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How to mess up your job prospects

U.S. News & World Report published a handy list last week: “5 Do’s and Don’ts for College Students Using Social Media.” While aimed at college kids, this quick and basic primer on tools such as Facebook and Twitter is useful ...

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W&L law prof to study health insurance exchanges (access required)

Timothy S. Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University and an expert on health law, has received a grant of nearly $300,000 from the Commonwealth Fund to study implementation of the recently passed health care reform legislation. The ...

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Pomp and circumstance

It’s graduation season, and all across Virginia, indeed the country, schools will be holding commencement ceremonies, conferring degrees and welcoming new members of the community of educated individuals. Some law schools graduate their students with everyone else, and some schools ...

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Tough all over

About 40,000 people will graduate from law school this month and next, and according to the Wall Street Journal, they face one of the worst hiring markets for new lawyers in a generation. One of the problems is supply and ...

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5th Circuit judge to give lecture at Washington & Lee (access required)

Jennifer Walker Elrod, a judge of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, will deliver the annual Lewis F. Powell Jr. lecture Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University. Elrod, a graduate of Baylor University ...

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W&L names interim dean

Mark Grunewald (right), a law professor at Washington and Lee University since 1976, will become interim dean on July 1. The current dean, Rodney A. Smolla, is leaving to become president of Furman University in Greenville, S.C. A graduate of ...

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Block to join advocacy clinic at U.Va. law school (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Andrew Block, the founder and legal director of the JustChildren Program, will leave that post to become legal director of the Child Advocacy Clinic at the University of Virginia law school. Block has been legal director of JustChildren for more ...

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W&M law prof named UN mediation expert (access required)

The College of William and Mary says a law school professor has been named as a senior United Nations mediation expert. Christie Warren was appointed work on constitutional issues for the U.N. for 12 months. Warren is a professor of ...

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W&L Law Dean Smolla to leave for Furman presidency next July

Rodney A. Smolla, dean of the law school at Washington and Lee University, will become the 11th president of Furman University in Greenville, S.C., on July 1. The departure from Lexington will be Smolla’s third significant career move in seven ...

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