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1940

Mortimer M. Caplin, vice chair of the D.C. fellows of the American Bar Foundation, was recognized in the ABF Fellows News for his recent election as president of the Indigent Civil Litigation Fund, an organization that compensates lawyers for out-of- pocket expenses when they represent clients before the U.S. District Court for D.C. His two articles, "No Call to Bash the IRS," an oped piece in the Washington Post from September 23, 1997, and "A More Effective Less Intrusive IRS," from Tax Notes in 1997, were also mentioned in the Fellows News.

James C. Sargent was quoted in The Independent, a Bangladeshi newspaper, after a visit to Dhaka in February. Sargent directs the Atlas Financier & Co., Inc.

1948

Harry N. Gustin II has spent a decade with Huff, Poole & Mahoney, PC in Virginia Beach, after practicing for 40 years with the firm of Taylor, Gustin and Harris in Norfolk.

Frank V. Snyder is retiring this month as chairman of the board of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA. He is writing a Civil War novel entitled Stuart's Invincibles.

1951

Shelton H. Short III was elected an emeritus trustee by the trustees of the George C. Marshall Foundation. He is a member of the United Nations National Council and serves as a Virginia representative to the United Nations.

1952

Billups P. Percy's memoir, entitled JFK: The Last Time I Saw Him, appeared in the summer 1998 edition of Double Take magazine.

1953

The Honorable Lapsley W. Hamblen, Jr. is a judge for the U.S. Tax Court. He is an advisory trustee of the Southern Federal Tax Institute, and a trustee emeritus of the Annual Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation at the University.

1956

William Linkous, Jr. is chairman of the Georgia Probate Code Revision Committee of the State Bar of Georgia. After four years of work, his committee produced a completely rewritten probate code, which was adopted by the legislature and became effective January 1, 1998. Linkous also chairs the Georgia Guardianship Code Revision Committee, which expects to propose a revised guardianship code within the next two years.

1957

John Bernhardt is retired but still serving on the boards of Dominion Resources and 1st Source Financial.

Janet Blakeman's older son, Bob, was married this summer in Manhasset, NY.

E. Jackson Boggs, president of Fowler, White, was pictured in the Florida Bar News for sponsoring an event to raise accounting scholarship funds for University of South Florida and University of Tampa students.

Janet Dugan is selling golf course condominiums in Sarasota, FL for Prudential Florida Real Estate.

Mark Friedlander is still practicing law with his daughter in Arlington, VA.

E. Lewis Hansen and his wife, Anne, are retracing the path of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and staying in elderhostels. When not roughing it on the trail, they enjoy their flat in London.

Daniel S. Knight is with Kingsbury, Inc., a family-owned company that makes bearings for nuclear sub-marines. His younger son, Charles, is now with the Guaranty Financial Bank in Charlottesville.

Leigh Middleditch, Jr. was elected to a one-year term as chairman of the Albemarle County Housing Committee. He is one of the original members of the committee, which works to promote safe and affordable county housing for residents of all income groups. He is a partner with McGuire Woods Battle and Boothe LLP in Charlottesville.

Benjamin Moore was featured in the Charleston, SC Post and Courier last spring for successfully completing a 15-month, 27,500-mile sailing trip around the world that was part of the Expo '98 World Rally (see the fall 1997 issue of UVa Lawyer, p. 56). Moore traveled with three friends on a journey that took them from Charleston, through the Panama Canal, across the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, around the treacherous Cape of Good Hope, and finally across the Atlantic and up the South American coast to Charleston. Moore left the vessel, the Bon Ami, for four months to return to his law practice, Buist, Moore, Smythe & McGee in Charleston, but rejoined the crew to complete the last eight months of the voyage. He is now back at his law firm, but on a more relaxed work schedule.

1960

John P. Ackerly III, a partner with the law firm of Mays & Valentine LLP in Richmond, is rector of the Board of Visitors for the University of Virginia. He has served on the board for three years.

1961

Chester A. Straub has been confirmed as a federal judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

1962

Dan O. Callaghan recently became a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is with Callaghan & Ruckman, PLLC, in Summersville, WV. The Law School class of 1962 is well represented in this association, as seven other classmates also are fellows. They include James G. Apple, with the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C.; Peter K. Bleakley, with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C.; William R. Dorsey III, with Semmes, Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore; Frank B. Miller III, with Sands, Anderson, Marks & Miller in Richmond; G. Marshall Mundy, with Mundy, Rogers & Frith in Roanoke, VA; Palmer S. Rutherford, Jr., with Wilcox & Savage, PC, in Norfolk, VA; and Colin J. S. Thomas, Jr., with Timberlake, Smith, Thomas & Moore, PC, in Staunton, VA.

Edward M. Prince, formerly a partner with Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, was named senior counsel in charge of a newly established intellectual property law practice in Washington, D.C. by Alston & Bird LLP.

1963

William R. Rakes was elected to the board of governors of the American Bar Association at their annual meeting held in Toronto last summer. A former president of the Virginia State Bar (VSB), Rakes is one of four VSB leaders elected to national ABA positions. A member of the ABA House of Delegates since 1993, Rakes is managing partner of Gentry, Locke, Rakes & Moore in Roanoke, where he has practiced since 1963.

1964

Bob Zelnick left ABC News after 21 years in March 1998, to complete work on his second book, a biography of Vice President Al Gore. He recently completed a term as a media fellow at the Hoover Institution, and is currently a visiting professor of journalism at the Boston University School of Communication. His book on Gore will be out next spring.

In Search Of All Law School Alumni
For New Directory
 
 

Have you lost track of your best friend from your first-year small section? Are you wondering if any of your classmates are living in your part of the world? In an effort to bring alumni together from around the globe, the Law School is proud to announce the publication of an all new Alumni Directory.

Scheduled for release in early 2000, the Directory will be the most complete and up-to-date reference of more than 13,000 Law School graduates ever compiled. This comprehensive volume will include the name, address, class year, and degree(s) earned by every Law School graduate. Each biographical listing will also include phone numbers, names of spouse and children, and professional information. In addition to listing alumni alphabetically by class year, the Directory also will list them by geographic location and the type of employment they have chosen. All alumni with an e-mail address will be listed by name, class year, and e-mail address in a separate section of the Directory. To mark the Law School’s 175th anniversary in 2001, the Directory will feature a brief history of the Law School and a complete listing of all alumni since the school’s founding in 1826.

The Law School has chosen the Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company to produce the Alumni Directory. Harris soon will begin compiling data for the Directory by mailing a questionnaire to all alumni. Please be sure to fill it out and return it as soon as you receive it. If we do not have your current address, please contact the Law School Foundation at 804/924-3466 so that we can send you a questionnaire, or visit our web site at www.law.virginia.edu/ALUMNI/bio.htm to complete your change-of-address form online.

With your participation, you will have at your fingertips all you need to know about that long-lost friend from your first year, or that classmate who has retired and lives nearby.


1965

R. William Ide III was recently appointed to the board of directors of the American Judicature Society, a national organization that promotes improvements in the courts. In addition to his position as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of the Monsanto Corporation in St. Louis, Ide also serves on the executive committee of the board of directors of the American Arbitration Association and is counselor to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

1966

Philip J. Bagley III was elected to a one-year term as secretary of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section. He has been a council member since 1993 and is a senior partner with Mays & Valentine LLP in Richmond.

Lawrence B. Chandler, Jr., was recently appointed a member of the board of examiners of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, an organization that certifies trial lawyers in the U.S.

1967

Richard O. Duvall was recently elected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. A former chair of the District of Columbia Bar's long-range planning committee, he is a past secretary and a former member of its board of directors. Duvall is with the firm Holland & Knight.

Charles P. Nastro was recently elected chairman of the National Futures Association, the organization that oversees the U.S. futures industry. He also was elected director of the Chicago Board of Trade.

Nathan B. Simpson has joined Foley & Lardner's Tampa office where he practices business law. He previously was president, chairman, and a board member of Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen.

Elaine Jones ‘70 Receives Distinguished Alumna Award  

Elaine R. Jones ‘70 returned to Charlottesville September 24 to receive the 1998 Distinguished Alumna Award from the University Women’s Center. The prominent civil rights lawyer and first African American female graduate of the Law School offered career advice to a capacity crowd of students gathered for lunch in Caplin Pavilion.


“There are some things I want to be sure you know before you leave Virginia,” she said. “One is that time has wings—it does not wait for you to decide what you want to do. You need to decide, and then act. The second is that one should never take a job solely for the money. It’s okay to go to a Wall Street firm and make a lot of money, but that should not be your driving force—keep your goals clear and your eye on the prize. I agree with Thurgood Marshall in that one should use the law for social change. Work within the system, not outside of it.”

Jones is the first woman to serve as director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the nation’s premier civil rights public-interest law organization. She turned down a job offer from a Wall Street law firm to join the organization 28 years ago, and has been there ever since except for two years in President Ford’s administration, when she took the lead in opening the Coast Guard service to women.

In addition to addressing the student luncheon, Jones delivered a public lecture at the University Chapel on the importance of public service. She also was honored at a benefit for the Women’s Center at Carr’s Hill, the home of University President John T. Casteen III. Jones is the eighth woman — and the second Law School graduate — to receive the Distinguished Alumna Award, established to honor a University graduate who has demonstrated excellence, leadership, and extraordinary commitment to her field, and who has used her talents as a positive force for change.


1968

Donald C. Greenman was appointed chair of the Recreational Boating Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the U.S., a committee responsible for legislative and judicial matters regarding recreational boating. An expert in maritime law, he practices with Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver in Baltimore and is a senior shareholder in the firm's admiralty group.

Hullihen W. Moore is a State Corporation Commission judge in Richmond, VA. He is currently restructuring the state's electric power industry to allow retail competition. Moore also takes black and white nature photographs of the Shenandoah National Park. In a recent story in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, a colleague described Moore as "one of the most caring and selfless individuals that I have ever known."

1970

John P. Paone, Jr. is now vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Bull HN at Bull Americas. Paone has been with Bull for 24 years.

1971

Edward B. Lowry has been invited to become a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is currently the out-going president of the Virginia State Bar and a principal in Michie, Hamlett, Lowry, Rasmussen & Tweel PC in Charlottesville.

Ann MacLean Massie is a full professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, VA. Her specialties include constitutional law, bioethics, and health law.

1972

Gregory L. Murphy was appointed to the board of trustees of Inova Health System after chairing Inova's merger with the Alexandria (VA) Hospital.

Douglas P. Rucker, Jr., has been elected to the board of the Virginia Law Foundation. He is with the business and commercial litigation practice group of Sands, Anderson, Marks & Miller in Richmond, VA.

Roland Vaughan, Jr. completed 28 years of federal service, and started a one-year term as first vice president of the Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference. He is an administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C.

Paul W. Zeller was promoted to senior vice president of New York's Reliance Group Holdings. He was formerly deputy general counsel.

1973

Hugh M. McIntosh resigned from Vinson & Elkins LLP after 25 years of law practice to pursue theological studies at the Harvard Divinity School. He served as a partner in the firm's Houston office and as the administrative partner in its Washington, D.C. office.

1974

Rayburn Hanzlik has joined the executive recruiting firm of LAI Ward Howell as a partner, and is establishing the firm's new Washington, D.C. office. After leaving the Reagan administration in 1985, where he served four years as administrator of the Energy Department Economic Regulatory Administration, he was an executive recruiter with Heidrick & Struggles in Los Angeles until 1990. Since then, he founded two technology companies in San Diego and served as a senior executive with Commodore Applied Technologies, Inc. in McLean, VA. Hanzlik and his wife, Carolyn, live in McLean.

John A.C. Keith is the president of the Virginia State Bar (VSB), and a partner in the Fairfax, VA law firm, Blankingship & Keith, PC. Former chair of the 10th District Grievance Committee, he has been a member of the VSB council, executive committee, and standing committee on legal ethics. Keith also serves as a faculty member for the bar's professionalism course. His daughter, Maria, the second of four children, is a recent U.Va. graduate.

1976

The Honorable Donald W. Lemons of the Richmond Circuit has been elected to the Virginia Court of Appeals, succeeding Judge Joseph E. Baker.

1978

Thomas E. Carbonneau is a visiting professor at the University of Denver College of Law this year. Editor-in-chief of World Arbitration and Mediation Report since 1997, he is the author of the casebook Cases & Materials on Commercial Arbitration.

1979

Debra Bowen, a member of the California State Assembly for almost six years, is running for a state senate seat this year. She represents the 53rd Assembly District, which stretches along the Pacific Ocean and includes Venice and Manhattan Beach, among other localities. Bowen is the chairwoman of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.

Michael D. Haaren has just launched a "Netcentric" M&A advisory company named Catalytik!. Based in McLean, VA, Catalytik! specializes in matching best-of-breed, Internet-related start-ups with venture investors and high-tech corporate acquirers. Haaren invites alumni to visit the company's web site at www.catalytik.com.

1980

Glenn A. Gundersen was recently appointed vice chair of the intellectual property group at Dechert Price & Rhoads in Philadelphia. A partner in the firm's business department, he concentrates his practice in trademark, copyright, licensing, advertising, and right of publicity law. Gundersen was recently named one of the world's leading experts in trademark law by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. He is the author of Trademark Searching, an expert guide for practitioners.

Alumni Update:
Organization Expands
Fight for Human
Rights
 
 

Katharine J. Redford and Tyler R. Giannini know that if justice is to be served, it will not happen in today’s Burma. Just three years after leaving Virginia with their JDs in hand, Redford and Giannini’s human rights and environmental organization, EarthRights International (ERI), has become part of the legal team in a ground-breaking lawsuit already being studied in leading law classrooms in the United States. (See “Law Students Create International Advocacy Organization,” UVa Lawyer, Spring 1995.) John Doe I, et al. v. Unocal Corporation, et al. is the first suit of its kind: the Doe plaintiffs, including a Jane Doe and her now-deceased Baby Doe, are suing Unocal Corporation in U.S. court, and it is the first time jurisdiction has been granted over a corporation for allegations of human rights violations. The case is in discovery now, and the many counsel involved are pushing to go to trial in Los Angeles federal court as soon as possible. “

"Many corporations want the resources of Burma, but the only major U.S. investor in Burma today is Unocal. All others have pulled out,” Redford declared. Eight years ago the people of Burma elected Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD) to run the country. The ruling military junta, which has one of the worst human rights records in the world, will not relinquish power to the democratic leaders. The NLD continues to operate from the sidelines, with the help of people willing to risk their freedom and their lives for democracy.

ERI helps the people of the region put democracy in its place and build a code of law. “Our broad mandate is to protect the human rights of indigenous people and their environment in the face of foreign investment,” said Redford. The Unocal case could potentially hold multi- and transnational corporations accountable for what Redford labeled “egregious abuses” of the land and people of Burma. Thousands have fled their homes, seeking refuge in camps in Thailand, while others have been raped, forced into labor, jailed, or killed. “It’s very significant that the court has agreed to hear a suit representing people who have suffered abuses at the hands of an American company abroad,” Redford noted. The plaintiffs are suing Unocal because the military junta has committed atrocities against the people to pave the way for Unocal’s continued gas production in Burma.

Although Redford, Giannini and a Burmese friend founded ERI on the Thai/Burmese border, their main office is now housed safely in Bangkok, and they are currently assisting people in other countries and regions. Working with local citizens to promote democracy and law, ERI empowers indigenous people to initiate change themselves. “By working together, we combine our skills and knowledge to make a strong partnership for change,” she said.

Redford was recently in Washington, D.C. to set up a new ERI office there, and to raise much-needed funds for the organization. While in Washington she received the news that Giannini was one of 18 foreigners “detained” in Burma by the junta for handing out pro-democracy leaflets. The group was found guilty of violating the Emergency Provisions Act and sentenced to five years of hard labor. The sentences were later suspended, however, and the group was deported. Redford said that she is proud of Giannini and the actions of the other pro-democracy activists, and is grateful the group wasn’t mistreated. Thanks to the hard work of many embassies, all of the activists were released unharmed.

"We know how dangerous this work can be, and we’re not the heroes,” Redford contends. “The heroes are the people who are fighting for democracy in their own land, every day.”


1981

Blaine A. Lucas joined the Pittsburgh firm of Springer, Bush & Perry in May. He represents public and private clients on a variety of municipal law issues. Former special counsel to several municipalities on zoning issues and economic development, he is president of the Pennsylvania Borough Solicitors' Association. Lucas speaks and writes on public law issues before municipal and legal associations, and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public & International Affairs.

Barrye L. Wall has joined the Los Angeles office of White & Case as a partner. He is an international tax lawyer who resides in Pasadena, CA.

John E. Whitfield was awarded the Virginia State Bar Legal Aid Award in June in recognition of his innovation, experience, and excellence in advocacy on behalf of low-income clients. He is executive director of Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc., the legal aid society serving the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where he has practiced law since his graduation. Whitfield currently serves as president of the Virginia Legal Aid Project Directors' Association, and he recently completed a term as president of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association. He resides in Staunton, VA, with his wife, Rita, and their two children, Emily (11) and Matthew (7).

Barbara Ann Williams has left private practice to accept the position of bar counsel to the Virginia State Bar. As bar counsel, Williams is responsible for overseeing the bar's investigation and prosecution of professional misconduct complaints. Previously Williams was in private practice for almost 18 years, handling a wide variety of civil litigation matters.

1982

Joseph B. Dischinger received the Champions for Children Award from the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center for his efforts to create a free, drop-in child care center at the Denver courthouse for the children of victims, witnesses, and litigants. He also will receive the 1998 Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award from the Denver Bar Association. Dischinger has his own litigation firm in Denver, where his practice focuses on water, environmental, and business litigation.

George P. Manson, Jr. has been elected to the board of directors of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) for a three-year term. AHAM is an international, not-for-profit trade organization representing the manufacturers of major and portable home appliances and suppliers to the industry. Manson is currently vice president, general counsel, & secretary for Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc.

Clayton Mulford (JD/MBA) traveled to Moscow in May as a guest of the Russian government to present a series of lectures on ballot access at the Moscow School of Political Studies. Former general counsel for Ross Perot's 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns, he taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1995. Mulford maintains a securities practice at Hughes & Luce, LLP in Dallas.

Durward N. Parkinson is a founding partner in the new law firm Bergen & Parkinson, LLC in Kennebunk, ME, where his practice focuses on litigation. He previously was a shareholder with Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson.

Diane Prucino and her husband, Tom Heyse, announce the arrival of their second daughter, Anne Elizabeth Dorothy Heyse, born March 13, 1998. Prucino is a partner in the labor and employment area at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP in Atlanta. Heyse is a senior asset manager at CGR Advisors, a real estate advisory company.

John B. Ruhl was promoted to professor of law at Southern Illinois University. He currently is a visiting professor of law at George Washington University Law School. He, his wife, Lisa LeMaster, and their two boys, Grant and Grayson, are happy to be in Virginia for the year.

Aircraft Carrier Named for John C. Stennis ’27  

After Law School graduate and longtime U.S. Senator John C. Stennis died in 1995, he received an honor few Americans other than U.S. presidents can claim: a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was named in his honor. Commissioned on December 9, 1995, the USS John C. Stennis is the nation’s eighth nuclear aircraft carrier and the seventh of the Nimitz class. Carrying sufficient fuel for 13 years of normal operation and a full complement of 80 warplanes, the vessel has steamed more than 30,000 miles, qualified 1433 pilots from 30 different squadrons, and served as the testing platform for the Navy’s newest strike/fighter, the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet.

A native of Mississippi, Stennis served in the U.S. Senate for more than four decades and under eight different U.S. presidents, from Harry Truman through Ronald Reagan. For his consistent support of a strong naval force, Stennis earned a reputation as the father of America’s modern Navy.



1983

Kent Alexander has resigned as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia to become a partner with King & Spalding in Atlanta, where his e-mail address is kalexander@kslaw.com. His practice focuses on government enforcement and technology matters.

Paul F. Hurt received his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida School of Law in July and has returned to his private practice.

Mark Kantor recently left the Reed McClure law firm in Seattle, WA, to open the new firm of Kantor Taylor McCarthy & Britzmann, PC. Kantor and his partners will continue to provide representation to nonprofit, for-profit, and governmental entities in all aspects of affordable housing and economic development.

John E. Osborn has been awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship for travel to Ireland during November 1998. In May he presented a paper on the post-communist environment in the Czech Republic at the Center of International Studies at Princeton University, and in September he returned to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as a visiting lecturer at the business school. He has written commentary for Foreign Affairs and IntellectualCapital.com. Osborn is a trustee of Tower Hill School in Wilmington, DE, and has been elected vice president and director of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.

Melissa A. Young became vice president and general counsel of Reckitt & Colman, Inc., a subsidiary of London-based Reckitt & Colman plc, in November 1997. Reckitt & Colman is a leading consumer products company that markets well-known products such as Lysol, Woolite, Resolve, and French's.

1984

Warren C. Dance, Jr. relocated to Singapore from Houston in January 1998. He expects to be in Singapore for two years, practicing law with Exxon Chemical Singapore. On July 4, 1995, he and his wife, Taddy, had a son, Yoseph Warren Dance.

Suzanne DeWalt adopted a baby girl, Meredith Davenport DeWalt, April 15, 1998. Meredith was born April 28, 1996, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Michael C. Williams and his wife, Sisi, have a new daughter, Sophie Genevieve Williams, who was born on March 4, 1998.



Play Ball! Dean Robert E. Scott hurls the ceremonial first pitch at Camden Yards on September 14, as the Baltimore Orioles took on and defeated the Texas Rangers, 1-0. Fellow baseball fan Earle K. Shawe '34 helped to arrange the dean's moment on the mound.


1985

Yuji Iwasawa, a professor of international law at the University of Tokyo, has just published a book entitled International Law, Human Rights, and Japanese Law: The Impact of International Law on Japanese Law (Oxford University Press, July 1998). The book analyzes the relationship between international law and national law in a Japanese context and shows the substantial impact that international law has had on Japanese law, especially in the area of human rights.

Jon Klinck and his wife, Cynthia S. Ruhl, announce the birth of their first child, Matthew Ruhl Klinck, on November 27, 1997. Klinck practices employment law in Los Angeles.

Paul F. Larner was recently named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Charles E. Smith Commercial Realty LP. The company, based in Crystal City, VA, owns 7.2 million square feet of office space and manages an additional 13 million square feet for third parties.

Randal M. Reaves recently joined the legal department of CarMax Auto Superstores, Inc., as assistant general counsel. He manages litigation for its Circuit City Stores, Inc. subsidiary. Circuit City is a Fortune 500 company which deals in consumer electronics. Prior to joining CarMax, Reaves was senior counsel for Signet Banking Corporation. He resides in Richmond, VA, with his wife, Ellen, and their three children: Mike (11), John (9), and Sally Beth (6).

Elizabeth Corr Smedley joined the McLean, VA office of Venable, Baetjer and Howard, LLP as a partner last spring. She and her family live in Warrenton, VA.

1986

Emmitt H. Carlton, Jr. recently won a two-year term as president of the Virginia NAACP. He lives in Alexandria with his wife, Angela, and works as senior counsel to a consumer affairs consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

Matthew J. Dolan has been named coordinator of the tax and personal planning group in the Washington D.C. office of Baker & Hostetler LLP. Dolan's practice focuses on tax, health care, and general corporate matters. Prior to joining Baker & Hostetler in January 1995, he served as finance committee counsel to Senator David Durenberger, and he continues to work regularly with Congress on a variety of tax and budget issues.

Katina Dorton and her husband, Ward Ricke, announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Rena Ricke, on May 29, 1997.

Karen S. Elliott is president of the Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association in Richmond, VA, a specialty bar with about 325 members.

Kevin A. Faulkner has been named senior director-investor relations and assistant general counsel of BEA Systems, Inc. in Sunnyvale, CA. BEA Systems, a Nasdaq-listed enterprise middleware software company, was recently named the fourth fastest growing company in the Silicon Valley. Faulkner lives in San Jose with his wife, Sally, and their two children, Katherine Rose (3) and Cary Alexander (1).

Jeffrey K. Gonya and his wife, Ann, announce the birth of Jeffrey K. Gonya, Jr. ("Jay"), on March 6, 1998. Jay joins big sister Caroline (7). Gonya is a partner with Venable, Baetjer and Howard, LLP in Baltimore, where he practices estate planning and administration.

Louise Nicholson Howe and her husband, Mark, are the proud new parents of a boy, Sean Casey Howe, born May 6, 1998. Sean weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

Sue Liemer has been elected vice president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. She recently led legal writing workshops for the Annual Conference of Mississippi Trial and Appellate Judges, the Mississippi Supreme Court's law clerks, and the University of Mississippi's Continuing Legal Education program.

Administering Alaska Courts: A New Challenge
for Wendy Lyford ’87
 
 

When Wendy Lyford joined the Alaska court system in August 1997 as administrator of a district stretching from Valdez to the end of the Aleutian Island chain, she expected some new experiences. She’s already had her share. She’s grown accustomed to the cold. She’s used to seeing snow on the ground in October. She can even handle days when the sun only shines between 10 am and 4 pm. But Lyford admits that she, her husband Willis, and sons Hugh, Henry, and Noah, were pretty rattled when they looked outside their Anchorage living room window one day and saw a moose gazing back at them.

“We were amazed, but actually seeing moose in Anchorage is fairly common,” Lyford says, laughing as she recalled her sons’ excitement. “We’ve since learned that a number of moose regularly roam the streets of the city.”

Fortunately for Lyford, she seldom finds her new job as surprising, though it does offer plenty of challenges. As court administrator, she is responsible for ensuring that the state courts in Anchorage and eleven other locations have everything they need to run smoothly. A glance at her calendar shows the wide variety of projects she has taken on. They range from proposing a redesign of the calendar and assignment system to the district court judges, to establishing a federally funded domestic relations mediation program, rewriting court rules related to traffic violations, and determining whether voice recognition PCs are sophisticated enough to assist judges who must work in rural areas without clerical support. Her regular administrative responsibilities include preparing the district’s budget, handling personnel issues, ordering supplies, and tackling parking problems. “I think parking is a big problem almost everywhere,” she commented.

Lyford brings a decade of experience to her new position. A stint as a court clerk inspired her to enter the Law School in 1984. After graduation, she practiced for four years in a medium-sized Maine firm, where she gained firsthand court experience. “In addition to learning the types of cases courts commonly handle, I also learned what to expect from a well-run court system,” she said. Lyford put that knowledge to work in the Maine court system, where for four years she was an administrator. In 1994, she joined the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) in Denver, CO as a consultant, where her work included “lots of process analysis.”

While she enjoyed her work with the NCSC, she found that she really missed being connected to the day-to-day operations of a court. “When I learned of the Alaska job, I immediately was captivated by the idea of working in a new and fascinating environment,” she said.
Lyford is still being exposed to the unique qualities of her new environment. “Just ordering supplies can be very complicated, because I have to figure out not only where to buy them, but also how to get them to the courts,” she said. “Training staff can be a logistical nightmare. If we’re thinking of implementing a new policy, it’s simply not possible to introduce it to all of our court clerks at the same time in the same place the way we might be able to do in another place where the courts are closer to each other. Sometimes there simply aren’t roads connecting two places; if you want to get from here to there, you have to fly.”

Since arriving, Lyford has done some flying of her own. She’s made it a point to travel to all of the courts within her district — by airplane or by car — to meet the employees and to get to know their needs.

Asked to anticipate her next career move, she demurs. “I’m having a lot of fun here,” she said. “I really enjoy court administration work.” When pressed, she acknowledges that she would move only to take a position “in a larger court,”— she pauses — “in a warmer climate.” The Anchorage moose would be disappointed to see her go.


1987

Cathy Cutler and her husband, Abe Mintz, welcomed twins Elizabeth and Zachary in April 1998. Cutler is senior counsel to the California Coastal Commission.

Susan Ressel Kumleben says she didn't just add to her family, she finished it by adding Emma (born January 7, 1998) to two brothers. Because Susan returned to school for a master's degree at the London School of Economics (in the Voluntary Sector Organisation) in October, she "had no maternity leave . . . or sleep so I could study!"

Geoffrey S. Mearns has joined the Cleveland office of Thompson Hine & Flory LLP as a partner in the firm's antitrust, international, and regulatory practice area. His practice focuses on complex federal litigation, including RICO, commercial fraud, tax fraud, and general commercial litigation, as well as white collar criminal defense. Prior to joining the firm, Mearns served as special attorney to the U.S. attorney general as one of the trial counsel in the Oklahoma City bombing case. He lives in Shaker Heights, OH, with his wife, Jennifer, and their five children.

The Honorable Suzanne ("Suni") Mackall Perka has been appointed commonwealth's attorney for Clarke County, VA. She also is pleased to announce the birth of Gunder F. Perka on January 26, 1998. Gunder joins big sisters Mimi and Sorrel. The Perkas live in Millwood, VA.

Paul Allen Randolph has been elected to the board of Empact-Suicide Prevention Center, an organization that provides prevention services and programs for youth at risk of life-threatening and self-destructive behaviors. Randolph is currently an attorney with the Office of U.S. Trustees and a member of the Black Board of Directors project. He resides in Chandler, AZ.

Jesse J. Richardson, Jr. recently was appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech, where he will teach land use law, real estate law, and environmental law. An adjunct professor at the U.Va. School of Law and at Lord Fairfax Community College, Richardson is currently a sole practitioner in Winchester, VA.

Melissa Lamb Saunders teaches at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she recently was granted tenure and promoted to full professor. She teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, federal courts, civil procedure, civil rights, and election law.

Donna Phillips Shafer and her husband, Scott, announce the birth of Nathaniel Gerald, born March 11, 1998, and weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces.

Richard Roland Spore III has been selected chairman of the Corporation and Business Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. The 369-member section is instrumental in modernizing the state's corporate and business laws through legislation introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly. Two of Spore's books, Business Organizations in Tennessee and The Partnering Paradigm, are considered valuable references to those in the business community.

Donald H. Yee has formed Yee & Dubin LLP, a law firm in Los Angeles focusing on the representation of professional athletes, coaches, and broadcasters.

1988

David L. Finger is a Democratic candidate for attorney general of the state of Delaware.

1989

Tim Burgett and his wife, Beverly, welcomed Rachel Elizabeth to their family on April 16, 1998. Rachel joins Katherine (9), Nathan (7), and Aaron (4). The Burgetts live in the Los Angeles area, where Tim is in-house counsel for World Vision International, a Christian international relief and development organization.

Kimberly A. Newman was made a partner at the D.C. office of Hunton & Williams on April 1, 1998.

Joseph M. Perkins, Jr. has been named director of employee and labor relations for Cummins Engine Company, Inc. in Columbus, IN. He is responsible for developing and coordinating the company's worldwide strategy for labor relations.

Dean, Faculty, and Alumni Enjoy Alumni Events  

Virginia Law graduates enjoyed a wide variety of alumni events over the past few months.

Nearly 800 Law School graduates from the Classes of 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, and the Lile Law Society met in Charlottesville May 1-3 for reunion activities during Law Alumni Weekend.

More than 40 Charlottesville alumni gathered in Caplin Pavilion May 7 for a reception and tour of the Harrison Law Grounds.

The Law School Foundation and Alumni Association hosted the annual graduation reception May 16 in Caplin Pavilion and on Caplin Terrace with more than 1,200 graduates, family members, and friends in attendance.

Dean Robert E. Scott, Alumni Association President Gene D. Dahmen ’67, and alumni from Charleston, SC gathered May 19 in Charleston to honor outgoing National Appeals Chair Martha Ballenger ’69.

More than 60 Richmond alumni gathered at the Hunton & Williams law firm May 28 to hear Professor George Rutherglen discuss cyberlaw issues and Professor A.E. Dick Howard ’61 discuss changes in the Supreme Court of the United States since the days of the Warren Court.

Professor Richard Merrill updated more than 40 alumni members of the Virginia State Bar on Law School activities over breakfast during the bar’s annual meeting in Virginia Beach on June 20.

Law School alumni from all over the U.S. and one alumnus from Scotland gathered for a reception in Toronto, Canada on August 3 during the American Bar Association’s annual meeting.

San Diego alumni enjoyed an afternoon at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Racetrack hosted on August 14 by Craig Fravel ’82.

More than 30 alumni from Birmingham and Montgomery convened on September 3 at the U.Va.-Auburn football game in Auburn, AL. The Law School contingency joined almost 3,000 Virginia fans to cheer the Cavaliers on to victory in their first game of the season.

Dean Scott joined Baltimore-area alumni on September 14 at the Center Club for a luncheon honoring local members of the Lile Law Society. That evening, the dean threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Baltimore Orioles game.

Approximately 20 alumni from Cincinnati and Dayton, OH, and Lexington, KY gathered in Cincinnati on September 18 for an alumni luncheon.

More than 50 young alumni from the Washington, D.C. area met October 6 on Capitol Hill for the annual alumni reception, hosted this year by Virginia's U.S. Senator Charles S. Robb ’73.

William Hurd, special counsel to Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley, spoke to Washington, D.C. alumni gathered at the Army Navy Club on October 15.

Professor Emeritus Thomas Bergin and Professor John C. Jeffries, Jr. ’73 hosted Los Angeles-area alumni at the Malibu La Costa Beach Club on October 17 for a Mexican fiesta.

Alumni from the Charlotte area gathered October 22 for a reception at the law offices of Smith Helms Mullis & Moore.

Dean Scott traveled to Danville, VA on October 23 to meet local alumni over breakfast and update them on Law School events. He then met with alumni in Roanoke for lunch.


The ABA Senior Lawyers Division changes hands as (from left) outgoing president Newton Allen ’48 and his wife, Melinda, welcome incoming president Leigh Middleditch ’57 and his wife, Betty, to the ABA meeting in Toronto on August 3.
Alumni Association President Gene D. Dahmen ’67 (right) congratulates outgoing National Appeals Chair Martha B. Ballenger ’69 on a job well done at a reception in Ballenger’s honor held June 30 in Charleston, SC.
Class of 1948 members Francis T. Carr (left) and John B. Huffaker accept the reunion gift award on behalf of their class for the largest reunion gift during Law Alumni Weekend activities on May 2 at the Law School.


1990

Edward G. Burley, his wife, Michelle, and daughters Megan (7) and Shannon (3), recently welcomed Erin Maureen, the newest addition to their family, on May 23, 1998. Burley is currently an assistant U. S. attorney, prosecuting homicide cases in Washington, D.C. He recently returned from a one-year tour of duty in Bosnia-Herzegovina as an Army Reservist with the Army Special Operations Command, conducting psychological operations in support of the peace-keeping efforts there.

Theodore H. Davis, Jr. has been named partner at Atlanta's Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, practicing in the area of intellectual property law.

Sarah Posner joined the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ) as staff attorney after seven years in private practice. TLPJ is a public interest law firm dedicated to using lawyers' skills and resources to advance the public good through litigation in areas of environmental protection, consumer rights, worker safety, and civil rights.

David Restaino joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP as an associate in the litigation department. He focuses his practice on environmental litigation and environmental regulatory matters, and further specializes in air pollution law. Restaino previously served as deputy attorney general for New Jersey.

Joseph P. L. Snyder has been named a partner in the firm of Alston & Bird LLP, practicing in the area of commercial real estate development, investment, and leasing. He resides in Atlanta.

1991

Henry L. Chambers, Jr. and Paula Peters Chambers had their first child, Virginia Rose, on April 28, 1998. In May, Hank was awarded tenure at the University of Missouri School of Law. Paula, a freelance writer, editor, and designer, works at home. The family resides in Columbia, MO.

Thomas R. Kauffman and his wife, Victoria ("Tory"), are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Robert Heiden Kauffman, on April 12, 1997. Tom is of counsel to Mobil Oil Corporation's Office of Legal Counsel in Fairfax, VA. Tory is a procurement lawyer in the FAA's Office of Chief Counsel in Washington, D.C.

Jill Swerloff Klein and Dean Klein joyfully announce the birth of their son, Zachary Harrison Klein, on July 2, 1997.

John J. Leidig joined the Baltimore-based firm Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, where he practices bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and corporate law. Prior to joining the firm, Leidig was a solo practitioner for four years after serving as an associate at Miles & Stockbridge.

Stephen J. Tober is on the board of directors for SPR, a leading technologies services company that provides Fortune 1000 companies with information technology services. Tober is SPR's executive vice president for finance and business development. Prior to joining SPR in 1997, he was an investment banker with Smith Barney and, earlier, a corporate finance attorney with Latham & Watkins. Tober, who resides in Chicago, is married and the father of one child.

1992

Matthew P. Eastus was selected by the mayor of Houston earlier this year to serve as special liaison to Houston's gay and lesbian community. He keeps gay leaders apprised of the mayor's policies and also informs the mayor of issues important to the gay community. Eastus is an associate with Baker & Botts, LLP.

Will E. Hannum III practices labor and employment law at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in New York. He and his wife, Jeanne, are managing to keep suburban mania at bay as they care for their three children-- Catherine (7), Elinor (5), and Charlotte (1 1 Ú 2 ).

William M. Kostak graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center with an LL.M. in taxation in May 1997, and in October of 1997 he joined the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial attorney in the tax division. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, he was a tax attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service for five years.

Bob Vander Lugt is a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery in Washington D.C. and also an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. He continues to be active as a Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer and recently returned from an exercise aboard the USS WASP.

Charlie G. Meyer III and Susan Meyer are happy to report the arrival of Charles Garrison Meyer IV on March 24, 1998. Charlie weighed in at a healthy 8 pounds, 15 ounces, and is the third wonderful addition the couple has welcomed since their marriage in law school. Their other two children are Caroline and Meg. Now that they have three children in diapers, they claim the rigors of law school seem enticing by comparison.

Mary Lynch Snowdon joined CommCore Consulting Group, Inc. in Washington, D.C. as its director of marketing and training services. CommCore is a consulting firm that specializes in strategic counseling, communications skills, and management development. Snowdon will focus on marketing CommCore's services in the Mid-Atlantic region. Previously, she was director of public and industry affairs at the International Council of Cruise Lines, and she also worked in the government affairs office of the American Society of Travel Agents.

Melanie and Mitchell Stockwell '93 announce the birth of their son, Davis Matthew Stockwell, on April 6, 1998.

Mitch Zamoff and his wife, Erin Mulhollan '96, moved to Philadelphia in January 1997. Zamoff is working at the U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Mulhollan works as an associate in the labor and employment section of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Student Loan Update

Are you paying back student loans? The U.S. Department of Education has announced that it is consolidating student loans at an interest rate of 7.46 percent between now and January 30, 1999. There is no minimum or maximum loan balance to take advantage of this opportunity, and you will not be charged a fee to consolidate your loans.

Loan consolidation saves borrowers money – up to $50 per $1,000 in loans – and makes repayment more convenient. You can consolidate loans made via the Ford Direct Lending Program (FDLP) or those made through private lenders via the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). Perkins loans should not be consolidated, as their interest rate is only 5 percent, already lower than the government’s new consolidation rate. Private lenders also may be offering competitive consolidation rates during this time period; if you have private loans, check with those lenders.

When you consolidate your loans, you can choose from a wide range of repayment options. You also can consolidate existing consolidation loans. Loan consolidations take about 60-80 days to process.

For more information and to request an application form, contact the Direct Loan Origination Center at 800/557-7392, or download an application from www.ed.gov/DirectLoan.


1993

Charles B. Campbell recently moved from Birmingham to his home town of Montgomery, AL, where he accepted a position with Crosslin, Slaten & O'Connor, PC.

Lorrie Lizak married David Hargrove on May 23, 1998, in Greenville, SC. Guests included Nancy Anderson '92, Avi Garbow '92, Tom and Patricia Connally '93, Patti Sumner '93, Mary Healy Freeman '93, Laurie Meehan '93, Leslie Arrington '93, Leslie Shaunty '93, Chan Cline '93, Julie Scharfenberg Elmer '94, and Tate Pugh '94. Lorrie and David reside in Birmingham, AL, where Lorrie works as a litigation associate at Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC.

Joel Pierre-Louis is the proud father of a baby girl named Myanah Marie Pierre-Louis. He works in the City of Albany's Department of Law as an assistant corporation counsel.

Mitchell and Melanie Stockwell '92 announce the birth of their son, Davis Matthew Stockwell, on April 6, 1998.

Give to the Law School...Online

The next time you're surfing the Net, have your credit card handy...because now the Law School can accept your donation on line! Just surf to the Law School's Web site at www.law.virginia.edu, and click on the Alumni section. The Law School foundation's Web page -- secured by Verasign -- can accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.


1994

Kelly T. Currie helped to direct the discussions in Belfast aimed at ending conflict in Northern Ireland that resulted in the peace accord reached April 10, 1998. He worked for former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, the official chairman of the talks, serving as a negotiator. After approximately 200 hours of discussion, Currie was fortunate to be present for the historic moment in which a peace accord was struck. He is an associate at New York's Rogers & Wells.

Joshua Rich is having a wonderful time in Chicago with his wife, Allegra Rich '95. He recently joined the boutique IP firm of McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff, where he specializes in patent litigation, while Allegra is in her third year of practicing labor and employment law at Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson. They recently saw fellow Law School alumni Cate Burkhardt '93, Erin McCoy '97, Stephen Malone '97, Doug Timmer '95, and Steve Benz '94 at an alumni luncheon.

1995

Jeff Cottle left Miles & Stockbridge in April and is now associated with K. Donald Proctor, a former partner at Miles & Stockbridge in Towson, MD. Cottle enjoys the smaller practice, and he gets to spend more time with his wife and two children, Abby (2 1 Ú2) and Sam (5 months).

James B. Morse, Jr. and Julia A. Rasnake were married September 7, 1997 and spent two weeks in Spain on their honeymoon. After clerking with Judge Hawkin on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Rasnake returned to Dallas and the firm Thompson & Knight. Morse remains at the Dallas office of Baker & Botts, LLP in the ERISA section.

Allegra Rich is having a wonderful time in Chicago with husband, Josh Rich '94. She is in her third year of practicing labor and employment law at Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson. Josh recently joined the boutique IP firm of McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff, Ltd., where he specializes in patent litigation. The couple recently saw fellow Law School alumni Cate Burkhardt '93, Erin McCoy '97, Stephen Malone '97, Doug Timmer '95, and Steve Benz '94 at an alumni luncheon.

European Alumni Plan Skiing Reunion

Are you dreaming of a springtime getaway for some skiing and sightseeing? Then make plans right now to attend the seventh reunion of European Law School alumni, scheduled for March 4 – March 7, 1999 at Schloß Leopoldskron, a castle in Salzburg, Austria. The reunion will feature academic sessions and opportunities for skiing, fine dining, and touring the region.

This invitation is being extended to all Law School alumni and their families, and to all European-resident graduates of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. For more information, please contact Manuela M. Pacher ’87 LL.M., at 0043-1-535-93-39, or, by e-mail at pacher.law@aon.at.


1996

Josiah ("Josh") M. Black currently works for Hill & Barlow in Boston. He and his wife, Sally, had their first child, Virginia "Ginny" Pawling Black, on January 6, 1997. They live in Wellesley, MA.

Erin F. Mulhollan and her husband, Mitch Zamoff '92, moved to Philadelphia in January 1997. Zamoff is working at the U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Mulhollan works as an associate in the labor and employment section of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Eric C. Perkins married Chrissie Davidson on June 6, 1998, in Bluefield, WV. They live in Richmond, VA, where Eric practices corporate, securities, and sports law with Hirschler, Fleischer, Weinberg, Cox & Allen.

Mary Rouvelas recently became legislative counsel to the American Cancer Society in Washington, D.C. She also recently married Will Gould '96.

Leah Ellen Schwartz has worked for Vinson & Elkins LLP in Washington, D.C. since November 1997. She married fellow lawyer Richard A. Medway in September. FL 1998 67

1997

Matthew J. Burkhart joined the Columbus, OH firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur in the energy and environmental department.

Christina M. Cahalan recently joined the business transactions practice of Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC in Nashville, TN. She practices in the health care area, handling regulatory and corporate matters for the firm's health care clients, including licensing and drafting physician practice agreements and leases, and researching Medicare issues.

Kathrine (Lawrence) Calderazzi has been with the Washington, D.C. firm of Ginsburg, Feldman and Bress, which recently became part of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. She is an associate in the communications department, and her practice focuses primarily on broadcasting and Internet matters. Calderazzi was married on October 25, 1997.

Jill Crawley and Scott Griset are engaged, and will be married November 7, 1998. Crawley is an associate with Smith Helms Mulliss & Moore in Charlotte, NC.

Wallace C. "Chuck" Hollowell III has joined the Raleigh, NC office of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP as an associate in the firm's health care group.

Elizabeth I. Madden married Whitney Winston in August 1998. She is a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Sidney L. Williams joined the law firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur in Columbus, OH. He will provide the firm with added expertise in the area of litigation.

Wendy M. Yoviene joined the Washington, D.C. law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver in the litigation department. She will practice agricultural law, focusing largely on dairy association clients in disputes before state and federal regulatory agencies. Prior to joining Ober/Kaler, Yoviene was with the law offices of David L. Swimmer.



LL.M.s

1969

Donald S. Mackay has become a member of the House of Lords; his title is Lord Mackay of Drumadoon. He would like to hear from any classmate or faculty member in London.

1984

David M. Ehinger is now chief of staff to the Canadian ambassador at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., and is happy to be back within easy visiting range of Charlottesville.

1986

The Honorable Pasco M. Bowman II was named chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in April. Earlier this year Bowman completed service on the board of the Federal Judicial Center and on the federal-state jurisdiction committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference.

1992

The Honorable Lynn N. Hughes has been elected a director of the Houston World Affairs Council. He also is serving his 25th year as an adjunct professor at the South Texas College of Law. Last summer Hughes lectured at Pepperdine Law School's London campus and Texas A&M University's undergraduate honors program in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. He currently is a federal trial judge in Houston.

1995

The Honorable Major B. Harding was named chief-justice-elect of the Florida Supreme Court and was featured in an article in the April 1 Florida Bar News.

The Honorable Cathy R. Silak was recently elected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is a justice for the Supreme Court of Idaho.



   
   In Memoriam

Robert E. Taylor '31
Charlottesville, Virginia
March 6, 1998


Robert Carter Wellford III '32
Warsaw, Virginia
March 18, 1998


Drury H. Blair, Sr. '37
Alexandria, Virginia
April 19, 1998


Richard Ergenbright '37
Charlottesville, Virginia
November 22, 1997


Louis B. Blissard '38
Honolulu, Hawaii
May 12, 1998


Edward S. Hirschler '38
Richmond, Virginia
July 18, 1998


John F. Kizer '40
Milan, Tennessee
May 18, 1998


Kenneth Redden '40
Charlottesville, Virginia
September 20, 1998


Albert F. Reutlinger '40
Louisville, Kentucky
July 12, 1998


Ray Austin Graham, Jr. '41
Charlottesville, Virginia
March 14, 1998


Joseph Zapitz '41
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
April 20, 1998


Eugene M. Feinblatt '42
Baltimore, Maryland
July 15, 1998


Robert L. Boyd '45
Bronx, New York



John L. Stinson '45
Richmond, Virginia
June 5, 1998


Sylvia Faulkner '46
Charlottesville, Virginia
July 4, 1998


Robert H. Woodrow, Jr. '47
Birmingham, Alabama
June 7, 1998


John W. Calhoun '48
Madison, Wisconsin
September 1996

Russell M. Carneal '48

Williamsburg, Virginia
July 27, 1998


George E. Hunnicutt '48
Norton, Virginia
March 1, 1998


John R. Snoddy, Jr. '48
Dilwyn, Virginia
July 28, 1997


William Ables '50
South Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
January 26, 1998


John G. Hundley '50
Charlottesville, Virginia
August 8, 1998


John B. Cowles, Jr. '51
Toano, Virginia
Spring 1998


Rev. James E. Drinkard '51
Knoxville, Tennessee



Phillip O. North '51
Hilton Head, South Carolina
August 28, 1998


Richard S. Harrell '56
Yarmouth, Maine
October 1, 1997


Richard Davis '62
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
November 28, 1997


Douglas A. Nelson '64
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
July 19, 1998


Steven A. Galef '65
Ossining, New York
June 29, 1998


George J. Cannon '66
Swansboro, North Carolina
December 20, 1997


Thomas S. Kenny '66
Reston, Virginia
April 11, 1998


Stephen A. Ritt, Jr. '82
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
May 3, 1998


Jana L. DeMeire '84
Los Angeles, California
September 2, 1998


Melanie Anne Macaronis
Brown '87
Weston, Massachusetts
May 21, 1998