William and Mary Law School

December 04, 2009

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Message from Dean Douglas
As I trust you will glean from stories in this edition, we have much to celebrate at Marshall-Wythe as 2009 draws to a close:  the accomplishments of our faculty, the creative endeavors of our students, and ongoing improvements to the Law School building.   Click here to read more.

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Faculty News
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Professor Lan Cao left war-torn Vietnam as a child and forged a new life as an immigrant. Today, she is one of the nation’s most influential scholars of international economic development and business transactions. Click here for story.

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Professor Charles H. Koch, Jr., examined the evolution of the European Union in the 2009 St. George Tucker Lecture. The annual lecture recognizes the scholarly achievements of a senior member of the faculty. Click here for story.

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Professor and Associate Dean Ronald Rosenberg has been named Chancellor Professor of Law. The Chancellor Professorship recognizes outstanding contributions of William & Mary faculty. He is the third Chancellor Professor at the Law School, joining Professor Lynda Butler and Professor Fredric Lederer. Click here for story.

Read more about recent faculty activities.
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Program and Student News
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The McGlothlin Courtroom was reborn this summer following a major renovation coordinated by the Center for Legal and Court Technology. The goal was to improve upon what was already the most technologically advanced trial and appellate courtroom in the world. Click here for story.

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The Office of Admission’s new suite offers a welcoming space for visitors and much-needed elbow room for staff to handle the approximately 5,000 applications the Law School receives each year. Click here for story.

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Kazakhstan attorney Vsevolod Ovcharenko is learning about the American legal system with help from an Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship. Click here for story.

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Join in the conversation about state and local election law by visiting stateofelections.com, a new blog launched this month by the Election Law Society. Click here for story.

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Thanks to an enterprising group of law students, the first volume of the new William & Mary Business Law Review is set to debut next semester. Click here for story.

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Alumni News
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The Law School celebrated the generosity of its alumni and friends at the Dean’s Council Dinner hosted by Dean Davison M. Douglas and Professor Kathryn R. Urbonya on Nov. 14.  Click here for story.

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Year-End Giving to William & Mary Law
As the year draws to a close, please remember to make your 2009 year-end gift to William & Mary Law School!  Every gift to the Law School Annual Fund helps Marshall-Wythe to fulfill its mission to educate citizen lawyers.   Click here to make a gift via the secure website, or for our mailing address.

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Do you work in the field of private or public international law?  Please let us know by emailing the [[MWNews,Marshall-Wythe E-News]]. We would like to increase networking opportunities among our faculty and graduates. Please let us know where you are and what you’re doing.

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Loan Repayment Assistance Program Applications, Deadline – Jan. 14.
The Law School’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) assists graduates, beginning with the Class of 2004, who work for government agencies or 501(c)(3) organizations. The 2010 LRAP application is available by clicking on the link above which also includes information about loan repayment options in addition to the Law School’s.  Deadline for receipt of applications is January 14, 2010. 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.

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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 video conference interviews, request resume collection, or list positions to which students and/or graduates can apply.

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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.

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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.

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