Collection Description & Arrangement
This small collection of correspondence (2 folders) between Ronald P. Sokol and Professors Daniel J. Meador and Hardy C. Dillard, portray their long friendship and his relationship with the Law School. Researchers should also see Prof. Dillard Papers (MSS 84-8) and Prof. Meador Papers (MSS 82-3c).
Biographical & Historical Information
Ronald P. Sokol, studied at Duke University and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1962. He was member of Phi Delta Phi, Criminal Law Research Organization and the Investment Club. He immediately returned to the University to get his LL.M. degree under the guidance of Professor Daniel Meador. After graduating he was appointed to direct the new Appellate Legal Aid (ALA) program at the Law School, founded with a Firestone Foundation grant in 1963. (16 Va. L. Wkly. 1 (1963-1964) .
In 1970 Mr. Sokol moved to Aix-en-Provence, in 1973 he became a French Legal Counselor with the Court of Advocates and began practicing law to this day.
In 1976 Mr. Sokol established the Gustav Sokol Colloquium at the University of Virginia School of Law. The colloquium is sponsored by the John Bassett Moore Society of International Law.
- 1967-2014; Correspondence with Professor Daniel J. Meador [photocopies sent by Ronald Sokol to Law Library for project]
- 1978, 1981; Correspondence with Hardy C. Dillard while judge at the International Court of Justice at The Hague.