It's my pleasure to introduce James Ridgway is stepping into the faculty lounge to sit with us for a spell. James is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University School of Law, where he teaches veterans law. He is the founder and administrator of VeteransLawLibrary.com, a free veterans law resource for practitioners and scholars.
James is also the Chief Counsel for Policy and Procedure at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He graduated with highest honors in both physics and history from William and Mary in 1994 and the University of Virginia Law School in 1997, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. Before joining the Veterans Administration, James clerked for the Honorable Alan G. Lance, Sr., and the Honorable Kenneth B. Kramer of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). Between those clerkships, he was a trial and appellate Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago, Illinois for five years and he also taught at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.