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9/4/2012 - W&L Law Profs Involved in Landmark Mine Company Dissolution Case
Washington and Lee law professors John Craddock, Michele Burke and Lyman Johnson were part of a historic legal decision involving the dissolution of a mine holding company.
8/29/2012 - From the Magazine: Q&A with Law Dean Nora Demleitner
New Law Dean Nora Demleitner discusses her background, her teaching and research interests and her plans for Washington and Lee Law School.
8/14/2012 - W&L Law Symposium Explores Legacy of German Free Law Movement
Washington and Lee University School of Law will host a symposium next month exploring the legacy of Hermann Kantorowicz's 1906 essay "The Battle for Legal Science" and its impact on the emergence of legal realism movements in Germany and abroad.
8/8/2012 - W&L Law Prof. David Millon Begins Term as SEALS President
David Millon, J. B. Stombock Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, took the helm as President of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) at its recent annual meeting.
7/26/2012 - W&L Law Prof. Benjamin Spencer Named Director of Lewis Law Center
A. Benjamin Spencer, Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, will head the School's Frances Lewis Law Center, the independently funded faculty research and support arm of the School.
7/20/2012 - W&L Law Students Release Human Rights Report on Tanzanian Employment Practices
Research by Washington and Lee Law students into employment and labor rights in the city of Dar es Salaam's factories has resulted in a 60 page report including findings and recommendations for improving conditions for workers.
7/6/2012 - W&L Law Prof. Johanna Bond Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Johanna Bond, Professor of Law and Ethan Allen Faculty Fellow at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
7/3/2012 - W&L School of Law Announces Administrative Appointments in Student Affairs, Admissions
Dean Nora V. Demleitner has announced two administrative appointments at Washington and Lee School of Law.
6/26/2012 - W&L Immigration Clinic Director Analyzes Supreme Court Arizona Ruling
Aaron Haas, director of the Immigration and Citizenship Clinic at Washington and Lee School of Law, discusses the decision in Arizona v U.S.
6/21/2012 - W&L Law Prof Russ Miller Named Bosch Fellow of the Year
Washington and Lee law professor Russ Miller has been named Bosch Fellow of the Year by the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association.
6/6/2012 - W&L Law Prof's Scholarship Included in Most-Cited Study
Washington and Lee law professor Benjamin Spencer authored two articles included in a recent study analyzing the most-cited law review articles of all time.
6/1/2012 - W&L Law Prof Erik Luna Named to Sydney and Frances Lewis Professorship
Erik Luna, professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed the Sydney and Frances Lewis Professor of Law.
5/30/2012 - W&L Center for Law and History Announces Fall Symposium
The Center for Law and History at Washington and Lee University School of Law will begin activity this fall with an enlarged focus, including a symposium on applying legal historical research to the contemporary problem of climate change.
5/23/2012 - W&L Law Prof Joan Shaughnessy Named to Roger Groot Professorship
Joan M. Shaughnessy, professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed the Roger D. Groot Professor of Law.
5/22/2012 - W&L Law Career Planning Director to Serve on NALP Regional Resource Council
Lorri T. Olan, director of career planning and professional development at Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been elected to serve as a mid-Atlantic representative on the Regional Resource Council for NALP.
5/10/2012 - W&L Law Professor Wins Fulbright Grant for Privacy Law Study
Washington and Lee law professor Josh Fairfield has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to study privacy law in the U.S. and European contexts.
5/5/2012 - School of Law Honors Graduates at 2012 Commencement Ceremony
The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 157th commencement on Saturday, May 5, awarding 129 juris doctor degrees.
4/23/2012 - ABA House of Delegates Chair Linda Klein Ď83L to Deliver W&L Law Commencement Address
Linda A. Klein '83L, chair of the American Bar Association House of Delegates, will deliver this year's commencement address during the 2012 graduation exercises at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
4/16/2012 - Lizanne Thomas Ď82L and Chong Kim Ď92L Receive Alumni Awards at 2012 Law Reunion
On April 14 during Law Reunion 2012, Washington and Lee School of Law announced the recipients of the Outstanding Alum Award and the Volunteer of the Year Award.
4/4/2012 - W&L Law Professorís New Book Explores Complex Issue of Child Soldiers
A timely new book from Washington and Lee law professor Mark A. Drumbl examines the complex problem of child soldiering and presses the international community to rethink its approaches to the problem.
4/2/2012 - W&L Law Students Win Business Law Writing Competition
Washington and Lee law students Matthias Kaseorg '13L and Matthew Baker '12L took the top spots in the 2011-12 Business Law Practice Note competition sponsored by the Business Law Section of the Richmond Bar.
3/26/2012 - 2012 Lewis F. Powell Jr. Lecture by SCOTUSblog Author
The Tenth Annual Lewis F. Powell Jr. Lecture will be delivered by Lyle Denniston, lead reporter for SCOTUSblog.
3/22/2012 - Delaware Chancery Court Judge to Lecture at W&L Law
On Monday, March 26, the Hon. Donald Parsons of the Delaware Chancery Court will offer a view from the inside of the nation's premier business court.
3/21/2012 - W&L Law Students Honored at 53rd Annual Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Law students Steven Harkins '12L and Anthony Flynn '12L were recognized as among the top oralists at the Mid-Atlantic regional of the Jessup International Law Moot Court competition.
3/16/2012 - W&L Women Learn the Basics of Political Campaigning
Washington and Lee women undergraduate and law students recently took part in a training program, "Elect Her: Campus Women Win," designed to encourage increased participation in the political process on campus.
3/14/2012 - W&L Team Earns Best Brief Award at ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition
Washington and Lee law students David Miller, Gordon Jenkins and Amy Conant earned the Best Brief Award at the regional American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Competition.
3/9/2012 - W&L Law Professor Says Kony 2012 Oversimplifies Problem of Child Soldiers
A Washington and Lee University law professor who has written extensively about child soldiers believes the Kony 2012 Campaign unduly simplifies the problem of child soldiering.
2/27/2012 - W&L Tax Clinic Receives IRS Grant for Fifth 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 fifth straight year that the Tax Clinic has received federal dollars to support its efforts.
2/22/2012 - W&L Law Team Wins Best Draft Award at Transactional Lawyering Competition
Washington and Lee University law students Steve Harper and Lauren Meehan earned the Best Draft award for the term sheet they prepared for the regional Transactional LawMeet.
2/17/2012 - W&L Black Lung Clinic Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Health Care Case
The Black Lung Clinic at Washington and Lee School of Law has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking to protect two sections of the ACA that affect black lung benefits for hundreds of coal miners nationwide.
2/10/2012 - W&L Law Symposium Looks at Environmental Federalism
The Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment will hold a symposium February 17 on strategies for pursuing legal action under state laws to address global climate change and related energy and environmental issues.
2/8/2012 - BLSA Mock Trial, Moot Court Teams Take Second at Regionalís, Headed to National Competition
Members of Washington and Lee's Black Law Students Association (BLSA) recently participated in the moot court and mock trial competitions at the organization's regional convention, placing second in both competitions.
2/7/2012 - W&L 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 for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers in the Rockbridge County area.
1/31/2012 - Transnational Law Institute Lectures to Address International Arbitration, Rwanda Genocide
The Washington and Lee Transnational Law Institute welcomes two speakers this month to address cutting edge issues in international law.
1/23/2012 - Tucker Lecturer Bryan Stevenson to Discuss Politics, Punishment and Reconciliation
On January 30, Bryan Stevenson, executive director and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and a professor of law at New York University, will deliver this year's Tucker Lecture at Washington and Lee University School of Law.
1/20/2012 - 2012 W&L Phi Alpha Delta Charity Auction Raises over $17,500 for Local Charities
On Thursday, Jan. 19, students at the Washington and Lee University School of Law raised a record $17,552 during the 2012 Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) charity auction.
1/19/2012 - 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 Thursday, Jan. 19, in Lee Chapel.
1/11/2012 - Jost Health Affairs Blog Posts Top 2011 Most Read List
Blog posts on developments with the Affordable Care Act authored by Washington and Lee law professor and health law expert Tim Jost captured three spots on Health Affairs 2011 Most Read List.
1/9/2012 - W&L Law Professorís New Book Celebrates 10 Years of the German Law Journal
Washington and Lee law professor Russell Miller and his German Law Journal co-founder Peer Zumbansen have published a new collection featuring the Journal's contributions to scholarship in the fields of German, European and international law.