HAMPDEN-SYDNEY -- Former U.S. Sen. William B. Spong, Dean of the College of William and Mary law school, will be the keynote speaker at a seminar for prospective law students at Hampden-Sydney College March 6.

The seminar will feature prominent Hampden-Sydney alumni from the legal field.

Also attending will be three former Hampden-Sydney students: Judges Jose R. Davila Jr. of Richmond and Dixon L. Foster of Irvington and U.S. District Court Judge John A. Field.

The seminar was begun last year to provide insight into and awareness of the legal profession for those at the college interested in the field.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Spong's address will follow.

A luncheon will follow his address. There will be an open house in Bagby Hall for students interested in any of the four Virginia law schools. Representatives from the law schools at Washington and Lee University, William and Mary, the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond will be available to answer students' questions and discuss admission procedures. The law schools at Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest universities have also been invited to send representatives.

At 1:30 p.m. there will be a moot court covened by law students from Charlottesville and Richmond.

Presiding over the moot court will be Field. He is a 1932 graduate of Hampden-Sydney and holds the highest appointed position in the legal field of any Hampden-Sydney graduate.

Spong is a 1941 graduate of Hampden-Sydney and was elected to the Senate in 1966. Since his defeat in the 1972 Senate race, he has been involved in research at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian Institution. He was appointed dean of the William and Mary law school last year.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch at E-16 (February 15, 1976)