The Law School recently welcomed the J.D. Class of 2020, the LL.M. Class of 2018, and transfer and visiting students.
The PELE Clinic, along with Wrightslaw, hosted the 7th annual Institute for Special Education Advocacy (“ISEA”) on July 30 through August 4, 2017 at the Law School.
The Law School recently received a $5.2 million gift in honor of the late Judge R. William Arthur ’38, LL.D. ’40. The gift powered the Law School closer to its goal of raising $75 million during the For the Bold campaign. Gifts and commitments to the school topped $66.2 million since the start of the campaign, with $10.5 million raised in fiscal year 2017 alone.
The Law School will offer an online certificate program beginning in August that is designed for anyone who wants to become a knowledgeable and effective advocate for veterans and service members seeking disability compensation benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
William & Mary Law School will host the 14t Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference on October 12-13. During the conference, the William & Mary Property Rights Project will recognize Professor David L. Callies of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law with the 2017 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.
A group of Virginia law professors has filed a brief supporting a challenge to the General Assembly's 2011 legislative districts.
W&M Law alumna Barbara Johnson J.D. '84 will join the William & Mary Board of Visitors in July.
The Virginia Coastal Policy Center at William & Mary Law School, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and Virginia Sea Grant have each received funding for projects during the latest round of grants from the Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE), the VEE announced on May 9.
U.N. Special Envoy Nicholas Haysom discussed the crisis in a May 3 address at the European University Institute, co-sponsored by the Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding.
The William & Mary Law School Association honored Heidi W. Abbott J.D. ’91 with the 2017 Citizen-Lawyer Award during the Law School's Diploma Ceremony on May 14. The award is the association’s highest recognition and is given annually to a graduate or friend of the Law School who has made "a lifetime commitment to citizenship and leadership."
W&M Law faculty recently brought together leading experts to address the challenges and opportunities of 21st-century international law.
Judge Koh addressed J.D. and LL.M. graduates at the Law School's May 14 Diploma Ceremony
The Class of 2017 honored Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer with the 2017 Walter L. Williams, Jr., Teaching Award.
Professor Paul Marcus was honored with the McGlothlin Award for Exceptional Teaching at William & Mary Law School’s May 14 Diploma Ceremony. The annual award was established in 2016 and is given to two outstanding educators from the Law School and Mason School of Business who have demonstrated sustained commitments to teaching.
The William & Mary Law School Association recognized Bishop M. Garrison J.D. '10 as recipient of the Taylor Reveley Award during the Law School's May 14 Diploma Ceremony.
At graduation, the Class of 2017 celebrated another amazing Class Gift participation rate, 92 percent.
On the eve of her retirement, Sally Kellam is awarded for her years of selfless service to the Law School.
As the members of the Class of 2017 celebrated their graduation, Judge Lucy Haeran Koh urged them to think about the people who have played important roles in their lives. She shared how the example set by her grandmother and parents continues to inspire and guide her.
On Saturday, May 13, 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 2017's contributions and achievements.
The Law School community recently celebrated Prof. Susan Grover's 29 years of service to William & Mary.
The Law School has dedicated a new interview room in honor of the late Robert C. Elliott II, J.D. '69.
ADR team members traveled to Scotland and took first place at the Annual International Academy of Dispute Resolution's International Law School Mediation Tournament.
Taylor Reveley announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2018, after a decade leading the university.
On Earth Day, the Virginia Coastal Policy Center hosted a tree dedication ceremony in honor of Sharon Coles-Stewart J.D. '75.
The text of a 2015 ACLU resolution honoring Professor John Levy. Professor Levy died in April 2017.
Ten reunion classes celebrated their homecoming and provided generous class gifts for the Law School during this year's Alumni Weekend festivities.
On April 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit decided United States v. Soza in favor of Appellant Bradley Soza, a client of the Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic.
The professors are among 20 William & Mary faculty being honored for their exemplary contributions in teaching, research and service.
Professor Oman was among 19 scholars of Mormon history who filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit attacking President Trump’s ban on refugees and immigrants from six Muslim countries.
The Virginia Coastal Policy Center at the Law School is hosting a tree dedication ceremony in honor of Sharon Coles-Stewart J.D. ’75 at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd. The ceremony will be held in the courtyard of the Law School's new Hixon Center for Experiential Learning and Leadership.
Judge Lucy Haeran Koh, a federal district court judge for the Northern District of California, will deliver the address at William & Mary Law School’s diploma ceremony on May 14.
The late Professor John Levy was critical to the success of W&M Law School's clinical and legal skills programs, and renowned for his commitment to public service.
John Levy, William & Mary Law School professor emeritus, passed away on April 2, 2017. His career as a professor at William & Mary Law School (1976-2002) touched the lives of many in the William & Mary community.
The two-day event provided timely discussion of emerging technology and the legal doctrines affecting big data and national security.
Professor David L. Callies of the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law will receive the 2017 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize in October from the William & Mary Property Rights Project. Callies will be honored during the project’s fourteenth annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference to be held at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia, on October 12-13.
W&M Law School's Journal of Women and the Law recently hosted a symposium on "Combating Human Trafficking Through Law and Social Policy" - the topic of the journal's Fall 2016 special issue.
Claire Lashley's summer pro bono work at a large firm in New York City made a difference for a client.
The names of the nominees to the Law School Association Board of Directors are now available to review. Alumni are welcome to read the roster of nominees and fill out the nomination proxy.
The Center for the Study of Law and Markets at William & Mary Law School will hold its inaugural symposium on Friday, April 7. The event will bring together leading contract law theorists to examine the relationship between markets and the moral foundations of contract law.
Mary Catherine Amerine has won three writing competitions during the course of her law school studies.
W&M Law School alumna Beth Hopkins J.D. '77, who recently retired from the Wake Forest University School of Law faculty as professor emeritus, will speak at the annual brunch sponsored by the Black Law Students Association.
U.N. Special Envoy Nicholas Haysom will present a lecture, “Sudan and South Sudan: Prognosis for Peace,” on Tuesday, May 2, at 5 p.m. at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. The lecture is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the EUI and William & Mary Law School’s Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post Conflict Peacebuilding.
On March 24-25, the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal will host scholars from across the country for a conference titled "Big Data, National Security and the Fourth Amendment."
Professor Darryl Cunningham helps LL.M. students get practical skills through his Family Law clinic and the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia.
The theme of BLSA's annual symposium on race and the law was "The Influence of Implicit Racial Bias in Society and Criminal Justice."
Amerine attended the 2017 Grammy Awards as one of four finalists in a writing competition sponsored by the Grammy Foundation’s Entertainment Law Initiative.
Doug Bunch's Global Playground aims to raise awareness and share resources with people of the developing world to create educational opportunities where they do not exist.
W&M Law School has been ranked sixth among Top 10 Military Friendly® graduate schools.
Prof. Keith N. Hylton of Boston University School of Law gave this year's George Wythe Lecture.
The dedication of the two-story, 12,000-square-foot center marked the culmination of a 16 -year building program, which has more than doubled the physical size of the school and also has included the addition of the North Wing and the Wolf Law Library.
Breit, a veteran of more than 200 jury trials, has coached the Law School's National Trial Team through 13 seasons.
Alumnae share expertise with students at William & Mary Law School's Fifth Annual Leadership Conference.
Judge Peter F. Pontzer, a William & Mary Law School Class of 1989 graduate, was awarded the Carnegie Medal in December for his role in rescuing a teenager from drowning off the Outer Banks in North Carolina in July 2015.
Undergraduate, graduate, and law students are performing in this year’s production of “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer." Proceeds from the performance benefit Avalon, the domestic violence shelter in Williamsburg.
National Jurist has named Professor Paul Marcus to its annual list of the “Most Influential People in Legal Education.” Marcus is the Haynes Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School and president of the Association of American Law Schools.
A Q&A with immigration law expert Professor Angela M. Banks.
Fredric Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology, a joint project of William & Mary Law School and the National Center for State Courts, recently attended the fall 2016 International Judicial Symposium in Korea held by the Supreme Court of Korea. Lederer was invited to speak at the event, which focused on the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and its impact on the future of society and the legal field.
Carrie Mattingly, a third-year law student at William & Mary, argued the case with the support of Emily Hessler, also a third-year law student. Their classmates Melanie Lazor and Candace Wherry were primarily responsible for the briefing.