For The Record

At the end of the 2017–18 academic year, four members of the faculty bid adieu to Richmond Law. Ron Bacigal, Ann Hodges, and John Pagan began their retirements. A new professional opportunity lured Bill Fisher to the Great Plains. Collectively, the four accumulated more than a century of experience at the law school.

Bacigal joined the law school in 1971 and achieved tenure two years later. The leading authority on Virginia criminal law and procedure, he is the author of more than a dozen books and nearly 50 articles on these subjects.

Hodges joined Richmond Law in 1988 and became its third tenured female faculty member in 1994. Her extensive scholarship focuses on labor and employment law, feminist legal theory, and nonprofit organizations. She is also co-founder of the Legal Information Network for Cancer.

Pagan’s 21-year tenure includes six years as dean. His 2003 book, Anne Orthwood’s Bastard: Sex and Law in Early Virginia, won the American Historical Association’s Rawley Prize.

Fisher, an expert in securities regulation and corporate law, departed after 10 years to serve as a visiting faculty member at the University of Nebraska School of Law.

“I’m so grateful for the immense time and talent that all four of them have given to the school,” said Wendy Perdue, dean. “These faculty have made an impact on generations of students.”