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 was created by the generosity of almost 400 alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Law School to honor Professor Roger D. Groot. This professorship honors the personal and institutional values that distinguish Washington and Lee University School of Law.
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 Erik Luna 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. Sydney Lewis was a member of the undergraduate Class of 1940 and the Law Class of 1943. The Lewises funded Sydney Lewis Hall and endowed the Law Center, as well as several University scholarships.
The James P. Morefield Professorship in Law Mark H. Grunewald The James P. Morefield Professorship in Law was established in 1994 through a gift from the estate of James P. Morefield ’52L of Houston, Texas. The Morefield Professorship supports the teaching and scholarship of a member of the Law School faculty who has distinguished himself or herself both in and out of the classroom.
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 holder of the chair possesses expertise in the law relating to the media and works with the journalism department to enhance research in the relation of the law to the practice and principles of 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 J. B. Stombock Professorship in Law David K. Millon 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 Timothy S. Jost 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.