Faculty Commentary

W&L faculty share their perspectives on topics in the news.

Prof. Robert Danforth

Thursday, June 11, 2015

W&L Law's Danforth Weighs in on Sweet Briar Case

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Virginia breathed new life into the fight to keep Sweet Briar College open. W&L law professor Robert Danforth co-authored an amicus brief in the case.

Michael Smitka, Professor of Economics, Washington and Lee University

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Smitka Discusses Auto Financing on WalletHub

Mike Smitka, professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, discusses auto financing in WalletHub. Smitka answers questions on the best time of year to buy a car; whether auto financing...

Mark Rush

Friday, May 01, 2015

Mark Rush Talks Baseball on May 3

Mark Rush, W&L politics and law professor, will be the special guest on the "Sports Palooza Radio Show" May 3 from 7-9 p.m.

Michelle Drumbl, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Tax Clinic, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

W&L's Drumbl Gives Tax Advice on WalletHub

Michelle Drumbl, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Tax Clinic in Washington and Lee's School of Law, gives advice on WalletHub to people who do not have the funds to pay...

Lucas Morel, professor of politics and Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thoughts on Lincoln

This past Saturday, Lucas Morel, the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics at Washington and Lee University, was part of the 150th celebration of President Lincoln's Second Inaugural...

Mark Rush

Monday, January 05, 2015

Who will run for president in 2016?

Mark Rush, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law, writes about potential presidential candidates in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Mark Conner, associate provost and Ballengee Professor of English, Washington and Lee University

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Hobbit: Heroism for Our Age

Peter Jackson's concluding film in his Hobbit trilogy is a fitting conclusion to the way he has conceived and rendered J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel.

Michelle Brock

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Culture of Victim Blaming

Michelle Brock, assistant professor of history at Washington and Lee University, examines the culture of victim blaming in a guest blog for the Global Justice Academy website.