The Williams School

Established in 1905, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics is distinct among its peers--offering a business education within a larger liberal arts curriculum. In fact, Washington and Lee is the only top tier liberal arts college in the United States to claim a nationally accredited commerce school. The Williams School has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1927.

The school is led by Crawford Family Dean Rob Straughan and has 50 full-time faculty members who teach in the departments of accounting, business administration, economics and politics, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs such as environmental studies, poverty and human capability studies and women's and gender studies. The Williams School is the proud home to the Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship.


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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

W&L Economics Professors Win USITC Research Contract

Michael A. Anderson, the Robert E. Sadler Professor of Economics, and Martin H. Davies, assistant professor of economics, have been awarded a United States International Trade Commission (USITC) government research contract for work on the organization's India Trade Project.

Jenna Faude and Tani Greenspan

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

AdLib Conference Names 2016 Directors

The Williams School has appointed Jenna Faude '16 and Natania Greenspan '16 to serve as directors of this year's AdLib Conference, which is scheduled to take place Mar. 10-11, 2016. Faude is a strategic communications major from Sandpoint, Idaho. She spent last summer interning at Rawle Murdy Associates, an integrated branding agency in Charleston, South […]


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

W&L Offers Arabic On Campus for First Time

Anthony (Antoine) Edwards has reassured students learning Arabic at Washington and Lee University that his own first encounter with the language was as a first-year student.