William and Mary Law School

April 30, 2010

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Applications for J.D. Program Surge by 26%
Applications to the Law School's J.D. program increased by 26%. The Office of Admission received 6,287 applications for slightly more than 200 seats in the J.D. Class of 2013, breaking the previous record of 4,984 applications received last year.  Applications to the Law School have increased by 48% since 2007. Click here for story.

 x Law School to Welcome Three New Professors
Professors Allison Orr Larsen, Nancy Leong, and Jason M. Solomon will join the law faculty this summer. “We are delighted to welcome this trio of outstanding young faculty members to William & Mary,” said Dean Davison M. Douglas.  “Each has demonstrated enormous promise as a scholar and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.” Click here for story.

 x Chancellor O'Connor to Deliver Commencement Address on May 16; Will Also Receive Marshall-Wythe Medallion
W&M Chancellor and retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will give the commencement address at the Law School's graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 16. In addition, she will receive the Marshall-Wythe Medallion, the highest honor given by the Law School's faculty, at a dinner in her honor on Friday, May 14. Click here for story.

 x Alumni Weekend 2010
Alumni Weekend 2010 was an opportunity to rekindle memories, renew friendships, and reconnect with favorite professors. To view photos from the weekend, click here.

 x Professors Barnard, Dwyer and Meese Are Among Recipients of 2010 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence
Three members of the Law School faculty - Jayne W. Barnard, James G. Dwyer, and Alan J. Meese - are among 20 professors selected to receive 2010 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence, which are awarded by the College of William & Mary  in recognition of exemplary achievements in teaching, research and service. Click here for story.

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Poggenklass '10 to Receive Virginia State Bar's Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award
The VSB has named Rob Poggenklass '10  the recipient of the 2010 Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award. The award recognizes “extraordinary law student achievement in the areas of pro bono and under-compensated public service work in Virginia” and honors the memory of renowned civil rights advocate Oliver White Hill.  Poggenklass will receive the award
on June 18. Click here for story.


 x Channing and Lesslie Hall to Receive the College of William & Mary's 2010 Prentis Award
Longtime Williamsburg residents and brothers Channing Moore Hall, III, J.D. '85, M.L.&T. '86, and John Lesslie Hall, III, have been named this year's recipients of the College of William & Mary's Prentis Award. Both have long served their hometown community through numerous organizations. Click here for story.

 x Campus-wide "Do One Thing" Campaign Shows Small Steps by Individuals Can Lead to Big Strides in Sustainability
Shunning bottled water and remembering to switch off the lights may not sound like great strides toward sustainability, but these are exactly the small personal changes that organizers had in mind when they  launched the Do One Thing (DOT) Campaign at W&M.  The initiative asks individuals to pick one way to promote environmental sustainability in their daily lives. Click here for story.

 x Law Students Help Residents Revitalize Their New Orleans Neighborhood
Fourteen members of the Student Hurricane Network spent spring break in the Gert Town neighborhood of New Orleans helping residents revitalize an area damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This is the third spring break in a row that students from the Law School have traveled to help with recovery efforts in New Orleans. Click here for story.

On the Calendar

May 15: Class of 2010 Awards Ceremony

May 16: Class of 2010 Commencement Ceremony

May 22: WarriorConnect Veterans Resource Fair, sponsored by the Law School's Veterans Benefits Clinic in partnership with the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program.


 x E-Discovery and Data Seizures Class to be Offered at Law School This Summer
As the world of computer-originated documents, e-mails, instant messaging, texts, and social networking sites continues to grow, lawyers are increasingly complaining of their lack of familiarity with electronic discovery and its criminal counterpart, data seizures. The Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) is teaching E-Discovery and Data Seizures as part of its legal technology summer school and alumni are welcome to take the course. Except for the first week, E-Discovery and Data Seizures will be taught from 9:30-11:30 AM, Monday through Thursday, from June 1 - June 29.  You can take the course with or without academic credit.  CLCT is also offering classes on Internet Law, Privacy in a Technological Age, and Evidence.  The cost for one course is $1,770; for two is $3,250. For further info, please contact ekolson@email.wm.edu or call (757) 221-7720.

 x Make a Gift Today!
Make your gift today to the 2010 William & Mary Law Annual Fund. Your gift will provide scholarships to deserving law students, fund top-notch student-edited journals, and much more. Every gift counts.  Click here to make your secured gift to Marshall- Wythe . Your support makes a difference to one of the oldest and best law schools in our nation! 

List a Job Opening, Schedule Employment Interviews
We encourage alumni to use the Employer Services page to schedule employment interviews on-campus, via Skype or video conference, or at an off-campus interview program; request resume collection; or list positions to which students and/or graduates can apply individually.

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.

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 3527, Williamsburg, VA 23187-3527, tel: 757-221-3795.

Editor: Jaime Welch-Donahue

Graphic Design, Layout and Production: Gretchen Bedell

Contributing Writers: Christina Jacquet '12, Stephanie Latimer '12, Katie Peebles '12, Rebecca Scheetz, Suzanne Seurattan, and John Wallace