On Saturday, May 11, 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 2013's contributions and achievements.
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).
The honor is given by the Law School in recognition of outstanding service by a member of the student body.
The award recognizes great professional promise through scholarship, character, and leadership.
Alumna Judy Conti, co-founder of the Employment Justice Center, was honored for demonstrating outstanding citizenship and leadership in her life and work.
Alumnus Chris Rey, the mayor of Spring Lake, N.C., received the award for his outstanding commitment to public service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Law students in this new clinic learn from scientists while they research the legal and policy implications of rising sea levels.
William & Mary Law School alumni Robert E. Scott '68 and Thomas R. Frantz '73 were elected, respectively, vice rector and secretary to the College of William & Mary's Board of Visitors on April 19.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Paul Marcus moderates a discussion about digital evidence with two colleagues, Professors Jeffrey Bellin and Adam Gershowitz.
W&M is one of only eight law schools nationally to have increase in applications this year.
The volunteer attorneys and students of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic were honored with the 2013 Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Pro Bono Award by the Virginia State Bar.
NPR affiliate WHRV 89.5 interviewed Professor Jeffrey Bellin about the legal issues and unfolding legal case.
The W&M Law School Association honored Daymen Robinson with the 10th Reunion Distinguished Alumnus Award during the school's April 6 reunion dinner.
Four law faculty are among 20 W&M professors selected to receive the awards, which recognize exemplary achievements in teaching, research and service.
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.
The Law School's George Wythe Society hosted a mock legislature on March 15 in the Wren Chapel, continuing a tradition begun by Professor George Wythe in the 1780s.
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.
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.
Columbia Law School Professor Thomas W. Merrill will receive the 2013 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the 10th annual conference on Oct. 17-18.
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.
March 20 decision by Fifth Circuit protects liberty and consumers from "crony capitalism," writes Meese in blog.
Associate Professor of Law Eric Chason, director of the W&M Tax Conference, shares his thoughts in this video interview.
ELS presented the award to alumnus Jeff Palmore, director of policy development and deputy counselor to Va. Governor Bob McDonnell, on March 15.
W&M's education, law and business schools were recognized by U.S. News as among the country's best graduate programs.
On Dec. 21, President Obama announced the appointment of Professor Michael Stein to serve as a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.
Hailed as one of the world's foremost experts on disability law and rights, Professor Michael Stein is one of nine inaugural recipients of the Henry Viscardi Achievement Award.
The Center for Legal and Court Technology staff and W&M law students were recognized for their help in designing the city's new municipal courthouse, which replaced one destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.
On March 22 the Center for Legal and Courtroom Technology and the University of Montreal's Cyberjustice Laboratory will conduct a simulated, concurrent hearing in the two countries about a fictional marine incident.
W&M Law students recently attended etiquette dinners to learn more about the protocol behind elegant dining.
Professor Eric A. Kades recently shared his research on "The New Feudalism" as the 2013 St. George Tucker Lecture at William & Mary Law School.
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.
Six William & Mary Law School alumni were inducted into the 2013 Class of Fellows of the Virginia Law Foundation during the Virginia Bar Association's annual dinner in Williamsburg.
Derek McMahan, a student at William & Mary Law School, appeared on the popular game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" on March 4.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors approved a proposed $14 million expansion and renovation to the William & Mary Law School during its February 2013 meeting.
Jayne Barnard joined the W&M Law faculty in 1985 and is the Cutler Professor of Law.
A highly rated morning TV news program on Chinese CCTV 13, similar to Good Morning America, recently broadcast a story about William & Mary students studying Chinese and preparing to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Robert F. Bauer and Benjamin L. Ginsberg are both members of the Election Law Society's Advisory Board
The Feb. 21 event will feature the co-chair of the President's Commission on Election Administration, the Colorado Secretary of State, election law attorneys and scholars, and Virginia registrars.
Muhammed Tabiu of the Department of Islamic Law at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria will offer two public lectures and teach a short course at the W&M Law School.
This story by John Hardin Young appeared in the Winter 2013 edition of The Voice of Experience.
W&M Law Professor Linda Malone was widely quoted by the international news media about Nguyen Quoc Quan's recent release from prison in Vietnam.
The National Center for State Courts, Center for Jury Studies, and the Institute of Bill of Rights Law will co-host the Feb. 22 - 23 event.
William & Mary Law School celebrates the completion of Charles Hobson's three-volume St. George Tucker's Law Reports and Selected Papers, 1782-1825.
Professor Eric A. Kades will present the St. George Tucker Lecture titled "The New Feudalism" on January 31 at 3:30 PM in room 127.
The Law Alumni Association seeks nominations for awards honoring distinguished graduates from the classes of 1988 and 2003.
Donald G. Owens '65, J.D. '71 is one of three William & Mary alumni who will receive the 2013 Alumni Medallion during this year's Charter Day weekend in February.