William & Mary Law School announced today that four new professors will join the faculty this summer: Meredith Aden, Jeffrey Bellin, Adam Gershowitz, and Christopher L. Griffin, Jr.
Meredith Aden will join us this summer as the new Director of Legal Skills. She received her B.A. in economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Alabama. After college, she worked as a financial analyst at Schroder & Co. (now part of CitiGroup Global Markets). Professor Aden earned her J.D. at the University of Virginia and received her LL.M., with highest honors, from The George Washington University Law School. She practiced for three years at Wise Carter Child & Caraway in Jackson, Miss., specializing in antitrust law and professional liability. Since 2007, she has been the Director of Legal Writing at Mississippi College School of Law, where she designed and implemented a new curriculum for the 1L Legal Writing Program.
Jeffrey Bellin comes to W&M from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he is an Assistant Professor. He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University and was elected to Order of the Coif at Stanford Law School. Professor Bellin clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He then served as a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office in D.C., and later practiced at Latham & Watkins in San Diego. Professor Bellin teaches and writes in the areas of evidence, criminal law and criminal procedure. He has published law review articles in such prestigious journals as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, and the Iowa Law Review. His expert commentary has been featured in numerous media outlets, including "ABC Nightline," the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and NPR.
Adam Gershowitz will join our faculty after a successful teaching career at the University of Houston Law Center and South Texas College of Law. Professor Gershowitz is a nationally known scholar of criminal law and procedure, and his work has appeared in the Northwestern University Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the UCLA Law Review, among many other top journals. He has won six teaching awards in his seven years as a law professor, among them a 2011-12 University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award, one of the highest faculty honors bestowed by the university each year. Professor Gershowitz graduated summa cum laude from the University of Delaware and then earned his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he was elected to Order of the Coif, won the Traynor Prize for best paper by a graduating student, and served as the Articles Development Editor of the Virginia Law Review. He clerked for Judge Robert B. King of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and worked as a litigation associate at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.
Christopher L. Griffin, Jr., comes to us from Duke University Law School, where he has been a Visiting Assistant Professor since 2010. He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University as well as an MPhil in economics from the University of Oxford, and graduated from Yale Law School, where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, an Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. His research interests focus on empirical studies of employment discrimination, disability, and labor law, and his articles have been published by the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies and the Utah Law Review.