William and Mary Law School

Intellectual Life

W&M Law School is a hub for scholarly debate on some of the hottest topics in American and international law.

Our research centers, conferences and lectures, faculty scholarship and student publications add exciting new dimensions to academic life at William & Mary Law School. Here's where the foremost minds and emerging voices in the theory and practice of law present bold new ideas pertaining to international human rights, national security, election law, civil liberties, post-conflict justice and more.

Our students play a pivotal role in the richness of intellectual life at the Law School. They're not just invited to the annual Supreme Court Preview sponsored by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law, they're expected to help research and organize the two-day event attended by leading journalists and scholars from across the country.

The Center for Legal and Courtroom Technology is a renowned resource for the latest in legal tech. Political leaders, judges and lawyers from around the world consult with the Center on the designs of their courtrooms and the implementation of audio/video and Internet technology into their justice systems. As part of the Legal Practice Program, W&M law students get hands-on experience arguing cases in the most technologically advanced courtroom in the world.

The  Wolf Law Library is a spacious, modern research facility with a friendly, service-oriented staff. It holds 400,000  volumes as well as scores of primary source material, rare books and wireless access to Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw and dozens of other digital collections. The Wolf Law Library recently launched a scholarship repository.

Learn more about all of our innovative research centers and institutes:

* Center for Legal and Court Technology

* Election Law Program

* Human Security Law Center

* Institute of Bill of Rights Law

* Papers of John Marshall and St. George Tucker

* Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

* Property Rights Project