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Althea Smiley Stokes
Stepping Outside the Walls of a Classroom

For almost two decades, the Law School has offered third-year students the chance to take a semester’s break from the structured routine of books and exams via externships through the External Studies Program.

“Students have done some incredibly interesting projects as part of the externship program,” said Law Professor Barbara Armacost, chairman of the curriculum committee that approves students’ externship applications. The intent is to enable an in-depth research opportunity greater than what can be typically accomplished in the classroom or during a summer internship. More

Dean Stokes Retires After 27 Years

Senior Assistant Dean Jerry Stokes is retiring after 27 years of solving financial aid and admissions dilemmas at the Law School. Stokes has a great deal of pride about what he accomplished at Virginia, but he will clearly spend the most time recalling the students he helped along the way. “Each year at graduation I have pangs, literally, as a couple dozen students I’ve worked closely with walk across the stage.”

Stokes, along with former Dean of Admissions Al Turnbull ’62, and current Dean Susan Palmer, has seen incredible changes in the world of admissions and financial aid in the past few decades with the enactment of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX. More

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