The Nov. event celebrated Va. Governor Robert J. McDonnell's Proclamation declaring November 2010 as Veterans Legal Services Month. The gathering also highlighted the VBA Veterans Initiative, which seeks to educate the state's attorneys about veterans' legal needs and to enlist attorneys to assist them on a pro bono or reduced fee basis. The initiative also encourages law firms to sponsor fundraisers to benefit William & Mary Law School's Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic.
Professor Jayne Barnard was elected President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia on September 17, 2010.
The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners announced in October that 92.6 percent of William & Mary Law School graduates who were taking the bar for the first time passed the July 2010 exam, the highest passage rate among first-time test takers from the eight law schools in the Commonwealth.
The Law School recently celebrated the naming of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic. Classmates and friends shared their memories of Mr. Puller with the Marshall-Wythe ENews.
The William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law will publish a Special Issue in December 2011 on the Pentagon Working Group’s report on the possible repeal of the Defense Department’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
Professor Rose of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law received the prize at the 7th annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference on Sept. 30. Justice O'Connor will be honored at the 8th annual conference, which will be held in Beijing on Oct. 14-15, 2011.
Neal Devins, Goodrich Professor of Law, Professor of Government, Director, Institute of Bill of Rights Law and Director, Election Law Program
Members of the Williamsburg community joined William & Mary Law School students, faculty and staff in a breast cancer awareness walk on Duke of Gloucester Street.
Congressman Eric Cantor, a 1988 graduate of the Law School, has been unanimously elected to serve as Majority Leader in the House of Representatives.
Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) joined the Law School community and members of the Puller family on Veterans Day to celebrate the naming of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic.
The Law School will announce the naming of the Veterans Benefits Clinic in honor of alumnus, veteran and Pulitzer prize winning author Lewis B. Puller, Jr. (1945-1994) on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at 1PM in the Law School lobby. Free and all are welcome.
Law student volunteers for the Tidewater Roots Polling Project based at the Law School trained 66 area College students to work with registrars in running polling locations on Nov. 2.
A $1.1 million gift from College of William & Mary alumni Timothy P. Dunn '83 and his wife, Ellen R. Stofan '83, will establish the H. Stewart Dunn, Jr. Civil Liberties Project at the College, officials announced today.
Professor Fred Lederer helps bring innovative technology to W&M classrooms and the McGlothlin Courtroom
Professor Sarah L. Stafford presented a paper at a Festschrift in honor of Former W&M President Paul R. Verkuil
Tiffany Webb '11 is one of three law students and at least five undergraduate studentss selected to participate in a televised town hall meeting with President Barack Obama.
A standing room only crowd enjoys ring-side seats at the Constitution Day debate.
An article to be published in the December 2010 issue of the William and Mary Law Review details the results of a study featured in a Sept. 30 New York Times story titled "Reports Say Deadline Hinders Asylum Seekers."
The Institute of Bill of Rights Law hosted its 23rd annual Supreme Court Preview, September 24-25.
Two William & Mary students - law student Blake Christensen '12 and undergraduate business major Brittany Kidd '11 - were honored as TowneBank's first Alvin P. Anderson Scholars at an Aug. 25 reception at TowneBank's Monticello Avenue office in Williamsburg.
New works from the President's Collection of Art add finishing touches to building.
The award, created in 1995, honors a member of the adjunct faculty for outstanding service.
A Conversation with Professor Alan Meese, Ball Professor of Law
The William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal and the Election Law Program are co-sponsoring the "Privacy, Democracy and Elections" event. Please note that the Cutler Lecture, originally planned for Oct. 21, has been added to the symposium schedule at 9AM.
William & Mary Law School Class of 2013 enjoyed a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg to learn about the history of the nation's first law school.
The Institute of Bill of Rights Law will bring together distinguished lawyers, judges, journalists, and law professors from around the country this week to discuss and analyze the Court's upcoming term.
The Center for Legal and Court Technology will test admission of allegedly fabricated computer evidence in a mock trial at William & Mary Law School.
Professor Timothy Zick is a widely recognized expert on the First Amendment and free speech.
The Law School welcomed new students on Aug. 16. The J.D. Class of 2013, 217 strong, was chosen from a pool of 6,292 applicants, the largest in the school's history, and an increase of more than 26 percent from the record 4,984 applicants for the J.D. Class of 2012.
Nancy Combs, Neal E. Devins, James G. Dwyer, and Michael Steven Green have been appointed to named professorships.
Urbonya's contributions to Law School community recalled by faculty and former students.
The W&M Property Rights Project will bring together some of the nation's top academics and attorneys for the Seventh Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference at the Law School Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Early endeavors such as studying ethnomusicology and working as a forest ranger provided a rich foundation for Ryan's ultimate career as a scholar and law professor.
Flippen was among three new appointees to William & Mary's Board of Visitors announced by Gov. Robert F. McDonnell on July 1.
Thanks to a grant from the Election Assistance Commission, members of the Election Law Society will recruit and train college students in the Tidewater region to serve as poll workers this fall.
Attendees of the Black Law Student Association's (BLSA) annual Oliver White Hill Scholarship Banquet on April 14 were truly in the presence of a living legend: the famous Richmond civil rights attorney himself.
Robert M. Fitzgerald '75 was inducted as an honorary member of the Order of the Coif during the Law School's Awards Ceremony on May 15.
More than 50 representatives from organizations that aid veterans came together for "WarriorConnect" on May 22, a free event for veterans and their families sponsored by the Law School's Veterans Benefits Clinic and the Department of Veterans Services - Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, and made possible by generous support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.
On Saturday, May 15, the Law School community gathered in Colonial Williamsburg's Kimball Theatre with soon-to-be graduates, their families and friends to celebrate the Class of 2010's contributions and achievements.
Jan Abbott received the 2010 John Marshall Award for selfless service to the Law School.
The 2010 Thurgood Marshall award was presented to Myron McClees '10 for distinguished pro bono work.
Zachariah DeMeola '10 was honored with the 2010 George Wythe Award in recognition of selfless service by a member of the student body.
Ashley Crenshaw '10 and Stephen Van Stempvoort '10 were honored with the Lawrence W. I'Anson Award.
Professor Marcus's enthusiasm, his dynamic teaching style, and the capability to make complex topics understandable are just a few of the traits that qualify him for this prestigious teaching award.
Mark S. Dray, a 1968 graduate of William & Mary Law School, was honored with the Law School Association's 2010 Citizen-Lawyer Award during the Law School's graduation ceremony on May 16. The award is given annually to a graduate or friend of the Law School who stands squarely in the Jeffersonian tradition of outstanding citizenship and leadership.
Text of the remarks of Chanel Gray '10 who presented the 2010 Walter L. Williams, Jr., Teaching Award to Professor Paul Marcus.
Remarks of Zachariah J. DeMeola '10, 2009-10 Student Bar Assocation President, at the Law School's May 16 graduation ceremony.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor urged the Law School's 2010 graduates to make a commitment to "being bridge builders" during her remarks at the Law School's May 16 graduation ceremony.
Text of the remarks of Law School Association President Kevin O'Neill '99 at the presentation of the Citizen Lawyer Award at the the Law School's May 16 graduation ceremony.
The Medallion is the highest honor conferred by the law faculty and recognizes members of the legal community who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and accomplishment.
W&M Law has awarded $300,000 in fellowships to 109 rising second and third-year students. This is the most money ever awarded and the largest number of students to receive fellowships in the program's history.
Alan Meese, Ball Professor of Law, and Sarah Stafford, the Paul Verkuil Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, co-taught two courses during the fall 2009 semester.
The May 22 "WarriorConnect" event at William & Mary will bring 50+ organizations together at a free resource fair for veterans and their families. The event is sponsored by the William & Mary Veterans Benefits Clinic in partnership with the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your rights at the polls on Tuesday, the Election Law Society is in place to help with VOTEline.
Professors Allison Orr Larsen, Nancy Leong, and Jason M. Solomon will join the law faculty this summer.
Rob Poggenklass's experiences at William & Mary's Law School are more than just the classes he took. Public Service and student advocacy groups have played a huge role in shaping his law school experience and his future.
Fourteen W&M law students spent spring break in the Gert Town neighborhood of New Orleans helping residents revitalize an area damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Central issue in case, says Professor Zick, is not church and state, but whether or not the government can dispose of constitutional claims by disposing of public properties.
College honors brothers Channing Moore Hall, III, J.D. '85, M.L.&T '86, and John Leslie Hall, III, for their civic involvement.
W&M Chancellor and retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will address graduates and their families on May 16. In addition, she will receive the Marshall-Wythe Medallion, the highest honor given by the faculty.
The Law School retained its rank of 28th in the U.S. News & World Report survey. Spring also brought other good news for the nation's oldest law school - applications to the Class of 2013 J.D. program increased by a record 26%.
The DOT initiative is in full swing as the College gears up for Earth Day 2010.
Applications to the Law School's J.D. program increased by 26%, school officials reported today; applications to the J.D. program have increased by 48% since 2007.
Law professors Jayne Barnard, James G. Dwyer, and Alan Meese are among 20 W&M faculty selected to receive 2010 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence.
More than 70 runners and walkers tied on their sneakers on March 20 for the Sixth Annual "Ali's Run," a fundraiser sponsored by the Bone Marrow Drive Committee in memory of Alison Ruth Kaplan. Matthew Chander was the first finisher (and 25 and under men's winner).
The William & Mary Business Law Review, a new publication edited by William & Mary law students, has announced that nine distinguished graduates of the Law School and the Dean of William & Mary's Mason School of Business will serve on its first Advisory Board.
The team of Hunter Allen '10, Lindsay Naiman '11, and Madelyn Buckley '12 won first place at George Mason's John C. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Tournament on Jan. 24.
The team of Brandon Boxler '11, Joshua DeFord '10, and Jessica Hass '10 won the Academy of Trial Lawyers for Allegheny Country Annual Mock Trial Competition on Feb. 20.
Twelve alumni who work for organizations that serve the public good will receive 2010 awards from the Law School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program.
Professor Matthew Adler, Leon Meltzer Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, presented the 2010 Cutler Lecture.
Dean Davison M. Douglas is pleased to announce that the College has conferred tenure on Associate Professor Eric Chason, and has promoted Nathan Oman from Assistant to Associate Professor.
The health care reform effort is more about funding changes than altering treatment programs, says Professor Larry I. Palmer.
The William and Mary Law Review recently revised and updated its website to better serve authors, alumni, and the legal community.
William & Mary's second law professor - St. George Tucker (1752-1827) - will soon receive his proper due, thanks to the efforts of Charles F. Hobson. Hobson, a resident scholar at the Law School and member of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, has tackled the task of researching and annotating Tucker's legal manuscripts.
The Institute of Bill of Rights Law at William & Mary Law School hosted a panel on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia featuring author Joan Biskupic and Alan Meese, Ball Professor of Law and a former law clerk for Justice Scalia.
Jaime Alemán Healey, Panama’s ambassador to the United States, gave a lecture at William & Mary Law School about the development of democracy in Panama over the last 20 years.
The Election Law Society and the Election Law Program at William & Mary Law School will host the the Fourth Annual Election Law Symposium, titled "Back to the Drawing Board: The 2010 Census and the Politics of Redistricting" on Thursday, March 18. The event is free and all are welcome.
Rene Magloire, a Haitian diplomat, and Louis Aucoin,an American professor from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, spoke at a Feb. 15 panel about legal reform in Haiti accomplished prior to the earthquake and the need for reform efforts to continue.
Paul Marcus, Haynes Professor of Law, and Mark Patterson, Associate Professor of Marine Science, received the state's highest honor for professors, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia announced today.
Students enrolled in Professor Linda A. Malone's seminar will soon be researching and writing legal memos for the Pentagon's Office of Prosecutions in cases proceeding before the Guantanamo Bay military commissions.
Professors Van Alstyne and Meese, two of the nation's leading Constitutional Law scholars, are available to comment on the Supreme Court's opinion in Citizens United v. FEC.
The William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review will host its annual symposium titled "Diversifying Your Portfolio: Regulating Energy Sources with Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards" on January 29-30 at William & Mary Law School. The event is free and open to the public. Continuing Legal Education Credit is pending, please contact ELPRsymposium@gmail.com for more information.
Professor Christie S. Warren has been appointed Senior Mediation Expert in Constitutional Issues for the United Nations for a twelve month term.
Professor Dwyer has dedicated his career to moving family law in a more child-centric direction.
Professor William W. Van Alstyne is available to comment on all aspects of McDonald v. Chicago, an important Second Amendment case pending before the Supreme Court.