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.
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.
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.
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.
Angelica Light '75L received the Outstanding Alumna Award and William Toles '92, '95L received the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Washington and Lee law professor Susan Franck has been named to the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. She is also chair-elect of the Academic Council for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration.
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.
Prof. Sally Wiant has been selected to receive the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Law Libraries
Paul Wiley, a third-year student in the Black Lung Clinic at Washington and Lee School of Law, recently argued one of the most complex and important legal questions in black lung litigation today.
Nora V. Demleitner, dean and Roy L. Steinheimer Professor of Law of Washington and Lee, has been appointed a fellow of the European Law Institute, a non-profit organization focused on European legal development.