Professor Beth Hopkins, a 1977 graduate of the Law School and former faculty member at Wake Forest University for more than 30 years, will return to campus on Saturday, April, 8 to give the keynote at the 22nd Annual Oliver Hill Scholarship Brunch hosted by the Black Law Students Association. This year's brunch will be held at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Visit the registration website for more information.
Learn more about Professor Hopkins's distinguished career here. Read a story about Professor Hopkins published by the North Carolina Bar Association titled "Tennis Lessons: WFU Prof’s Life a Study in Sportsmanship, Tenacity and the Law."
Oliver White Hill spent his career fighting to end racial discrimination, arguing Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, one of the five cases decided under Brown v. Board of Education. In recognition of his work, Hill received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999, and in 2005, he was was awarded the Spingarn Medal, the NAACP's highest honor. He received numerous other awards, including the American Bar Association Medal and the National Bar Association Hero of the Law award.
Thomas Jefferson founded William & Mary Law School in 1779 to train leaders for the new nation. Now in its third century, America's oldest law school continues its historic mission of educating citizen lawyers who are prepared both to lead and to serve.