Basketball and UVA Law

March Madness is upon us. Every March the best teams in college basketball are seeded in a tournament with the goal to crown the national champion. While we know that the players may go on to successful professional basketball careers, quite a few college basketball stars head off to law school. Jay Bilas (former Duke Basketball player and Duke Law alum) may be familiar to folks as an ESPN analyst and Bill Walton spent two years at Stanford Law during a break in his NBA career. It was UVa’s own Richard Warren “Buzzy” Wilkinson who made headlines in the 1950s.

“Buzzy” Wilkinson turned down Kentucky to play at Virginia and his jersey became the first number retired in the University of Virginia basketball history. Sports Illustrated called Buzzy the “best but certainly the least-known star in the country.” Mr. Wilkinson was recruited by the Celtics (and their famous coach Red Auerbach) in 1955, but turned it down to attend law school at UVa.  Mr. Wilkinson graduated law school in 1962 and began a career in banking in his home state of West Virginia. He still holds the season scoring record for UVA basketball with 898 points, and he made “Honorable Mention” on a list of Top Five Lawyers Who Were Great College Hoopsters.

– Leslie Ashbrook 

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Leslie Ashbrook

Leslie Ashbrook is a Research Librarian at the Law Library.

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Congratulations to Ben Doherty

Congratulations to Ben Doherty for his lightning-fast performance Saturday in the annual Charlottesville 10 Miler. Ben's six-minute mile pace brought him in at 2nd place for his age bracket and 23rd place overall. It also gave him the fastest time of any Law School runner, 23 seconds ahead of second-year Rich Connaroe and more than two minutes ahead of Professor Jim Ryan.

Four other MoreUs runners also crossed the finish line:  first timers Jon Ashley and Tim Breeden, and repeat contenders Katherine Jenkins and Cathy Palombi.  Congratulations to all of our runners!

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The Arthur J. Morris Law Library is the home of research for students and faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Welcome to More Us!

Welcome to More Us, the official blawg of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library!  We named our blawg “More Us” because we hope to tell you more about “us” — our entire community of library users, staff, scholars, the publishing industry, and IT professionals.  We’ll share information about the resources we use, what happens behind the scenes at the library, and the rapid evolution of information discovery techniques for legal researchers and scholars.

In addition to the traditional “news and announcements” about the latest databases, training opportunities, and schedule changes, we’ll blawg research tips, tech reviews, and recommendations of newly acquired videos, books and articles.  We also hope to hear from you.  Whether it’s a comment on a posting or a complaint about a library policy, we welcome your feedback.  

About our banner: The banner is based on a cartoon by French satirist Honoré Daumier. This sketch was originally published as Number One in the series “Les Avocats et les Plaideurs” (“The Lawyers and the Litigants”) in the French newspaper Le Charivari on November 12, 1851. We find a kindred spirit in our banner version of Daumier’s avocat: like the UVA Law Library, he is steeped in tradition even as he embraces state-of-the-art technology in his legal research. Prints of Number One and several of Daumier’s other works can be found on display near the Klaus Room in the UVA Law Library.

 

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