William and Mary Law School

December 7, 2010

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Law School to Host Oct. 2011 Conference in China on Property Rights; Justice O'Connor to be Honored Guest
The W&M Property Rights Project's 2011 conference will be held at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Oct. 14-15. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will attend the conference, where she will be honored with the 2011 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize in recognition of her contributions to property law jurisprudence. All seven previous prize recipients - comprising some of America's leading scholars in the field - will also participate.  CLE credit will be offered, as well as an optional post-conference trip through China.  To visit the conference website, click here.  To read about 2010 Brigham-Kanner Prize Recipient Carol M. Rose and Justice O'Connor, click here.


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A Conversation with Professor Neal Devins
Author or editor of eight books, and more than 100 articles, essays, and book chapters, Goodrich Professor of Law Neal Devin brings a "real world sensibility" to his endeavors as a scholar, teacher, and director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law. To read more, click here.


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$1.1 Million Gift to Create Civil Liberties Project
A $1.1 million gift from College alumni Timothy P. Dunn ‘83 and Ellen R. Stofan ’83 will establish the H. Stewart Dunn, Jr. Civil Liberties Project at William & Mary.  To read more, click here.


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Veterans Day Celebration: Naming of Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic
Senator Mark Warner, members of the Puller family, and members of the Class of 1974 were on hand to celebrate the naming of the Veterans Benefits Clinic in honor of Lewis B. Puller, Jr., B.A. ’67, J.D. ’74.  To read more, click here.

Friends and classmates shared their memories of Mr. Puller with the E-News. To read more, click here

Veterans’ legal needs were the focus of a VBA event which highlighted the bar association’s Veterans Initiative, which seeks to enlist attorneys to help veterans and will encourage fundraisers to benefit the Puller clinic. To read more, click here.


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Professor Jayne Barnard Elected President of ACLU of Virginia
Professor Barnard's election is the culmination of a 30-year commitment to the ACLU and civil rights. To read more, click here.


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Professor Fred Lederer Brings Innovation, Technology to Courtroom, Classroom
Thanks to Professor Lederer and the staff of the Center for Legal and Court Technology, the Law School's McGlothlin Courtroom is considered a technological marvel. Professor Lederer also brings his knowledge and passion for technology to the classroom. To read more, click here.


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W&M Law Grads Achieve Highest Bar Passage Rate on Virginia’s July 2010 Exam
The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners announced that 92.6 percent of W&M Law School graduates who took the bar for the first time passed the July 2010 exam, the highest passage rate among first-time test takers from the eight law schools in the state. To read more, click here.


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Eric Cantor ’88 Elected House Majority Leader
On Nov. 17, Congressman Eric Cantor, a 1988 graduate of the Law School, was elected Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. To read more, click here.


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Citizen Lawyer: Judy Conti ‘94
A dedication to public service inspired Conti '94 to become a passionate advocate for the nation's workers. To read more, click here.


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Special Journal Issue to Focus on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Report
The William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law will publish a Special Issue in December 2011 on the Pentagon Working Group's report on the possible repeal of the Defense Department's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.  To read more, click here.


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Tidewater Roots Polling Project Involves Area College Students in Election Process
The Tidewater Roots Polling Project trained 66 area college students to work with registrars in running polling locations in November’s midterm election. Students from the Election Law Society and Election Law Program coordinate the project, which is funded by a Help America Vote College Program grant. To read more, click here.


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W&M’s New Mascot – the Griffin – Leads Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
Members of the Williamsburg community joined Law School students, faculty and staff in a breast cancer awareness walk on DOG Street in October. To read more, click here.


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Career Opportunity in Law School Admission
The Law School invites applications for an Assistant Dean for Admission. Application review will begin on Jan. 20, 2011. To learn more, click here.


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Loan Repayment Assistance Program Applications - Deadline Jan. 13
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 2011 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 Jan. 13, 2011.


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John R. Justice Program
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is offering educational loan repayment benefits to prosecutors and public defenders in Virginia. Application deadline: Jan. 30, 2011.  For more, click here.


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Upcoming  Events - Save the Dates!

Jan. 28-29: ELPR Symposium, "Looking Beyond the Deepwater Horizon: The Future of Offshore Drilling"

Feb 25-26: IBRL and Law Review Symposium: "Constitutional Transformations"

April 15-16: Alumni Weekend 2011. Fun for all with reunion events for the Classes of 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006


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 William & Mary Law School, P.O. Box 3527, Williamsburg, VA 23187-3527, tel: 757-221-3795.

Editor: Jaime Welch-Donahue
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Contributing Writers: Ami Dodson, Rachel Ganong '12, Ann Gaudreaux, Sarah Seufer '13, Suzanne Seurattan, and Megan Shearin.