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MSS 2014-01

Papers of Ronald P. Sokol, 1959-2014


Collection (1967-2014) of correspondence between Mr. Sokol, Hardy C. Dillard and Daniel J. Meador and of Mr. Sokol's student notes.

1967-2014 [Inclusive]
1.5 Cubic Feet (4 archive boxes)

Scope & Contents

This is a collection of correspondence and student notebooks. The correspondence 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).

Collection Description

    Biographical / Historical

    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 beoming a French Legal Counselor with the Court of Advocates and continues practicing law there 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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was donated by Ronald Sokol in April of 2014 and in 2022.

fileCorrespondence with Professor Daniel J. Meador [photocopies sent by Ronald Sokol to Law Library for project], 1967-2014MSS 2014-01
fileCorrespondence with Hardy C. Dillard while judge at the International Court of Justice at The Hague, bulk: 1978, 1981MSS 2014-01