William and Mary Law School

Faculty Activities

July 1 - Professor Jayne Barnard has been named to the WHRO-TV (and radio) Board of Directors for 2014-17.

May 12-13 - Professor Tara Grove's most recent article, Standing Outside of Article III, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. __ (2014), was one of three articles selected for presentation at the 2014 New Voices in Civil Justice Workshop at Vanderbilt Law School.

May 3-4 - Professor Timothy Zick participated in the "Free Expression Scholars Conference" at Yale Law School.  The conference was hosted by the Information Society Project and sponsored by the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression. The event brought together scholars to discuss their works-in-progress concerning freedom of speech, expression, press, association, petition, assembly, and related issues of knowledge and information policy.

April 29 - Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, testified about the Revive My Vote project before the National Commission on Voting Rights. The event was held in Richmond and was organized by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. You can read more about the hearing here.

April 10 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin's "eHearsay" exception is being considered by a federal committee. Read the story.

April 8 - Professor Christie Warren, director of the Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, introduced guests of the program, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court and Justice (ret.) Richard Goldstone of South Africa, at a panel presented for law students. Read about the panel in the story titled "Justices Kennedy and Goldstone Discuss Constitutions, Old and New, at the Law School."

March 31 - Professor Susan S. Grover, currently a University Professor for Teaching Excellence, was named the university's vice provost for academic and faculty affairs. Professor Grover has served in a number of campus-wide leadership roles at William & Mary. She will assume her new responsibilities July 1. Read the announcement.

March 30 - Professor Christie Warren, director of the Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, introduced Judge (ret.) Albie Sachs of South Africa at a lecture hosted by the program, the Reves Center, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Sachs also lectured at the Law School on March 31. Read about his lecture at CW in a story titled "A South African Founder in Williamsburg."

March 28 - Professor Linda Malone was among the international law professors involved in the amicus brief filed in support of the defendants in Chevron v. Donziger. Read the brief.

March 26 - Professor Alan J. Meese and Professor Sarah L. Stafford were among the professors who signed a letter to Governor Chris Christie criticizing New Jersey's ban on Tesla's practice of distributing automobiles through customer-owned dealerships. Read the letter. Professor Meese devoted two blog posts to the topic: "Do Tesla Buyers Need a Nanny (State)?" and  "New Jersey v. Economic Liberty."

March 24 - Professor Jayne Barnard was the lead organizer  of an amicus curiae brief filed by 44 corporate and criminal law scholars in support of the petitioners in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, cases pending before the Supreme Court. Read the story.

March 21 - Professor Adam M. Gershowitz wrote an amicus brief on behalf of 28 criminal law professors in support of Petitioner Riley and Respondent Wurie in Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie, cases pending before the Supreme Court. Read the story.

March 21 - Professor Thomas J. McSweeney attended a Magna Carta anniversary planning committee meeting with representatives from the ABA and the Presidential Precinct.

March 21 - Professor Linda Malone was a guest speaker at the JECE Spring Symposium on Environmental Justice sponsored by the Washington and Lee School of Law. An article based on the lecture will be published in fall 2014 in the Washington and Lee Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment.

March 14 - Virginia Lawyers Media announced that it will honor Professor Susan S. Grover among its list of "Influential Women of Virginia" at an awards dinner on May 22. Read the story.

March 10 - Professor Timothy Zick was one of more than 65 law professors to sign an amicus brief in support of the petitioner in Lane v. Franks (SSRN).

February 25 - Professor Christie S. Warren presented a lecture at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy titled "Classical Islam, Contemporary Challenges."

February 24 - Professor Christie S. Warren presented at lecture titled "Crossing Borders and Rethinking Development: Human Rights and Measurement Indicators" at the Crossing Borders Symposium hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 20 - Professor Nathan B. Oman presented the Law School's 2014 Blackstone Lecture titled "Shakespeare and the Predicament of Contract Theory." Read the story.

February 13 - Professor Fredric Lederer presided over a "fractured legal fairy tale" trial conducted by our students for first and second graders.

February - Professor Tara Grove gave a presentation titled "Deciding to Decide: The Supreme Court's Power to Choose the Cases That It Hears" to the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg.

January 31 - Professor Timothy Zick participated in a First Amendment Roundtable at Washington University (St. Louis). The event gathered First Amendment scholars from around the country to discuss scholarship and ideas relating to the freedom of speech.

January 27 - The Ruderman Family Foundation announced that Professor Michael A. Stein will receive the inaugural Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion. Read the story.

January 23 - Professor Lynda L. Butler presented the Law School's 2014 St. George Tucker Lecture titled "The Resilience of Property." Read the story.

January 16 - Dean Davison M. Douglas led a discussion of Martin Luther King's theory of civil disobedience as articulated in his famous 1963 "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." Read the story.

January 14 - Professor Michael Steven Green gave an invited talk at the Portmouth, Va., Second Tuesday Forum titled "Why Constitutionally Protect Private Arms Possession?" Watch the video.