Mark H. Grunewald James P. Morefield Professor of Law, Emeritus

Phone: 540-458-8526


Office: 457 Lewis Hall 

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Area of Expertise

Labor and employment, Arbitration, Discrimination, Freedom of Information


BA, 1969, Emory University

JD, 1972, George Washington University


Mark Grunewald, the James P. Morefield Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University. Grunewald has been a member of the law faculty since 1976, and has taught and written widely in the areas of labor and employment law and administrative law. He served as associate dean from 1992 to 1996 and as interim dean from 1999-2000 and again from 2010-2012.

Prior to joining the W&L faculty, he was an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel, and before that, an associate in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arent, Fox, Kitner, Plotkin & Kahn.

Grunewald received his B.A. from Emory University and his J.D. with highest honors from George Washington University, where he was editor-in-chief of the George Washington Law Review.

Admitted to practice in District of Columbia, 1973, and Virginia, 1979; associate, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, Washington, D.C., 1972-73; attorney advisor, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, 1973-76; Assistant Professor of Law, 1976-81; Associate Professor of Law, 1981-86; Professor of Law, 1986-92; Associate Dean and Professor of Law, 1992-96; Professor of Law, 1996-99; Interim Dean and Professor of Law, 1999-2000; Professor of Law, 2000-02; James P. Morefield Professor of Law, 2002-2010; Interim Dean and James P. Morefield Professor of Law, 2010-2012; James P. Morefield Professor of Law, 2012-.

Recent Publications

- See Prof. Grunewald's full list of publications at his Scholarly Commons page.