The Class of 1960 Professorship in Ethics and The Class of 1960 Endowment for the Institute for Honor combines gifts made in celebration of the 40th and 50th reunions of the class to promote the understanding and practice of honor and honesty as an indispensable element of society.
Law School Endowed Professorships
The Class of 1975 Alumni Professorship was established in 1990 by gifts from the members of the Law Class of 1975.
Established by W. Donald Bain, Jr. '49L, in honor of his father, William Donald Bain. The Bain Family Professorship supports a distinguished professor of law who is an accomplished scholar and exceptional teacher, with preference for one who teaches in the area of corporate law.
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 Vincent L. Bradford Professorship in Law was established in 2004 by Vincent L. Bradford, a Philadelphia lawyer.
The Roger D. Groot Professorship of Law is a newly established chair created by the generosity and cumulative effort of almost 400 alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Law School to honor Professor Roger D. Groot, who died in 2005.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.