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W & L law school gets $2 million gift

The Washington and Lee University law school has received a $2 million gift to support its new program for third-year law students.The gift is from John Huss, a member of the law class, and his wife, Ruth. Three-fourths of the gift is in cash to support the immediate needs of the program, which will begin in the 2009-10 academic year. The remaining $500,000 will match additional money for the program.

The program, announced in March 2008, will be based on practice simulations, interactions with clients and the development of law practice skills. It also will have a year-long component devoted to study and reflection of legal ethics, civility in practice, civic leadership, pro bono service and law firm economics.

A news release has details about the gift and the program.

By Alan Cooper

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