William and Mary Law School

Dougherty '12 and Sinha '12 Receive George Wythe Award

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    George Wythe Award recipients Jay K. Sinha '12, at left, and James I. Dougherty '12, at right, with Dean Davison M. Douglas.
    Photo by Colonial Photography

James I. Dougherty '12 and Jay K. Sinha '12 received the George Wythe Award at the Law School's graduation ceremony on May 13. The honor is given by the Law Scho0l in recognition of selfless service by a member or members of the student body.

Dean Davison M. Douglas said that Dougherty had been "richly involved in the life of the Law School since day one." Of special note, the dean said, was his two years' service as Chief Justice of the Honor Council, "an extraordinarily important role." He lauded Dougherty for his vital contributions to the College's recent efforts to revise the code. Dougherty completed his undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University and will join the New Haven, Conn., office of Withers Bergman.

Sinha, Douglas noted, also was actively engaged in the life of the Law School from his first days at William & Mary to the recent conclusion of his duties as Student Bar Association President. He praised Sinha's effectiveness as a leader and his dedication to serving as a student advocate. Sinha received his undergraduate degree at the University of Mary Washington and will join the Washington, DC, office of LeClairRyan.

The award is named in honor of George Wythe, William & Mary's - and the nation's - first professor of law.