Department of Corrections: Mary Kay DePoy Harris, Washington and Lee Law Review’s First Female Editor-in-Chief

An  exhibit honoring women graduates of W&L Law School was assembled in the brick lobby cases of Sydney Lewis Hall for April’s reunion weekend.  The archives supported this effort with research on the alumnae.  Unfortunately, the first woman to be editor-in-chief of the law review was misidentified.  (The alumna so identified, Meredith Susan Palmer, 1985L, was the second woman in the top spot.  Apologies to our former administrative colleague Susan.)

It was, in fact, the late Mary Kay DePoy, 1978L, who added Harris to her married name. You can read more about her  and see the law review’s tribute to her from our Scholarly Commons.