The following are the prepared remarks of W&M Chancellor Robert M. Gates. Gates, a 1965 graduate of the College, served as U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011.
May 14 letter urges Senate colleagues to consult guide created by Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic to learn how to establish pro bono programs at law schools in their states.
The report, prepared at the request of the ABA Standing Committee on Election Law, is a descriptive effort, drawing on media coverage and interviews with election officials to dissect when, where, and under what circumstances voters experienced delays on or before Election Day 2012.
The fellowship program has helped recent graduates land jobs, hone skills, and build professional networks.
The work of the Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic has been featured in stories in the Daily Press of Hampton Roads, Va., and in Stars and Stripes.
During the W&M campus Commencement ceremony, Kevin Barrett J.D. '13 was among three members of the College community honored with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.