William and Mary Law School

Myron McClees '10 Receives 2010 Thurgood Marshall Award

  • Myron McClees '10 and Dean Douglas
    Myron McClees '10 and Dean Douglas
    McClees was awarded the 2010 Thurgood Marshall Award
    Photo by Colonial Photography

Myron McClees '10 received the Thurgood Marshall Award for distinguished pro bono work during the Law School's graduation ceremony on May 16. The award goes to a member of the graduating class who exhibits the ideals of distinguished public service exemplified by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993).

This year," said Dean Davison Douglas, "one student stood out among his peers with overwhelming support" for the award.

As 2009-2010 President of the Black Law Students Association, McClees, said Douglas, contributed to the three-year trend of the club earning national recognition.  Under McClees's leadership, he said, "BLSA led the way this year at the Law School organizing community service projects." In addition, the Dean added, McClees was an active participant in the Student Hurricane Network and founder of a mentoring program for young people.

Douglas concluded by noting that McClees inspired the Law School community  "with your leadership and commitment to public service in the tradition of Thurgood Marshall."