William and Mary Law School
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BOV Extends Contract for President Taylor Reveley

The Board unanimously approved a resolution Friday extending the contract of university President Taylor Reveley through June 2017. Reveley served as the Law School's dean from 1998 to 2008.

Law School Helps Young Students Discover Law

The Law School recently hosted students from a public school in Newport News to gain experience in legal thinking and an understanding of law school life.

LL.M. Alumnus Bridges Cultures with Law

Shang Dai LL.M.'03 recently returned to the Law School to share the story of his career and give advice to LL.M. students.

Larsen Takes Electronic Field Trip With Founding Fathers

Prof. Allison Orr Larsen recently discussed the Bill of Rights with reenactors portraying James Madison and Patrick Henry in the first episode of Colonial Williamsburg's Emmy Award-winning 2013-14 Electronic Field Trip Program.

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Merrill Honored With Brigham-Kanner Prize

The Property Rights Project presents the award each year to an individual whose work affirms that property rights are fundamental to individual liberty.

Third Annual McGlothlin Leadership Forum to be Held Oct. 8-10

Come join us at the plenary session discussion with the 2013 McGlothlin Fellows on Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Mason School, featuring former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, Glenn H. Hutchins, co-founder of Silver Lake; and Linda A. Klein of Baker Donelson. Free and the public is welcome.

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Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic Joins VA's Community of Practice

On Aug. 22, senior Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administrators joined with Senator Mark Warner of Virginia to announce that William & Mary Law School's Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic joined the VA's Fully Developed Claims (FDC) Community of Practice.

NYU Professor Levinson Presents 2013 Cutler Lecture

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, Professor Daryl Levinson of New York University School of Law presented the annual James Goold Cutler Lecture to a packed room of William & Mary Law School students and faculty.

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Law School Welcomes New Students

William & Mary Law School recently welcomed new students to the Marshall-Wythe community. W&M was one of only 11 of the nation's 200 law schools to report an increase in J.D. applications this year.

William & Mary Law School to Host Lawyers in In-House Practice Conference

William & Mary law alumnae who work as in-house counsel will return to the Law School on Sept. 19-20 for a two-day discussion with students, faculty, and other William & Mary law graduates about their careers and the challenges and rewards of this area of practice.

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Dwyer Weighs in on Mother and Baby Prison Program

Prof. James G. Dwyer appeared on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation Radio One's "The Current" to discuss a prison program that allowed mothers to keep their children with them behind bars.

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Thurgood Marshall Award Given to Diana J. Cooper J.D. '13

The W&M Law School Association awards the honor each year to a member of the graduating class who exhibits the ideals of, and commitment to, distinguished public service as exemplified by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993).

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W&M Law Students Draft Report on Election Delays in 2012 for ABA Committee

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.

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Robert M. Gates to Speak at Graduation

W&M Chancellor Robert M. Gates, who served as U.S. secretary of defense from 2006 to 2011, will give the address at the Law School's graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 12.

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Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic

Law students in this new clinic learn from scientists while they research the legal and policy implications of rising sea levels.

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Kaufman & Canoles Recognizes First-Year Students for Legal Writing

First-year law students Debra Wong, Aaron Gold, and Sean Campbell were recently announced as winners of the 2013 Kaufman & Canoles Writing Prizes, awarded each year for outstanding performance in William & Mary Law School's Legal Practice Program.

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Daily Press (Va.): Cutting the VA Backlog

Senator Mark Warner says Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic could be a "national model" to create law school clinics across the country to help solve the Veterans Administration's backlog of cases.

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Annual Meeting of Law School Association

To cast your vote for nominees to the Association's Board of Directors, please submit a Nomination Proxy or attend the Annual Meeting on Friday, April 5, at 1 p.m.

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Professor Angela Banks Receives Tenure

Dean Davison M. Douglas announced that the university's Board of Visitors at their February meeting conferred tenure on Angela M. Banks and promoted her from associate professor to professor.

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Law School Honors the Life of Charles Koch

Members of the William & Mary Law community attended a reception and dinner on March 14 to honor the life of Professor Charles H. Koch, Jr.

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NY Times Article Cites Devins's Research

The March 28 article cites "The Indefensible Duty to Defend" by Professor Neal Devins (with Saikrishna Prakash), published in the April 2012 issue of the Columbia Law Review.

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Veterans Benefits Clinic Goes to Washington

Staff from W&M Law School's Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic recently attended a meeting at the White House to report on the Clinic's first four years of operation.

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W&M Law Student Appears on "Millionaire"

Derek McMahan, a student at William & Mary Law School, appeared on the popular game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" on March 4.