The following article was published in the Washington and Lee Law Alumni Magazine

Intervention in Virginia
Washington and Lee University School of Law alumni are at the forefront of judiciary reform in Virginia. The Hon. Jacqueline Talevi’s specialized court docket in Roanoke is giving veterans a second chance. And it’s making waves throughout the rest of the Commonwealth.


The following are components of an interactive website completed as part of a group capstone project at Washington and Lee University. The project was recognized as a finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards (Region 2, 2014). You can view the site in its entirety here.

A Changing Landscape
The rock walls of Natural Bridge have weathered 500 million years of change. This interactive map details what has happened, what is happening and what new owner Tom Clarke expects to happen at and around the bridge.

Buying a Piece of History
When Rockbridge County Administrator Spencer Suter learned last summer that Natural Bridge would go up for auction, he feared the Virginia landmark could fall into the wrong hands. Suter said the bridge found an unlikely buyer in Kissito Healthcare CEO Tom Clarke, who helped structure one of the most complex — and potentially most important — real estate transactions Suter has ever seen.

A More Natural Bridge
The Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund is bringing a first-of-its-kind program to Natural Bridge. Environmental Programs Specialist Carly Pleines is spearheading a comprehensive recycling plan. That could place the attraction among a select group of environmentally conscious Virginia tourist attractions.