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Lara’s Law


Two years ago, Lara Gass, a third-year law student at Washington and Lee University, died when her car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer truck. Her Saturn had a critical safety defect that prevented her driver-side airbag from deploying.

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Long Live the King

James Williams '88L

He’s head litigator at his law firm, and was named one of the “Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the American Trial Lawyers Association. At 35, he was unanimously appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to temporarily fill a vacancy on the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

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John Fishwick ’83L Confirmed as U.S. Attorney for Western District

John Fishwick '83L

Roanoke attorney John Fishwick, who graduated from Washington and Lee University’s School of Law in 1983, was confirmed as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia by the U.S. Senate, and sworn in on Dec. 21, as reported in the Dec. 21 issue of The Roanoke Times.

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Seaman Discusses Trade Secret Theft in Virginian-Pilot

Christopher Seaman

Christopher Seaman, associate professor at the School of Law, was quoted Dec. 4 in The Virginian-Pilot, the commonwealth’s largest newspaper, as an expert on trade secret law.

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W&L Law’s Murchison Celebrates the Liberal Arts in Convocation Address


In “The Liberal Arts in Practice,” his address to the Sept. 9 opening convocation of the 2015–2016 academic year at Washington and Lee University, Brian C. Murchison told the audience of first-year students, undergraduate seniors and third-year law students that the liberal arts at W&L are about “the enlargement of mind and soul, the process of questioning and discovering the meaning and worth of things, and ultimately about defining what it is to be human and what it is to take up civic and moral responsibility.”

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H. Jefferson Powell to Give the Constitution Day Lecture at Washington and Lee University

H. Jefferson Powell

The Constitution Day lecture at Washington and Lee University featuring H. Jefferson Powell, a professor of law at Duke University, will be Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Moot Court Room, Lewis Hall.

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Law Professor Brian Murchison to Address Washington and Lee’s Fall Convocation


Brian C. Murchison, the Charles S. Rowe Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, will address the 2015 Fall Convocation on Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. on the Front Lawn. Murchison will speak on “The Liberal Arts in Practice.”

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Gray Borden ’01 Appointed U.S. Magistrate Judge

Gray Borden ’01

Gray M. Borden, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2001, will fill the U.S. magistrate judge’s vacancy created in the Middle District of Alabama after the retirement of the Hon. Charles S. Coody. He will serve an eight-year term and can be reappointed.

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Alumni in the Picture: The Millennium Gate Museum Features the Late I-Hsiung Ju

Elizabeth Perkins Warland ’99 has loaned "House Mountain in the Distance," by I-Hsiung Ju, to The Millennium Gate Museum for an exhibition of the artist's work.

The Millennium Gate Museum at Atlantic Station, in Atlanta, Georgia, which is celebrating its seventh anniversary, has an exhibition of the works of the late Chinese artist I-Hsiung Ju, a former professor of art and artist in residence at Washington and Lee University.

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W&L's Drumbl Gives Tax Advice on WalletHub

Michelle Drumbl, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Tax Clinic, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Michelle Drumbl, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Tax Clinic in Washington and Lee's School of Law, gives advice on WalletHub to people who do not have the funds to pay their tax obligations.

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