From the court system to the JAG corp, many of our students choose legal careers in the government at the both the state and federal level.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

From Lexington to Capitol Hill

“Throughout high school, I knew I wanted to work for Congress, and as I decided between schools, I knew that W&L would get me closer to that goal.” ~ Kevin Ortiz ’16 A recent data analysis by the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group shows that, per capita, Washington and Lee University alumni are more likely […]

Friday, April 26, 2019

Career Paths: Lauren Bennett ’19L

Lauren Bennett is from Greenville, SC and attended the University of South Carolina for her undergraduate degree. She interned in public defender offices during 1L and 2L summers, and this year she served as a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic, representing in district and circuit court indigent clients facing misdemeanor criminal charges. Where […]

Monday, April 22, 2019

Career Paths: Kathy McLaughlin ’19L

Kathy McLaughlin ‘19L is originally from Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Strategic Communication with a minor in history before working two years in the marketing field for different companies. Kathy spent her 1L summer working for the Unemployment Law Project in Seattle, Washington, and her 2L summer working […]

Friday, April 19, 2019

Career Paths: Alex Shoaf ’19L

Alex Shoaf spent six years working as a journalist in Nashville before coming to law school. He spent his summers working for the Knox County Public Defender and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. He has been heavily involved in the Moot Court program and chaired the Moot Court Executive Board during […]

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Career Paths: Diane Gremillion ’19L

Diane Gremillion ‘19L is an avid runner and native of Lafayette, Louisiana. She attended Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford Connecticut, then graduated cum laude with a degree in Leadership Studies and a minor in English from the University of Richmond, where she was a Bonner Scholar. Diane spent her 1L summer working with the Montgomery […]

Monday, April 08, 2019

W&L Law Releases 2018 Graduate Employment Report

Washington and Lee University School of Law has released a report on employment rates for its class of 2018. Data from the Office of Career Strategy (OCS) show another year of strong performance in employment. The report measures employment 10 months after graduation. According to the report, 87.6% of the class of 2018 secured a […]

Monday, November 05, 2018

Ready for Trial

Kathy McLaughlin is a current 3L at W&L Law. She is originally from Seattle, WA and received her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. For her 3L year, Kathy is a student in the criminal justice clinic, a senior articles editor for the German Law Journal, and Vice President of Media for the Women Law Students […]

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

One Profession, Many Jobs

Blair Barker grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She attended Jacksonville State University where she majored in Criminal Justice and played on the soccer team. At W&L Law, she is Vice President and Treasurer of PILSA. What did you do for work this summer? For the first month of summer, I clerked for a small disability […]

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Ethics at the Pentagon

J David Thompson is a 3L at Washington and Lee School of Law. He received his BS in Economics and MBA from Liberty University. Before coming to law school, David served in the U.S. Army. At W&L, he’s volunteered with Washington & Lee Veterans Advocates (WLVA) and Women’s Law Student Organization (WLSO). Separately, he is […]

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A View of the Court

Kate Murphy is a second year law student from Richmond, Virginia. She graduated in 2016 from the University of Virginia with a degree in History and Government. She spent a year between undergrad and law school working as a paralegal at the Department of Justice in Washington DC. At W&L Law, she is Co-President of […]