False Confessions Symposium Underway

The False Confessions Symposium is underway at Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, VA. This symposium is examining the story of the Central Park Five, the Norfolk Four, and other cases involving false confessions. Speakers include Steve Drizin, a leading researcher in the field; Steve Northup, lawyer from Troutman Sanders who represented … Continue reading False Confessions Symposium Underway

W&L Law Professor Lyman Johnson Speaks at Upcoming “Love and Law” Conference

Washington & Lee law professor Lyman Johnson will speak at the upcoming Love and Law Conference sponsored by the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics and hosted at Pepperdine University.   The conference will address questions about the role of Christian love, or agape, in law. Professor Johnson will speak at … Continue reading W&L Law Professor Lyman Johnson Speaks at Upcoming “Love and Law” Conference

Professor Michelle Drumbl Speaks at ABA Tax Section Mid-Year Meeting

At the recent ABA Tax Section Mid-Year Meeting Washington & Lee Law Professor Michelle Drumbl participated in two distinguished panels. The first panel, hosted by the Tax Policy & Simplification Committee on Friday January 24th, was entitled "The Role of the IRS in the Administration of Social Welfare Policy".  Professor Drumbl's remarks focused on the … Continue reading Professor Michelle Drumbl Speaks at ABA Tax Section Mid-Year Meeting

Prof. Lyman Johnson Contributes to Columbia Law and Harvard Law Blogs

Washington & Lee law professor Lyman Johnson is invited to contribute to both the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog and the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation in anticipation of his forthcoming article The Dwindling of Revlon (with R. Ricca).   From the abstract: This article traces the dramatic dwindling of … Continue reading Prof. Lyman Johnson Contributes to Columbia Law and Harvard Law Blogs

W&L Law Faculty Ranks High in SSRN Judgments & Liens eJournal

Congratulations to Professors Christopher Seaman, Susan Franck and Doug Rendleman for their recognition in SSRN's list of top downloaded papers. In the Judgments & Liens eJournal Professor Seaman's article, Willful Patent Infringement and Enhanced Damages After In re Seagate: An Empirical Study, ranks third.   Professor Franck's article, Rationalizing Costs in Investment Treaty Arbitration, appears  … Continue reading W&L Law Faculty Ranks High in SSRN Judgments & Liens eJournal

Prof. Jeff Kahn Expert Witness in No Fly List Case

Last week, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled in favor of the plaintiff in Ibrahim v. DHS, et al.  This is the first challenge to the constitutionality of the No Fly List to be tried in federal court. Jeff Kahn, a visiting professor at Washington and Lee Law School, was an expert witness in that case for … Continue reading Prof. Jeff Kahn Expert Witness in No Fly List Case

Federalist Society Junior Faculty Workshops: Request for Proosals

From the Federalist Society: We are pleased to announce that the Federalist Society Faculty Division is sponsoring a new round of Junior Faculty Workshops.  These workshops are intended to provide a structured—but relatively informal—environment in which six or so faculty members from different law schools can gather to spend a day workshopping each others’ papers, followed by a group meal.  The workshops can focus on a particular … Continue reading Federalist Society Junior Faculty Workshops: Request for Proosals