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W&L International Law Expert Discusses Syria (Audio)

Mark Drumbl, professor of law, Washington and Lee University

Mark Drumbl, director of the Transnational Institute at Washington and Lee's School of Law, sees Iraq's shadow on decisions about action in Syria.

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W&L Law Alumna Views Hearing Loss as an Opportunity

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Melissa Pignatelli-O'Brien '99L uses her own experience as springboard to advocate for others.

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W&L Announces Promotions and Tenure

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The Board of Trustees approved the promotions and tenures of 14 faculty members during its meeting in Lexington in May.

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NPR Features W&L Visiting Law Professor Judy Clarke

Morning Edition Sunday on National Public Radio aired a profile of Judy Clarke, visiting professor of law at Washington and Lee who has been appointed to defend alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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W&L Law Professor Jonathan Shapiro in Christian Science Monitor

Jonathan Shapiro, visiting professor of law at Washington and Lee, was cited in a Christian Science Monitor story that examined how media leaks might impact a trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine Urges W&L Law’s 141 Graduates to be Heroes

Maryanne Simurda, the University marshal and professor of biology at Washington and Lee, leads the process for the School of Law Commencement. She is flanked by U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, left, and W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio.

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, of Virginia, had a simple message for the 141 students who received their juris doctor degrees from Washington and Lee University's School of Law on Saturday, May 11: "Be someone's hero." Addressing the 158th commencement ceremony in the W&L Law School's history, Kaine said that while the newly graduated lawyers may […]

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W&L Law Professor Assesses German Court Decision

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The much-anticipated ruling by the German Constitutional Court on whether Germany's ratification of the financial recovery plan known as the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) was predictable on two levels, according to Russell Miller, professor of law at Washington and Lee University and co-author of a new book about German constitutional law and co-founder of the […]

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A New "Biggest Case" for Sports Lawyer Gene Marsh '81L

Gene Marsh, Class of 1981, Washington and Lee School of Law

Washington and Lee law alumnus Gene Marsh '81L represented Penn State in its negotiations with the NCAA this summer.

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Another Honor for John Klinedinst '71, '78L

John Klinedinst, Washington and Lee, Class of 1971 and 1979 Law

Washington and Lee alumnus and trustee emeritus John Klinedinst, founder and CEO of San Diego-based Klinedinst P.C., is the top attorney for 2012 in corporate litigation according to San Diego's Daily Transcript. The award came from a vote of John's fellow attorneys. The Transcript received nearly 800 nominations from 14 pre-selected categories. The nominees were narrowed down to […]

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Cats and Dogs and Domestic Relations

Maybe you thought that odd business combinations like a shoe store doubling as a law practice a la "Harry's Law" happened only on television. Think again. In Culpeper, Va., Washington and Lee law alumna Monica "M.J." Chernin, of the Class of 1988, practices family law and operates a pet store, Reigning Cats and Dogs. Unlike […]

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