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Letter from the Editor


The Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest is pleased to present you with our annual spring issue. This issue is focused on family law, a topic near and dear to the heart of the University of Richmond Law School. This past fall, the Law School lost a dear member of its faculty, Professor Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. Professor Shepherd taught a variety of classes at the Law School, but is remembered for his passion for family law. It is in his honor that we dedicate this issue. As such, this issue begins with a dedication to Professor Shepherd, written by his close friend and fellow Professor, Ronald A. Bacigal. The issue is then divided into three parts: three independent pieces and two student comments.