What Defines GWU Today?
by the Board of Trustees
With the American Revolution well underway in 1778, the most pioneering and ambitious state among the colonies, Virginia, had yet again revised its constitution. This time its General Assembly was in the midst of restructuring their court system. Once enacted, the Assembly initiated a search to find judges for its highest court. Only the foremost attorneys in Virginia were considered. According to Nathaniel Tucker, few attorneys of the day had all of the qualifications necessary, for “Integrity and talent were abundant, but a learned lawyer