Rebecca Connelly Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8581


Office: 464 Lewis Hall

Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught



BA, University of Maryland

JD, Washington and Lee University


Connelly is a 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.

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.