William and Mary Law School

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

  • In-House Practice Conference
    In-House Practice Conference
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More than 20 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.

View the agenda (opens .pdf).

The conference, “Lawyers in In-House Practice,” will cover a wide selection of topics, including “The Transition From Private Practice to In-House Counsel”; “What Issues Keep In-House Counsel Awake at Night”; and “In-House Counsel and Compliance Professionals: Who Does What and Why?”

It is estimated that eight to 10 percent of lawyers make their living as business lawyers, attorneys who work in management and/or are employed by companies to do legal work. Participants in the William & Mary conference represent industries as varied as healthcare, entertainment, transportation, and finance, as well as governmental agencies and other fields.

“Our alums have blazed an amazing trail for our students to follow,” said Jayne Barnard, Cutler Professor of Law and faculty chair of the event. “It will be a privilege and a pleasure to have so many of them back in Williamsburg to share their stories.”

The conference is presented by the offices of the Dean, Alumni Affairs, and Career Services; the William & Mary Journal of Women & the Law; the William & Mary Business Law Review; the William & Mary Women’s Law Society; and the William & Mary Business Law Society

Due to limited seating, this event is open only to William & Mary students, law alumni, and faculty. To reserve a seat and for more information, please contact ktburger@wm.edu.