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12/3/2007 - Prof. Mark Drumbl Discusses Blackwater Lawsuit in Trial Magazine
Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Mark Drumbl discusses the lawsuit brought against private security firm Blackwater USA on behalf of the families of the Iraqi civilians killed in September 2007.
11/28/2007 - Prof. Mark Drumbl's Book Award Announced in National Jurist
National Jurist magazine announced that Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Mark Drumbl received the Book of the Year prize from the International Association of Criminal Law for his book Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law.
11/19/2007 - Professor Robin F. Wilson Discusses Nontraditional Family Structures on ABC News
Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson discusses the frequency of abuse in nontraditional families.
11/12/2007 - Black Lung Clinic Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education
The Black Lung Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law was featured in an article appearing in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
11/9/2007 - Mark Drumbl Book Discussion Covered in Virginia Law Weekly
Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Mark Drumbl discussed his book Atrocity, Punishment and International Law during a recent visit to UVA Law School.
11/2/2007 - Dean Smolla Discusses Protests at Military Funerals on NPR's Morning Edition
Washington and Lee School of Law Dean Rod Smolla discusses freedom of speech issues surrounding protests at military funerals on NPR's Morning Edition. Recently, a jury awarded a grieving father nearly $11 million in a law suit against a fundamentalist Kansas church that pickets military funerals in the belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.
10/17/2007 - Mark Drumbl discusses the punishment of child-soldier recruiters in an Op Ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch
Washington and Lee School of Law Professor Mark Drumbl, Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law and Director of the Transnational Law Institute, discusses the punishment of child-soldier recruiters in Sierra Leone.
10/13/2007 - Professor Ann Massie Discusses Obscenity Cases in the News Virginian
Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Anne Massie discusses the chances of a successful obscenity case against a new Staunton, Virginia adult video store.
9/30/2007 - Dean Smolla Discusses Free Speech on University Campuses in the New York Times
Washington and Lee School of Law Dean Rod Smolla discusses freedom of speech issues that have emerged after the visit to Columbia University by Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
9/19/2007 - Dean Smolla Praises Legacy of Justice Lewis Powell in Richmond Times-Dispatch
Washington and Lee School of Law Dean Rod Smolla praises Justice Lewis Powell, a "hero of the middle ground", in a column published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch on the 100th anniversary of Powell's birth.
9/5/2007 - Professor Lawton Cummings Discusses Phil Spector Trial on Fox News
Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Lawton Cummings appeared on Fox News to debate the merits of the prosecution and defense cases in the Phil Spector murder trial.
8/29/2007 - Professor Lawton Cummings Discusses Former Astronaut Lisa Nowak's Insanity Defense on Fox News
Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Lawton Cummings appeared on Fox News to analyze former NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak's insanity defense.
8/27/2007 - Dean Rod Smolla Looks at Sports-related Law Suits in Sports Illustrated
Dean Rod Smolla analyzed some current law suits in the Newsmakers section of a recent issue of Sports Illustrated magazine. The piece, "See You in Court! Handicapping the recent spate of sports related lawsuits" focused on cases involving Don Imus and Barry Bonds.
8/17/2007 - Professor Lawton Cummings Discusses Michael Vick's Plea Deal on Fox News
Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Lawton Cummings appeared on Fox News to provide an analysis of Michael Vick's plea deal.
8/15/2007 - Professor Tim Jost Discusses His New Book, Health Care at Risk, on WMRA's Insight
Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Timothy Jost was a guest on WMRA's Insight radio program, an hour-long interview program. Jost discussed his new book, Health Care at Risk, which examines the consumer-driven health care movement.
8/15/2007 - Professor Scott Sundby Discusses Possible Vick Plea Deal
Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Scott Sundby discusses the possibility that Michael Vick will strike a plea deal in the dogfighting case.
8/14/2007 - Professor Adam Scales Discusses Boar Tusk Insurance Case at FindLaw.com
Professor Adam Scales, serving as a guest columnist on FindLaw, discusses the refusal of an insurance company to provide liability coverage for the Seattle dentist sued for replacing a patient's teeth with boar tusks as a prank.
7/26/2007 - Professor Ron Krotoszynski Addresses Seattle School Diversity Plan in Op/Ed
Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Ron Krotoszynski addresses the Seattle public school diversity plan, which was recently rejected by the Supreme Court along with a similar plan in Louisville, Kentucky.
In the Op/Ed, Krotoszynski argues that school districts remain free to pursue racial diversity, which was recognized by Justice Kennedy in his controlling concurring opinion as a compelling governmental interest, provided they do so in a more flexible manner.
7/26/2007 - Professor Lawton Cummings Discusses Eric Hainstock Trial on Fox News
Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Lawton Cummings appeared on Fox News to discuss the possible first-degree murder conviction in the case of Eric Hainstock.
7/14/2007 - Law Professor's Work Earns Citizen Lawmaker Award
A new state law prohibiting unauthorized pelvic exams by medical students earned a Washington and Lee University law professor one of 10 "citizen lawmaker" awards presented Friday by Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle County.
Robin Wilson won the presentation from Bell for her inspiration, research and work that led the General Assembly this year to pass House Bill 2969, which prohibits the little-known but common practice at teaching hospitals of allowing medical students to perform pelvic exams on anesthetized patients without explicit consent.
6/19/2007 - Professor Mark Drumbl Discusses His New Book on WINA
Washington and Lee School of Law Professor Mark Drumbl discusses his new book Atrocity, Punishment and International Law on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now.
6/15/2007 - Black Lung Clinic Students Featured on NPR's All Things Considered
Black Lung Clinic students and faculty were featured on NPR's All Things Considered discussing their work.
5/11/2007 - Professor Mark Drumbl Discusses His New Book on WMRA
Washington and Lee School of Law Professor Mark Drumbl, author of Atrocity, Punishment and International Law, has spent more than fifteen years studying atrocity and genocide. He has worked both on defense and prosecution sides in international tribunals. Now he explains why he thinks current approaches to international law are not working.
4/7/2007 - Professor Doug Rendleman Discusses Compensation After Largest Pet Food Recall in U.S. History on WDBJ
Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Doug Rendelman discusses how compensation is limited for pet owners who lost pets due to contaminated pet food.
3/7/2007 - Professor Mark Drumbl Discusses International Court Judgment in the Croatian National News
Washington and Lee School of Law Professor Mark Drumbl interviewed by the Croatian national news regarding the judgment of the International Court of Justice in Bosnia v. Serbia, in which the Court found Serbia responsible for failing to prevent genocide in Bosnia in 1995. Croatia has an interest in this case insofar as its government also has filed a claim with the Court regarding alleged genocide committed by Serbia in Croatia during the Balkans Wars.
2/27/2007 - Professor David Bruck Discusses the Triggerman Rule in the Time-Dispatch
Washington and Lee School of Law Professor David Bruck discusses a bill to eliminate Virginia's long-standing triggerman rule, which would expose more capital-murder accomplices to the death penalty. The bill has passed the legislature and now awaits approval by Governor Kaine.
2/6/2007 - Professor Robert Danforth Discusses Beneficiaries in Newsweek
Washington and Lee School of Law Professor Robert Danforth comments on removing ex-spouses as beneficiaries from wills.