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Our History: Former Faculty [Fall 2020 - this site is under construction as we update this list]: Rhinelander, Laurens Hamilton (1948-1980)

Tenured faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law through its history.

Laurens Hamilton Rhinelander, 1948-1980


A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Rhinelander received his A.B and LL.B. from Harvard University. He attended Trinity College at Cambridge and received an M.A. After serving as Law Clerk to the Honorable Augustus N. Hand of the United State Court of Appeals in New York, Rhinelander practiced law in Boston from 1937-41. From 1941 to 1947, he served on the legal staff of the War Production Board and was Assistant General Counsel to the Civilian Production Administration. He was an associate professor of law at George Washington University until 1948, when he joined the faculty of UVA Law where he served as a professor for more than three decades. Rhinelander taught such subjects as Contracts, Corporate Finance, Federal Taxation, Law and Accounting, Investments and Securities, Social Legislation, and Anti-trust Law. He died in 1992.



The British Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 46 Va. L. Rev. 1-60 (1960).

The British Resale Prices Act, 51 Va. L. Rev. 1467-1516 (1965).

British Antitrust Laws, 40 Antitrust L.J. 827-840 (1971).

The Roche Case: One Giant Step for British Antitrust, 15 Va. J. Int’l L. 1-38 (1974).

Williams & Wilkins Co. v. United States: Photocopying, Copyright, and the Judicial Process (with Harvey S. Perlman), 1975 Sup. Ct. Rev. 355-417.

The Bubble Concept: A Pragmatic Approach to Regulations under the Clean Air Act, 1 Va. J. Nat. Resources L. 177-228 (1981).

The Proper Place for the Bubble Concept under the Clean Air Act, 13 Envt’l L. Rep. 10,406-10,417 (1983).


Review of Meiklejohn, Free Speech and Its Relations to Self-Government, 35 Va. L. Rev. 394-396 (1949).

Review of Amory, Materials on Accounting, 36 Va. L. Rev. 575-578 (1950).

Review of Simons, Federal Tax Reform, 37 Va. L. Rev. 646-648 (1951).

Corporate Democracy; The Stockholders’ Suit, Va. L. Wkly., Dec. 11, 1952, at 1, 3-4; reprinted in 4 Va. L. Wkly. 36-41 (1952-53).

Review of Changing Concepts of Business Income, 38 Va. L. Rev. 710-712 (1952).

Review of Shannon, Legal Accounting, 5 J. Legal Educ. 125-126 (1952).

Review of Dohr, Thompson & Warren, Accounting and the Law, 6 J. Legal Educ. 267-273 (1953).

Review of Russell, The Impact of Science on Society, 8 Reading Guide 46-48 (1953).

Review of Kruger & Waggoner, Life Insurance Policy Contract, 40 Va. L. Rev. 377-381 (1954).

Review of Dodd, American Business Corporations until 1860, 7 Stan. L. Rev. 301-306 (1955).

Review of Thorelli, The Federal Antitrust Policy, 10 Reading Guide 78-79 (1955).

Review of Masson, A Case Study of Balloting Regulation, 42 Va. L. Rev. 595-601 (1956).

Review of Mason, Economic Concentration and the Monopoly Problem, 12 Reading Guide 77-79 (1957).

Areas of Development Preliminarily Surveyed, Va. L. Wkly., Oct. 3, 1963, at 1-2, and Oct. 10, 1963, at 1-2; reprinted in 15 Va. L. Wkly. Dicta 1-7 (1963-64).

New Developments in Air Pollution Control (with Dennis W. Barnes), Va. L. Wkly., Feb. 9, 1979, at 1-4.