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12/13/2012 - W&L's Black Lung Clinic Featured on WMRA
Timothy MacDonnell, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Black Lung Clinic at Washington and Lee School of Law, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, Dec. 13, to discuss the work of the Black Lung Clinic.
12/7/2012 - W&L Law Powell Papers Online Collection a 'Treasure Trove for Academics'
A recent report from the National Law Journal brought some attention to the growing online collection of material from the archives of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell '29, '31L.
11/27/2012 - W&L Law Prof Tim Jost on Liberty University's Affordable Care Act Challenge
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
11/15/2012 - W&L Law Prof Michelle Drumbl Helps Explain Tax Consequence of Garofalo’s Mystery Marriage
Washington and Lee law professor Michelle Drumbl contributed her insight on tax law to a recent edition of Slate’s Explainer column, which examined the tax consequences of comedian and actress Janeane Garofalo’s recently revealed marriage.
11/9/2012 - W&L Law Prof Christopher Bruner Blogs at Yahoo Finance on Corporate Structure and the Financial Crisis
Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Bruner's remarks at the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program on post-crisis reforms to corporate structure have been published at Yahoo Finance.
11/7/2012 - W&L Law Prof Tim Jost on Election 2012 and Health Reform
Washington and Lee law professor Tim Jost blogs at Health Affairs about what the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election means for the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
10/16/2012 - W&L Law Prof Robin F. Wilson on the Law of Cohabitation, in Essence
Washington and Lee Law Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson recently commented in Essence Magazine on the legal considerations relating to cohabitation by unmarried couples.
9/15/2012 - W&L Law Prof Chris Seaman on PA Voter ID Law in Centre Daily Times, State College
Washington and Lee law professor Chris Seaman argues in a recent op/ed that the PA Supreme Court should strike down the State's voter ID law for doing more harm than good.
9/5/2012 - W&L Law Prof Russ Miller on Germany's High Court and the ESM
Washington and Lee law professor Russ Miller discusses the German Constitutional Court's looming decision on the ratification of the Economic Stabilization Mechanism, intended to aid debt-laden countries in the eurozone.
8/20/2012 - W&L Law Prof Todd Peppers op/ed on Supreme Court Leaks in National Law Journal
Washington and Lee visiting law professor Todd Peppers argues that it would be an ethical violation for a law clerk to divulge court secrets to the press, even at the behest of a justice.
7/15/2012 - W&L Law Prof David Bruck on Juvenile Sentencing Following Supreme Court Ruling
Washington and Lee law professor David Bruck comments in a News and Advance story on how the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding life sentences for juveniles affects a Lynchburg murder case.
6/28/2012 - W&L Law Prof Tim Jost on Health Care Decision
Washington and Lee law professor Tim Jost reacts to the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act.
6/18/2012 - W&L Law Prof Tim MacDonnell on Pending Health Care Fights, Black-Lung Disease
Washington and Lee law professor Tim MacDonnell discusses how black lung benefits may be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the health care law.
5/18/2012 - W&L Law Prof Tim Jost on the Trouble with America's Public-Private Health Care System
In a recent commentary for The Atlantic, Washington and Lee law professor Tim Jost analyzes the regulatory scheme and fee-for-service model of the America's Health Care System.
5/8/2012 - W&L Law Prof Mark Drumbl on Conviction of Charles Taylor
Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl has an op/ed in today's (May 8) Richmond Times-Dispatch on the conviction of Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia. Drumbl argues that the conviction should not distract from the ongoing efforts that are required to deliver justice to the people of Sierra Leone.
4/24/2012 - W&L Law Prof Christopher Bruner Discusses Business-Judgment Rules
Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Bruner was quoted in American Banker on pending appeals concerning business-judgment rules, which shield business decisions that seemed prudent but later had harmful results.
4/19/2012 - W&L's Third Year Reform in the Spotlight
The third-year reform at Washington and Lee law school was featured on NPR-WVFT, with comments from law student Jennifer Dean and professors Jim Moliterno and Bob Danforth.
4/18/2012 - W&L Law Prof. Tim Jost Asks, "Is Medicaid Constitutional?"
Washington and Lee law professor Tim Jost discusses the constitutionality of Medicaid in the "Perspective" column for the New England Journal of Medicine.
4/17/2012 - W&L Law Prof. Mark Drumbl on ECHR Terrorism Verdict
Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl comments on reactions to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judgment that five Islamic extremists can be extradited to the US to stand trial on terrorism charges.
4/5/2012 - W&L Law Professor Erik Luna discusses US Supreme Court Strip Search Ruling
On NPR's On Point, Washington and Lee criminal law scholar Erik Luna discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision upholding invasive strip searches. Luna joins the podcast at the 14:10 mark.
3/29/2012 - W&L Law Prof's OUP Blog Post on Kony 2012 Cited at Daily Beast
A blog post about Kony 2012 and child soldiers on the Oxford University Press website by Washington and Lee Law professor Mark Drumbl was cited by Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Beast.
3/26/2012 - W&L Black Lung Clinic Brief Featured in NLJ Report on ACA Case
The amicus brief filed by the Washington and Lee School of Law Black Lung Clinic is featured in a report by the National Law Journal on this week's historic debate before the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act.
3/23/2012 - W&L Law Prof David Millon on the $3 Million Contract Typo
Washington and Lee law professor David Millon comments in an MSNBC story about a lawsuit brought against JPMorgan Chase for a contract typo worth millions.
3/15/2012 - W&L's Mark Drumbl on Kony 2012 and Child Soldiers
Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl has appeared in several media outlets on the Kony 2012 media campaign and how the effort oversimplifies the problem of child soldiers.
3/10/2012 - Kony Campaign Creates Blizzard of Commentary and Concerns
Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl comments on the Kony 2012 media campaign and how the effort oversimplifies the problem of child soldiers.
2/16/2012 - Birth Control: Latest Collision Between Individual Conscience And Society
Washington and Lee law professor Robin F. Wilson comments in an NPR story on President Obama's decision to require Catholic employers to provide free contraceptives to their employees.
2/14/2012 - W&L Law Prof Discusses Family Ties, Without Tying the Knot
Washington and Lee law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson participates in a New York Times Room for Debate discussion on the evolving definition of marriage and what that means for children.
2/1/2012 - W&L's David Bruck on Death Penalty Decline
Washington and Lee law professor David Bruck discusses the national decline in capital sentences, including the role that cost, potential errors, and race played in death penalty cases.
1/16/2012 - W&L Out Front On Legal Education Reform
Legal education reform was a hot topic at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law School in Washington earlier this month. The National Law Journal report on the meeting cites Washington and Lee as one of the few law schools getting serious about reform.
1/6/2012 - W&L Law Third Year Curriculum Mentioned in Chronicle Report on the Future of the Legal Profession
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on law schools and the legal profession from the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, citing a presentation by Washington and Lee law professor Jim Moliterno on the school's innovative third-year curriculum.