of lectures, panel discussions and a viewing and discussion of “Selma” when Washington and Lee University holds its annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 15–21.

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W&L Law’s Chris Seaman Co-authors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Patent Case

Christopher Seaman

The brief, written with Prof. Jason Rantanen of the University of Iowa College of Law and filed with the Court on December 16, 2015, involves the legal standard for increasing damages awards in patent infringement cases.

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

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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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