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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 2019:

Washington & Lee, School of Law - Jacqueline Marie Keenan

University of Virginia - Recipient: Sabrina Schell

University of Richmond T. C. Williams - Recipient: Rachel Lugay

Regent University School of Law - Recipient: Destinee Easley

College of William & Mary - Recipient: Elizabeth P. Lester-Abdalla

Appalachian School of Law - Recipient: Kayla Nicole Hicks

Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University – Recipient: Melissa Ann Dragone

Liberty University, School of Law - Recipient: Breanna Compitello