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UR to honor 4th Circuit’s Gregory

The University of Richmond law school will present its highest honor, the William Green Award for Professional Excellence, this Friday to Judge Roger Gregory of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Gregory was first appointed to the court in 2000 by President Clinton; President George W. Bush renominated him the following year and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Gregory was the first African-American to sit on the 4th Circuit.

UR Law Dean John Douglass said in a release, “Judge Gregory’s skill and professionalism across decades of service as lawyer and judge make him an outstanding role model for our students and for all members of our legal community.”

Gregory holds degrees from Virginia State University and the University of Michigan law school. He practiced with a firm in Michigan and with Hunton & Williams in Richmond before he and L. Douglas Wilder formed the firm of Wilder & Gregory.

The Green award will be presented to Gregory at a noon luncheon at the Jepson Alumni Center on the UR campus.

– Paul Fletcher

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