Preview of the Supreme Court Preview…

October 19, 2010

A preview of a preview? Well, at W&L Law, anything is possible. It’s kind of like that Land of Lakes butter container. You know the one with that  picture of a woman holding a box with a picture of a woman holding a box with a picture of a woman holding a box. Sally Draper. Child genius.

Tonight marks the occasion of our annual Supreme Court Preview. As part of this yearly event, members of our faculty highlight and discuss interesting cases before the Supreme Court of the United States in the upcoming term. This year’s Preview promises to be particularly entertaining. Discussion topics include: funerals, protests, violence, video games, Arnold Schwarznegger, gender discrimination, custody battles and evidentiary issues, to name a few. And that’s all in about an hour. In fact, there is a great post about this very event (as well as video clips of our faculty members previewing their, er, preview) on our Faculty Scholarship blog. Check it out:

http://wlulawfaculty.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/2010-supreme-court-preview/


Law Faculty Recognized for Teaching and Scholarship

April 28, 2010

Five members of the faculty have been awarded faculty fellowships this year, to recognize their outstanding achievements in teaching and scholarship. The faculty and awards are:

  • Jim Moliterno, John W. Elrod Law Alumni Fellowship in Teaching Excellence
  • Tim MacDonnell, Law Alumni Association Fellowship in Teaching Excellence
  • Tim Jost, Law Alumni Faculty Fellowship in Scholarly Excellence
  • Erik Luna, Law Alumni Faculty Fellowship in Scholarly Excellence
  • Christopher Bruner, Ethan Allen Faculty Fellowship in Scholarly Excellence

In addition, the School announced the inaugural recipient of the Monaghan Fellowship, established by Jessine Monaghan ‘79L to provide faculty support for faculty members seeking to improve Washington and Lee’s third year curriculum. This year’s fellow is J.D. King, director of the Criminal Justice Clinic. Prof. King will explore options and design systems for the clinical education program at W&L, which soon becomes mandatory for third year students.  King, who has been a visiting professor at the School since 2008, was invited to join the permanent faculty this year.