Timothy C. MacDonnell Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Advanced Administrative Litigation Clinic (Black Lung)

Phone: 540-458-8224

Email: macdonnellt@wlu.edu

Office: 106 Lewis Hall 

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Area of Expertise

Administrative Law, Black Lung, Criminal Law


BA, 1987, University of Massachusetts

JD, 1994, Suffolk University

LLM, 1999, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School

LLM, 2007, University of Virginia


Admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Virginia, Trial Counsel, Republic of Korea 1995; Chief, Administrative Law Section, Ft. Eustis, VA, 1996; Chief, Criminal Law Division, Ft. Eustis, VA 1996-1998; Special Assistant United States Attorney, Norfolk, VA, 1997-1998; Associate Professor, Criminal Law Division, United States Army Judge Advocate General's School, 1999-2002; Assistant Director United States Army Trial Counsel Assistance Program, 2002-2005; Attorney, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Criminal Law Division, 2005-2007; Regime Crimes Liaison Office, Legal Advisor to the Iraqi High Tribunal, Baghdad, Iraq, 2007-2008; Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Washington and Lee Black Lung Clinic, 2008-2011; Law Alumni Association Fellow in Teaching Excellence, 2009-10. Associate Clinical Professor and Director, Washington and Lee Advanced Administrative Litigation Clinic (Black Lung), 2011-

Recent Publications

Justice Scalia's Fourth Amendment: Text, Context, Clarity, and Occasional Faint-Hearted Originalism (Timothy C MacDonnell) Virginia Journal of Criminal Law (2015)

Florida v. Jardines: The Wolf at the Castle Door (Timothy C MacDonnell) New York University Journal of Law & Liberty (2012)

Orwellian Ramifications: The Contraband Exception to the Fourth Amendment (Timothy C MacDonnell) University of Memphis Law Review (2010)

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