Rebecca Connelly Adjunct Professor of Law
Office: 483 Lewis Hall
Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught
BA, University of Maryland
JD, Washington and Lee University
Connelly is currently the Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Virginia and was first appointed to the bench in July 2012. She is the first female to serve as a bankruptcy judge in the district, which stretches from Winchester to Lynchburg and to the state's western tip.
Chief Judge Connelly is a former Standing Chapter 13 Trustee and Chapter 12 Trustee for the Western District of Virginia. She has been a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute since 1994. Additionally, she has served as a contributing editor and features author for the ABI Journal.