Faculty Activities

2017

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Rodney K. Adams

February - Professor Rodney Adams published a chapter titled “Trial: Defendant’s Perspective,” in the 2017 Edition of VCLE’s Medical Malpractice Law in Virginia.

February - Professor Rodney Adams co-authored an article with Lucian Roberts III on patient discharge. The article was published by the Richmond Academy of Medicine.

January - Professor Rodney Adams published the Fourth Edition of his book,  Virginia Medical Law

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Elizabeth Armistead Andrews

June - Professor Elizabeth Andrews was asked to lead a stakeholder workshop to help the Hampton Roads Sanitation District develop the framework for monitoring and overseeing its proposed groundwater injection project.

April 28 - Professor Elizabeth Armistead Andrews participated on a panel at the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia’s Spring Meeting.

April 4-6 - Professor Elizabeth Armistead Andrews participated on two panels at the annual Environment Virginia Symposium, held at the Virginia Military Institute. The first panel concerned the legal and policy challenges facing working waterfronts in Virginia; the second was about the Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding Resiliency, a partnership among VCPC, VIMS, and ODU.

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Jeffrey Bellin

Spring - Professor Jeffrey Bellin was named a University Professor of Teaching Excellence for a three-year term.

April - Professor Jeffrey Bellin’s article “Reassessing Prosecutorial Power Through the Lens of Mass Incarceration” was accepted for publication in the Michigan Law Review, and his article “The Silence Penalty” was accepted for publication in the Iowa Law Review.

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David Boelzner

August - Professor David Boelzner discussed the history of veterans benefits and current issues on a panel at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown as part of the museum's special exhibition "AfterWARd: The Revolutionary War Veterans Who Built America."

June - Professor David E. Boelzner became Co-Director of the Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic.

Summer - Professor David E. Boelzner will co-author (with Stacey-Rae Simcox) a textbook for veterans practice, focused particularly on clinics. The book will be published by Carolina Academic Press.

May 16 - Professor David Boelzner gave a presentation about the Puller Clinic at the Veterans Summit, a meeting of agencies that assist veterans, held at Hunton & Williams in Richmond.

April 13 - Professor David Boelzner, Liz Tarloski, and Caleb Stone presented on veterans benefits claims and the important of medical evidence to an audience of more than thirty members of the Hampton VA Medical Center Mental Health staff.

March 31 - Professor David Boelzner presented on veterans benefits as part of a CLE sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel at the University of Richmond.

March 21 - Professor David Boelzner participated in a panel discussion of veterans’ issues at a student forum held at Washington & Lee Law School.

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Tillman Breckenridge

February - Professors Tillman Breckenridge and Aaron-Andrew Bruhl submitted a Supreme Court amicus brief in Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates, Inc., a case concerning the Article III standing of interveners.

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Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

May 22-24 - Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl attended the annual meeting of the American Law Institute. He was elected to the ALI in 2014.

February - Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl’s article, “One Good Plaintiff Is Not Enough,” was accepted for publication in the Duke Law Journal.

February - Professors Aaron-Andrew Bruhl and Tillman Breckenridge submitted a Supreme Court amicus brief in Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates, Inc., a case concerning the Article III standing of interveners. 

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Jay Butler

Spring - Professor Jay Butler’s article “Amnesty for Even the Worst Offenders” was accepted for publication in the Washington University Law Review.

Spring - Professor Jay Butler presented his paper “Business in the Breach” as part of the Culp Colloquium at Duke Law School and presented his paper “Amnesty for Even the Worst Offenders” at a faculty workshop at Wake Forest. He also moderated a panel on emerging norms in the law of war at a conference at Arizona State titled “The Forefront of International Law” and, with Professor Nancy Combs and Professor Evan Criddle, hosted an international law roundtable here at the Law School.

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Eric D. Chason

April - Professor Eric Chason was selected to serve on the search committee for the 28th president of William & Mary. Learn more about the committee members.

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Nancy Combs

June 1 - Professor Nancy Combs presented “International Criminal Law Scholarship: A Retrospective and Look at New Directions” at an Experts’ Seminar on the International Criminal Court, hosted by Washington University School of Law.

March - Processor Nancy Combs' article “Deconstructing the Epistemic Challenges to Mass Atrocity Prosecutions” was accepted for publication in the Washington and Lee Law Review.

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Evan J. Criddle

Summer - Professor Evan J. Criddle presented his paper “Guardians of Legal Order: The Dual Commissions of Public Fiduciaries” at a workshop hosted by UCLA School of Law.

Spring - Professor Evan J. Criddle was elected to a three-year term as chair of the American Society of International Law’s International Legal Theory Interest Group. He also presented “Second-Order Fiduciary Duties” at Notre Dame and “Human Rights in Emergencies: Three Legal Models” at Case Western.

April 13 - The University of Oxford Business Law Blog featured by invitation forthcoming scholarship by Professor Evan J. CriddleRead Professor Criddle's post about his new paper, "The Method in Fiduciary Law's Mixed Messages."

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Neal E. Devins

June - Professor Larsen and Neal Devins' recent article, "The Amicus Machine," was featured in a recent podcast about the Supreme Court called "First Mondays," hosted by Dan Epps and Ian Samuel.

Spring - Professor Neal E. Devins’s article “The Vanishing Common Law Judge?” (with David Klein) was published by the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. A Chinese language edition of Neal’s book The Democratic Constitution (with Lou Fisher) was published by Oxford.


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James Dwyer

June 4-7 - Professor James Dwyer presented “The Role of Race When Interests of Children and Parents Conflict” at the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights, held in Dublin.

Spring - Professor James Dwyer will serve as editor of the Oxford Handbook of Children and the Law. He also authored an amicus brief, on behalf of experts in child welfare law, in South Carolina Department of Social Services v. Smith, an adoption case pending in the South Carolina Supreme Court.

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Adam Gershowitz

March - Professor Adam Gershowitz was a reviewer and commenter for four papers at Arizona State University’s conference on criminal justice reform. Professor Gershowitz also organized the Bill of Rights Journal’s symposium on “Big Data, National Security, and the Fourth Amendment."

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Iria Giuffrida

June - Professor Giuffrida, Fred Lederer, and the Center for Legal and Court Technology agreed to provide legal expertise in support of a Virginia Space Grant Consotium National Security Agency grant proposal to educate high school students in cyber security.

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Michael S. Green

April 1 - Professor Michael S. Green participated in a Roundtable on Law and Theoretical Disagreement, held at Duke University School of Law and organized by Stephen Sachs.

February 27 - Professor Michael Green participated in a roundtable at the University of Milan on the two-volume Pragmatics and Law (Springer 2016-17), to which Professor Green contributed a chapter.

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Rebecca Green

June - Professor Rebecca Green joined a group of Virginia law professors to file an amicus brief supporting petitioners' appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia in Vesilind v. Virginia State Board of Elections.

May 31-June 2 - Professor Rebecca Green presented her paper “The Surveillance Gap” (with Michele Gilman) at the Tenth Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference, hosted by Berkeley Law School.

June 30 - Professor Rebecca Green joined a group of Virginia law professors to file an amicus brief supporting petitioners’ appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia in Vesilind v. Virginia State Board of Elections. Read the story.

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Tara Leigh Grove

June - Professor Tara Leigh Grove spoke at a Workshop for Judges of the Fourth Circuit entitled "Credibility, Courts and the Constitution: Judging in Interesting Times."  Professor Grove's panel was on "Constitutional Issues in Litigation Between State and Federal Governments."

March - Professor Tara Leigh Grove was invited to speak at the Judicial Conference for the Fourth Circuit on “Constitutional Litigation Between State and Federal Governments” this June.

March 31 - Professor Tara Leigh Grove served as a senior commentator at the Ninth Annual Junior Federal Courts Conference, held at Emory University School of Law.

February 11 - Professor Tara Leigh Grove presented her paper “The Origins (and Fragility) of Judicial Independence” at the University of Virginia School of Law. 

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Susan S. Grover

March - Professor Susan Grover was the 2017 recipient of the College’s Aceto Award, which recognizes an employee who “exhibits a commitment to the core values of William & Mary, proven leadership capabilities in working with students, faculty, and staff, and a record of outstanding individual service to the university.”

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Laura A. Heymann

May 17-18 - Professor Laura Heymann served as a senior commentator at the Ninth Annual Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property Workshop, held at Michigan State.

April - Professor Laura A. Heymann’s essay, “Reading Together and Apart: Juries, Courts, and Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law” (SSRN), a response to Zahr K. Said’s “A Transactional Theory of the Reader in Copyright Law,” 102 Iowa L. Rev. 605 (2017), was published by the Iowa Law Review Online.

April 7 - Professor Laura Heymann was a panelist at a conference titled “The Art and Science of the IP Deal,” held at the University of Washington School of Law.

March 23 - Professor Laura Heymann presented “Does a Trademark Mean?” at a faculty workshop at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. The article will appear as a book chapter in a forthcoming volume on trademark law published by Edward Elgar.

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Darian Ibrahim

January - Professor Darian Ibrahim’s article “Equity Crowdfunding: A Market for Lemons?,” 100 Minn. L. Rev. 561 (2016), was one of eight articles published in 2016 that was selected for republication in the Securities Law Review (Donald Langevoort, ed.). Read the article.

January - Professor Darian Ibrahim’s article “Intrapreneurship,” was published in the Washington & Lee Law Review. Read the article.

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Christina Jones

August - Visiting Professor Christina Jones directed the 7th annual Institute for Special Education Advocacy where twenty attorneys and thrity-five advocates attended more than 27 hours of comprehensive programming.

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Eric A. Kades

June 21 - Professor Eric Kades's article "A Progressive Federal Tax Credit for State Tax Payments" appeared on Inequality.org (a project of the Institute for Policy Studies). Go to the article. Read a more detailed version of this article published in the Louisiana Law Review (SSRN).

May - Professor Eric A. Kades’s article "Straitjacket: Wider Implications of the Natural Property Rights Case That Regressive Taxation Is a Taking" (SSRN), was accepted for publication in the UC Davis Law Review.

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Angela King

August - Professor Angela King served on the Educators Focused on Solutions panel at the Resilient Virginia conference in Richmond.

April - Professor Angela King’s article “Flooding Resilience in the Commonwealth” (with Emily Steinhilber) was published in the Virginia Lawyer.

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Allison Orr Larsen

June - Professor Allison Orr Larsen presented a draft of her article, "Constitutional Law in an Age of Alternative Facts," at the ICON Public Law conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of a panel on "The Role of Facts in Constitutional Adjudication."

June - Professor Larsen and Neal Devins' recent article, "The Amicus Machine," was featured in a recent podcast about the Supreme Court called "First Mondays," hosted by Dan Epps and Ian Samuel.

June 10 - The Harvard Law Review Forum featured an essay by Professor Allison Orr Larsen in its Modern Courts Commentary Series. Read Professor Larsen's commentary, "Judicial Factfinding in an Age of Rapid Change: Creative Reforms from Abroad."

Spring - Professor Allison Orr Larsen spoke to a group of judicial assistants from the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom as part of a program organized by the American Inns of Court.

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Fredric I. Lederer

August - Professor Lederer's newest book Basic Advocacy and Litigation in a Changing World was published by Wolters Kluwer.

Summer - Professor Fredric I. Lederer’s book chapter “Access to Justice” was published in Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology, edited by Jonathan Lazar and Michael Ashley Stein and published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Professor Lederer also taught at the University of Montreal’s Cyberjustice Summer School, participated in NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering’s GovLab’s online conference on “Countering Judicial Corruption” and taught an introductory law class to high school students.

Spring - Professor Fredric I. Lederer spoke at a gathering of senior Cisco Advanced Security Group members at a meeting held in the Outer Banks. His talk was titled “Law, Lawyers, and Technologists.”

January - Professor Fredric I. Lederer and the CLCT received a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to educate judges and lawyers about the legal issues relating to the “Internet of things” and digital information. 

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Linda Malone

Summer - Professor Linda A. Malone presented before the ALI annual meeting (via Skype) on U.S.-China relations in environmental regulation, as part of an ongoing book project with the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Professor Malone also attended the annual meeting of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, held June 1-3 in the Philippines. Her presentation on U.S. climate change regulation had to be rewritten at 3 a.m. local time, when the President announced withdrawal from the Paris Accord.

Paul Marcus

August - Professor Paul Marcus's chapter "The Evolution [or is it Revolution] of Defamation Standards in the United States: The Impact of New York Times v. Sullivan" was published in Comparative Perspectives on Freedom of Expression.

June - Professor Paul Marcus' article "Does Atkins Make a Difference in Non-Capital Cases?" was recently quoted at length by the Oregon Supreme Court in State v. Ryan.  The unanimous court found the defendant's sentence was unconstitutional because the trial judge failed to consider evidence of defendant's intellectual disability.

Summer - Professor Paul Marcus spoke at the Fourth Circuit judges’ workshop in Baltimore on “The Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment.”  He also participated on a panel on teaching criminal law at the Washington, D.C., conference of the AALS Section on Criminal Justice.

April - Professor Paul Marcus spoke at the University of Dayton School of Law on “Current Issues in Legal Education."

March 6 - Professor Paul Marcus spoke at his alma mater, UCLA Law School, on the future of legal education.

February - Professor Paul Marcus visited the University of Tennessee College of Law where he spoke to faculty and students on current issues in legal education and gave a talk on “The Interrogation of Minors.”

January - Professor Paul Marcus was also installed as President of the Association of American Law Schools at the organization’s annual meeting in San Francisco, where he gave several talks and served as the host to a large number of academics and judges from other nations.

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Thomas J. McSweeney

June - Professor Thomas McSweeney presented "After Bracton: Redefining the Audience for Legal Literature in the Later Thirteenth Century" at the British Legal History Conference.

February - Professor Thomas McSweeney’s article “Salvation by Statute: Magna Carta, Legislation, and the King’s Soul” was published in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal.

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Alan J. Meese

June - Professor Alan J. Meese's symposium essay, "Justice Scalia and Sherman Act Textualism," was published in the Notre Dame Law Review and was the subject of his February presentation at the conference: Justice Scalia and the Federal Courts.

March - Professor Alan J. Meese received the William Small Award for Faculty Excellence from the Society for the College. The Society for the College is an independent organization of alumni, students, faculty, and friends of William & Mary.

February - Professor Alan J. Meese participated in a conference at Notre Dame Law School honoring Justice Scalia’s contribution to the field of federal courts. Professor Meese's paper, “Justice Scalia and Sherman Act Textualism,” will be published in the Notre Dame Law Review.

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Nate Oman

August - Professor Nate Oman filed an amicus brief attacking the travel ban in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 21 scholars of religious history.  

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Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec

August - Professor Sarah Rajec presented In Rem Rights in Patents at the IP Scholars Conference at Cardozo Law.

June 2-4 - Professor Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec was selected as a fellow for the 2017 National Conference, hosted by the University of Houston Law Center’s IPIL Institute and held in Santa Fe.

June 1 - Professor Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec blogged on PatentlyO.com about the Supreme Court's opinion in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Inc. in a post titled "Will International Patent Exhaustion Bring Free Trade in Patented Goods?" Read the post.

Spring - Professor Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec presented “In Rem Rights in IP” at a symposium held at Texas A&M University School of Law on March 31 and April 1 titled “Intellectual Property and Global Development: Fifty Years After Stockholm.” She also presented the paper on April 4 as part of the Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium.

March 2 - Professor Sarah Rajec’s article “The Intellectual Property Hostage in Trade Retaliation,” 76 Md. L. Rev. 169 (2016), was reviewed by Pam Samuelson (Berkeley) on JOTWELL. Read the review

February 17-18 - Professor Sarah Rajec served as a commentator for a paper presented at a conference on patent damages, held at the University of Texas School of Law.

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William Richardson

August - Professor William Richardson was invited, and has accepted the invitation, to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

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Crystal S. Shin

May 26 - Professor Crystal S. Shin was selected as a co-recipient of the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award. Read the announcement.

March - Professor Crystal S. Shin presented a CLE session titled “Special Education Eligibility: A Pro Bono Training to Assist Children with Disabilities in the Public School System” to Richmond area attorneys in an effort to train more pro bono attorneys who can assist low-income parents on special education matters. 

March - Professor Crystal S. Shin presented two workshops on special education law to parents and guardians at the 2017 Peninsula Post Adoption Services Conference.

January - Professor Crystal S. Shin was recently appointed to the AALS Clinical Legal Education Committee.

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James Y. Stern

Summer -  Professor James Y. Stern’s article “The Essential Structure of Property Law” was published in the Michigan Law Review. Learn more on SSRN.

His recent presentations include: “The Usefulness Problem in Intellectual Property Law” at a faculty workshop at Ohio State and at the Mid-Atlantic Junior Faculty Workshop at the University of Richmond; “Intellectual Property and the Myth of Nonrivalry” at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at the Antonin Scalia Law School;  and “Intellectual Possession” at the annual meeting of the American Law and Economics Association, held at Yale Law School on May 12-13.

Spring - Professor James Y. Stern’s article “What Is the Right to Exclude and Why Does It Matter?” will be published in Property Theory: Legal and Political Perspectives (Cambridge University Press).

January - Professor James Y. Stern presented “Intellectual Property and the Myth of Non-Rivalry” at a faculty workshop at the University of Chicago Law School.

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Christie Warren

July 6 - Professor Christie S. Warren presented “The Role of Law and Legal Systems in Creating, Perpetuating, and Resolving Conflict” at the Fifth Annual Contemporary Fiqhi Issues Workshop, held at the Al-Mahdi Institute in Birmingham, England.

June - Professor Christie S. Warren participated in a workshop with Yemeni politicians and academics on the draft constitution that is part of the ongoing peace talks. The workshop was held at the European University Institute.

Spring - Professor Christie S. Warren was invited to attend the seventh annual "State of the Union" conference hosted by the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, on May 4-6. Read her post about the conference on the website of the Fulbright Schuman Program. Warren, the Founding Director of the Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, is the 2016-17 Fulbright-Schuman Chair at the EUI. She also taught two courses at EUI to doctoral candidates and post-doctoral fellows; met with Justice Koen Lenaerts, President of the European Court of Justice, and Ambassador Anthony Gardner; and co-sponsored an address titled “Sudan and South Sudan: Prognosis for Peace” with U.N. Special Envoy Nicholas Haysom.

March - Professor Christie Warren was reappointed as a constitutional advisor in Ukraine. Whereas her past work there supported the constitutional reform process, she is now advising on implementation strategies, including enabling legislation, for the successfully amended constitution.

March - Professor Christie Warren traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania, to train a group of Azeri human rights lawyers on implementing long-term human rights programs in Azerbaijan. Because the training could not be conducted in Azerbaijan due to anti-assembly laws and speech restrictions, the lawyers were brought to Lithuania for training.

February - Professor Christie Warren’s article on “Islam and Constitutions” was accepted for publication in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion.

January - Professor Christie Warren gave the keynote presentation at the Fulbright Seminar on the European Union in Brussels and Luxembourg. Her talk, titled “Rebalancing Reconstruction: Law’s Role Creating, Maintaining, and Resolving Conflict,” summarized her work to date on her Fulbright research agenda. 

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