The George Wythe Society of Citizen Lawyers

This civic leadership program recognizes and encourages students’ community service and civic participation. The program honors George Wythe (1726-1806), William & Mary's —and the nation’s — first professor of law. To bring the Law School's early history to life and introduce first-year students to the citizen-lawyer ideal, the Society sponsors a guided walking tour each fall that begins at the Law School, winds its way through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, includes a visit to George Wythe's home, and ends at the historic Wren Building on the William & Mary campus. Other activities vary from year to year, but include lectures, courses, conferences, community service projects, and mentorship opportunities to aid students’ growth as citizens and leaders.