On October 15, the Washington and Lee Law Library hosted the third bi-annual W&L Law Fall Scholarship Celebration. The event was co-sponsored by the Frances Lewis Law Center and took place in the Law Library’s main reading room from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Faculty, librarians, staff, and administrators mingled with law students over hors d’oeuvres and wine to peruse the formidable scholarly output of the W&L Law community. Spouses, alumni, faculty from W&L’s undergraduate campus, and others with ties to the University were also in attendance.
On display were the 12 books, 33 chapters, and 72 articles, speeches, and notes authored by the W&L Law faculty and student body during 2018 and 2019. Also accessible via interactive screens was the W&L Law Scholarly Commons, the Law School’s open-access online repository of over 18,400 academic works, archival records, and institutional documents. It has gained over 770,000 downloads from 221 countries and territories in 2018 and 2019 alone.
Brant J. Hellwig, dean of W&L Law, and Christopher B. Seaman, director of the Frances Lewis Law Center, provided welcoming remarks introduced by W&L Law Library director Alex Zhang.