Richard Bonnie Receives Thomas Jefferson Award

A news article by Vadim Elenev

President Casteen announced Law School Professor Richard Bonnie as the recipient of the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award at the Fall Convocation Ceremony.

As his web page describes, Bonnie graduated from U.Va.’s Law School in 1969 and, with breaks for military and government service, has taught at the University since. His research is centered around mental health issues in criminal law, and he has assisted the Virginia and federal governments in revising statutes and regulations pertaining to the insanity defense and ability to stand trial.

The Jefferson Award, according to the Thomas Jefferson Award Committee website, is given to “a member of the faculty who has exemplified in character, work, and influence the principles and ideals of Thomas Jefferson, and thus has advanced the objectives for which Jefferson founded the University.”

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