Law School Receives $5.2M Gift to Support Scholarships and Other Priorities

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.

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New Online Program to Educate and Train Veterans, Attorneys and Advocates

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.

Law School to Host 14th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference October 12-13

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.

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Virginia Environmental Endowment Funds William & Mary Projects

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.

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Heidi W. Abbott J.D. ’91 Receives Law School Association’s Citizen-Lawyer Award

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."

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Professor Paul Marcus Receives McGlothlin Award for Exceptional Teaching

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.

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Alumni Weekend Brings Fun and Fun(ding)

Ten reunion classes celebrated their homecoming and provided generous class gifts for the Law School during this year's Alumni Weekend festivities.

W&M Clinic Victory in Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

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.

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VCPC to Host Memorial Tree Dedication in Honor of Sharon Coles-Stewart J.D. '75

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.

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Professor Emeritus John Levy Dies at 77

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.

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Professor David L. Callies to be Honored with Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize in October

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.

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April 7: Annual Meeting of Law School Association

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.

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New Center to Host April 7 Conference on Morality, Markets, and Contract Law

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.

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Keynote Lecture by U.N. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan on May 2 in Florence

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.

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Law School Dedicates Hixon Center for Experiential Learning and Leadership

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.

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Professor Marcus Among Most Influential People in Legal Education

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.

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Professor Lederer Participates in International Symposium Hosted by Supreme Court of Korea

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.

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Clinic Students Argue Case (McLin v. Ard) in Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

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.