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Carlton W. Reeves to Receive Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law

Carlton W. Reeves to Receive Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law

Carlton W. Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi has been named this year’s recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law. 

On the anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, April 13, the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello present the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals recognizing achievements of those who embrace endeavors in which Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and third U.S. president, excelled and held in high regard. The medals are the highest external honors bestowed by the University of Virginia.

“Judge Reeves is an exemplary public servant whose decisions have reached well beyond his seat in Mississippi,” UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff said. “His opinions elucidate the law through powerful reasoning and a deep humanity that gets to the heart of the issues at stake.”

The judge will give a talk to mark the occasion on April 11 in UVA Law’s Caplin Auditorium.

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