William and Mary Law School

September 29, 2009

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Message from Dean Douglas
Greetings from the Law School!  We are now in the sixth week of the 2009-2010 academic year, and I am beginning the fourth month of my work as Dean of the Law School... Click here to read the rest of the message.


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Law School Welcomes Class of 2012, Number of J.D. Applicants Up 8.7%
The Class of 2012, 212 strong, joined us on Aug. 17. Click here for story. Former Va. Supreme Court Justice John Charles Thomas was among the speakers who welcomed our newest students. Click here for story.


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Mark Your Calendar! Law Alumni Weekend, April 16 & 17
Plans are underway for alumni weekend, with reunion dinners planned for the classes of 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005. Click here for details.


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New Faculty
Scott Dodson joined our faculty in August. A frequent media commentator on issues related to civil procedure and federal jurisdiction, he currently is at work on a book for Oxford University Press. Click here for story.


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Faculty Activities

Q&A with Professor Angela Banks about her research on U.S. immigration policies and international legal norms. Click here for story.

Professor Michael Stein, a member of the Ad Hoc Committee that drafted and negotiated the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, attended the signing of the treaty at the U.N. Click here for story.

For more faculty activities, click here


Honors and Awards

Professor Nancy Combs Received the Cabell Research Professorship for 2009-2010.  Click here for story.

Professor Linda Malone will journey to Italy next year as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Environmental Policy. Click here for story.

Adjunct Professor Neal Robinson '92, received the 2009-10 St. George Tucker Adjunct Professorship Award, which is presented each year to a member of the adjunct faculty for outstanding teaching. Click here for story.


The Journal of Women and the Law announced a new advisory panel. Click here for story.


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Recomended Reading
Neal Wixson, Assistant Dean for Admission, tells the story of the Civil War through the lens of his great-grandfather's Union regiment in new book. Click here for story.


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Law School on Facebook and LinkedIn
Hundreds of alumni and friends of William & Mary Law School are now participating on these sites hosted by the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. Join today! Click to join us on Facebook  or LinkedIn.


Do you work in the field of private or public international law?  Please let us know by emailing [[MWNews,Marshall-Wythe E-News]]. We know that we have many alumni working in this area, more than most other law schools, and would like to increase networking opportunities among our faculty and alums. Please let us know where you are and what you’re doing.


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On the Calendar

Visit the events page for more info on these and other upcoming events.

Supreme Court Preview 2009-10 (Oct. 2-3)

Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference (Oct. 16-7)

Atlanta Law Alumni Reception, hosted by Marc Taylor '89 and Meg Taylor '91  (Oct. 22)

William & Mary Tax Conference (Nov. 12-13)

Families, Fundamentalism, and the First Amendment (Nov. 6)


Loan Repayment Assistance Program

William & Mary School of Law's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) assists graduates, beginning with the Class of 2004, entering public service employment.  Assistance is in the form of annual interest-bearing loans which are forgiven if the recipient satisfies all program requirements and remains in qualifying employment.  Funding is provided on a calendar-year basis, with disbursement in February. 

The new LRAP application will be available in mid-October.  The application deadline is January 14, 2010.


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. 

Is your firm or organization looking for a recent graduate to fill an entry-level attorney or a volunteer legal internship position?  If so, please contact the Office of Career Services by calling (757)221-3805 or emailing the [[lawocs,Office of Career Services]], and we will notify Class of 2009 graduates of your hiring needs.


Career Services for Alumni

The Office of Career Services is happy to assist alumni who are seeking employment or pursuing new career opportunities. OCS offers a wide range of resources and can provide counseling via telephone or in person. Learn more about career services for graduates of the Law School.

Equal Justice Works is conducting webinars on federal public service loan forgiveness and loan repayment assistance programs. "Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Loan Assistance Repayment Programs from A to Z" is scheduled for October 1 and 5. Click here to register.


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


The Marshall-Wythe E-News is published by the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at the William & Mary Law School, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795, tel: 757-221-3795.

Editor: Jaime Welch-Donahue
Graphic Design, Layout and Production: Gretchen Bedell
Contributing Writers:  Ami Dodson, Anne Gaudreaux, Christina Jacquet '12, Katie Peebles '12