William and Mary Law School

Faculty in the News


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 (opens .pdf).

April 10 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin "eHearsay" exception is being considered by a federal committee. 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 (opens .pdf).

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 (opens .pdf).

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 (opens .pdf).

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 about prosecutorial discretion in case of Virginia teen's explicit tweeting. Read the article.

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 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 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 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 (opens .pdf).

January 13 - Slate featured an opinion piece by Professor Neal 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.