Intellectual Life

W&M Law School is a hub for scholarly debate on some of the hottest topics in American and international law.

Our research centers, conferences and lectures, faculty scholarship and student-edited journals add exciting new dimensions to academic life at William & Mary Law School. Here's where the foremost minds and emerging voices in the theory and practice of law present bold new ideas pertaining to international human rights, national security, election law, civil liberties, post-conflict justice and more.

Our students play a pivotal role in the richness of intellectual life at the Law School. They're not just invited to the annual Supreme Court Preview sponsored by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law, they're expected to help research and organize the two-day event attended by leading journalists, scholars and advocates from across the country.

The Center for Legal and Courtroom Technology is a renowned resource for the latest in legal tech. Political leaders, judges and lawyers from around the world consult with the Center on the designs of their courtrooms and the implementation of the latest technology into their justice systems.

The  Wolf Law Library is a spacious, modern research facility with a friendly, service-oriented staff. It holds 400,000 volumes as well as scores of primary source material, rare books and access to dozens of digital collections and its scholarship repository.

Learn more about all of our innovative research centers and institutes:

Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Center for Legal & Court Technology

Center for the Study of Law and Markets

Dunn Civil Liberties Project

Election Law Program

Human Security Law Center

Institute of Bill of Rights Law

Property Rights Project