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W&L Mourns Former Law Dean Randy Bezanson

Randy Bezanson

Randall P. "Randy" Bezanson, dean of the Washington and Lee University School of Law from 1988 to 1994, died on Saturday, Jan. 25, in San Antonio, Texas, following a long illness.

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W&L Law Professors Franck, Fairfield Elected to American Law Institute

Prof. Susan Franck

Washington and Lee School of Law professors Susan Franck and Joshua Fairfield have been elected to the American Law Institute, the most prestigious law reform body in the U.S.

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W&L Law Student Wins Prestigious Skadden Public Interest Fellowship

Jan Fox '14L

Third-year law student Jan Fox has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Skadden Foundation. She will work to expand legal aid services to immigrant victims of domestic violence.

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Journalist Wilbert Rideau to Deliver Keynote for W&L Law School MLK Day Activities

Wilbert Rideau

W&L Law will hold a number of activities in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, including a lecture by author and capital defense consultant Wilbert Rideau and an alumni panel discussion.

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Two New Accolades for W&L Law

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W&L Law ranked second nationally in a student satisfaction survey conducted by Above the Law, and its faculty was again named to the list of most influential 'people' in legal education.

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W&L Law Symposium to Explore Problem of False Confessions

Prof. Jonathan Shapiro

On Jan 30-31, interrogation experts, practicing attorneys and scholars will gather at W&L Law to explore the issue and some of the most notorious cases involving false confessions, including those of the Central Park Five and Virginia's own Norfolk Four.

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W&L Law Announces Fellowships for Students Interested in Intellectual Property Law

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Washington and Lee University School of Law has announced the creation of a special fellowship program for prospective students interested in intellectual property (IP) and technology law.

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W&L Law Launches Pilot Externship Program in Washington

Crishon McManus '14L has an externship with the SEC.

This fall, a dozen Washington and Lee law students got the chance to see what it's like to work and live full time as a lawyer in the nation's capital.

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Law Student Wins Writing Award for Paper on Wellness Programs and Healthcare Reform

David Knoespel '14L

Washington and Lee third-year law student David Knoespel placed second in the 2012-13 writing competition for law students sponsored by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

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W&L Law Prof. Jill Fraley on 'Acts of God' in NYT Room For Debate

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

Typhoon Haiyan didn't surprise anyone, so should government officials in the Philippines be held responsible for not doing more to prepare the country for the storm's onslaught?

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