February 8, 2008


Alumni Weekend 2008 – April 11 & 12
Committees have been hard at work to make this year’s weekend one to remember! Events include reunions of the Classes of ’73, ’78 ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98 , ’03, and ’07, and the first-ever William & Mary Law Society Celebration Dinner for alumni who graduated fifty or more years ago. Brochures and registration forms will be mailed later this month. Visit the Alumni Weekend website and class web pages.


Student Hurricane Network
The W&M chapter of the national Student Hurricane Network has organized a trip during spring break to offer aid to the flood - and hurricane-ravaged Gulf region. Read more.


Election Law Society Educates Lawyers and Students Alike about Voting Law
This group of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents share a passion for elections and election law. Click here for more. Get more information about their Feburary 21 symposium on the Presidential nomination process.



Marshall-Wythe in the News

A 1994 law review article by Professor William Van Alstyne is quoted in a Jan. 13 New York Times Op-Ed titled A Militia of One (Well Regulated). (Free New York Times registration required to read.)

Randall S. Hawthorne ’67, J.D. ’70, M.L.T ’71, was among four alumni honored with the William & Mary Alumni Association’s 2008 Alumni Medallion.

Johnny O’Kane ’09 and Lawrence Perrone ’10 placed first in Tulane’s national sports law competition.

Timothy Schimpf '04 is quoted in a Jan. 1 story in The American Lawyer titled Clerks in Paradise. Tim recently completed a clerkship in Palau, a nation in the South Pacific.

Recent survey finds Law School journals among most-cited. Click here for the journal rankings. (.pdf)


In Memoriam
Professor Emeritus Arthur B. White died in Gloucester, VA, on Dec. 18 at age 93. He taught at Marshall-Wythe from 1974-1980 after a long career with the IRS which included more than a decade of service as special assistant to the chief counsel. TaxProfBlog quotes former IRS Commissioner Sheldon Cohen as saying that White “…was a quiet giant of the tax law. Art knew more about exempt organizations than anyone in the Chief Counsel’s office or in private practice …” Read more.


Upcoming Events

Feb. 8-9 - Citizen Lawyer Conference

Feb. 13 - Lecture by Major General Charles Dunlap, U.S. Air Force

Feb. 15-16 - 37th Annual William B. Spong, Jr. Invitational Moot Court Tournament

Feb. 21 - Election Law Symposium: “The Law, Politics, and Future of the Presidential Nomination Process"

Feb. 23 - Journal of Women and the Law Symposium: “The Legal Treatment of Women Defying Traditional Gender Roles”


Post a Position, Schedule an Interview
We encourage alumni to use the Employer Services page to schedule on-campus, off-campus, or videoconference interviews, request resume collection, or list positions to which students and/or graduates can apply. Read more.

Learn more about career services at the Law School, including services for graduates interested in changing jobs.


Have You Changed Your Work or Home Address?
We want to stay in touch. You can update your contact information on-line by logging into the Alumni Directory and clicking on the link ("To update your own information"). Go to the on-line directory page.

The Marshall-Wythe E-News is published by the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at the William & Mary Law School, Post Office Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795, tel: 757-221-3795.

Jaime Welch-Donahue

Graphic Design, Layout & Production:
Gretchen L. Guthrie

Contributing Writers:
Ann Gaudreaux, Sean Marotta ’10, Johnny O’Kane ’09, Melissa Pinard, Stephen Van Stempvoort  ’10

Contributing Photographers:
Dusty Parson ’10, Jaime Welch-Donahue