Faculty in the News
May 23, 2013 - WVEC (ABC's Hampton Roads affiliate) interviewed Professor of the Practice of Law Stacey-Rae Simcox and former clinic student Kevin Barrett '13 about the work of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr., Veterans Benefits Clinic. Watch the video.
April 30, 2013 - The Daily Press (Virginia) quotes Professor of the Practice of Law Stacey-Rae Simcox in a story titled "Cutting the VA Backlog: William and Mary May Have National Model." Simcox is the managing attorney of the Law School's Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic.
April 29, 2013 - Professor Jayne Barnard, who was the first to propose that people harmed by economic crimes should be able to present victim-impact testimony (also known as victim allocution) at sentence hearings, is quoted in a story titled "Sussex County Familty Fights to Face Daughter's Killer," published in NorthJersey.com.
March 28, 2013 - The New York Times in an article titled “For Obama, Tricky Balancing Act in Enforcing Defense of Marriage Act" cited a 2012 Columbia Law Review article by University of Virginia law professor Saikrishna Prakash and Professor Neal Devins and ("The Indefensible Duty to Defend," SSRN). Read the New York Times article.
March 23, 2013 - Professor Linda Malone is quoted in a March 23 Virginian-Pilot story titled "Va.'s 'Rocket Docket' Takes on International Cases."
March 9, 2013 - Professor of Law and Director of The Wolf Law Library James Heller is quoted in a Daily Press article titled "Virginia's Open Records Law Presumes Everything Is Public." He also is quoted in a related article, published on March 11, titled "Most Local Budgets Are Just a Few Clicks Away."
March 8, 2013 - Professor Cynthia Ward discusses the standards of competency in a Daily Press article titled "York Hit and Run Case Still Pending After Two Years."
March 4, 2013 - Professor Vivian Hamilton spoke to WVEC-TV about an eight-year-old girl in Virginia who was expected to appear in court via closed-circuit TV during the trial of her parents. The parents were accused of felony child abuse and neglect after allegedly keeping the child in a cage. Professor Hamilton also is quoted about the case in stories published by WTVR-TV and by the Daily Press.
March 1, 2013 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin commented on the legality of law enforcement agencies' use of surveillance cameras in public places in a story published by the Daily Press (Hampton Roads, Va.)
February 22, 2013 - Doug Chapin of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota blogs about participating in the symposium hosted by the Election Law Society. The society is the student arm of the Election Law Program; Professor Rebecca Green is the program's co-director . Read the blog.
February 13, 2013 - Professor Fredric Lederer is quoted by the Williamburg-Yorktown Daily in a story titled "Fairy Tale Trial Teachs Law to Elementary Students." The trial, staged by our students, introduced the youngsters to basic legal concepts such as the roles of counsels, juries, and judges. A broadcast story on the trial is available on the WCVE-FM website. The station is an affiliate of National Public Radio.
January 30, 2013 - Professor Linda Malone is quoted in stories published by international media including CNN, the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, the Sacramento Bee, and Radio Free Asia about Vietnam's release of American citizen and democracy activist Nguyen Quoc Quan. Malone served as a pro bono counsel for Dr. Quan, who had been detained in Vietnam since April 2012.
January 16, 2013 - Professor Neal Devins, director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law, was asked about the prospects that the abortion issue will be on the Supreme Court docket in a Gannett News Service story titled "Rules, Laws Put Limits on Abortions."