William and Mary Law School
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.

Justice Sachs
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.

medallion
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.

W&M Law School
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.

Professor Hamoudi
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.

Marshall-Wythe
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.

Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic conference
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.