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
April 19, 2016| Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic Argues in U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
March 7, 2016| Clinic Files Cert Petition in U.S. Supreme Court in Fourth Amendment Case
December 15, 2015| Fourth Circuit Issues Opinion in U.S. v. Williams in Favor of Appellant, Represented by the Appellate Clinic
October 22, 2015| Appellate Clinic Victory in Crazy Ely v. City of Las Vegas
March 13, 2014 | U.S. citizens score legal victories after ICE detention
February 6, 2014 | W&M Appellate Clinic Wins Fourth Circuit Case