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Sands: More Money, More Problems

by Maggie Sands 1,000,000,000,000. It’s a number we’ve all heard in the media: student debt in the United States has surpassed one trillion dollars. As the cost of college—even that of the net price—continues to rise, schools are giving more institutional grants; but, at the same time, low-income and middle class families are forced to […]

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Hoskin: Social Class Distinction and College Success

by Hannah Hoskin As tuition continues to rise at public and private universities across America, the striking similarity between social class distinction and the hierarchy of higher education is more apparent than ever. The current structure of college and higher education systems reflects the issues surrounding inequality of income throughout the nation; the most prestigious universities […]

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Harrigan: Four Years, Four Cities, One Platform

by Ravenel Harrigan The future of higher education has been expanded from the traditional classroom setting to teacher lectures online to live online platforms. Each model caters to students’ education in various ways, but Minerva, an online platform university, is a new form of education worth looking into further. It is different than the typical […]

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Hendricks: Alternative Forms of Higher Education

by Shelbi Hendricks Read about higher education in the news today and it is almost guaranteed that the word “crisis “ will be utilized.  Tuition is too high, access is too low, the admissions process is in shambles and a college education just might not be worth it. After emerging on the other side of […]

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Garcia: Online Courses and Crediting

by Riley Garcia Today, college students have more learning methods available than ever before. Students can learn face to face, a hybrid method between online courses and face to face, a flipped classroom where they learn content outside of class and solve problems in class, or learn everything online (Wubah). Although the classic learning style […]

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W&L Law Releases Updated Employment Data

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New data reported by the law school's Office of Career Strategy shows that a year after graduation over 80 percent of the law class of 2014 has secured a full-time, long-term J.D. required or J.D. preferred position, with an overall employment rate of 94 percent.

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W&L Law’s Brant Hellwig Publishes Book on U.S. Tax Court

Prof. Brant Hellwig

Washington and Lee law professor and incoming dean Brant Hellwig recently completed a manuscript detailing the historical evolution and jurisdiction of the United States Tax Court.

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W&L’s Russ Miller Analyzes New Developments in German Spying Scandal

Prof. Russell Miller

Washington and Lee law professor Russ Miller was quoted extensively in a Christian Science Monitor report on the furor over Germany's cooperation with NSA spying operations .

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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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