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In Memory of Trustee Vanessa Leonard

March 18, 2024

Trustee Vanessa Leonard

With heavy hearts, the Alabama Law community mourns the passing of a dear alumna, colleague, and friend—Vanessa Leonard (Class of 1995).

As a member of the University of Alabama Systems Board of Trustees, Leonard served as an ex-officio member of the Law School Foundation Board of Governors for many years, and, earlier this month, she was inducted into the Alabama Lawyer Hall of Honor for her outstanding achievements and commitment to the Law School.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of this dear friend, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to her classmates, colleagues, and loved ones. We will miss her greatly.

Read more about Trustee Leonard in a memoriam posted by the University of Alabama System.


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