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12/27/2011 - W&L Law Prof Mark Drumbl on Cross Border Justice
In a story on the Center for Justice and Accountability, Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl discusses the use of the Alien Tort Statute, which allows the US federal courts to hear lawsuits filed by foreign nationals for torts committed in violation of international law.
12/16/2011 - W&L Law Prof Tim Jost on Essential Health Benefits Memo
Washington and Lee law professor Tim Jost comments on the Health and Human Services memo stating that there will be no single uniform set of "essential health benefits" insurers must provide as part of the Affordable Care Act.
12/1/2011 - W&L Law Prof Discusses 3L Curriculum and Stress of Law Practice
In the Washington Post, Washington and Lee law professor Jim Moliterno talks about the School's practice-based 3L curriculum and how exposing students to the stresses of actual practice while still in law school may help them when they become lawyers.
11/15/2011 - W&L's Timothy Jost on the Supreme Court Review of Health Care Law
On Nov. 14, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear challenges to the Affordable Care Act, setting aside more than five hours next spring for oral argument on this hotly debated issue.
11/11/2011 - W&L's Mark Drumbl Discusses Child Soldiers on WMRA
Mark Drumbl, Class of 1975 Alumni Law Professor and director of the Transnational Institute at the Washington and Lee School of Law, discussed child soldiers on Thursday, Nov. 10, on WMRA's "Virginia Insight" program.
11/9/2011 - W&L Law Prof. Jim Moliterno on Balancing Tradition and Experience in Learning Law
In a response to an op/ed in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Washington and Lee law professor Jim Moliterno discusses the proper balance of theory and practice in a modern law school curriculum.
11/7/2011 - W&L Law Prof. Ben Spencer on Law School Reform and Regulation
Washington and Lee law professor Ben Spencer, who also chairs the Virginia State Bar Section on the Education of Lawyers, discusses the challenges that legal education and the legal profession face, including calls for deregulation.
11/2/2011 - W&L Law Prof. Jim Moliterno on the Great Law School Debate
Washington and Lee law professor Jim Moliterno contributes to the National Law Journal's blog forum on legal education with suggestions on how law schools can make legal education better.
10/21/2011 - W&L Law Prof Tim Jost on Wal-Mart Health Benefit Cuts
Washington and Lee Law professor Tim Jost comments in a Washington Post story on Wal-Mart's announcement that they are dropping health care benefits for part-time employees.
9/29/2011 - W&L Law Prof Tim Jost on Supreme Court and the Next Legal Stop for Health Reform
In a Health Affairs blog post, Washington and Lee Law professor Tim Jost lays out how each appeals court decided various issues of the reform law, and the arguments being made by U.S. Supreme Court petitioners.
9/29/2011 - W&L Law Tax Professor Michelle Drumbl Talks Class Warfare on Virginia Insight
Michelle Drumbl, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at Washington and Lee University's School of Law, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" as part of a panel that discussed whether the current tax debate includes class warfare.
9/9/2011 - W&L Law Professor Tim Jost on 4th Circuit ACA Decision
On the Health Affairs website, Washington and Lee law professor and health care expert Tim Jost examines the 4th Circuit decision that dismissed on jurisdictional grounds two challenges to the Affordable Care Act.
9/2/2011 - W&L Law Professor Ann Massie on Lexington Flag Ordinance
Washington and Lee law professor Ann Massie comments in a WSET-TV report on the constitutionality of the recent flag ordinance passed last week by the Lexington City Council.
8/25/2011 - W&L Law Professor Robin Wilson on Greek Family Law Reforms and the Impact on Sharia Law
In a guest post on the popular blog The Volokh Conspiracy, Washington and Lee law professor Robin F. Wilson comments on Greek family law reforms that jettison the practice of allowing Sharia Law to govern family matters for Muslims.
8/24/2011 - W&L Law Professor Lyman Johnson on Justice Powell and Free Enterprise
In a Richmond Times-Dispatch op/ed, Washington and Lee law professor Lyman Johnson discusses the "Powell Memorandum," a stirring defense of the free enterprise system that Powell wrote 40 years ago before he was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
8/22/2011 - W&L Law Professor Robin Wilson on Marriage Equality
Washington and Lee law professor Robin F. Wilson comments on balancing marriage equality with other social goods in a piece for an online symposium on same-sex marriage, hosted by SCOTUSblog.
8/16/2011 - W&L Law Professor David Bruck on the Quiet Revolution in the Death Penalty Debate
On NPR's All Things Considered, Washington and Lee law professor David Bruck discusses the Justice Department review of its lethal injection protocols and the trend at both the state and federal level that shows authorities are less likely to seek the death penalty.
8/4/2011 - W&L's Jost on What the Debt Deal Means for Health Reform
It's not clear yet what effect the debt deal will have on the Affordable Care Act, writes Sarah Kliff in the Washington Post, but Washington and Lee law professor and health reform expert Tim Jost thinks funds to support the health law's implementation could be at risk.
7/20/2011 - Commentary: The Supreme Court, law clerks and legal ethics
In this recent commentary, Washington and Lee School of Law visiting professor Todd Peppers discusses recent calls for U.S. Supreme Court Justices to adopt a code of ethics.
7/15/2011 - W&L's Tim Jost Examines Implementation of Health Insurance Exchanges
On July 11, the Department of Health and Human Services released its first set of proposed regulations governing the Health Benefit Exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act. In a three-part series on the Health Affairs website, Washington and Lee law professor and health care expert Tim Jost examines what these regulations mean for implementation.
6/29/2011 - W&L Law Professor Robin Wilson Comments on New York Same-sex Marriage Law
Washington and Lee law professor Robin F. Wilson participates in a New York Times "Room for Debate" discussion on the impact of the New York law legalizing same-sex marriage.
6/22/2011 - W&L Law Professor Tim Jost Writes about Medicaid in Recent Oped
In this opinion piece, Washington and Lee law professor and health care expert Tim Jost argues that proposed Medicaid block grant programs will reduce health care funding for those Virginians most in need.
6/21/2011 - Religious Freedom Debate Delays New York Same-sex Marriage Law
Washington and Lee law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson is quoted in several media outlets on the continuing debate in the New York State Senate over the passage of a law legalizing same sex marriage.
6/15/2011 - W&L's David Bruck On Loughner Competency, Likelihood of Release
In USA Today, Washington and Lee law professor David Bruck discusses efforts to restore accused Arizona shooter Jared Loughner's competency to stand trial through forced medication and what will happen if this treatment fails.
5/26/2011 - W&L's David Bruck Discusses Loughner Competency on The Takeaway
A federal judge has found Jared Loughner unfit to stand trial. Washington and Lee law professor David Bruck explains the next steps in the case of the accused Arizona shooter.
5/26/2011 - W&L Law Prof Discusses Conflicts between Law and Faith on WMRA
On Thursday, May 26 at 3 p.m., Robin F. Wilson, professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, will appear on NPR affiliate WMRA's Virginia Insight show to discuss her research on conflicts between same-sex marriage laws and religious liberty.
4/29/2011 - Buffett to Face Questions on Praising Sokol Before Audit Report
Washington and Lee law professor Lyman Johnson is quoted in a Bloomberg News report on the tough questions Warren Buffet is likely to face about David Sokol at the annual meetings of Berkshire Hathaway.
4/27/2011 - W&L Law Student Discusses the 'Incredible Candidate' in Roanoke Times
Bill Larson, a third-year law student at Washington and Lee and 2008 graduate of the College, offers his thoughts on Donald Trump's candidacy for President.
4/26/2011 - Supreme Court Won't Expedite Health Care Challenge
Washington and Lee law professor Tim Jost comments in a National Public Radio report on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to deny a petition by Virginia'a attorney general to fast-track a challenge to the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law.
3/30/2011 - Obama Admin. Delaying Some Rules for Appealing Health Insurance Denials
Washington and Lee law professor Tim Jost comments in a Los Angeles Times article exploring delays in the enforcement of some new rules designed to protect patients who appeal insurers' decisions to deny or reduce health care benefits.
3/23/2011 - W&L's Bruck Comments on Loughner Competency
Washington and Lee law professor David I. Bruck, director of the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, comments in a USA Today article examining the psychological testing Jared Lee Loughner will undergo to determine his competency to stand trial.
3/22/2011 - Democrats Play Down First Birthday of ObamaCare
On the first anniversary of the signing of the health care law, Washington and Lee law professor Tim Jost comments in a Globe and Mail article on the challenges faced by the Obama administration in implementing the law.
2/27/2011 - Law Schools Revamp Their Curricula to Teach Practical Skills
Washington and Lee University School of Law and its innovative third-year curriculum is featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education story on trends in legal education.
2/17/2011 - Law Professor Comments on Alaska Governor Refusing to Enact Health Care Law
Washington and Lee law professor and health care expert Tim Jost comments on Alaska governor Sean Parnell's decision not to implement the new Health Care Law after a Florida judge struck down the law as unconstitutional.
2/13/2011 - Law Professor Argues for Religious Protections in New R.I. Law
In a recent Op/ed in the Providence Journal, Washington and Lee Law Professor Robin F. Wilson urges Rhode Island to adopt greater religious protections as part of the State's same-sex marriage legislation.
2/12/2011 - To Defend the Accused in a Tucson Rampage, First a Battle to Get Inside a Mind
Washington and Lee law professor David I. Bruck comments in a New York Times story on Judy Clarke, defense attorney for Jared Lee Loughner. The article also references an interview Clarke gave to the Washington and Lee Law alumni magazine.
2/9/2011 - Maryland Considers Legislation on Religious Freedom and Same-sex Marriage Protections
Washington and Lee law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson testified at a Maryland State Senate hearing considering the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act.
2/8/2011 - The Reasons For Trying Cases That Seem Clear-Cut
Washington and Lee law professor David Bruck, director of the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, discusses Loughner case and defending the indefensible on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
2/1/2011 - Experts React after Florida Federal Judge Strikes Down Health Care Law
Washington and Lee law professor and health care expert Tim Jost is quoted in several media outlets on the ruling issued by Senior Judge Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida striking down the nation's new health care reform law.
1/31/2011 - W&L law professor Takes on Tucson Shooting Suspect
Washington and Lee law professors David Bruck and Bob Danforth, along with 3L Maryl Sattler, discuss Judy Clarke, a visiting professor at the School of Law who is representing Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner.
1/28/2011 - Tim Jost Discusses Attacks on Medicare's Independent Advisory Board
In the CT Mirror, Washington and Lee law professor Tim Jost discusses plans to dismantle the Independent Payment Advisory Board, created to make decisions about Medicare costs.
1/27/2011 - W&L's Bruck on Virginia Insight Today
David Bruck, clinical professor of law at Washington and Lee's School of Law and director of the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, will appear on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show today (Thursday, Jan. 27) at 3 p.m. for a discussion of the death penalty.
1/22/2011 - Rehanging of Ten Commandments in Schools Raises a Ruckus
Washington and Lee law professor Ann Massie comments in a Roanoke Times article about the posting of the Ten Commandments in Giles County, Virginia public schools.
1/20/2011 - Insider Choice for SEC Funds Regulator Draws Scrutiny
Washington and Lee law professor Lyman Johnson commented in a Reuters article on the selection of Goldman Sachs executive Eileen Rominger to lead the SEC's division of investment management.
1/20/2011 - Justice vs. Fear: Who Should Qualify for the Insanity Defense?
Washington and Lee law professor David I. Bruck, director of the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, participates in an online debate about insanity defenses.
1/19/2011 - Law Professor Discusses Cost of Affordable Care Act Repeal
In an opinion piece at Politico.com, Washington and Lee law professor Tim Jost discusses the potential costs if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.
1/12/2011 - Long Road before Ariz. Death Penalty Decision
Washington and Lee law professor David Bruck discusses a possible insanity defense for Arizona gunman Jared Lee Loughner.