April 10, 2009

Davison Douglas

 Professor Davison M. Douglas Named Dean of Law School

For nearly two decades, Davison M. Douglas has served the Law School as an acclaimed teacher, distinguished scholar, student mentor, and faculty leader. Now, he'll add dean to that list. Click here for press release.

BLSA National Award

W&M Black Law Students Association Named National Chapter of the Year

The Black Law Students Association at the Law School was named National Chapter of the Year on March 21 at the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Convention. NBLSA has more than 200 law school chapters in the U.S. and five other countries.  Previous winners of national chapter honors include Harvard Law School, in 2008, and the University of Virginia, in 2007. Click here for story.


Professor Jim Moliterno

Law School Celebrates Professor Jim Moliterno's Contributions

On March 30, the Law School community gathered to express its gratitude and best wishes to Tazewell Taylor Professor of Law Jim Moliterno, as he prepares to begin a new chapter in his professional life at Washington and Lee  University. Click here for story.

Professor Nancy Combs

New Book by Professor Nancy Combs Explores International Criminal Justice in the Absence of Facts


A Q&A with Professor Nancy Combs, author of a new book entitled Fact-Finding Without Facts:  The Uncertain Evidentiary Foundations of International Criminal Convictions (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2009). Click here for story.


W&M Professors Recall How Brown v. Board of Education Shaped Their Lives

Five faculty members - Davison Douglas, Linda Malone, Paul Marcus, Larry Palmer, and Kathryn Urbonya -  are among 40 law professors from around the nation who contributed to a new book entitled Law Touched Our Hearts: A Generation Remembers Brown v. Board (Vanderbilt University Press). Click here for story.

MW Medallion

Law School Honors Professor John H. Langbein of Yale Law School with Marshall-Wythe Medallion

John H. Langbein, Sterling Professor of Law and Legal History at Yale Law School, received the 2008-09 Marshall-Wythe Medallion on April 2. The medallion, the highest honor given by faculty at the Law School, recognizes outstanding leaders from the bench, bar, and academia. Click here for story.

Sarah Bellinger

Sarah Bellinger '09 Receives Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Sarah Bellinger ‘09 has been awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship for her proposal to create a Special Education Clinic in concert with Advocacy, Inc., a disability rights public interest organization in Houston, Texas. Click here for story.

Judge Mayer

Judge H. Robert Mayer '71 Delivers the 2008-09 Mervis Lecture

The Honorable H. Robert Mayer '71 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit delivered the 2008-09 Stanley H. Mervis Lecture in Intellectual Property in March. The lectureship was created in memory of Stanley Mervis, a member of the Class of 1950. Click here for story.

Professor Williamson

Portrait of Professor Dick Williamson Unveiled

Close friends and family of the late Professor Dick Williamson gathered on April 7 for an unveiling of a portrait of Williamson by artist Louis Briel. Click here for story.

Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2009 - April 17-18

Spring is a great time to be in Williamsburg for Alumni Weekend and all alumni are invited back to attend the festivities.  To view the schedule of events or to register on-line , click here. Among the festivities planned,  alumni who are members of the Dean's Council in FY'09 will enjoy a reception with President Reveley, Dean Bulter and Professor Douglas, who will become our new Dean July 1. If you would like more information about becoming a member of the Dean's Council, click here, or email Laura Beach at lwbeac@wm.edu.


On the Calendar

April 24: Classes End

May 16: Class of 2009 Awards Ceremony & Reception

May 17: Law School Graduation Ceremony

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Would your firm or organization be willing to host a recent graduate in a volunteer legal internship?  Employers can benefit from the free extra help a newly minted William & Mary J.D. can provide while they are awaiting bar results.  If you're interested in hosting a post-graduate volunteer, please contact the Office of Career Services by calling 757-221-3805, or by e-mailing lawocs@wm.edu.

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

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Submit Your Ideas for a College of William & Mary Mascot!

The Mascot Committee wants your ideas for a W&M mascot.  Drawings, photographs, videos, or other visual representations of  ideas are encouraged, but not required. Complete details and  instructions for suggesting ideas are available on the Mascot  Search website.  The Mascot Committee also hosts an active blog and  Facebook group. Join us!

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