Faculty Activities


October - Professor James Y. Stern has been invited to present a paper at the second annual Tulane Property Workshop.

Fall - Professor Darian M. Ibrahim will present at a symposium on law and entrepreneurship sponsored by the North Carolina Law Review.

June 3  - Professor James Y. Stern, who clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy, will help lead a tour of the U.S. Supreme Court and provide insights on his experience as a clerk and the workings of the Court as part of "William & Mary Weekend" in Washingon, D.C.  Learn more about the weekend.

May 20-21 - Professor Eric Kades chaired a panel on taxation and inequality at the annual meeting of the American Law & Economics Association, held at Harvard Law School, and presented his article “Corrective Progressivity” at the conference.

May 4 - Professor Fredric I. Lederer presented the 10th George S. Prugh Lecture on Military Legal History to faculty, staff and students at the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Va. The lecture is named in honor of Army Major General George S. Prugh (1920-2006). Read the story.

May - Professor James Y. Stern's article, "The Positive Law Model of the Fourth Amendment" (with Professor William Baude of the University of Chicago Law School) was published by Harvard Law ReviewRead the article.

April 26-27 - Professor Paul Marcus gave presentations on criminal procedure at the National Workshop for U.S. District Judges, held in Charleston, South Carolina.

April 22 - David E. Boelzner gave a presentation on “Appeals and Advocacy” at the annual conference of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services .

April 22 - Professors Elizabeth A. Andrews and Roy Hoagland attended the signing ceremony for HB903, which established the new Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding Resiliency, a partnership among ODU, VIMS, and our Virginia Coastal Policy Center. The new Commonwealth Center will serve as a centralized resource for localities and state agencies as they address the challenges posed by recurrent flooding in Virginia.

April 16 - Professor Michael Steven Green participated in the 21st Annual Analytic Legal Philosophy Conference, held at the University of Virginia.

April 15-16 - Professor Laura A. Heymann presented “Naming and (Re)Claiming” at a symposium titled “Intellectual Property in All the New Places,” hosted by Texas A&M University School of Law.

April 15 - Professor Timothy Zick attended the Washington University First Amendment Roundtable, where he presented the Introduction to his new book project, Freedom of Speech and Other Constitutional Rights.

April 14-15 - Professor Patricia Roberts presented on Military Mondays on April 14 at a reception following A Joint Convening of the Muster and the Veteran Jobs Mission, sponsored by Starbucks, the Schultz Family Foundation, and J.P. Morgan Chase in Washington, D.C. She also participated on a panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims’ Thirteenth Judicial Conference on April 14-15, where she discussed conflicts of interest.

April 12-15 - Professor Angela M. Banks attended the American Society of International Law’s Annual Meeting as a member of the Society’s Executive Council.

April 7 - Professor Neal Devins' article "Rethinking Judicial Minimalism: Abortion Politics, Party Polarization, and the Consequences of Returning the Constitution to Elected Government" was reviewed on Jotwell.com. Read the review. Read the article.

April 6 - Professor Allison Orr Larsen presented her article “Do Laws Have a Constitutional Shelf Life?” 94 Tex. L. Rev. 59 (2015), at Harvard Law School’s Public Law Workshop.

April 6 - Professor Michael Green gave the inaugural Vienna Lecture on Law and Philosophy, “Monism and the Conflict of Laws,” sponsored by the University of Vienna and Vienna’s Wirtschaftsuniversität.

April 6 - Professor Patricia Roberts spoke about the legal issues in a case study of PTSD at a conference titled "Mission Critical Veterans Health Summit: Addressing the Invisible Wounds of Our Nation’s Veterans," a program of the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at Hofstra. While at Hofstra, she consulted with stakeholders about development of their veterans’ law clinic and the start of their own Military Mondays program.

April 5 - Professor Tara Grove presented her paper “When Can a State Sue the United States?” (forthcoming in the Cornell Law Review) at the George Washington University Law School. Read the paper. Professor Grove was also invited to participate in the Federal Courts Section panel at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting. The panel will focus on inter-governmental disputes and justiciability.

April 1 - Professor Adam Gershowitz spoke (remotely) at a symposium held at Wake Forest, and his paper for the symposium, “Consolidating Local Criminal Justice: Should Prosecutors Run the Jails?” will be published in the Wake Forest Law Review.

April - Professor Christie Warren has been named the 2016-2017 Fulbright-Schuman Distinguished Chair at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. During the next academic year, Professor Warren will be teaching Comparative Constitutional Law and researching improved U.S.-E.U. strategies in post-conflict constitutional processes.

April - Professor Linda A. Malone, at the request of the ABA Center for Human Rights, will represent a human rights lawyer who has been held in Vietnam since December for alleged propaganda against the state. In addition, the report and resolution calling for abolition of the death penalty that Linda prepared for the ABA was adopted by the International Criminal Law Committee and will considered at the ABA’s Annual Meeting in August.

April - Professor Thomas McSweeney's article “Creating a Literature for the King’s Courts in the Later Thirteenth Century: Hengham Magna, Fet Asaver, and Bracton” was published in the Journal of Legal History. Read the article.

April - Professor James Stern presented his article “Intellectual Property and the Myth of Nonrivalry” at American University’s Washington College of Law. The article was also recently selected for presentation this fall at the fourth annual North American Workshop in Private Law Theory.

April - Professor Sarah Rajec’s article “The Intellectual Property Hostage in Trade Retaliation” was accepted for publication in the Maryland Law Review. Professor Rajec presented the article at the University of Michigan Law School’s IP Workshop.

April - Professor Allison Orr Larsen will be a co-author of a new casebook titled Judicial Decision Making with co-authors Tom Clark (Emory), Barry Friedman (NYU), Maggie Lemos (Duke), and Andrew Martin (Michigan). The casebook is a joint enterprise of legal scholars and political scientists that will be used to teach both law school students and undergraduate students.

April - Professor Alan J. Meese’s article “In Praise of All or Nothing Dichotomous Categories: Why Antitrust Law Should Reject the Quick Look,” was published in the Georgetown Law Journal.

March 29-30 - Professor Angela M. Banks presented her research on immigration and citizenship at the Presidential Precinct’s 2016 Global Leadership Forum, held at the University of Virginia and attended by Fulbright Scholars from throughout the United States.

March 14 - Professor Darian Ibrahim’s article “Intrapraneurship” was accepted for publication by the Washington & Lee Law Review. Read the article.

March 11 - Professor Jennifer Franklin presented "Peer Editing on a Large Scale: Protecting Anonymity, Encouraging Class Participation, and Increasing Awareness of Learning Objectives” at the Sixth Annual Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, held at the University of Maryland’s Francis King Carey School of Law.

March 7 - Professor James Stern's article “The Essential Structure of Property Law” was accepted for publication in the Michigan Law Review. The article was also selected for presentation this summer at the annual Federalist Society Junior Scholars Colloquium. Read the article.

March 5 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin's article “The Right to Remain Armed” was published in the Washington University Law Review. Read the article.

March 4 - Professor Vivian Hamilton  spoke about reproductive rights as part of Regent Law School’s symposium “Women’s Rights 50 Years After Griswold.”

March 3 - Professor Allison Orr Larsen presented her paper “The Amicus Machine” at the University of Chicago’s Constitutional Law Workshop. Read the paper.

March 3 - Professor Evan Criddle participated in a meeting of the International Law Association’s Study Group on United Nations Sanctions, held at the University of Bonn.

March - Professor Fredric Lederer conducted a presentation for a group from Afghanistan. He then addressed remotely about twenty judges in California, including the California Chief Justice, on the subject of “The Future – from a Court Perspective.” With assistance from the Federal Judicial Center and W&M’s Confucius Center, Fred and CLCT conducted CLCT’s annual Laboratory Trial, which this year experimented with remote interpretation of Mandarin, the first complete virtual reality court record, and presentation of evidence to juror tablets.

March - Professor Eric Kades presented his article “Corrective Progressivity” as part of the University of Minnesota Law School’s faculty workshop series. Read the article.

March - Professor Nathan B. Oman’s articleDoux Commerce, Religion, and the Limits of Antidiscrimination Law” was accepted for publication by the Indiana Law Journal.

March - Professor Darian Ibrahim’s article “Delaware’s Familiarity,” 52 San Diego L. Rev. 273 (2015) (with Brian Broughman) was selected for republication in the Corporate Practice Commentator by Robert Thompson (Georgetown).

March - Professor Vivian Hamilton gave a talk titled “Adulthood in Law & Culture” at the University of Georgia School of Law as part of its Faculty Colloquium series. Professor Hamilton also spoke about legal challenges to women’s reproductive rights at the ACLU-VA Annual Meeting and Symposium in Charlottesville, and participated in a panel on Women’s Legal History along with Jayne Barnard and incoming UVA Law School dean Risa Goluboff.

March - Professor Christie Warren served as Chair of the Accreditation Committee evaluating the women’s law school curriculum at Prince Sultan University, the first private university in Saudi Arabia.

Spring - Professors Neal Devins’s article “The Vanishing Common Law Judge,” co-authored with David Klein, will be published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Read the article.

Spring -  Professor Jennifer R. Franklin, with help from Josh Bohn ’05, the Law School’s Innocence Project Clinic, her 2015 1L students, and a Richmond practitioner, secured habeas corpus relief for a Virginia inmate who had been denied the effective assistance of trial counsel.

Sping - Professor Aaron Bruhl presented a paper on the rules governing the interpretation of jurisdictional statutes, at a conference at the Cardozo School of Law.

Spring - Professor James Stern's article “Property’s Constitution,” 101 Calif. L. Rev. 227 (2013), will be reprinted in Comparative Property Law, a two-volume collection edited by Antonio Gambaro (University of Milan) and published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Read the article.

Spring - Professor Darian Ibrahim presented his paper “Intrapreneurship” at Cardozo School of Law, and his article “Equity Crowdfunding: A Market for Lemons?,” 100 Minn. L. Rev. 561 (2015), at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Spring - Professor Linda Malone served on the selection panels for the best law review articles of 2015 for the Land Use and Environmental Law Review and for the Association of American University Women International Fellowships.

Spring - Professor Tara Grove was invited to a symposium on “Constitutional Silence” that will take place this summer in Dublin, Ireland. The event will be jointly hosted by the Trinity College Dublin School of Law and Boston College Law School.

February 27 - Professor Tara Grove attended the Federalist Society’s National Student Symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law, where she received the Paul M. Bator Award. At the symposium, professor Grove also participated on a panel (with Paul Mahoney and John Duffy) titled “Becoming a Law Professor.”

February 26 - Professor Linda Malone participated as a commentator in a symposium hosted by Duke’s Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security on “Hybrid Threats = Hybrid Law.” 

February 26 - Professors James Dwyer and Vivian Hamilton participated in the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law's 2016 symposium, "Advancing LGBTQIA Rights in a Post-Obergefell World."

February 25 - Professor Vivian Hamilton will present at the William & Mary Black Law Students Association's Annual Symposium on Race and the Law titled "Systematic Suppression."

February 19 - Professors Neal Devins, Davison M. Douglas, Tara Grove, Allison Orr Larsen, and Timothy Zick all participated in the William & Mary Law  Review's 2017 Symposium, "Judicial Supremacy v. Departmentalism." The event explored the important issues surrounding the ongoing debate over constitutional interpretive authority.

February 19 - Professor Sarah Wasserman Rajec presented her paper “The Intellectual Property Hostage in Trade Retaliation” at the 2016 Works in Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, hosted by the University of Washington School of Law.

February 19 - Professor Linda Malone presented “The Death Knell for the Death Penalty” at the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Policy’s symposium on Glossip v. Gross. Read the article.

February 11 - Professor Tara Grove participated in a symposium “Is the Rational Basis Test Constitutional?” hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center.

February 10 - Professor Paul Marcus spoke at Catholic University on “Current Issues in U.S. Legal Education.”

February 8 - Professor Alan Meese was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation.

February 6 - Professor Patricia Roberts accepted the ABA Brown Select Award for the Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic’s Military Mondays project; the award was presented at the ABA’s mid-year meeting in San Diego.  Professor Roberts also briefed staffers in D.C. from the offices of Sen. Warner, Sen. Kaine, Sen. Shaheen, Rep. Wittman, and the House Minority Committee on Veterans Affairs, as well as the Military & Veterans Caucus of the Virginia General Assembly about the Puller Clinic.

February 5 - Professor Laura Heymann participated in the 2016 Lastowka Cyberlaw Colloquium, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

February 5 - Professor Sarah Wasserman Rajec presented her paper “The Intellectual Property Hostage in Trade Retaliation” at Lewis & Clark Law School’s “IP in the Trees” lecture series.

February 4 - Professor Tara Grove participated in the London Roundtable on Constitutional Interpretation, sponsored by Notre Dame, which focused on British and American constitutional scholarship.

February - Professor Crystal Shin was appointed to serve as the Virginia Bar Association's Young Lawyers' Division representative to the Commission on the Needs of Children.

February - Professor Christie Warren visited Ukraine to give presentations on draft amendments to the Judicial Branch section of the Constitution to the U.S. and Canadian ambassadors, Ministers of Justice from Ukraine and Lithuania, members of the Ukrainian Parliament and Constitutional Commission, and advisors from the Venice Commission.

February - Professor Nathan Oman signed a contract with the University of Chicago Press for his book The Dignity of Commerce: Markets and the Moral Foundations of Contract Law.

February - Professor Fredric Lederer conducted a courtroom presentation for a large multinational group visiting from the Middle East as part of the State Department's International Visitors Leadership Program.

February - Professor Allison Orr Larsen was selected as a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford for the fall of 2016. Professor Larsen will be working on a comparative article on judicial factfinding.

January-February - Professor Lynda L. Butlers article “The Governance Function of Constitutional Property,” 48 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1687 (2015) was highlighted in the January/February issue of Probate and Property, published by the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the ABA.

January 27 - Professor Vivian Hamilton testified before the House and Senate Committees of the Virginia General Assembly in favor of a bill that would raise the legal age of marriage in Virginia to eighteen.

January 27 - Professor Sarah Rajec spoke on a panel about "Maximizing Market Monetization: How to Build an Enforceable Portfolio to Maximize Licensing Opportunities in View of U.S. Exhaustion" at the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Mid-Winter Institute.

January 26 - Professor Nathan Oman presented his paper "Religion, Doux Commerce, and the Limits of Antidiscrimination Law" at Washington University - St. Louis.

January 19 - Professor Darian Ibrahim published a new paper, "Intrapreneurship," on SSRN. The paper argues that modern corporate law is an important tool for promoting innovation inside our largest corporations.

January 18 - Professor Michael Green published a review of Scott Hershovitz's article "The End of Jurisprudence" on Jotwell's Jurisprudence site. The review is titled "The New Eliminativism."

January 8 - Professor Tara Grove presented her article "When Can a State Sue the United States?," forthcoming in the Cornell Law Review, as part of the Young Legal Scholars' Paper Competition Panel at the Federalist Society's Eighteenth Annual Faculty Conference.

January 7 - Professor Laura Heymann presented “Naming and (Re)Claiming” at the Annual Meeting of the American Name Society, held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.

January 6 - Professor James Dwyer spoke at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association - Eastern Division, where he presented a theoretical framework for choosing an appropriate regulatory regime for homeschooling.

Janurary 6 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin participated on a panel at the AALS Annual Meeting on the role of evidence in an era of diminishing trials.

January 6 - Professor Aaron Bruhl was elected to the AALS Legislation Section Executive Committee.

January - Professor Alan Meese was elected to the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation.

January - Professor Nathan Oman co-authored an amicus brief for a dozen law professors in Zubik v. Burwell, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief argues that regulations requiring the insurance plan created by Little Sisters of the Poor to provide contraception and abortifacients substantially burdens the group's exercise of religion.

January - Professor James Stern presented his working paper "Intellectual Property and the Myth of Nonrivalry" at the Federalist Society's Annual Faculty Conference earlier this month, where he also spoke on a panel about income inequality and rent-seeking. 

January - Professor Paul Marcus was unanimously elected to the position of President-Elect of the Association of American Law Schools; he will become President in January 2017.

January - Professor Darian Ibrahim'sarticle, "Equity Crowdfunding: A Market for Lemons?" was published in the Minnesota Law Review. The article explores how raising money for startups has shifted to the Internet, with legal and practical ramifications.

January - Professor Aaron Bruhl 's article "Communicating the Canons: How Lower Courts React When the Supreme Court Changes the Rules of Statutory Interpretation" was published in the Minnesota Law Review.

January - Professor James Stern was invited to present at a conference at the University of Chicago this spring and a conference organized by James Penner at the National University of Singapore this coming summer.

January - Dean Davison M. Douglas has agreed to serve on the Deans Forum Steering Committee of the American Association of Law Schools. His term expires at the end of 2017.

January - The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Stryker v. Zimmer, a patent case in which Professor James Stern has been working with counsel, with argument scheduled for late February.