William and Mary Law School

June 06, 2008

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O’Connor Urges Law Graduates to Protect Judicial Independence
At graduation on May 11, William & Mary Chancellor Sandra Day O'Connor exhorted the Class of 2008 to enter their profession with pragmatism and with a strong sense of ethics - and to do their part in the protection of American judicial independence. Click here to read more. View the photos.

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Awards Presented at Graduation

  • Bartlett ’62, J.D. ’69, receives Law School Association’s Citizen-Lawyer Award
  • Graduates Honor Heymann with the Walter L. Williams, Jr. Teaching Award
  • Markopoulos ’08 and Rosenberg ’08 receive Lawrence W. I’Anson Award
  • Fulton ’08 honored with George Wythe Award
  • Landres ’08 and Tumi ’08 Receive Thurgood Marshall Award
  • Reveley honored with John Marshall Award
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Class of 2008

May 10 Awards Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2008's Contributions and Achievements
The Law School community gathered in Kimball Theatre the afternoon before graduation to celebrate our soon-to-be graduates’ numerous contributions and achievements. During the event, the William & Mary chapter of the Order of the Coif inducted Anita O. Poston ’74 as an honorary member. Click here to read more. View the photos.

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Presidents Announce VCU – W&M Health Policy and Law Initiative
The presidents of William & Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University recently announced a signature collaboration to address health policy. The VCU - W&M Health Policy and Law Initiative will bring together faculty and students from a variety of disciplines from the two universities to conduct research, provide public service and offer joint degree programs that focus on solving topical problems in health policy, law and bioethics. Read more.

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George and Hardy Receive Fulbright Grants
Professors Glenn George and Trotter Hardy will lecture overseas in 2009 in China and Portugal, respectively, as part of the Fulbright Scholars Program. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and each year sends scholars and professionals to more than 140 nations. Read more.

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Law School Awards Record Amount in Public Service Fellowship Support
The Law School has awarded more than $280,000 in public service fellowships to 90 students who are working this summer at private non-profit organizations and government agencies in the U.S. and 13 other countries. The amount of fellowship support is the largest in the program's 20 year history. Fellows also are working at a record number of countries outside the U.S. Read more.
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Cadogan ’10 Named NAACP/Kellogg’s Law Fellow
As a NAACP/Kellogg's Fellow, Krystle I. Cadogan '10 will work on civil rights and legislative issues, spending a portion of her time at NAACP's Washington Bureau. Read more.

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On the Calendar
For more than twenty years, the Institute of Bill of Rights Law has hosted the Supreme Court Preview conference, bringing together leading journalists, advocates and scholars to discuss and analyze the Court’s upcoming term. This year’s Preview on September 26 – 27 promises to be exciting and is approved for eight CLE credits in Virginia. More information.

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In Memoriam
The Law School community was saddened by news of the death of Harold M. Gouldman Jr. ’37 in Warsaw, VA, on May 27, at 91. Mr. Gouldman’s obituary in The Free Lance Star noted that he considered “one of his most cherished accomplishments … his participation in successfully lobbying the Board of Visitors against the proposed closing of the School of Law in 1939.”

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Post a Position, Schedule an Interview
We encourage alumni to use the Employer Services page to schedule on-campus, off-campus, or videoconference interviews, request resume collection, or list positions to which students and/or graduates can apply. Read more.

Is your firm or organization looking for an entry-level attorney? If so, please contact the Office of Career Services so that we can notify members of the Class of 2008 by calling 757-221-3805, emailing lawocs@wm.edu.

Learn more about career services at the Law School, including services for graduates interested in changing jobs.

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Have You Changed Your Work or Home Address?
We want to stay in touch. You can update your contact information on-line by logging into the Alumni Directory and clicking on the link ("To update your own information"). Go to the on-line directory page.

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