William and Mary Law School

Faculty Activities

December 10-11, 2010 - Professor Patricia Roberts was part of a panel entitled "Bridging the Gap: Seamlessly Integrating Doctrinal and Skills Learning" at the Society of American LAw Teachers conference, "Teaching in a Transformative Age: The Law School of the Future."

December 2, 2010 - Professors Alan Meese and Allison Orr Larsen participated in Constitutional Conversations, a program hosted by the Williamsburg Regional Library in conjunction with the Institute of Bill of Rights Law.

December 2010 - Professor Susan Grover published "Employment Discrimination," a casebook, with co-authors Sandra Sperino and Jarod Gonzalez.

November 17, 2010 - Professor Susan Grover gave a talk about Ethics for the Williamsburg Bar Association on Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Legal Profession in Williamsburg, VA.

November 12, 2010 - Professor Sarah L. Stafford presented a paper at the Entrepreneurship for Governmental Innovation Conference at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC.

November 8, 2010 - Professor Laura A. Heymann was appointed to the AIPLA Quarterly Journal Editorial Board for a two-year term by the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

November 8, 2010 - Professor Laura A. Heymann presented  "The Law of Reputation and the Interest of the Audience" as part of the Fall 2010 Intellectual Property Speakers Series at the Cardozo School of Law in New York, NY.

November 5, 2010 - Professor Nathan B. Oman gave a  forum entitled "Mormons as Minorities," at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, VA.

November 4-5, 2010 - Professor Linda Malone spoke at the American Bar Association National Security Law Conference in Washington, D.C.

October 27, 2010:  Professor Laura A. Heymann presented "The Law of Reputation and the Interest of the Audience" at a workshop at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, VA.

October 20, 2010 - Professor Lan Cao spoke on Culture and Gender in Law and Development at a brown bag session hosted by Women's Studies and Africana Studies at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

October 20, 2010 - Vice Dean Eric Kades participated in a briefing on the economy at the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

October 18, 2010 - Professor Sarah L. Stafford, who is the Paul R. Verkuil Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Economics and Law, participated in a Festschrift in honor of Professor Verkuil, who is a former President of William & Mary, at Cardozo Law School in New York, NY.

October 8, 2010 - Professor Scott Dodson participated in the Junior Scholars Federal Courts Workshop, sponsored by the University of Illinois Law School, in Chicago, IL.

October 7, 2010 - Professor James Dwyer participated in a panel on Family Law and Women's Rights at a symposium at Cardozo School of Law, entitled Twenty Years After Employment Division v. Smith, in Brooklyn, NY.

October 7, 2010 - Professor Scott Dodson presented a paper entitled The Complexity of Jurisdictional Clarity at DePaul College of Law in Chicago, IL.

September 29, 2010 - Professor Scott Dodson played the role of the Devil's Advocate, and won the debate, at the College of William & Mary's annual Raft Debate in Williamsburg, VA.

September 29, 2010 - Professor Neal Devins participated in a discussion about whether Obama's "czars" are unconstitutional at an event sponsored by the the Federalist Society at the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA.

September 27, 2010 - Dean Davison M. Douglas participated in the Constitutional Conversations Kick-Off Event at the Williamsburg Library Theatre in Williamsburg, VA.

September 18, 2010 - Professor Erin Ryan presented "Intergovernmental Bargaining and Climate Federalism" at the United Nations UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy, at Yale Law School, in New Haven, CT.

September 16, 2010 - Professor William W. Van Alstyne gave the keynote address at the Cato Institute's symposium, The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue, in Washington, DC.

September 13, 2010 - Professor Alan Meese participated in a Constitution Day debate with Professor Michael Klarman of Harvard Law School over constitutional originalism.

September 10, 2010 - Professor Michael Steven Green gave a paper entitled “Is Kelsen the Frege of Legal Theory?” at Legal Science and Legal Theory: An International Conference on Philosophy of Law at Oxford University in England.

August 30, 2010 - Highlights, the newsletter from the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, published "Helping Law Students," an article by Professor Susan Grover, in its Summer 2010 edition.

August 12-13, 2010 - Professor Laura A. Heymann presented "The Law of Reputation" at the 10th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, held at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.

July 30-August 2, 2010 - The following professors presented papers or participated in workshops during the annual conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools in Palm Beach, FL: Professor Erin Ryan, “What the Constitution Tells Us About Environmental Law, and What Environmental Law Tells Us About the Constitution;” Professor Vivian Hamilton, “The Expressive Power of Marriage;” Professor Jason Solomon, "Executive Compensation in Recessionary Times;" and Professor Scott Dodson, “Dismissal Rates After Iqbal.”

July 14-15, 2010 - Professor Paul Marcus gave talks to United States District Judges on Criminal Procedure at their annual Judicial Workshop in Minneapolis, MN.

June 20, 2010 - Washington University Law Review published an article by Professor Scott Dodson titled "Justice Souter and the Civil Rules" on its website.

June 11, 2010 - Professor Erin Ryan presented "Negotiating in the Shadow of Climate Nuisance" at the AALS Midyear Property Conference in New York City, NY.

June 9, 2010 - Professor Fredric Lederer spoke via videoconferencing from McGlothlin Courtroom at the Bench Bar Conference sponsored by the Delaware State Bar in Wilmington, DE.

May 29, 2010 - Professor Erin Ryan  presented a lecture entitled, “Negotiating Climate Federalism,” at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association in Chicago, IL.

May 24, 2010 - Professor Laura A. Heymann presented "The Grammar of Trademarks" as part of the Trademark Scholarship Symposium at the International Trademark Association's annual meeting in Boston, MA.

May 20-21, 2010 - Professor Paul Marcus gave talks to United States District Judges on Criminal Procedure at their annual Judicial Workshops in Washington, D.C.

May 14, 2010 - Professor Lan Cao took part in a discussion about the Vietnamese American experience at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

May 13, 2010 - Professor Michael Stein presented a talk to the faculty at the Haifa University School of Social Work in Haifa, Israel.

May 11, 2010 - Professor Michael Stein presented a talk to the faculty at the Hebrew University School of Law in Jerusalem, Israel.

May 5, 2010 - The American Bar Association published Professor Ronald H. Rosenberg's book Fundamentals of Municipal Finance  (co-authors Joel A. Mintz and Larry A. Bakken).

May 4, 2010 - Professor Erin Ryan presented a lecture entitled, “Negotiating Federalism,” to the Virginia Junior Faculty Forum at the  University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, VA.

April 25, 2010 - The NAACP and the Student Assembly Department of Diversity Initiatives awarded Professor Susan Grover the Faculty Award for the 2010 Image Awards.

April 24, 2010 - Dean Davison M. Douglas delivered the keynote address on recent changes in legal education at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries in Williamsburg, VA.

April 23, 2010 - Professor Nancy Combs participated in a symposium entitled "International Justice in the 21st Century: The Law and Politics of the International Criminal Court."  The symposium was sponsored by the John Marshall School of Law and took place in Chicago, IL.

April 19, 2010 - Professor Scott Dodson presented a paper entitled "New Pleading, New Discovery" to the faculty of Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, NC.

April 16-17, 2010 - Professor Laura A. Heymann participated in the Second Trademark Scholars Roundtable, held at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL.

April 12, 2010 - Congressman Wittman invited Professor Patricia E. Roberts to become a member of Virginia's First District Individuals with Disabilities Advisory Council.  The first meeting was held in Fredericksburg, VA on April 12th.

April 10, 2010 - Professor Michael Stein was the Keynote Speaker at the PacRim Conference on Disabilities in Honolulu, HI.

April 9, 2010 - Professor Laura A. Heymann presented "The Grammar of Trademarks" at the Lewis & Clark Law Review's Spring Symposium, "Who Is the Reasonable Person?," in Portland, Oregon.

April 9, 2010 – Professor Ronald Rosenberg participated in The North Dakota Law Review Energy Symposium at the University of North Dakota Law School in Grand Forks, ND.

April 6, 2010 - Professor Michael Stein presented a lecture at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on “What Doctors need to know about the Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities.”

April 2, 2010 - Professor Nancy Combs particpated in a workshop entitled "Prosecutorial Power: A Transnational Workshop" in Lexington, VA.

April 1, 2010 - As part of The Herbert V. Kelly, Sr., Teaching Program, Dean Davison M. Douglas gave a lecture titled "Teaching as a Core Value" at the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA.

March 25, 2010 – Professor Neal Devins participated in a panel discussion about “The Will of the People,” sponsored by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA.

March 23, 2010 - Professor Michael Stein was a panelist at the Harvard Law School Conference on Millennium Development Goals in Cambrige, MA.

March 19, 2010 - Professor Michael Stein was a panelist at the Loyola-LA Law School Disability Law Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

March 19, 2010 - Professor Erin Ryan gave a talk entitled "Climate Federalism and Renewable Portfolio Standards" at a Washington and Lee Law School symposium, The Intersection of Renewable Energy Development and Geoengineering, in Lexington, VA.

March 12, 2010 - Professor Michael Stein delivered a keynote address at the Korean Human Rights Commission at a seminar on “A Disability Rights Tribunal for Asia and the Pacific.”

March 11-12, 2010 - Professor Timothy Zick participated in a symposium on Government Speech at the Brigham Young University Law School in Provo, Utah.

March 9, 2010 - As part of the Great Decisions program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area, Professor Nancy Combs gave a lecture about Preventing Genocide at the Williamsburg Regional Library in Williamsburg, VA.

March 6, 2010 - Professor Erin Ryan presented “Negotiating Climate Change Federalism,” and “Federalism at the Cathedral: Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Inalienability Rules in Tenth Amendment Infrastructure,”  at the Association for Law, Property, & Society Conference at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, DC.

March 5, 2010 - Professor Erin Ryan presented "Negotiating Federalism" as part of a Distinguished Speaker Series at American University Law School in Washington, DC.

March 5, 2010 - Professor Michael Stein delivered a keynote address at the University of the Philippines School of Law at a seminar on “The Status and Future of the Rights of Children with Disabilities in the Philippines.”

February 23, 2010 - Professor James Dwyer provided the introduction at the International Law Society and Children’s Advocacy Law Society Panel on International Abduction, Adoption, and Child Custody at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA.

February 22, 2010 - Professor Scott Dodson's article "Federal Pleading and State Presuit Discovery" is published in the Lewis & Clark Law Review's symposium on Ashcroft v. Iqbal.

February 19, 2010 - Professor Neal Devins spoke at a Stanford Law School conference on state constitutionalism in Stanford, CA.

February 19, 2010 - Professor William W. Van Alstyne moderated two panels at the University of North Carolina's First Amendment Law Review Symposium: "Issues in Free Speech and Sexually Explicit Content" and "Free Speech and Censorship of Sexually Explicit Language."  The Symposium featured a keynote address from Larry Flynt.

February 18-21, 2010 - Professor Nancy Combs participated in an Indiana University Maurer School of Law Conference entitled "The Milosevic Trial: An Autopsy," in Bloomington, IN.

February 18, 2010 - Professor Scott Dodson's article "New Pleading, New Discovery" is accepted for publication in Volume 109 of the Michigan Law Review.

February 12, 2010 - Professor Charles Koch gave a lecture entitled, "Two Unsolved Problems in U.S. Rulemaking," at the European Legal Studies Institute at Osnabruck University in Osnabrueck Germany.

February 9, 2010 - Professor Scott Dodson's article, "Comparative Convergences in Pleading Standards," is published by the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

February 5, 2010 - Professor Jayne Barnard was a speaker at the symposium "Sharing the Blame: The Law and Morality of Punishing Collective Entities," sponsored by Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, NY.

January 30, 2010 - Professor Neal Devins spoke on the topic of the Supreme Court and public opinion at a conference sponsored by the Journal of Constitutional Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, PA.

January 28, 2010 - Professor Alan Meese participated in a program sponsored by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law entitled, "American Original, The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia," at the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA.

January 27, 2010 - Professor Scott Dodson moderated a panel entitled "The Law of War: Jewish and Islamic Perspectives," sponsored by the Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Justice at the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA.

January 27, 2010 - Professor Erin Ryan is chairing the University-wide Do One Thing (DOT) Initiative and leading the Law School DOT Campaign.

 

January 23, 2010 - Dean Davison M. Douglas is elected to the Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Association to serve as the board’s law school representative.

January 20, 2010 - Professor Neal Devins' coauthored article, "Why the Supreme Court Cares about Elites, not the American People," is accepted for publication in the Georgetown Law Journal.

January 20, 2010 - Professor Laura A. Heymann presented "Naming, Identity, and Trademark Law," as part of the George Washington University Law School's Intellectual Property Speaker Series, in Washington, DC.

January 12, 2010 - Professor Neal Devins published "The Supreme Court, Social Psychology, and Group Formation" in David Kelin & Gregory Mitchell eds., The Psychology of Judicial Decision Making (Oxford 2010).

January 8, 2010 – Professor Michael Steven Green was elected Chair of the American Association of Law Schools, Section on Conflict of Laws for 2012.

January 6-10, 2010 - The following professors moderated panels or presented papers at the Association of American Law Schools Conference in New Orleans, LA: Professor Eric Chason, Employee Benefits; Professor Neal Devins, Legislation and Law of the Political Process; Professor Laura A. Heymann, Law and the Humanities; and Professor Linda Malone, National Security Law.

January 2010 - Professor Erin Ryan's article Palazzolo, The Public Trust, and the Property Owner’s Reasonable Expectations: Takings and the South Carolina Marsh Island Bridge Debate, 15 S.E. Envtl. L. J. 121 (2006) was republished as a book chapter in Environment and the Public Trust Doctrine (Amicus Books 2010).