Walter McFarlane Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by Monica Hoel

Walter McFarlane, professor emeritus at the University of Richmond, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal and higher education industries.

During his career, he served as the executive assistant, chief counsel and director of policy at the Governor’s Office with the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1990 to 1994 and was consulting attorney for three Virginia governors between 1998-2010. He was superintendent in the Department of Correctional Education with the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1994 to 2010.

While serving the University of Richmond, Mr. McFarlane was named the A.L. Philpott Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law in 2003.

He is married to Judy Copenhaver McFarlane (E&H ’62) and they have two children, one of whom is also an E&H alum, Brennan McFarlane (E&H ’93). 

Read the full story of Mr. McFarlane’s career.

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