Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio has announced the appointment of Brant Hellwig, professor of law at Washington and Lee University and an expert in the field of federal taxation, as dean of the W&L School of Law, effective July 1, 2015.
David Johnson, Kyle Virtue, and Matthew Hale were awarded first place and also won the award for best brief at the first-ever moot court competition devoted exclusively to antitrust law.
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.
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.
For the fourth straight year, moot court and mock trial teams from W&L advanced to nationals following the Black Law Students Association Mid-Atlantic regional competition.
On February 13, 2015, the Washington and Lee Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment will host a symposium to address the role of corporate social responsibility in protecting water sources.
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.
Hannah Shtein is a 3L from Milwaulkee, Wisconsin. In the final post in this series, she discusses the Israeli public defender system and the barriers, both literal and figurative, to Israeli and Palestinian lawyers working together for justice.
On Jan. 23-24, Washington and Lee School of Law will host a first of its kind symposium taking a 360 degree look at the legal, social, political and economic issues spawned by Edward Snowden's disclosures of the National Security Agency's spying and surveillance programs.
Hannah Shtein is a 3L from Milwaulkee, Wisconsin. In this blog post, she describes the second leg of her trip to the middle east with the Access to Justice practicum, during which she an her fellow students visited Ramallah for a U.S. trial demonstration and visit a juvenile detention center.