William and Mary Law School

Faculty Activities

December 8, 2009 - Professor Erin Ryan offered a visiting scholar seminar, "Climate Change Federalism," at the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Office of Ecosystem Services and Markets, in Washington, DC.

December 8, 2009 - The following professors presented papers at the Virginia Junior Faculty Forum at the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA: Professor Scott Dodson, "New Pleading, New Discovery;" and Professor Nathan B. Oman, "Contracting into God's Law."  Professors Angela Banks and Laura A. Heymann also participated in the Forum.

December 2009 - Professor Susan Grover is elected to serve on the Executive Board of the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education.

November 23, 2009 - Cambridge University Press accepts for publication Professor James Dwyer's fourth book, The Superiority of Youth: Moral Status and How We Treat Children.

November 20, 2009 - Professor Nancy Combs gave a talk at the Harvard Law School International Law Workshop on her forthcoming book Factfinding Without Facts: The Uncertain Evidentiary Foundations of International Criminal Convictions (Cambridge 2010).

November 18, 2009 - Professor Larry I. Palmer was a speaker at a lecture entitled "Health Care Reform: From Four Unique Perspectives" hosted by the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

November 17, 2009 - Professor Erin Ryan was asked to advise the Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Initiative on a National Sea Grant Law Center proposal to develop governance performance measures for ecosystem-based fisheries management.

November 16, 2009 - Professor Timothy Zick published a response to a piece forthcoming from Columbia Law Review in the journal's online supplement, Sidebar, entitled, "Duty-Defining Power and the First Amendment's Civil Domain."

November 12-13, 2009 - The 55th Annual Tax Conference, "After the Party: Planning to Survive this Economy," was hosted by William & Mary Law School.  The conference is directed by Professor Eric Chason.

November 11, 2009 - In conjunction with the 55th Annual Tax Conference, hosted by the William & Mary Law School, Professor John W. Lee taught a special class entitled "Partnership Taxation 101: An Introduction to Subchapter K" for conference participants.

November 10, 2009 - Professor William W. Van Alstyne discussed Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a case challenging corporate spending limitations under the McCain-Feingold Act, at a talk cosponsored by the American Constitution Society, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Election Law Society at the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA.

November 8, 2009 - Professor Michael Stein presented a paper at a National Meeting of Grassroots Disability Advocates, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, hosted by Action on Disability and Development, on International Cooperation and Development Schemes under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

November 5-6, 2009 - The symposium Families, Fundamentalism, & the First Amendment, sponsored by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law, took place at the William & Mary Law School. Professors James Dwyer, Vivian Hamilton and William W. Van Alstyne participated.

November 5, 2009 - Professor Linda Malone spoke at the World Conservation Union's Academy of Environmental Law  in Wuhan China.

November 2009 - The Georgetown Law Journal publishes Professor Nathan B. Oman's article, "A Pragmatic Defense of Contract Law," 98 Geo. L.J. 77 (2009).

October 31, 2009 - Professor Michael Stein presented a paper at the Global Employment Equity Conference at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, on Worldwide Employment Law Reforms Initiated by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

October 30, 2009 - Professor Linda Malone spoke at Shanghai Jiao Tong University at a Roundtable on Environmental Law in Shanghai China.

October 29, 2009 - Professor James Dwyer was a guest speaker at Harvard Law School's “Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice” class, in a session entitled "The Pros and Cons of Expanding Children’s Constitutional Rights" at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA.

October 29, 2009 - Professor Nathan B. Oman presented his paper, "Contract, Consent, and Recourse" at De Paul Law School in Chicago, IL.

October 29, 2009 - Professor Erin Ryan gave a presentation entitled "Negotiating Federalism" at the Institute of Bill of Rights Law's Scholarly Luncheon Series at the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA.

October 23, 2009 - Professor Susan Grover gave a talk to the Women's Leadership Program, a group of undergraduates organized by William and Mary's Office of Student Activities, on the topic of Sexual Harassment in Law and Popular Culture.  The students were introduced to the federal laws governing sexual harassment, then viewed excerpts from film and television depicting harassment and discussed whether the scenes viewed would support a legal claim.

October 16-17, 2009 – The 6th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference took place at the William & Mary Law School.  The Conference is chaired by Vice Dean Eric A. Kades and is sponsored by the William & Mary Property Rights Project and the Institute of Bill of Rights Law. The William & Mary Property Rights Project is directed by Professor Lynda L. Butler.

October 16, 2009 - Professor Jayne Barnard was a panelist at a symposium entitled "The Past, Present, and Future of the SEC,” hosted by The University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, PA.

October 16, 2009 – Professor Scott Dodson presented a paper entitled “Federal Pleading and State Presuit Discovery” at Samford University, Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, AL.

October 7, 2009 - Professor Timothy Zick accepts an offer from Notre Dame Law Review to publish his latest law review article,  "Territoriality and the First Amendment: Free Speech At -- And Beyond -- Our Borders," 85 Notre Dame L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2010).

October 6-9, 2009 - Professor Susan Grover attended the annual conference of the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs in Phoenix, AZ.

October 6, 2009 - Professor Michael Steven Green presented a paper entitled "Horizontal Erie: Interpreting Sister State Law" at the University of San Diego School of Law in San Diego, CA.

October 5, 2009 - Professor Michael Steven Green presented a paper entitled "Horizontal Erie: Interpreting Sister State Law" at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA.

October 2-3, 2009 – The Supreme Court Preview 2009-2010 was hosted by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at the William & Mary Law School, which is directed by Professor Neal Devins, and with participation from Dean Davison M. Douglas, Professor William W. Van Alstyne, and Professor Timothy Zick.

October 2-3, 2009 - Professor Laura A. Heymann presented "Naming, Identity, and Trademark Law" at the Seventh Annual Works in Progress Intellectual Property conference, held at Seton Hall University School of Law, in Newark, NJ.

October 2009 - The William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal publishes Professor William W. Van Alstyne's article, "The Unbearable Lightness of Marriage in the Abortion Decisions of The Supreme Court: Altered States in Constitutional Law," 18 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 61.

September 29, 2009 - Professor Paul Marcus presented "Leaving the Usual Looking Glass: The Death Penalty from an International Perspective" at a Panel on Death Penalty Issues at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA.  Professor Nancy Combs will moderate the panel discussion.

September 25-26, 2009 - Professor Neal Devins presented a paper at a Northwestern Law School conference on law and politics.  The paper was titled "Party Polarization and Congressional Committee Consideration of Constitutional Questions" and will be published in the Northwestern University Law Review.

September 25, 2009 - Professor Eric Chason presented a paper on "The Intersection of Trust Law and ERISA" at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, NJ.

September 25, 2009 - Professor Scott Dodson presented a paper at the Junior Scholars Workshop on Judges and Judging hosted by American University Law School in Washington, DC.

September 24-25, 2009 - Professor Patricia Roberts was a group facilitator at the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Education Conference at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, GA.

September 24, 2009 - Professor Paul Marcus gave a presentation at the University of California Hastings College of the Law on "Innovative Teaching Practices in Law Schools" in San Francisco, CA.

September 16, 2009 - Professor Timothy Zick's latest article, "Property As/And Constitutional Settlement" is accepted for publication in the Northwestern University Law Review.

September 11, 2009 - Professor Paul Marcus gave a presentation entitled "Bringing Innovative Teaching Strategies Into the Law Classroom" at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, MI.

September 8, 2009 - Professor Alan Meese is one of a number of professors who signed an amicus brief in support of the settlement reached in The Author's Guild v. Google.  The proposed settlement would resolve a class-action lawsuit brought by book authors and the Authors Guild, as well as a separate action by numerous publishers, challenging the Google Books venture.

September 8, 2009 - The twentieth annual supplement to Professor Linda Malone's book, Environmental Regulation of Land Use, is published by West.

September 3, 2009 - Professor Scott Dodson is appointed to the Advisory Committee on Rules of Court, a committee of the Judicial Council of Virginia, by Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Hassell.

August 31, 2009 - Professor Alan Meese's latest article, "Debunking the Purchaser Welfare Account of Section 2 of the Sherman Act: How Harvard Brought Us a Total Welfare Standard and Why We Should Keep It," will appear in volume 85 of the New York University Law Review in 2010.

August 30, 2009 - The third edition of Professor Linda Malone's casebook, International Law and Litigation in U.S. Courts (with two coauthors), is published by West.

August 28, 2009 - Professor Fredric Lederer gave a presentation entitled "Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence" for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, DC.

August 21, 2009 - Professor Linda Malone is awarded the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in International Environmental Law for 2009-2010.  As the Distinguished Fulbright Chair, Malone will research and lecture at the Polytechnic Institute of Turin in Italy from March to June 2010.

August 13, 2009 - Professor Fredric Lederer gave a presentation on technology in trials as part of a continuing legal education class in Scranton, PA. 

August 6-7, 2009 - Professor Laura A. Heymann presented "Naming, Identity, and Trademark Law" at the Ninth Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, held at Cardozo School of Law, in New York City, NY.

August 2-7, 2009 - The following faculty members presented papers at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools annual meeting  in Palm Beach, FL: Professor Vivian Hamilton, "Should Civil Marriage be Abolished?";  Professor Erin Ryan, "Seamlessly Integrating Doctrinal Learning into Skill Courses"; Professor Linda Malone, "Climate Policy in a New Administration"; Professor Timothy Zick, "U.S. Supreme Court and Legislative Update: Individual Rights"; and Professor Scott Dodson, "Promises and Perils of the Harmonization of American Civil Procedure."

August 6, 2009 - Professor Patricia Roberts was a speaker on a panel entitled "Taking it to Scale: Best Practices and Beyond in the 21st Century" at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools annual meeting in Palm Beach, FL.

August 5, 2009 - Professor Alemante Selassie was a speaker at a roundtable discussion entitled "Teaching International Law in the Southeast: Challenges, Insights and Rewards" at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools annual meeting in Palm Beach, FL.

August 2, 2009 - Professor Cynthia Ward was a speaker at a roundtable discussion entitled "Planning your Scholarly Career" at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools annual meeting in Palm Beach, FL.

July 27, 2009 - Professor William W. Van Alstyne was one of a number of law professors to file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in United States v. Robert Stevens (docket no. 08-769), which has been argued on the merits and for which a decision is expected this term.

July 2009 - The newest edition of Professor Paul Marcus's book, The Entrapment Defense 4th Edition, is available from LexisNexis.

July 2009 - Professor Erin Ryan signs a contract with Oxford University Press for her book, Federalism and the Tug of War Within, forthcoming 2011.

May 2009 - Professor Neal Devins's law review article, "How Planned Parenthood v. Casey (Pretty Much) Settled the Abortion Wars," is published in the Yale Law Journal.