William and Mary Law School

Faculty in the News

2014

December 17 - Professor Laura R. Killinger was quoted by People Magazine in a story titled "Stephen Collins Apologizes for Sexual Abuse: Experts Weigh In." Read the story.

December 12 - Professor Laura Heymann was featured in CardHub’s study examining Financial Product Disclosures. Read the story.

December 12 - The ABA News highlighted Professor Fred Lederer's Fall 2014 article in the The Judges’ Journal,  "Judging in the Age of Technology." Read the article.

December 8 - Professor Alan J. Meese signed a letter (opens .pdf), along with 31 other scholars, calling upon the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  to participate in rulemaking by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on so-called "Net Neutrality." The letter urged the FTC to advise the FCC that a per se ban on paid prioritization contradicts modern antitrust principles. The Washington Post, The Hill, and PC World have reported on the letter.

December 8 - CNN Opinion published Professor Jeffrey Bellin's essay on why "states should adopt a first step of providing for an independent, special counsel to investigate police deadly force cases." Read his essay.

December 2 - Professor Timothy Zick was interviewed by Bloomberg Radio about the Elonis "true threats" case.  Listen to the podcast.

December 2 - Professor Alan J. Meese was quoted by Econ Focus (Vol. 18, No. 2) in an article about the takeover fight involving the Dollar Store, Family Dollar, and Dollar General. Read the article. Econ Focus is a quarterly publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

November 26 - The Arizona Republic quoted Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, in the story titled "Barber Sues to Recount 133 Votes in McSally [Congressional] Race."  Read the story.

November 26 - In a story in The Flat Hat, a newspaper edited by students at the College of William & Mary, Professors Darryl Cunningham and Patricia Roberts were quoted about the Domestic Violence Clinic's recent receipt of a Department of Justice grant. Read the story.

November 25 - The Virginia Gazette interviewed Professor James Dwyer about the regulation of homeschooling in an article about homeschooling in the local community. Read the story.

November 21 - CBS Sports published a story titled "Antitrust Law Professors Support NCAA's O'Bannon Appeal." Read the story. Professor Alan J. Meese was among the 15 antitrust scholars who signed the amicus brief [view on SSRN] in O'Bannon v. NCAA. The brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of the NCAA, takes issue with a critical aspect of the district court's reasoning.

November 19 - Professor Neal Devins, director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law, recently participated in a panel hosted by the Federalist Society at its national convention titled "Federalism: The President's Duty To Take Care That the Law Be Faithfully Executed." The Huffington Post covered the panel and Professor Devins was among experts quoted. Read the story.

November 18 - Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, was quoted about what legislators can do in the story titled "Court Rulings Impact Elections in 2014" published on The Canvass, a newsletter for legislatures published by the National Conference of State Legislators.  Read the story.

November 14 - Professors Paul Marcus and Adam Gershowitz had an on-camera discussion about the impact of the 2013-14 Supreme Court decision involving police searches of cell phones. Watch the video.

November 13 - Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer was quoted by the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily about a bill going before Virginia's governor that would prevent cancellation of health policies. Read the story.

November 12 - Professor Adam Gershowitz was interviewed by the public radio station in Charlottesville, Va., WINA, about recent case in which prosecutors tried to compel a suspect to produce the password to his cell phone in Virginia Beach, Va.  In the case, the court concluded that the 5th Amendment forbid the production of the password. Listen to the interview.

November 12 - Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, was quoted in the Bloomberg News story, "Landmark Voting Law Creates Role Reversal in Court Clash." Read the story.

November 9 - Professor Lynda L. Butler, director of the William & Mary Property Rights Project, was quoted by the Roanoke Times in the story titled "Landowner Rights vs. Public Need in Battle Over Pipeline Route." Read the article.

November 7 - Professor Tim Zick is featured in the open source documentary film, Preempting Dissent.  Excerpts from the film can be found here. According to its creators, the film “exposes the political, social, and economic roots of preemptive forms of protest policing and their manifestations in spatial tactics[.]”

November 5 - Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the W&M Election Law Program, was quoted in an Associated Press story titled "Virginia Election Officials Look into Machine Glitches." Read the story on The Washington Post website.

November 2 - Professor Thomas McSweeney was quoted in the Sunday edition of  the Washington Post in a story about Magna Carta. His quote also appeared in an online version of the story published on October 31 titled "Two Magna Cartas in D.C." Read the article.

October 31 - Bloomberg Radio interviewed Professor Laura Heymann for a story on Seidman v. Chobani, LLC, a case pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that concerns the use of the HOW trademark. Listen to the interview.

October 27 - Professor Nathan Oman was among legal and business experts who weighed in on these questions in the Travel section of the Los Angeles Times: Do airlines have to honor seat reservations? And, what is your recourse as a consumer if they don't? Read the article. The story was also carried by the Daily Press (Va.).

October 15 – Professor James Dwyer’s paper on litigation thwarting same sex marriage success (SSRN) received notice in The National Review Online

October 13 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin was a guest of Michael Best on Bloomberg Radio and discussed a recent Supreme Court case concerning whether or not a juror may testify about statements made by other jurors during deliberations.  Listen to the podcast.

October 6 - Professor Allison Orr Larsen was a guest on "The Colbert Report." She discussed her Virginia Law Review article, titled "The Trouble with Amicus Facts." Watch the video. Her appearance was noted by Virginia media, including WAVY-TV 10, WWBT-NBC 12, the Daily Press, the Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily, and the Virginia Gazette.

October 6 - The Virginia Gazette quoted Allison Orr Larsen about the recent Fourth Circuit court opinion in an article titled "Williamsburg Courthouse Issues Marriage License to Same-Sex Couples." Read the story.

October 6 - Professor Timothy Zick was a guest of Hearsay with Cathy Lewis (WHRO FM, NPR). He spoke during a segment of the program devoted to discussion about the Supreme Court's denial of review of petitions concerning bans on same-sex marriage. Listen to the interview (begins about 06:20).

September 29 - The Associated Press quoted Professor Rebecca Green in a story titled "As GOP's Roberts and Foe Battle, Arcane Legal Dispute Could Upend Kansas Senate Race Again." The story was published in US News

September 29 - Professor Laura A. Heymanns article “The Grammar of Trademarks” (SSRN) was cited by the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in its opinion in Elliot v. Google, Inc., in support of its decision that consumer use of “google” as a verb did not render the “Google” trademark generic.

September 29 - Brookings quoted Professor Allison Orr Larsen's article "The Trouble with Amicus Facts." Read the article

September 25 - Our website featured a story about Professor Thomas McSweeney whose work on Magna Carta is featured in two anniversary volumes published by the American Bar Association and the Library of Congress. Read the story.

September 26 – Professor Jayne Barnard is one of six new board members for WHRO Public Media. Read the story.

September 18 - Professor Adam Gershowitz was interviewed by Southern California Public Radio's Take Two program for the story titled  "Apple iOS8 Keeps User Data Private, Even from Police." Read the story.

September 12 - Professor Timothy Zick was among the First Amendment scholars interviewed by PolitiFact.com for the story titled "Ted Cruz Says SNL's Lorne Michaels Could Be Jailed under Democratic-Backed Amendment." Read the story.

September 11 - Professor Fredric I. Lederer was quoted on Iowa Public Radio about remote testimony in civil trials. Listen.  

September 8 - Professor Timothy Zick's latest book, The Cosmopolitan First Amendment, was featured in Law and Politics Book Review, a publication of the American Political Science Association's Law and Courts Section.  Read the review.

September 5 & 7 - The Washington Post published an op-ed by Professor Jeffrey Bellin in its September 7 Sunday print edition titled "Criminalizing Politics."  The op-ed also was made available on line on September 5:  "What the McDonnell Verdict Says about U.S. Politics."

September 5 - Professor Adam M. Gershowitz was quoted in an article by the Daily Press titled "The McDonnell's Legal Battles are Far From Over." Read the article

September 3 - Hearsay with Cathy Lewis (WHRO FM, NPR) interviewed Professor Jeffrey Bellin about the trial of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell.  Listen to the interview(begins around 02.25).

September 2 - The Associated Press quoted Professor Jeffrey Bellin in the story titled "Ex-Virginia Governor's Corruption Case Goes to Jury." The story was published in USA Today, the Washington Post, and ABC News.com.

September 2 - The Virginian-Pilot spoke to Professor Adam Gershowitz for a story as jury deliberations began in the trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife. Read the story.

September 1 - New York Times reporter Adam Liptak cited findings by Professor Allison Orr Larsen in a story titled "Seeking Justice, Justices Settle for What Briefs Tell Them.'" Read the story. The story referenced her July 30 guest post on the Bishop Madison blog.

August 31 - The Associated Press quoted Professor Jeffrey Bellin in the story titled "Five Things to Know about Former Virginia Governor Trial." The story was published by ABCNews.com, NBC Washington.com, and Salon.com.

August 31 - Professor Nathan B. Oman and Professor Alan J. Meese were quoted in an article by Deseret News titled "Drew Clark: Religious Freedom is More Than a Right to Speak and Assemble." Ready the story.

August 23 - The Associated Press interviewed Professor Adam Gershowitz about the defense strategy in the trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. The AP story appeared in ABCNews.com, the Daily Mail, the News and Advance, the Seattle Times, USA Today, and WAVY-TV 10.

August 19 - Professor Allison Orr Larsen was  a guest on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis to discuss the news that barring a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court, same-sex marriage will soon become legal in Virginia. Listen to the show (interview begins around 04:32).

August 16 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin was quoted by the Associated Press about the defense team's strategy in the story titled "Unflattering Portrait of Ex-Va. First Lady Emerges." The AP story appeared in the Washington Post, the Virginian-Pilot, and nbcwashington.com (Washington, DC).

August 15 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin was quoted in Politico about the challenges facing prosecutors as former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell prepares to take the stand at his trial.

August 13 - CNET reported on a new paper by Professor Adam Gershowitz in the story titled "Bills Banning Google Glass While Driving Are Toothless, Professor Says."

August 13 - Reporter Jacob Gershman blogged about a new paper by Professor Adam Gershowitz in the Wall Street Journal Law Blog.  Read the post titled "Proposed Google Glass Driving Bans 'Unenforceable,' Says Professor."

August 4 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin was among the guests on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis (WHRV radio, an NPR affiliate) for a program devoted to the trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen.  Listen to the program. Professor Bellin joins the discussion at around the 20:18  minute mark.

August 4 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin was among experts quoted in the Virginian-Pilot story titled "McDonnell Trial: Truth Is in the Eye of the Beholder." Read the story.

July 30 - The Wall Street Journal quoted Professor Tara Grove in an article titled "House Votes to Authorize Boehner to Sue Obama." Read the article.

July 30 - Vox.com quoted Professor Neal Devins in the article titled "Why the House of Representatives Just Voted to Sue President Obama." Read the article.

July 26 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin spoke to the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the challenge facing the prosecution in the trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.  Read the story.

July 19 - The Los Angeles Times quoted Professor Tara Grove in the story titled "Why Experts See Little Hope for GOP Plan to Sue Obama over Law's Delay." Read the story.

July 15 - Professor Tara Grove was quoted in the Newsweek story titled "What if Boehner Wins His Suit Against Obama?" Read the story.

July 10 - Vox Media quoted Professor Neal Devins in the story titled "Boehner's Lawsuit Against Obama, Explained." Read the story.

July 9 - Professor Allison Orr Larsen  was quoted in an article on Newsweek's website titled "Does the Hobby Lobby Decision Threaten Gay Rights?" Read the story.

July 7 - MSNBC.com quoted Professor Tara Grove in the story titled "Experts Scoff at Boehner's Legal Threats Against Obama." Read the story.

July 6 - Lawdragon.com quoted Professor Alan J. Meese in an article titled "Hobby Lobby Case Tempts Firms to Find Religion, Law Professors Say." Read the story.

July 3 - Recent work of Professors Alan J. Meese and Nathan B. Oman is cited in a PrawfsBlawg article, "Two Kinds of Federalism in Hobby Lobby: Does state corporate law define federal free exercise rights?" Read the story.

July 3 - Professor Tara Grove was quoted by CBS.com in its story titled "Boehner v. Obama: House Lawsuit Brings New Twist to Familiar Conflict." Read the story.

July 2 - The Wall Street Journal quoted Professors Neal Devins and Tara Grove in "Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama Administration Has Hurdles to Clear." Read the story.

July 2 - The Wall Street Journal quoted Professors Neal Devins and Tara Grove in "A Legal Preview of Boehner v. Obama." Read the story.

June - Professor James Dwyer was interviewed about prison nurseries for a program called "The Stream," which airs on the Al Jazeera English television network. 

June 26 - The Supreme Court cited Professor Adam Gershowitz in its ruling on warrantless cellphone searches. Read the story.

June 26 - "Suprising Unanimity, Surprising Clarity": Professor Adam Gershowitz wrote about the cellphone case as a guest of SCOTUSblog's symposium. Read his essay.

June 26 - Mashable.com interviewed Professor Adam Gershowitz for the article titled "Why the Supreme Court Cell Phone Ruling Is a Really Big Deal." Read the story.

June 26 - An editorial in BloombergView.com by Stephen Minn titled "Would John Boehner Have Sued Thomas Jefferson" cites a paper by Professor Neal Devins and  Saikrishna Prakash (Columbia Law Review, "The Indefensible Duty to Defend").  Read the editorial.

June 25 - Bloomberg BNA quoted Professor Adam Gershowitz in its story titled "Digital Data Entitled to Greater Privacy Than 'Physical Items," Supreme Court Says. Read the story.

June 25 - Professor Adam Gershowitz was interviewed on WBUR (NPR Boston) on the Supreme Court's ruling on two cellphone search cases. Listen to the interview.

June 21 - Virginia Gazette columnist Frank Shatz interviewed Dean Davison M. Douglas for a column on civil rights and civil disobedience in the 1960s. Read the column.

June 19 - Professors Alan J. Meese and Nathan B. Oman discussed a number of issues concerning the Hobby Lobby case currently before the Supreme Court. Watch the video.

June 19 - Professor Timothy Zick was quoted in an article at ThinkProfess.org titled "When Does Music Become a Criminal Threat?" Read the story.

June 17 - TEDx announced on Twitter that Professor Tara Grove's talk titled "The Executive's Duty to Enforce" was among six videos chosen as the Editor's Picks of the Week. Watch the video.

June 2 - In Truthonthemarket.com, Thom Lambert wrote that Professors Alan J. Meese and Nathan B. Oman offer an "epic takedown"of the corporate law professor amici in the pair's recent Harvard Law Review Forum article on the Hobby Lobby case. Read the post.

May 28 - The Supreme Court's "Polar Vision": An article by Professor Neal Devins and Ohio State University Professor Lawrence Baum was cited in a New York Times op-ed article by Linda Greenhouse. Read the op-ed article.

May 28 - Professor Patricia Roberts was interviewed on camera for the WVEC.com (ABC, Channel 13) story titled "William & Mary Law Students Help Vets Claim Benefits."

May 27 - Ed Whelan in "Bench Memos" (National Review Online) took note of the "excellent and comprehensive law review article" in Harvard Law Review Forum by Professor Alan J. Meese and Professor Nathan B. Oman (titled "Hobby Lobby, Corporate Law, and the Theory of the Firm").

May 20 - Professor Neal Devins was interviewed by Kathleen Dunn of Wisconsin Public Radio on the topic of the Supreme Court's division along party lines.  Read the story titled "U.S. Supreme Court Has Never Been So Divided, Says Professor" and listen to the interview.

May 20 - Professors Alan J. Meese and Nathan B. Oman rebut the Administration's SCOTUS claims on religion and corporations in the Harvard Law Review Forum. Read "Hobby Lobby, Corporate Law, and the Theory of the Firm: Why For-Profit Corporations Are RFRA Persons." The article was excerpted by The Volokh Conspiracy (May 20, The Washington Post) and noted on First Things (The Institute on Religion and Public Life), ProfessorBainbridge.com, Acton Institute Power Blog, The Originalism Blog, and SCOTUSblog.

May 20 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin was quoted by the Richmond Times-Dispatch in the story titled "McDonnells Lose Bids for Separate Trials."

May 12 - Professor Neal Devins was quoted in the USA Today story titled "Justices' Jabs Reveal Ideological, Partisan Splits."

May 10 - Adam Liptak of the New York Times cited a study by Professor Neal Devins and Professor Emeritus Larry Baum of Ohio State University in a column titled "The Polarized Court." The ABA Journal posted a story about the column on May 12 on its site titled "Partisan Split on Supreme Court Is Extraordinary by Historical Standards, Study Says."

May 8 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin was a guest of 1140 WRVA Radio in Richmond and discussed the Fourth Amendment, the nation's borders, and the misconceptions about "Constitution-Free Zones."  Listen to the interview.

April 29 - Professor Adam Gershowitz joined in a discussion about "Search, Seizure, and Cellphones" as a guest on NPR radio in Boston (On Point with Tom Ashbrook). Professor Gershowitz was joined by other guests, including Jacob Gershman of the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog. Listen to the discussion.

April 29 - Professor Adam Gershowitz discussed the gathering and use of cellphone data on Mashable.com in the story titled "Supreme Court to Decide If Cops Can Search Cellphones Without Warrants."

April 29 - The Guardian Liberty Voice quoted Professor Vivian Hamilton in the story titled "Marrying Too Early: Considerations for Raising the Legal Marriage Age."

April 28 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin was quoted by The Virginian-Pilot about the advantages and disadvantages of multiple trials  in the story titled "Lawyer: Eastern Shore Arson Suspect Granted 62 Trials."

April 27 - The New York Times quoted Professor Adam Gershowitz in the story titled "Supreme Court Taking Up Police Searches of Data Troves Known as Cellphones." Read the story. The story also was featured on CNBC.com.

April 17 - Professor Christie Warren, director of the Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, was quoted in a story about two recent guests of the program, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court and Justice (ret.) Richard Goldstone of South Africa. Read the story titled "Justices Kennedy and Goldstone Discuss Constitutions, Old and New, at the Law School."

April 17 - WYDaily.com quoted Professor Patricia Roberts, director of Clinical Programs, in the story titled "W&M Law School's Puller Clinic Leads Nation in Serving Veterans." Read the story.

April 10 - CNN.com quoted Professor Allison Orr Larsen in a story titled "Has the Roberts Court Placed Landmark 1964 Civil Rights Law on a Hit List?" Read the story.

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

April 8 - Professor Patricia Roberts, director of Clinical Programs, was quoted in a story about the first National Conference on Law Clinics Serving Veterans, hosted by the Law School, in Washington, D.C., on April 3-4.  Read the story.

April 8 - The Deseret News featured an opinion essay by Professor Nathan B. Oman titled "Gay marriage boycotts are not good for the economy." Read the essay.

April 2 - Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, is faculty advisor to the Election Law Society. Members of the society were in the news for teaming up with the Williamsburg Bar Association for the Revive My Vote project.  The project seeks to help Virginians with prior felony convictions who are eligible to have their voting rights restored. Locally, WYDaily.com published a story about it. An Associated Press story about the project appeared in numerous outlets such as the Houston Chronicle, myFoxdc.com, PilotOnline.com, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post Intelligencer, the Virginian-Pilot, and the Washington Post.

April 1 - Professor Adam Gershowitz was quoted in a story in the ABA Journal titled "Low-Tech Court to Weigh Police Search of Smartphones." Read the story.

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 29 - Professor Andrew Larsen, an attorney and adjunct faculty member at the Law School, was quoted by the Virginia Gazette in the story titled "Athlete Unionization Doubtful in Virginia, Other Right to Work States." Read the story.

March 27 - Bloomburg BNA Toxics Law Reporter quoted Professor Linda Malone in a special report about the legal hurdles facing Ecuadorean villagers who wish to collect a $9.5 billion judgement against Chevron Corp. ordered by a court in Ecuador. Read the report.

March 18 - A story in the Virginian-Pilot titled "Va. Benefits Law Won't Help Same-Sex Military Couples" quoted Professor Allison Orr Larsen. Read the story.

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

March 13 - Professor Tillman J. Breckenridge, managing attorney of the Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic, was quoted by the Philadelphia City Paper in the story titled "U.S. Citizens Score Legal Victories After ICE Detention." Read the story.

March 6 - Professor Adam Gershowitz was quoted in the Daily Press (Va.) story titled "Juror Selection in Capital Cases Can Be More Difficult." Read the story.

March 2 - The Daily Press (Va.) quoted Professor Adam Gershowitz in a story titled "Newport News Death Penalty Case Bucks Trend of Fewer Capital Prosecutions." Read the article.

February 20 - The Richmond Times-Dispatch published an editorial by Professor James Dwyer titled "Let's change marriage law the right way." Read the editorial.

February 19 - The ABA Journal took note of Professor Adam Gershowitz's course and textbook on "The Wire" in the journal's Question of the Week: "Have you ever had a law prof use TV or film to illustrate a concept?" Read the article.

February 18 - Professor James Dwyer was a guest on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis (89.5 FM), NPR's Norfolk, Va., affiliate, and discussed the issue of same-sex marriage in Virginia and in other states through the lens of constitutional law.  Listen to the interview (opens .mp3 file; interview starts around 35.35 minutes into the recording).

February 17 - Professor Allison Orr Larsen was quoted in a Daily Press (Va.) article titled "Virginia Gay Marriage Ban Gets Split Reception." Read the story.

February 14 - Professor James Dwyer was quoted by the Virginia Gazette in a story titled "Williamsburg Activists Hail Ruling Against Gay Marriage Ban: Both Sides Say Matter Will Wind Up in U.S. Supreme Court." Read the story.

February 14 - The Washington Post quoted Professor Fredric I. Lederer in a story titled "Alleged Military Sex Assault Victims Seek to Block Use of Counseling Records." Read the story.

February 13 - The Virginia Gazette reported on a mock trial created to teach youngsters about court proceedings that was developed by Professor Frederic I. Lederer in a story titled "Students Find Goldilocks Guilty in Mock Fairytale Trial at W&M Law School." Read the story.

February 13 - The Daily Press (Va.) quoted Professor Adam Gershowitz on prosecutorial discretion in an editorial, "The Wrong Call: James City Sexting Case Reveals Need for Legal Discretion and Education." Read the editorial.

February 12 -Professor Adam Gershowitz was quoted in the Virginia Gazette about prosecutorial discretion in case of Virginia teen's explicit tweeting.

February 6 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin is the featured legal expert in a Newsweek story on the Fifth Amendment, immunity, and the George Washington Bridge lane closure probe titled "Will Taking the Fifth Save Christie's Sidekicks?" Read the article.

February 6 - The Jurist published an op-ed by Professor James Dwyer titled "The Ever-Shrinking Case for a Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage." Read the op-ed.

January 24 - Professor Adam Gershowitz was quoted by the Daily Press (Va.) in an article titled "Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife released pending trial." Read the story.

January 23 - Professor Allison Orr Larsen was recognized as an early career "Rising Star" among this year's recipients of the Commonwealth's highest honor for faculty. Read the W&M announcement and view the video. Read the announcement in the Washington Post.

January 23 -Professor Allison Orr Larsen was interviewed by WAVY (TV) 10 (Hampton Roads, Va.) and asked to provide a legal perspective on Va. Attorney General Mark Herring's announcement that he will not defend the Commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage. Watch the video.

January 14 - The American Prospect quoted Professor Timothy Zick in an article titled "Rebuffing the Zones? The Supreme Court's Conservative Justices Could Be Poised to Roll Back Protections Against Harassment Outside Abortion Clinics." Read the article.  Zick joined an amicus curiae brief with several other leading First Amendment scholars in McCullen v. Coakley. Click here to read the brief.

January 13 - Slate featured an opinion piece by ProfessorNeal Devins titled "​Counsel Rests: Why Did Mitch McConnell - Not the Senate's Lawyer - Participate in Monday's Recess Appointments Case at the Supreme Court?" Read the opinion piece.