Dawn Figueiras

Assistant Professor of Law & Assistant General Counsel

  • J.D., College of William & Mary (2000)
  • B.A.Ed., Virginia Tech (1987)

Courses taught: Wills & Estates, Estate Planning Practicum, Immigration Law

Professor Figueiras earned her J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary in Virginia in 2000. While in law school, Prof. Figueiras was named to the Order of the Coif and the Order of Barristers, and served as Notes Editor for William & Mary Law Review. After graduation, Prof. Figueiras clerked for the Hon. James T. Turner on the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. before joining the D.C. office of the national law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP as an associate.

In 2002, Prof. Figueiras returned to her native southwest Virginia, joining the Bristol law firm of Elliott, Lawson & Minor, P.C. There, Prof. Figueiras practiced corporate & commercial law, immigration law, estate planning, higher education law, and local government law. Prof. Figueiras was also an adjunct professor at ASL and at King University.

Prof. Figueiras joined the ASL faculty on a full-time basis in the Fall of 2018, where she serves in a dual role as Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant General Counsel. She maintains her license to practice law in Virginia. Prof. Figueiras currently splits her time between Castlewood and Grundy, Virginia. She has been married to Jorge Figueiras since 1990.

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