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Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to be Held at Washington and Lee University School of Law

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Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU's National Security Project, will be the Friday luncheon keynote speaker at a symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and The Voting Rights Act of 1965: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Feb. 19-20 at the Millhiser Moot Court Room in the Washington and Lee School of Law.

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W&L Named a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

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Washington and Lee University has been named to the list of American colleges and universities that produced the most 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright Scholars. Three legal scholars from W&L won Fulbright grants for 2014-15, making the university one of only six bachelor's institutions nationwide to produce that many.

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Former NSA Director’s Keynote at W&L Law Symposium on Mass Surveillance, Cybersecurity Draws Analysis from The Atlantic

Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA and the CIA, delivering the keynote address at the Lara Gass Law Review Symposium.

Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, told a Millhiser Moot Court Room audience Jan. 23 that the totality of circumstances at a given time can change the interpretation of constitutional protections under the law.

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Jost: Courts Won’t Void the Affordable Care Act Over Semantics

Timothy Jost, Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University

Timothy S. Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law at Washington and Lee's School of Law, published a guest column in the July 10, 2014, Washington Post about lawsuits asking the courts to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. Jost concludes the lawsuits will not succeed.

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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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