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Law School Celebrates Groundbreaking for Major New Building

The largest one-time gift in the school's history, made by graduate James A. Hixon J.D. '79, M.L.T. '80 was announced at the ceremony. The building will be named the James A. and Robin L. Hixon Center for Experiential Learning and Leadership.

Law School Dedicates John E. Donaldson Classroom

William & Mary Law School formally dedicated the John E. Donaldson Classroom (Room 127) on Nov. 6 in honor of John E. Donaldson J.D. '63, the Ball Professor of Law Emeritus.

Video: Cell Phone Searches and the Law

Professors Paul Marcus and Adam Gershowitz discuss the impact of the Supreme Court's decision involving police search of cell phones and unanswered questions arising from it.

Professor Tim Zick
Zick Explores Protecting First Amendment Liberties At and Beyond Our Borders

In his latest book, "The Cosmopolitan First Amendment: Protecting Transborder Expressive and Religious Liberties," Professor Timothy Zick invites readers to examine the First Amendment not in domestic places like public parks and streets, but at and beyond America's territorial borders.

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Law School Receives DOJ Grant to Expand Services to Domestic Violence Victims

The Law School has announced that its Domestic Violence Clinic is the recipient of a grant from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (DOJ OVW). The grant will provide more than $250,000 over two years to expand the services of the existing clinic.

James W. McGlothlin
From Ebola to the NFL, McGlothlin Fellows Talk Solutions

The McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellows tackled some of the thorniest issues facing the nation in a wide-ranging panel discussion at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business Oct. 22.

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New Students Tour Colonial Williamsburg

As their second week of classes came to a close, new students at William & Mary Law School were invited on September 4 to attend a private tour of Colonial Williamsburg and walk in the footsteps of many of America's founders.

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Law School Hosts Annual Supreme Court Preview

Just days before the Supreme Court convenes its 2014 term, legal scholars, judges, lawyers and legal journalists from across the country came together - as they have for the past 27 years - at the Law School to examine cases on the docket for the Court's upcoming term.

Thomas McSweeney
Professor McSweeney Explores Magna Carta

Professor McSweeney explores the text in articles in anniversary publications sponsored by the ABA and the Library of Congress.He also will help host an Institute of Bill of Rights Law conference on Magna Carta in spring 2016, the 800th anniversary of the text's reissue.

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Law School Welcomes New Students

The Law School recently welcomed the J.D. Class of 2017, the LL.M. Class of 2015, and transfer and visiting students.

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W&M Takes Home Attorney General's Cup in "Legal Food Frenzy"

For the first time in the competition’s history, William & Mary Law School took home the Attorney General’s Cup after collecting 4,961 pounds of food for those in need during the eighth annual Legal Food Frenzy.

Professor Tim Zick
Timothy Zick Named Godwin Professor of Law

Timothy Zick, a member of the William & Mary Law School faculty and a highly regarded constitutional law scholar, has been named the Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Professor of Law.

Sean Radomski
Sean J. Radomski J.D. '14 Receives George Wythe Award

Sean J. Radomski J.D. '14 received the award at the Law School's May 11 Diploma Ceremony. The award is named in honor of George Wythe (1726 - 1806) and is given each year by the Law School to a graduating student in recognition of selfless service.

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Kevin S. Elliker J.D. '14 Receives I'Anson Award

Kevin S. Elliker J.D. '14 received the I'Anson Award, the highest award given to a graduating student by the Law School faculty, during the Law School's Diploma Ceremony on May 11.

Thurgood Marshall Award Given to James Booth J.D. '14

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).

Justice Scalia's Commencement Remarks

The prepared remarks of the Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, given on May 11 at the Law School's Diploma Ceremony

Class Reunions Bring Fun and Fundraising

Nine classes celebrated milestone reunions from five years to 45 years out and raised a total of $3,246,624 in gifts and multi-year pledges, as of the Saturday, April 12 celebration.

George Wythe
"Wythepedia" Makes Digital Debut at Law School

"Wythepedia" is an online encyclopedia created by The Wolf Law Library staff in honor of George Wythe (1726-1806). Wythe was W&M's -- and the nation's -- first law professor.

Michael Berger
Berger to Receive 2014 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize

Michael M. Berger, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, will receive the 2014 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the 11th annual conference on October 30-31 sponsored by the William & Mary Property Rights Project, the Law School announced today.

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A South African Founder in Williamsburg

Albie Sachs, who rose from imprisoned freedom fighter to become a justice on South Africa's highest court, recounted his career in a talk on Sunday at Hennage Auditorium, an event co-sponsored by the Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, the Reves Center for International Studies, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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W&M Appellate Clinic Wins Third Circuit Case

On February 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion in Lawal v. McDonald in favor of the appellants, who are represented by the W&M Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic.

Professor Jayne Barnard
Viewing Hobby Lobby Case Through Lens of Corporate Law

Professor Jayne Barnard was the lead organizer of an amicus curiae brief filed by 44 corporate and criminal law scholars in support of the petitioners in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, cases pending before the Supreme Court.

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U.S. News Rankings Place W&M Law School Among Nation's Best

In the 2015 survey, released today, William & Mary Law School climbed nine spots to 24th - tied with the University of Washington. This is the highest rank ever given the country's oldest law school by the magazine, which began publishing an annual ranking of law schools in 1990.

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Haider Ala Hamoudi to Serve as 2014 Kraemer Scholar-in-Residence

Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, the 2014 Kraemer Scholar-in-Residence, will present a lecture on March 13 at the Law School on "Islam in the Iraq Constitution." The event is free and open to the public.

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W&M Appellate Clinic Wins Fourth Circuit Case

On February 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion in Wall v. Wade in favor of the appellant, represented by the William & Mary Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic.

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Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic Tackles Legal Issues of Rising Waters

The clinic, a partnership between the Law School and the Center for Coastal Resources Management at W&M's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, allows students to integrate the latest science with legal and policy analysis to solve coastal resource management issues.

Scott Lindvall '86
A Technical Edge in Law

After several years designing fighter jets, Scott Lindvall '86 set a new career course in law. He credits his W&M legal education for launching his success.