Law School Endowed Professorships

The Class of 1960 Professorship in Ethics Samuel W. Calhoun

The Class of 1960 Professorship in Ethics and The Class of 1960 Endowment for the Institute for Honor combines gifts made in celebration of the 40th and 50th reunions of the class to promote the understanding and practice of honor and honesty as an indispensable element of society.

The William Donald Bain Family Professor of Law Joshua A.T. Fairfield

Established by W. Donald Bain, Jr. '49L, in honor of his father, William Donald Bain. The Bain Family Professorship supports a distinguished professor of law who is an accomplished scholar and exceptional teacher, with preference for one who teaches in the area of corporate law.

The Robert O. Bentley Professorship in Law Lyman P. Q. Johnson

The Robert O. Bentley Professorship in Law was created in 1994 in Mr. Bentley's honor and memory by his wife, Elizabeth M. Bentley of Lexington, Virginia. Mr. Bentley was a member of the Law Class of 1926.

The Roger D. Groot Professorship Joan M. Shaughnessy

The Roger D. Groot Professorship of Law is a newly established chair created by the generosity and cumulative effort of almost 400 alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Law School to honor Professor Roger D. Groot, who died in 2005.

The Robert E. R. Huntley Professorship in Law Douglas R. Rendleman

The Robert E. R. Huntley Professorship in Law was established in 1982 by the University’s Board of Trustees. The professorship honors Mr. Huntley’s 15-year presidency of Washington and Lee.

The Sydney and Frances Lewis Professorship in Law Johanna Bond

The Sydney and Frances Lewis Professorship of Law was established in 2001 by the University’s Board of Trustees. The professorship honors the generous contributions of the Lewis family to Washington and Lee University.

The Charles S. Rowe Professorship in Law Brian C. Murchison

The Charles S. Rowe Professorship in Law was established in 2002 by Charles S. Rowe, a member of the undergraduate Class of 1945 and of the Law Class of 1950 from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to promote interdisciplinary work between law and journalism.

The Roy L. Steinheimer Jr. Professorship in Law Nora V. Demleitner

The Roy L. Steinheimer Jr. Professorship in Law was established in 2004 by alumni and friends of Roy L. Steinheimer Jr., who served as Dean of the Law School from 1968 to 1983 and as the Robert E. R. Huntley Professor of Law until 1987.

The John Lucian Smith, Jr. Memorial Term Professorship Robert T. Danforth

The John Lucian Smith, Jr. Memorial Term Professorship, established in 2010 with leadership gifts of Bernard C. 'Ben' Grigsby II '72 and Marshall B. Miller, Jr. '71 and with the generous support of other friends of John Lucian Smith, Jr. is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University.

The J.B. Stombock Professorship in Law Russell A. Miller

The J. B. Stombock Professorship of Law was established in 2001 by the estate gift of Mary Louise Walker in honor of her first husband, Julius B. “Gus” Stombock ’41, ’47L, who was a lawyer and civic leader in Waynesboro, Virginia.

The Robert L. Willett Family Professorship in Law Currently Vacant

The Robert L. Willett Family Professorship of Law was established in 2001 by Robert L. and Crystal Willett, parents of Gregory D. Willett ’92L. The professorship supports a legal scholar in the field of health law policy and ethics. Robert Willett enjoyed a distinguished career in health care as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kettering Health Systems in Dayton, Ohio.