William and Mary Law School

Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic

The William & Mary Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic (Appellate Clinic) focuses on First Amendment (free speech and religion) and Fourth Amendment (search and seizure) cases in various federal courts of appeals. The Appellate Clinic is led by Tillman J. Breckenridge, leader of Reed Smith’s Virginia and Washington D.C. Appellate Groups, who, with support from his firm, uses his extensive appellate experience as a means to provide students with high-quality, practical knowledge for appellate practice in the federal Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. The Appellate Clinic creates a unique and highly practical legal experience for William & Mary students. The clinic continuously seeks out cases, prepares briefs, and engages in oral argument.

In the News

March 13, 2014 | U.S. citizens score legal victories after ICE detention

February 6, 2014 | W&M Appellate Clinic Wins Fourth Circuit Case

November 15, 2013 | William & Mary Law School's Appellate Clinic Has Demanding Fall with Five Oral Arguments Across the Country