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Criminal Law

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

2008 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award Recipient

Professor Ronald J. Bacigal

University of Richmond law professor Ronald J. Bacigal received the 2008 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award from the Virginia State Bar’s Criminal Law Section at the 38th annual Criminal Law Seminar.

The award, established in 1992 in honor of Carrico, who retired as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia in 2003, recognizes a singular and unique contribution to the improvement of the criminal justice system in Virginia.

Bacigal is a much-consulted authority on criminal law in Virginia and a leading Fourth Amendment scholar. He teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence at UR, and has authored or coauthored more than nineteen books and almost fifty articles, including four principal texts used by attorneys and judges.

Bacigal received a bachelor’s degree from Concord University and a law degree from Washington and Lee University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in international law at The Hague, Netherlands.

February 2008