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Les Yonce

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. White Sr. and Claire C. Smith Jefferson Scholar
Richmond, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (1994)
J.D. Harvard Law School (1997)


University Judiciary Committee, First Year Judiciary Committee, Judge, Counselor; Chi Phi, Treasurer, President; On Target Leadership Conference; Student Assistance Mentor; Z Society First Year Recognition; Phi Beta Kappa; Intermediate Honors; Department Recognition in Economics; Duncan Clark Hyde Memorial Award in Economics; Dean's List; Echols Scholar; Foreign Affairs with Distinction

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