October 13, 2008

Reveley Takes the Helm at College
W. Taylor Reveley III, who served as dean of the Law School from August 1998 until his appointment as interim William & Mary president in February 2008, was sworn in as the 27th president of William & Mary on Sept. 5 in the Wren Building's Great Hall. More.


W&M Announces Dean Search
W&M Provost P. Geoffrey Feiss announced the appointment of a search committee for dean of the Law School on September 12. The 12-person committee is chaired by Vice Dean Eric Kades, and comprises:

Robert Archibald, Chancellor Professor of Economics
Jayne Barnard, Cutler Professor of Law
Edward R. Blumberg '75, Deutsch & Blumberg, P.A., Miami, Fla.
Jennifer Case '09, President, Student Bar Association
Nancy Combs, Associate Professor of Law
Anna P. Engh '89, Covington & Burling, Washington, DC
James Heller, Director, The Wolf Law Library, and Professor of Law
Alan Meese, Ball Professor of Law
Larry Pulley, Dean, W&M Mason School of Business
Alemante Selassie, Associate Professor of Law
William Van Alstyne, Lee Professor of Law

The committee was asked to submit by April 1, 2009, the names of between three to five candidates to the President and Provost. More.


Law School Launches New Website
The nation's oldest law school now has one of legal education's newest websites. Our site was redesigned to be more welcoming to alumni & friends, members of the legal community and, most of all, applicants who want to learn more about Marshall-Wythe.


Citizen Lawyers to the World: Doug Bunch '06 and Doug Smith '06 make a world of difference with Global Playground. Q&A by Ami Kim '92. More.

 x Alumni Weekend 2009
Mark your calendar for April 17 & 18! Come and celebrate with your law school classmates from 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and our newest graduates of 2008. Come to Williamsburg to renew friendships and reconnect with your classmates, other alumni, and professors. Don’t miss this fun weekend! More.

 x On the Calendar

Oct 17-18: 5th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

Oct. 22: Presentation of the Marshall-Wythe Medallion to Human Rights Advocate Hauwa Ibrahim

Oct. 27: Panel Discussion, “What Does Torture Mean for Our National Security and American Values?” Co-sponsored by the Human Rights and National Security Law Program and the Campaign to Ban Torture.

Oct. 30: International Criminal Law Expert Nancy Combs Presents the 2008 Blackstone Lecture


Marshall-Wythe Online

C-Span aired the "2008 Election and the Supreme Court" panel on Saturday, Oct 4, 2008 on their "America and the Courts" series. You can see it online. Go to America & the Courts page and scroll down to Recent Programs.

The ABA has published Election Law Program resources on its website to assist trial judges with resolving election law disputes. Resources include a set of video lectures by prominent scholars and a manual on election law.

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.

Is your firm or organization looking for an entry-level attorney? If so, please contact the Office of Career Services so that we can notify members of the Class of 2008 by calling 757-221-3805, emailing lawocs@wm.edu.

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 online by logging into the Alumni Directory and clicking on the link ("To update your own information"). Go to the online directory page.

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

Editor: Jaime Welch-Donahue

Graphic Design, Layout and Production: Gretchen Bedell

Contributing Writers:  Ami Kim ’92, Brian Whitson

Contributing Photographers: Doug Bunch ’06, Steve Salpukas, Doug Smith ‘06