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To honor the quarter century that Richard L. Williams ’51 has served the Commonwealth and the nation as a United States District Judge, his present and former law clerks have established the Richard L. ’51 and Eugenia K. Williams Scholarship at the University of Virginia School of Law. To date, law clerks of Judge Williams and friends of Judge and Mrs. Williams have donated more than $100,000 to endow the scholarship. Organizers are seeking 100% participation among former clerks of this most beloved judge. For information contact Helen Snyder ’87, Director of Annual Giving at the Law School Foundation, 877.307.0158. or


Charles Crump of Apperson, Crump & Maxwell in Memphis, TN, was honored with the Memphis Bar’s Judge Jerome Turner Lawyer’s Lawyer Award in February. The award is presented annually to a member who has practiced law for more than 15 years and has exemplified the aims and aspirations embodied in the Bar’s guidelines for professional courtesy and conduct, which were developed during Judge Turner’s tenure as president of the MBA.


U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy ’59 received unanimous consent from the U.S. Senate to place in the Congressional Record the Erwin Griswold Lecture delivered by Mortimer Caplin at the annual meeting of the American College of Tax Counsel in San Diego. Senator Kennedy called the lecture “eloquent” and said that “Mr. Caplin summarizes the evolution of our modern tax system, the current challenges it faces, the recent efforts by Congress to achieve reform, the alarming drop in compliance and revenue collection, and the ethical responsibilities of the tax bar.”


Pierce Lively retired from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at the end of 1997 and now teaches as a volunteer in the Government Department at Centre College in Danville, KY.


James Evans writes that classmate John Heise was featured on the front page of The Washington Times on March 10. Heise was featured because of his life-long enthusiasm for the ACC basketball tournament beginning that day. Heise is a principal with Heise Jorgensen & Stefanelli in Gaithersburg, MD. Evans lives in Alexandria.

Ed Selfe has been ranked number one in the 2005 preliminary U.S. Tennis Association’s national ranking of men’s age 80 singles.


William A. “Pete” Johnston III of Harrison & Johnston in Winchester, VA, was elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation on March 7.

Larry Philips’s works in bronze and marble have been on exhibit in recent months, both at the Law School and in New York City.

Matthias Reynolds writes that “we have been quiet compared to the Corses. Winters in Mexico and summers in Mount Desert. Poor golf, but good books and health.”


L. Martin Flanagan has received the Pro Bono Emeritus Award for 2004–2005 from the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, FL.

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