Mr. Smithers has been associated with the T. C. Williams School of Law for 50 years, both as a student and as a professor. Over the course of the half-century which has passed since he began his first year as a student in the old building on Lombardy Street, Mr. Smithers has served as example, mentor and friend to countless scores of students and attorneys both within and outside the state. He taught his last regular class at T. C. Williams last year, leaving behind a school saddened by his departure, yet richer for his service. The Editorial Board, therefore, gratefully dedicates Volume 14 of the University of Richmond Law Review to Mr. Smithers, the first editor of this publication.