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12/22/2010 - W&L Law Professorís New Book Explores Church-State Conflict in Medieval Courts
David Millon, the J.B. Stombock Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, recently completed a British legal history project nearly thirty years in the making.
12/20/2010 - W&L Law Professor Argues 4th Circuit Appeal for U.S.
Earlier this month, Washington and Lee law professor A. Benjamin Spencer argued the case of United States v. Burns before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
12/13/2010 - D.C. Roundtable Discussion Caps German Law Journal Fall Series
This fall the German Law Journal sponsored a series of interdisciplinary programs exploring the connection between the economic and social devastation Germany faced after WWII and its constitutional commitment to the Sozialstaat.
12/2/2010 - W&L Law Professor Tim Jost Testifies on Mini-Med Policies at Congressional Hearing
Held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the hearing focused on the limited benefit plans often made available to workers in retail and fast-food service.
12/1/2010 - W&L Law Professor Lyman Johnson Advises on New Online Exhibit Exploring Financial Regulation
The new virtual exhibit tracing more than 200 years of the U.S. financial industry's efforts to regulate itself went online Dec. 1 at www.sechistorical.org.
11/30/2010 - Winners of Mock Trial and Client Counseling Competitions Announced
Christy Montrois '11L was the winner of the 2010 Mock Trial and 2Ls Christen Ansuini and Sue Fultz won Client Counseling.
11/29/2010 - Wine Law Society Presents Stephen Busch on Virginia Wine Industry
The Wine Law Society at Washington and Lee University School of Law will sponsor a talk on the Virginia Wine Industry by McGuireWoods partner and Virginia Bar Association President Stephen Busch.
11/18/2010 - Law School Hosts ABA Roundtable on Criminal Justice System
On Friday, Nov. 19, Washington and Lee University School of Law plays host to an American Bar Association (ABA) Roundtable on the current efforts to revise the Standards for the Defense and Prosecution Functions.
11/17/2010 - New Book Examines the Intersection of Law and Hinduism through History
A new book by Washington and Lee University religion professor and law lecturer Tim Lubin aims to expose the long history and controversial present of India's legal system, often overlooked in studies of comparative law or ancient law, to a broader audience.
11/12/2010 - Law Professor Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Medical Disclosure Case
An amicus brief co-authored by Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Lyman Johnson was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on November 12 in the case Matrixx v. Siracusano.
11/1/2010 - Winners of 2010 Davis Moot Court Competition Announced
Suzanne Peters '12L was named Best Oralist and Best Brief Award went to Meghan Monaghan '11L and Maryl Sattler '11L during the 2010 John W. Davis Appellate Advocacy Competition.
10/27/2010 - Movie Screening and Panel Discussion to Explore VMI Gender Integration
On Monday, Nov. 1, Washington and Lee University School of Law will host a movie screening and discussion on the legal challenge that ended the Virginia Military Institute's status as an all-male institution.
10/25/2010 - W&L Launches $500 Million Campaign
Washington and Lee University has officially launched the most ambitious fund-raising campaign in its history, setting a goal of $500 million to be reached by June 30, 2015.
10/21/2010 - Student Scholarship Honored at Law Review Notes Presentation
On October 21, third-year law students Micah Jost and Aaron Sims presented their winning law review notes during the annual event recognizing the best student articles produced by Washington and Lee Law Review staff writers.
10/19/2010 - W&L Mourns Anne McThenia
Anne Whitley McThenia, a former member of the University counseling staff, died Oct. 18, after a long illness.
10/14/2010 - Legal History of Civil War Topic of Hendricks Law and History Lecture
The 2010 Hendricks Lecture in Law and History will be delivered by G. Edward White, the David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. The topic of Prof. White's talk is "Recovering the Legal History of the Civil War."
10/13/2010 - First Amendment Cases Highlight Annual Supreme Court Preview
Faculty at Washington and Lee University School of Law will discuss several of the most compelling cases on the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court docket during the School's annual Supreme Court Preview.
10/7/2010 - Paul Quinn College President to Speak on Leadership in the 21st Century
Michael Sorrell previously worked in sports management conflict resolution and strategic public affairs and now sits as the president of Paul Quinn College.
10/5/2010 - Winners of 2010 Robert J. Grey Jr. Negotiations Competition Announced
Nick Brooks and Todd Levy earned top honors at the 2010 Robert J. Grey Jr. Negotiations competition at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
10/1/2010 - W&L Law Professor Testifies for Senate Committee examining Violence against Homeless
On Wednesday, September 29, Washington and Lee law professor Erik Luna testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee examining whether violence against America's homeless population is on the rise.
9/30/2010 - Scholarly Series to Examine Emergence of German Social State
This fall the German Law Journal will sponsor a series of programs at Washington and Lee University School of Law exploring the connection between the economic and social devastation Germany faced after WWII and its constitutional commitment to social justice.
9/23/2010 - W&L Law School Joins Worldwide International Investment Law Network
Earlier this month, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and 15 Law Schools from six continents jointly launched a global academic network to discuss and exchange the most recent scholarly thinking on international investment law and economic development.
9/20/2010 - W&L Law School Names New Library Director
Washington and Lee School of Law Dean Mark Grunewald today announced the appointment of Caroline L. Osborne as Director of the Law Library and Professor of Legal Research. Osborne has served as interim director of the library for the last year.
9/9/2010 - Author of 1940s Rape Trial Account to Speak at W&L
Alex Heard, editor of Outside magazine, will lecture on his book, The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South.
8/31/2010 - School of Law Welcomes Class of 2013
After the most competitive admissions cycle in its history, Washington and Lee University has enrolled 145 new students in the School of Law.
8/30/2010 - W&L Law Students Contribute to First Scholarly Analysis of World Court Kosovo Decision
With the help of its student editors, the German Law Journal has just published a special issue devoted to the International Court of Justice's Advisory Opinion on the legality of the Kosovo declaration of independence.
8/13/2010 - Law School Program to Provide Legal Aid on Immigration and Citizenship
There is a fast-growing need for legal services for people facing immigration problems. Now, Washington and Lee law students will get a chance to help fill this void through a new program launching this fall at the School of Law.
8/6/2010 - UN World Investment Report Cites Law School Symposium
The World Investment Report 2010, the flagship annual publication of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Division of Investment and Enterprise, discusses an international law conference held at Washington and Lee this past spring.
7/20/2010 - Law Professor Consults on Russian Corporate Law Reform
Christopher Bruner, Associate Professor of Law and Ethan Allen Faculty Fellow at Washington and Lee University School of Law, recently traveled to Russia with a team of corporate law experts to hold discussions on corporate and securities law with representatives of the government of the Russian Federation.
7/15/2010 - Jost Publishes New Health Reform Analyses
Washington and Lee Law Professor Timothy S. Jost, one of the nation's leading health law experts, has published several new analyses of the health reform legislation and its likely impacts as implementation gets underway.
7/9/2010 - Twitter Links Lohan with W&L Law Professor Luna
Washington and Lee University law professor Erik Luna was enjoying his family vacation this week when he began getting curious emails connecting a 2002 article of his with the law-breaking actress Lindsay Lohan.
7/2/2010 - Career Planning Director Named Regional Coordinator for NALP
Lorri Olan, Director of Career Planning and Professional Development at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been elected regional coordinator for NALP, the association for legal career professionals.
6/21/2010 - Law Professor to Chair State Bar Section on Education
Washington and Lee law professor A. Benjamin Spencer has been elected Chair of the Virginia State Bar's Section on the Education of Lawyers. Spencer was chosen for the position on June 18 during the VSB's annual meeting.
6/14/2010 - American Inns of Court Names Hon. Donald W. Lemons as President
The American Inns of Court Foundation elected Justice Donald W. Lemons of Virginia to be its new President at its Board of Trustees meeting on May 21st.
6/1/2010 - Law Professor Testifies before U.S. Sentencing Commission
On May 27, Washington and Lee Law professor Erik Luna testified before the United States Sentencing Commission on the issue of mandatory minimum sentencing.
5/25/2010 - Washington and Lee Law Review Elects First Black Editor in Chief
Brandon Hasbrouck, a member of the Washington and Lee School of Law class of 2011, has been named editor in chief of the Washington and Lee Law Review for 2010-11. Hasbrouck is the first black editor in chief in the history of the Law Review.
5/24/2010 - Law Student Wins Environmental Law Writing Competition
Nathan Howe, a second-year student at Washington and Lee University School of Law, was named the winner of the fifth annual ELI-ABA-NAELS "Endangered Environmental Laws" Student Writing Competition.
5/13/2010 - W&L Law Student Blogs Her Way to China
Massie Payne, a third-year law student at Washington and Lee University, has earned a trip to China on the basis of her real-time blogging of a symposium about international investment disputes.
5/11/2010 - W&L Professor Receives 300K Grant to Study Health Exchanges
Washington and Lee Law Professor Timothy S. Jost, one of the nation's leading health law experts, has received a nearly $300,000 grant from the Commonwealth Fund to research implementation issues involved with the recently passed health care reform legislation.
5/8/2010 - School of Law Honors Graduates at 2010 Commencement Ceremony
The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 155th commencement on Saturday, May 8. During the ceremony, the University awarded 123 juris doctor degrees along with two master of laws degrees.
5/7/2010 - W&L Project Focuses on Legal Services for the Poor
Do the poor have adequate representation in Virginia's legal system? It's a question third-year law students and undergraduates involved in Washington and Lee's Shepherd Poverty Program are trying to answer.
4/22/2010 - W&L Team Top Four Finisher at National Representation in Mediation Competition
The Washington and Lee team of Sabina Thaler '11L and Stacey Valentine '11L earned a top four finish at the national Representation in Mediation Competition, held April 7-8 in San Francisco.
4/12/2010 - ABA President to Deliver Law School Commencement Address
Carolyn Lamm, president of the American Bar Association, will deliver this year's commencement address during the 2010 graduation exercises at the Washington and Lee University School of Law.
4/5/2010 - Robin F. Wilson to Deliver Hofstra Distinguished Professorship Lecture
On April 7, Washington and Lee University law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson will deliver the 2010 Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professorship Lecture at Hofstra University Law School.
4/1/2010 - Law School to Host Transnational Workshop on Prosecutorial Power
Thirty leading scholars from the U.S. and Europe will discuss the role and power of prosecutors from a comparative and international perspective.
3/25/2010 - School of Law Announces German LL.M. Fellowship Program
Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, USA, announces the a fellowship for one qualified German LL.M. student.
3/23/2010 - 2010 Lewis F. Powell Jr. Lecture on State and Federal Jury System
The Eighth Annual Lewis F. Powell Jr. Lecture will be delivered by the Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
3/23/2010 - W&L Lawís Jost Invited to Health Care Bill Signing Ceremony
Washington and Lee law professor Timothy S. Jost, one of the nation's leading health policy analysts and health reform advocates, was invited to attend Tuesday's signing ceremony for the historic health reform legislation.
3/18/2010 - International Investment Disputes Focus of Washington and Lee and United Nations Joint Conference
On March 29, academics, governments, practitioners, investors, and representatives from organizations around the world will meet at Washington and Lee University School of Law for a symposium to explore the prevention and efficient management of investment treaty disputes.
3/17/2010 - ASIL President-Elect David Caron to Deliver Transnational Law Institute Spring Lecture
David Caron, President-Elect of the American Society of International Law, will deliver the Washington and Lee Transnational Law Institute Distinguished Lecture for spring 2010.
3/15/2010 - Law Alumnus, Army Reservist to Discuss Rule of Law in Afghanistan
On Wednesday, March 17, Washington and Lee School of Law alumnus Kevin Rardin '84L will speak about the rule of law in Afghanistan and his experiences as an attorney working for Lawyers without Borders.
3/10/2010 - Law School Lecture Series Unravels the Financial Crisis
In a series of lectures between Mar. 16 and 22, Washington and Lee law faculty will discuss the causes and consequences of the financial crisis that has wrought havoc on financial systems and economies around the world.
3/5/2010 - Environmental Law Symposium to Explore Technology Impact on Climate Policy
On Friday, March 19, Washington and Lee University School of Law will host a symposium examining the complexities of attempts to use technological innovation and transfer to address climate change.
3/4/2010 - 9/11 Terror Trial Judge to Speak on High Profile Trials
On Tuesday, March 16, the Hon. Leonie M. Brinkema, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, will deliver the 2010 Tucker Lecture at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
3/2/2010 - W&L Students to Compete at First-ever Transactional Lawyering Competition
Two Washington and Lee students will participate at a first of its kind competition hosted by the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University on March 4-5, 2010.
2/23/2010 - Mark Grunewald Appointed Interim Dean of Washington and Lee University School of Law
Mark Grunewald, the James P. Morefield Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, has been named interim dean of the School of Law, effective July 1, 2010.
2/22/2010 - Washington and Lee to Host Regional Mediation Competition
Teams from Washington and Lee, William and Mary, Liberty, Regent, Richmond, and Stetson will compete at the regional Representation in Mediation Competition on Feb. 27-28 at the School of Law.
2/19/2010 - 2010 Phi Alpha Delta Charity Auction Raises over $11,000 for Local Charities
On Thursday, February 18th, students at the Washington and Lee School of raised over $11,500 during the 2010 Phi Alpha Delta charity auction.
2/15/2010 - Genocide Scholar to Speak at School of Law
Professor Jens Meierhenrich of Harvard University will give a talk titled "Lawfare: The Formation and Deformation of Gacaca Jurisdictions in Rwanda, 1994-2009."
2/8/2010 - Law Students to Assist Area Residents with Tax Preparation
Students from Washington and Lee University School of Law will be offering free tax preparation assistance Feb. 15 - April 12 for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers in the Rockbridge County area.
2/4/2010 - Washington and Lee Wine Law Society Presents Richard Mendelson
Attorney and law professor Richard P. Mendelson, an internationally-recognized expert on vineyard and wine law and related land use, will discuss selling wine in the age of the internet.
1/28/2010 - W&L Tax Clinic Receives IRS Grant for Third Straight Year
The Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program (LITC). This is the third straight year that the Tax Clinic has received federal dollars to support its efforts.
1/28/2010 - Law Students Log Hundreds of Service Hours during Fall Semester
Law students participating in Washington and Lee's new third-year curriculum have amassed over 1500 hours of community service since the beginning of the academic year.
1/21/2010 - Law Students Honored During Founders Day/ODK Convocation
Washington and Lee University's Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa recognized eight law student initiates at the Founders Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
1/15/2010 - Law Professorís New Book Explores Climate Change Litigation
The Courts have emerged as a crucial battleground in efforts to regulate climate change. A new book edited by Washington and Lee School of Law professor Hari Osofsky explores some of these cases in order to explain their regulatory significance and examine this emerging area of litigation.
1/11/2010 - Julian Bond Headlines Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at W&L
Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People since 1998, will present the keynote address for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Washington and Lee University on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel.