Faculty in the News
November 14 - Professor Timothy Zick was interviewed by Voice of America in its story "National Security Agency Squabbles with T-Shirt Maker Over Free Speech." Read the story and watch the video interview. Zick is the author of "Speech Out of Doors: Preserving First Amendment Liberties in Public Places" and "The Cosmopolitan First Amendment: Protecting Transborder Expressive and Religious Liberties," both published by Cambridge University Press.
November 11 (Veterans Day) - Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox, director of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr., Veterans Benefits Clinic, was a guest on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis on 89.5 FM (NPR's Norfolk, Va., affiliate). The program was devoted to the examining the challenges veterans face as they transition back to civilian life. Clinic student James Booth '14, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, and Medal of Honor recipient Sal A. Giunta also were guests on the show. Listen to the show.
October - Professor Adam M. Gershowitz was interviewed by the ABA Journal about how he uses his book "The Wire: Crime, Law and Policy" and the HBO series to teach students about criminal procedure issues. Read the story titled "The Wire 101: Law Prof Creates Textbook and Course Around Hit Show."
October 29 - Chancellor Professor of Law and Associate Dean Ronald Rosenberg's 2006 article "The Changing Culture of American Land Use Regulation: Paying for Growth with Impact Fees" (SSRN) was recently cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Justice Alito's majority opinion in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District. Read the story.
October 7 - Professor Timothy Zick has joined an amicus curiae brief with several other leading First Amendment scholars in McCullen v. Coakley, a case pending before the Supreme Court. Click here to read the brief (opens .pdf).
October 1 - Professor Linda Malone discussed recent developments in Syria that have drawn attention to America's role in the Middle East on HearSay with Cathy Lewis (89.5 Norfolk's NPR affiliate). Listen to the program. Prof. Malone's interview starts at ca. 23:00 into the program.
September 25 –Professor Shana Jones, Director and Managing Attorney of W&M Law School’s Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic, discussed a looming hike in the cost of flood insurance on HearSay with Cathy Lewis (89.5 Norfolk's NPR affiliate). Listen to the program. Prof. Jones’s interview starts at ca. 30:00 into the program.
September 23 - Professor Allison Orr Larsen's 2012 article in the Virginia Law Review was cited by Adam Liptak in the New York Times in his article titled "In Supreme Court Opinions, Web Links That Go Nowhere."
September 22 - Professor Adam M. Gershowitz commented on the use of license-plate readers and the need for the state legislature to decide how the data they collect can be used in a Daily Press (Va.) article titled "License Plate Readers: Is the Help to Police Worth the Price to Privacy?"
September 20 - Professor Alan Meese's Constitution Day Lecture at Ohio University is the subject of a story titled "Visiting Law Professor's Lecture on Free Speech Rights Draws Crowd."
September 11 - Professor Jennifer Franklin spoke at the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission’s (VIDC) Annual Public Defender’s Conference. Professor Franklin’s presentation “Making the Most of Your Appeal” focused on how to avoid procedural pitfalls that could prevent an appellate court from considering an appeal's merits and discussed steps to take to remedy an error once it has occurred.
August 27 - Professor Adam M. Gershowitz's presentation at the Court of Appeals of Virginia Law Clerks' Conference was titled "Significant Fourth Amendment Decisions From the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 and 2013."
August 26 - A forthcoming article by Professor Adam M. Gershowitz in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal is the subject of a post in the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog titled "What Seized Cell Phones and Leftovers Have in Common." Professor Gershowitz's article, "Seizing a Cell Phone Incident to Arrest: Data Extraction Devices, Faraday Bags, or Aluminum Foil as a Solution to the Warrantless Cell Phone Search Problem," will be published in 2014.
August 14 - An article (SSRN) by Professor Neal Devins and Michael Herz of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in the journal Law and Contemporary Problems was referenced in the Credit Union Times story titled "Experts Say Federal Reserve May Lack Authority to Appeal."
August 10 – Professor Adam M. Gershowitz spoke on a panel at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools about his book The Wire: Crime, Law, and Policy as well as using the television series to teach core criminal law and procedural concepts.
August 6 - PJ Media published a story titled "Congressman [Rob Wittman] Suggests VA Partnership with Law Schools to Help Backlogged Vets." According to the story, Rep. Wittman sees the Puller Clinic and HMVHE as providing a "'template' for a broader partnership program" involving law schools and the Veterans Administration. Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox serves as the clinic's managing attorney.
August 3 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin published an editorial in the Daily Press (Hampton Roads, Va.) on plea bargaining, modern justice and the Bill of Rights.
August 2 - The Virginia Gazette quoted Professor Fredric Lederer in its story "How to Defend John Mackay: Attorneys Say Jailhouse Interviews Work Against Him."
July 31 - The Daily Press (Hampton Roads, Va.) reported on the Lewis B. Puller, Jr., Veterans Benefits Clinic in its story titled "[Representative Rob] Wittman Sees Potential in W&M Veterans Clinic." Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox serves as the clinic's managing attorney.
July 26 - Professor Rebecca Green, Co-Director of the Election Law Program, was quoted in an Associated Press story titled "As Justice Department targets Texas, other states brace for new defense of voting laws." The story was published by news media around the nation including The Washington Post, NPR, ABC News, US News & World Report, Yahoo! News, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Huffington Post, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Sacramento Bee, The Monitor (Texas), and WAVY-TV 10.
July 10 –Professor Shana Jones, Director and Managing Attorney of W&M Law School’s Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic, discussed rising sea levels and insurance rates on HearSay with Cathy Lewis (89.5 Norfolk's NPR affiliate). Listen to the program. Prof. Jones’s interview starts at 30:45 into the program.
July 1 -Professor Allison Orr Larsen spoke about the DOMA and Proposition 8 rulings on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis, a program on WHRV 89.5 (Norfolk's NPR affiliate). Other guests on the program included Jeff Zarillo and Paul Katami, who were the plaintiffs in the Proposition 8 case. Listen to the program. Professor Larsen's interview starts at about 16:50 into the program.
June 30 -Professor Rebecca Green and Professor Allison Orr Larsen were quoted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch story titled "How the Supreme Court Has Changed the Nation in One Week."
June 29 - The Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference hosted a panel discussion on the highlights of the Court's 2012-13 term. Panelists included Linda Greenhouse (a reporter who covered the Court for The New York Times from 1978 to 2008), Professor Allison Orr Larsen, Professor John O. McGinnis (Dix Professor, Northwestern University Law School), and Theodore Olson (former Solictor General and co-counsel in Hollingsworth v. Perry). The panel was moderated by Professor A.E. Dick Howard (White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs, University of Virginia School of Law) with an introduction by Judge Roger Gregory. Watch it on C-SPAN.
June 26 - Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, was quoted in the Daily Press story "Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Ruling Leaves Many Questions in Virginia."
June 26 - Professor Allison Orr Larsen spoke about the Proposition 8 and DOMA rulings on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis, a program on WHRV 89.5 (Norfolk's NPR affiliate). Listen to the program (interview begins at around 7:00 into program).
June 26 - Governing.com quoted Professor Tara Grove in the story titled "What the Supreme Court's Proposition 8 Ruling Means for Voter-Approved Laws."
June 25 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin talked about social media as an underutilized resource of evidence in the story "WikiLeak Solider's Court-Martial Wrestles Online Evidence Rules." The story also has been published by NBCNews.com, YahooNews.com, and the Denver Post.
June 25 - Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, discussed the Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act and the implications for Virginia and North Carolina on on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis, a program on WHRV 89.5 (Norfolk's NPR affiliate). Listen to the program (interview begins at around 25:42 into program).
June 17 - Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, was quoted in an Arizona Republic story about the likelihood of future clashes concerning voter laws. She also discussed the opinion with Jacob Gershman of the Wall Street Journal Law Blog (requires subscription).
June 10 - Professor Neal Devins was quoted in an Associated Press story titled "Opponents of Cuomo's Abortion Bill Step Up in N.Y." about the unlikely prospect that Roe v. Wade will be struck down by the Supreme Court. The story was published in the Houston Chronicle, the Oneida (N.Y.) Daily Dispatch, the Press & Sun Chronicle (N.Y.), The Tribune (Ind.) and Wall Street Journal.
June 8 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin is quoted in a Dallas Morning News story about the clues that an on-line transaction may be fraudulent in the story titled "Vacation Rentals Risky, as Dallas Lawyer Learns the Hard Way." Read the story.
June 5 - Professor Patricia E. Roberts, director of Clinical Programs, and Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox, managing attorney, spoke about the work of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis, a radio program on WHRV 89.5 (Norfolk's NPR affiliate). Listen to the program (interview begins at 06:15).
June 4 - Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, discussed the restoration of voting rights to nonviolent felons in Virginia on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis, a radio program on WHRV 89.5 (Norfolk's NPR affiliate). Listen to the program (interview begins at 09:00).
June 3 & 4 - Professor James Dwyer discussed research concerning programs that allow women to keep their babies in prison on HLN's "Raising America" show. Read the story, "Babies Behind Bars: Motherly Love or Abuse?" Watch the June 3 segment. Watch the June 4 segment.
May 27 - Professor James Dwyer spoke about programs that allow mothers to keep their babies with them in prison on "The Current," a radio show produced by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation. Listen to the program.
May 27 - A story titled "Law School Clinics Seen as Possible Way to Help Reduce VA Backlog on Vets' Disability Benefits" (alternate title "Vets Disability Benefits: Law Schools Curb Backlog") featured the work of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr., Veterans Benefits Clinic and interviews with Professor Patricia Roberts and Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox. The story was shared via the Associated Press's wire service and published by more than 80 media outlets. These outlets included ABC News, Businessweek, CNBC, the Houston Chronicle, the Huffington Post, the Miami Herald, NPR, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Sacramento Bee, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and The Washington Post.
May 23 - WVEC (ABC's Hampton Roads affiliate) interviewed Professor 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.
May 23 - Dean Davison M. Douglas shared his thoughts in the USNews.com story "Use First Year of Law School to Prepare for the Bar."
May 22 - Professor Jennifer Franklin, assistant director of the Legal Practice Program, was quoted in an Office of Communications' story titled "Kaufman & Canoles Recognize First-Year Students for Legal Writing." Read the story.
May 14 - Professor Patricia E. Roberts, director of Clinical Programs, is quoted in the Office of Communication's story titled "Senator Warner Says W&M Legal Clinic Offers a Solution to Nation's Backlog of Veterans' Disability Claims." Read the story.
May 13 - The Election Law Society's press release, titled "William & Mary Law Students Draft Report on Election Delays in 2012 for ABA Committee," quoted Election Law Program co-director Rebecca Green. Read the press release.
May 12 - At the Law School's Diploma Ceremony, Professor Allison Orr Larsen was honored with the Walter L. Williams, Jr., Memorial Teaching Award, given by the graduating class to a member of the faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching. Read the story.
May 12 - Professors Susan Grover and Trotter Hardy were the 2013 recipients of the John Marshall Award, given during the Law School's Diploma Ceremony. This award is bestowed each year to a member, or members, of the faculty or staff who have demonstrated character, leadership, and a spirit of selfless service to the Law School community. Read the story.
May 11 - Professor Fredric Lederer received the inaugural George Wythe Society Award. Professor Lederer received the honor during the Law School's Awards Ceremony at the Kimball Theater in Williamsburg. Read the story.
April 30 - The Daily Press (Va.) quoted Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox in a story titled "Cutting the VA Backlog: William and Mary May Have National Model." Professor Simcox is the managing attorney of the Law School's Lewis B. Puller, Jr., Veterans Benefits Clinic.
April 29 - 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, was quoted in a story titled "Sussex County Family Fights to Face Daughter's Killer," published in NorthJersey.com.
April 24 - Professor Patricia E. Roberts and Dean Davison M. Douglas are quoted in the Office of Communications' story titled "Pro Bono Award Recognizes Veterans Clinic's Volunteer Attorneys and Law Students." Read the story.
April 23 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin spoke on "Hearsay with Cathy Lewis" on WHRV 89.5 (Norfolk's NPR affiliate) about legal issues surrounding the questioning and the unfolding legal case against the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. Read the story and listen to the interview.
April 2 - Professor Lynda Butler, director of the William & Mary Property Rights Project, was quoted in the Office of Communication's story titled "Merrill to Receive 2013 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize." Read the story.
March 28 - 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 story.
March 23 - Professor Linda Malone was quoted in an Associated Press story titled "Va.'s 'Rocket Docket' Takes on International Cases."
March 19 - Professor Eric Chason, director of the William & Mary Tax Conference, appeared in an on-camera interview conducted by the Office of University Relations titled "New Taxes Will Not Lead to Financial Instability." Read the story and watch the video.
March 9 - Professor of Law and Director of The Wolf Law Library James Heller was quoted in a Daily Press article titled "Virginia's Open Records Law Presumes Everything Is Public." Read the story. He also was quoted in a related article, published on March 11, titled "Most Local Budgets Are Just a Few Clicks Away." Read the story.
March 8 - Professor Cynthia Ward discussed the standards of competency in a Daily Press article titled "York Hit and Run Case Still Pending After Two Years."
March 4 - Professor Vivian Hamilton spoke to WTKR-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 was quoted about the case in stories published by WTVR-TV and by the Daily Press.
February 22 - Doug Chapin of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota blogged 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 - Professor Fredric Lederer was quoted by the Williamburg-Yorktown Daily in a story titled "Fairy Tale Trial Teaches 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 - Professor Linda Malone was 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. Professor Malone served as a pro bono counsel for Dr. Quan, who had been detained in Vietnam since April 2012.
January 16 - 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."