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Papers of Ronald P. Sokol, 1959-2014

Identifier: MSS-2014-01

Scope and 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).


  • Creation: 1959 - 2014


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.


1.5 Cubic Feet (4 archive boxes)

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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Repository Details

Part of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library Special Collections Repository

Arthur J. Morris Law Library
580 Massie Road
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22903 United States