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BLSA Wins Small Chapter of the Year, Mock Trial Headed to Nationals

Members of the W&L Black Law Students Association

The Washington and Lee School of Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) mock trial team has moved one step closer to repeating as national champions and also brought home the award for small chapter of the year.

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Craig Wood '84L Receives 2016 William J. Brennan Jr. Award

Craig Wood '84L

The award recognizes Wood for his 30-year career as a lawyer and for more than two decades of teaching in the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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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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Lisa Hedrick ’08L Named Richmond Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year

Lisa Hedrick '08L

Lisa J. Hedrick, a member of the law class of 2008 and a partner in the firm of Hirschler Fleischer, has been named the 2016 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Richmond Bar Association.

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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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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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W&L Law’s Jill Fraley Wins AALS Scholarly Papers Competition

Jill Fraley, associate professor of law, Washington and Lee University

Fraley won the award, one of the most prestigious in legal education, for her paper “An Unwritten History of Waste Law.”

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