Category Archives: Law Press Releases

Washington and Lee Named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

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Washington and Lee University has been named to President Barack Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, one of 120 schools in the nation to receive this designation. This is the third year in a row that the University has attained this status.

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Inside the 3L Year: Q&A on Access to Justice in the Middle East

Prof. Speedy Rice, at the podium, and W&L Law students conduct a mock trial for students at Hebron Law School,

In this Q&A, Professor Speedy Rice discusses the Access to Justice practicum and the class trip to Israel and Palestine that occurred in late November.

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Immigrant Rights Clinic Wins Asylum for Nation’s ‘Most Famous Stateless Person’

Prof. David Baluarte

After 15 years in legal limbo, Mikhail Sebastian has been granted asylum in the U.S. thanks to the efforts of Washington and Lee law students and the Immigrant Rights Clinic.

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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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W&L’s Black Lung Clinic Named one of Nation’s Most Innovative

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In its 2014 Winter issue, PreLaw Magazine has recognized Washington and Lee's Black Lung Clinic as one of the top 15 most innovative law school clinics in the country.

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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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W&L Law’s Moliterno Publishes First Legal Ethics Book in Former Soviet Country

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Washington and Lee law professor James Moliterno, one of the foremost international experts in legal ethics and professionalism, has published a first ever book on lawyer ethics in the former Soviet Georgia.

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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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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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Annual Law and Literature Seminar to Explore Orwell’s 1984

Prof. Margaret Hu

Now in its 22nd year, the seminar will examine George Orwell's 1984, exploring its many implications for our current ideas of law, freedom, privacy, centralized power, democracy, and the power of literature.

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