Category Archives: Law Press Releases

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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IRS Matching Grant Helps W&L Tax Clinic Serve Low-income Taxpayers

Michelle Drumbl, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Tax Clinic, Washington and Lee University School of Law

For the eighth straight year, the Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program.

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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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Robin Wood Receives Tradition of Excellence Award

Robert "Robin" C. Wood III, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1962, will receive the 2015 Tradition of Excellence Award from the Virginia State Bar's General Practice Section.

Robert "Robin" C. Wood III, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1962, will receive the 2015 Tradition of Excellence Award from the Virginia State Bar's General Practice Section.

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Katherine Moss ‘15L Wins Oliver White Hill Pro Bono Award

Katherine Moss '15L

The Virginia State Bar has named Washington and Lee University law student Katherine Moss as the recipient of the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award for her extensive pro bono work in indigent criminal defense, and specifically indigent death penalty defense.

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W&L Law Student Wins Richmond Bar Business Law Writing Award

Ashley Waterbury '15L

Ashley Waterbury, a third-year law student at Washington and Lee University, took first place in the 2015 Richmond Bar Association Business Law Section writing competition for a practice note on joint ventures between hospitals and insurers.

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United Nations Economic and Social Council Grants W&L Special Consultative Status

Prof. Speedy Rice and Henok Gabisa

The special consultative status, currently granted to only three other educational institutions in the U.S., gives W&L the ability to participate and comment on the UN's ECOSOC law and policy making process.

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Senator Shelley Moore Capito to Deliver Law Commencement Address

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito

Shelley Moore Capito, U.S. Senator for West Virginia, will deliver this year's commencement address during the 2015 graduation exercises at Washington and Lee University School of Law.

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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 Releases New Employment Report

Washington and Lee Law School Logo

Data from the Office of Career Strategy shows a significant increase in employment rates for the class of 2014 ten months after graduation, as compared to previous years.

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