Did you miss the W&L Law Community Read event? The video recording of the panel discussion is now available! On February 8, 2017 the law library hosted a panel discussion with Professor Tim MacDonnell and guest Mary Cromer to discuss this year’s book, Gray Mountain.
Meet librarian Andrew Christensen in the third floor reading room on Wed. Feb. 15th at 11:15 am for 5 tips on researching Transnational Law in just 5 minutes. Be there for a chance to win prizes!
The Law Library at Washington and Lee University will host the third annual W&L Law Community Read event on Wednesday, February 8 from 5 to 6pm in the Millhiser Moot Court Room. A panel of legal practitioners and scholars will discuss the real-life inspirations and context of John Grisham’s best-selling 2014 novel, Gray Mountain. Set in the coal country of western Virginia, the book brings to the fore unique legal issues related to industrial mining and its impact on the environment, human health, business, and other cultural and social aspects of life in rural Appalachia. All members of the W&L community are welcome to attend this free event. Panelists include:
- Mary Cromer, Staff Attorney at the Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center and advisor to Mr. Grisham for the novel
- Jill Fraley, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law and History at W&L
- Timothy MacDonnell, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Advanced Administrative Litigation Clinic (Black Lung) at W&L
In anticipation of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s visit to Lexington, Virginia the law library assembled a reading list featuring writings by Justice Ginsburg, about Justice Ginsburg, her most notable written opinions, and other documents relevant to her nomination and confirmation to the Supreme Court. The reading list is available here:
The first “5 in 5” program of the spring semester will be on Wednesday, Jan 18th at 11:30 AM. Join Andrew Christensen in the third floor reading room for 5 tips in 5 minutes and for a chance to win!
Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. had been a Retired Justice for six years when Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated to serve on the Supreme Court. They did, however, have some interactions. On learning of the nomination, Powell wrote to her saying, “Your nomination to fill the vacancy on this Court created by Byron White’s retirement pleases me. … I have admired you dating back many years. I look forward to having you here at the Court.”
Justice Powell was no doubt alluding to Ginsburg’s appearances as an advocate before him and his fellow Justices in such cases as Frontiero v. Richardson, Kahn v. Shevin , Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld, Edwards v. Healy, Califano v. Goldfarb , and Duren v. Missouri.
Nominee Ginsburg replied with the following note.
Take a study break on Thursday, December 8th and join the law library staff for soup and grilled cheese! Lunch will begin at 11:30 PM on the third floor of the library. See you then!
The title for the this year’s W&L Law Community Read is Gray Mountain by John Grisham! Stop by the law library to pick up your copy and join us on February 8, 2017 for a panel discussion with W&L Law faculty and alumni.
The law library circulation desk will be staffed according to the following schedule during Thanksgiving break:
Saturday-Sunday, November 19-20, Closed
Monday-Tuesday, November 21-22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 23, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, November 24-25, Closed
Saturday, November 26, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.