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Class of 2019
Law School Welcomes New Students

The Law School recently welcomed the J.D. Class of 2019, the LL.M. Class of 2017, and transfer and visiting students.

Professor Butler
Professor Jay Butler Joins Faculty

William & Mary welcomes a new international law scholar and teacher to the faculty: Professor Jay Butler.

Cypher
Appellate Clinic News: Sixth Circuit Issues Opinion in Crawford v. Geiger

On August 11, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided in favor of William & Mary Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic clients Mark Crawford, Brendon Reed, and Debra Ornelas, the Plaintiff-Appellees in Crawford v. Geiger, Case Nos. 15-4180 and 15-4181. The Plaintiffs allege that they were unlawfully arrested with excessive force when police escalated a misunderstanding regarding a burglary call into a violent arrest of a family on their own rural Ohio property.

Almanac
Library Digitizes St. George Tucker Almanacs

William & Mary Libraries recently digitized its collection of St. George Tucker almanacs, making these materials open and accessible online.

Professor Unger
Virginia Environmental Endowment Funds William & Mary Projects

The Virginia Coastal Policy Center at William & Mary Law School and William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science have each received funding for projects during the latest round of grants from the Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE). The grants were among VEE awards of more than $250,000 to 13 organizations.

George Wythe Award
Michael Collett J.D. '16 Honored for Outstanding Service to the Law School Community

Michael Collett J.D. ’16 received the George Wythe Award at the Law School's Diploma Ceremony on May 15. The award is named in honor of George Wythe, William & Mary's and the nation's first professor of law, and is given each year to a graduating student in recognition of his or her outstanding and selfless service.

I'Anson Award
Cameron Ginder J.D. '16 Receives I'Anson Award

Cameron Ginder J.D. '16 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 15.

Jack Pigge Convicted in Law School’s Fairy-tale Trial

The trial, part of the semiannual fairy tale trial series organized by the CLCT, is designed to give elementary school students an overview of American courtroom procedure through an accessible and entertaining fact pattern.

Kaylee Gum
Gum to Receive Virginia State Bar Pro Bono Award

Lieutenant Kaylee R. Gum, who will graduate from the Law School in May, will receive the Virginia State Bar's Oliver White Hill Pro Bono Award in June.

Tree planting
Law Students Help Plant Change in Southeast Community of Newport News

On April 23, Arbor Day, students from the Virginia Coastal Policy Center, Student Environmental and Animal Law Society, and Black Law Student Association joined the Southeast CARE Coalition for a second year to “Plant the Change” in the Southeast Community of Newport News, VA.

One Tribe One Day
One Tribe One Day

One Tribe One Day is William & Mary’s giving day: a chance to show the world how much alma mater means to us. On April 19, 2016, William & Mary will celebrate our third annual One Tribe One Day – one extraordinary day of giving back and paying it forward.

Brian Goebel
Alumni Profile: Brian Goebel '93, J.D. '96

From his home on the West Coast, Goebel works hard at promoting the values and priorities he believes are necessary to build a stronger nation: civic engagement and collaboration.

Military Mondays Expand Across the Country

W&M Law School's and Starbucks' Military Mondays program is being developed by other organizations and schools, and is helping veterans across the country.

Election Law Society
Tenth Annual Election Law Symposium on March 17 to Focus on Data Accuracy and Voting in the 2016 Election

The Election Law Society and the Election Law Program at William & Mary Law School announce the Tenth Annual Election Law Symposium to take place on Thursday, March 17. Featuring prominent election attorneys, policy analysts, and a current EAC Commissioner, the symposium addresses the topic Fixing the Lists: Data Accuracy and Voting in the 2016 Election.

Remembering Professor Emeritus Emeric Fischer

The late Professor Emeric Fischer was a leader, recognized by his peers for his dedication to students and cultivating an atmosphere of excellence.

Professor Larsen
Professor Allison Orr Larsen Receives Tenure

William & Mary announced that its Board of Visitors has conferred tenure on Professor Allison Orr Larsen and promoted her from associate professor of law to professor of law.

Professor Grove Receives 2016 Bator Award as Outstanding Legal Scholar Under the Age of 40

Professor Tara Leigh Grove of William & Mary Law School received the Federalist Society’s 2016 Paul M. Bator Award on February 27 at the society’s 35th National Student Symposium, held at the University of Virginia School of Law. The award each year honors a legal scholar under the age of 40 “who has demonstrated excellence in legal scholarship, a commitment to teaching, a concern for students, and who has made a significant public impact.”

Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016)

Links to news articles and photos from the multiple occasions the justice spoke at the university and at the Law School, information on honors he received from the university and Law School, and comments from law faculty on the justice's life and legacy.

Cypher
Join Us Today at the ELPR and Virginia Coastal Policy Center Symposium: Current Developments in Environmental Justice

This symposium sponsored by the Environmental Law and Policy Review and the Virginia Coastal Policy Center will bring together seasoned academics and practitioners to discuss fresh perspectives on the definition of environmental justice; the public health implications of environmental justice; best practices for those currently fighting for environmental justice; and environmental justice in an international context.

Professor Banks
Professor Angela Banks on Respectability Narratives and the Quest for Citizenship

How is the discussion framed, and whose values are brought to the fore, when we talk about immigration and access to citizenship in our national debates? Professor Angela Banks shared perspectives informed by her current research on these and other questions at the fall Blackstone Lecture at the Law School.

Alumnae at the ECCC
Law Alumnae Cross Paths at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Although their years at the Law School did not overlap, and it may have seemed unlikely that their paths would cross except perhaps at a reunion, Fahimeh Manjili J.D. '15 and Steffanie Garrett J.D. '91 are now colleagues at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

Cypher
Appellate Clinic News: Fourth Circuit Issues Opinion in U.S. v. Williams

On December 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in U.S. v. Williams in favor of the appellant, represented by William & Mary Law School's Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic. The opinion was a unanimous decision, authored by Judge Robert B. King and joined by Judges Barbara Milano Keenan and Henry F. Floyd.

Zick Explores Protecting First Amendment Liberties At and Beyond Our Borders

In recent weeks, the American public has been transfixed by the danger of online terrorist speech and calls for religion-based limits on the movement of persons across U.S. territorial borders. In his recently published book, "The Cosmopolitan First Amendment," Professor Zick describes and defends a “cosmopolitan” approach to these and other issues, one that situates First Amendment rights and values in a globalized and digitized world.