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William Eugene Thro

also known as William E. Thro, Bill Thro

Practice areas:

Education, Constitutional, Litigation

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Licensed since 1990

  1. Education: 50%
  2. Constitutional: 33%
  3. Litigation: 16%

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Christopher Newport University

1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA, 23606

Christopher Newport University

1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA, 23606




VAAuthorized to practice law199803/11/2014
KYAuthorized to practice law199008/28/2012

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished FellowNational Education Finance Conference2012
Best Brief AwardNational Association of Attorneys General2009
FellowNational Association of College and University Attorneys2007
Best Brief AwardNational Association of Attorneys General2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
General CounselUniversity of Kentucky2012 - Present
University CounselChristopher Newport University2008 - Present
Solicitor GeneralThe Office Of The Attorney General Of Virginia2004 - 2008
General CounselChristopher Newport University2000 - 2004
Assistant Attorney GeneralThe Office Of The Attorney General Of Virginia1997 - 1999
Assistant Attorney GeneralColorado Attorney General Office1991 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Education Law AssociationPresident-Elect2011 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationChair of Appellate Practice Section2011 - 2012
Virginia State Bar, Education of Lawyers SectionBoard of Governors2010 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Education Law ReporterDoubt or Deference: Comparing the South Dakota and Washington School Finance Decisions2012
Education Law ReporterSchool Finance Litigation As Facial Challenges2011
Brigham Young University Education and Law JournalThe Heart of the Constitutional Enterprise: Affirming Equality and Freedom in Public Education2011
Kentucky Law JournalJudicial Humility: The Enduring Legacy of Rose v. Council for Better Education2010
Virginia Law ReviewTo Render Them Safe: The Analysis of State Constitutional Provisions in Public School Finance Reform Litigation1989


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of MelbournePolitical ScienceMA - Masters1988
Hanover CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986