Virginia Attorney General McDonnell to Visit Law School April 4

Virginia Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell will visit the School of Law on Tuesday, April 4, 2006. At 3:00 p.m. in Room 221, McDonnell will speak to the law school community and will be available to answer questions from members of the audience.

Virginia Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell

Before his election as Attorney General in November 2005, McDonnell represented the 84th District in the Virginia House of Delegates for 14 years. While serving in the House of Delegates, McDonnell served as Chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee, which acts upon nearly twenty percent of the legislation introduced in the House.

Criminal justice and victims' rights issues, welfare, taxation, and family policy were all areas of particular interest to McDonnell during his legislative tenure. He was Chief Patron of Governor Allen's Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative, Chief Patron of Virginia's Welfare Reform legislation, Chief Co-Patron of legislation in the 2003 General Assembly to abolish the death tax in Virginia, Chief Patron of legislation to create a transportation trust fund, and Chief Patron of legislation to rewrite Virginia's Public Private Partnership Act. He also was author of legislation and secured funding for the creation of Virginia's first Judicial Performance Evaluation Program to assist the General Assembly in reappointing judges.

McDonnell has served on many major policy reform commissions, including the 2005 Crime Commission Taskforce on Sexuallly Violent Predators (Chair), Governor Allen's Commission to Abolish Parole, the Attorney General's Task Force on Youth and Gang Violence, and the Governor's Commission on Environmental Stewardship.

The event is open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni.