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Family Law

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Law Student Book Awards

This award is given to the top graduating student from each of the eight Virginia law schools. In conjunction with the Dean of each law school the Family Law professor chooses the graduate who has demonstrated the most promise and potential for the practice of family law to be the recipient of this award.

Thomson Reuters, West Group provides complimentary inscribed copies of their publication Virginia Practice Series – Family Law: Theory, Practice, and Forms by Swisher, Diehl, and Cottrell. The Board of Governors is appreciative of Principal Attorney Editor John S. Bloomquist and Directors Daniel S. Eckert and Richard Brown for making this book award possible. We provide a beautifully framed certificate to accompany the book, and the award is presented to the student at the law school’s graduation ceremonies.

The awards for the law students who demonstrated great promise and potential in the practice of Family Law, are as follows for 2014-2015:

Washington & Lee University, School of Law –– Jennifer Harrington  
University of Virginia - Christina Albertson   

University of Richmond T.C Williams School of Law – Allison S. Linscott

Regent University, School of Law – Sandra Alcaide

College of William & Mary School of Law – Marly Rose Tristano

Appalachian School of Law – Adam Perkinson 
George Mason University, School of Law – Margaret E. Parks

Liberty University, School of Law – Jaime McGuire