Reggie Barley '74, attorney-at-law
Randolph-Macon College hosted a program celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. This celebration, featuring alumnus Reggie Barley ’74,
was held on Monday, January 21, 2013 in Blackwell Auditorium, R-MC Center for the
Barley is an attorney-at-law in private practice in Richmond, Virginia. As a student
at The College of William & Mary, he was president of the Black American Law
Students Association. At R-MC, he received an American Association of Colleges and
Universities International Studies Fellowship to study at the University of Graz,
Austria, in 1973. Before entering private practice, Barley was the senior assistant
city attorney for Richmond. Prior to that, he served as the Reginald Heber Smith
Community Law Fellow for Birmingham (Alabama) Area Legal Services and was a staff
attorney for the Neighborhood Legal Aid Society, Inc., in Richmond. His Bar memberships
include: Virginia State Bar, U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia,
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Barley's professional associations include: American Bar Association, Richmond Trial
Lawyers Association, Virginia Bar Association, Richmond Criminal Bar Association,
and Old Dominion Bar Association (vice president, 1985-1989). His community associations
include: Richmond Citizens Participation Council, Richmond Community Neighborhood
Improvements Program, Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., Fourth Baptist
Church Board of Trustees (vice chairman) and Alternative Adult Care Center (board
Barley is a current member of the Board of Directors of the R-MC Society of Alumni
and has served on the R-MC Board of Associates in the past.
He earned his bachelor's degree in political
science from Randolph-Macon and his law degree at The Marshall-Wythe School
of Law, College of William & Mary.
Randolph-Macon College holds an annual celebration in honor of Dr. King. Previous
speakers include Hanover County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jamelle Wilson,
entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila Johnson, The Honorable Dwight C. Jones, The
Honorable Douglas L. Wilder, R-MC Religious
Studies Professor Rev. Jerry Ross and Civil Rights Leader Wyatt T. Walker.
For more information about this and other events at R-MC, please contact Anne Marie Lauranzon at 804-752-7317, firstname.lastname@example.org.