W&L Honors Judge White

Pamela J. White

Pamela J. White ’74, rector of the Board of Visitors, received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Washington and Lee University this spring. Since 2007, White has been a judge for the circuit court of Maryland for Baltimore City.

White practiced law in Baltimore for three decades, handling cases involving discrimination, harassment, benefit disputes, wrongful discharges, and equal-pay violations. She was the first woman to be named a partner at Ober/Kaler, Grimes & Shriver.

A UMW Distinguished Alumnus, White has been president of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association. A supporter of legal services for the poor, she has done extensive pro bono work.

In 2007, White was selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer, an honor that involves recognition of extraordinary professional powers and “the ability to leap tall courthouses in a single bound.”

White earned her law degree at Washington and Lee University’s School of Law. In addition to leading the UMW Board of Visitors, she has served on the Board of Trustees at W&L and as president of the W&L Law Council.

White’s award was presented at W&L’s commencement exercises in May.