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W&L Law Review Symposium to Explore Mass Surveillance and Cybersecurity, Fallout from Snowden Revelations and NSA Spying

Prof. Margaret Hu

On Jan. 23-24, Washington and Lee School of Law will host a first of its kind symposium taking a 360 degree look at the legal, social, political and economic issues spawned by Edward Snowden's disclosures of the National Security Agency's spying and surveillance programs.

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Inside the 3L Year: Access to Justice Class Visits Ramallah

Stars & Bucks coffee, a little taste of home...

Hannah Shtein is a 3L from Milwaulkee, Wisconsin. In this blog post, she describes the second leg of her trip to the middle east with the Access to Justice practicum, during which she an her fellow students visited Ramallah for a U.S. trial demonstration and visit a juvenile detention center.

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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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Sentencing and Immigration among Topics for W&L Law MLK Day Observance

Professor Kenneth Mack

Washington and Lee University School of Law will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with panels on sentencing and immigration, as well as a keynote by Harvard Law professor Kenneth Mack.

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Inside the 3L Year: Access to Justice Class Visits Hebron

W&L Law students conduct a U.S. trial demonstration for colleagues at Hebron Law School.

Hannah Shtein is a 3L from Milwaulkee, Wisconsin. In this blog post, she describes the first leg of her trip to the middle east with the Access to Justice practicum, during which she an her fellow students visited Hebron University and conducted a mock U.S. trail for Palestinian law students.

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Inside the 3L Year: Marshall-Brennan Practicum Brings Constitution to High School

3L Katherine Moss in her classroom at William Fleming High School in Roanoke.

In this Q&A, 3L Katherine Moss describes her participation in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Law Literacy Practicum teaching "street law" to high school students.

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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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