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Farewell to a Dean
John Jeffries ’73

The Road to Financial Self-Sufficiency

A Deanship in Review



A Lawyer at Day One: Jeffries Answers Market Need with Law & Business Program

At a 2001 conference convened on the occasion of the Law School’s 175th anniversary celebration, a panel of alumni, leaders of the nation’s major law firms and global business enterprises, offered a blunt critique of the legal profession. Too many lawyers, they said, lacked the business “vocabulary” necessary to understand sophisticated finance and accounting. As a result, their analysis and advice lagged the clients’ interests in the deal at hand. More

Katrina Cumber

Public Service the Virginia Way

Students recognize the necessity of public interest law, but they don’t often appreciate how it combines social policy and client service until their first pro bono project.Afterward, their reaction is almost uniform – surprise and joy about the quality of the experience, and a sense of reward for having taken the road less traveled. More

John Jeffries
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