May 29, 2009

Graduation and Reunion Issue

Professor Scott

Scott Urges Graduates to Promote Public Trust and Offers Advice for a Professional Life Well Lived

Columbia University Law Professor Robert E. Scott '68 began his remarks at the Law School's May 17 graduation ceremony with a question for the Class of 2009:   "Can you be trusted?"  Click here for more. View the photos.

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Welcoming Remarks from 2008-09 SBA President

Click here to read the remarks at graduation made byJennifer G. Case, 2008-09 Student Bar Association President.



Awards Presented at Graduation

Frantz B.A. '70, J.D. '73, LL.M. '81, receives Law School Association's Citizen Lawyer Award

Graduates Honor Tortorice with the Walter L. Williams, Jr., Memorial Teaching Award

Dodds '09 receives Lawrence W. I'Anson Award

Asia '09 and Case '09 receive George Wythe Award

Bellinger '09 and Smith '09 receive Thurgood Marshall Award

Butler receives John Marshall Award

Drescher '09 Awarded Thatcher Prize for Excellence


 Awards Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2009's Contributions and Achievements  

On May 16, the Law School community gathered in Colonial Willamsburg's Kimball Theatre with soon-to-be graduates, their families and friends to celebrate the Class of 2009's achievements. During the event, the W&M Coif chapter inducted Ingrid Michelson Hillinger '76 as an honorary member. Click here for more. View the photos.

Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2009 was an opportunity to rekindle memories, renew friendships and reconnect with favorite professors. Among the events, a "Marshall-Wythe Generations" discussion and "State of the Law School" talk with Dean Butler. Click here for story. To view photos from the weekend, click here. Please mark your calendar for Alumni Weekend 2010 on April 16-17.

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Let's Stay Connected Through Facebook!

Now that summer's here, let's all stay in touch via Facebook. More than 320 law alumni and law students have connected to the William & Mary School group through this social networking site. Join today by clicking here.


Upcoming Alumni Events - Come Join Us!

June 3 - Washington, DC, Area Alumni Reception

June 9 - Richmond, VA, Area Alumni Reception

Upcoming Law School Conferences - Save the Date!

October 2 & 3 - Supreme Court Preview

October 16 & 17 - Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

November 12 & 13  - William & Mary Tax Conference

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

Learn more about career services at the Law School, including services for graduates interested in changing jobs. One example of these services is free access to the video/podcast on Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times presented by the legal industry consultants Shannon & Manch LLP.  This presentation is posted in the Presentations section of OCS Resources for Graduates and it addresses the current state of the legal employment market, the five basic steps for an effective job search, and such additional considerations as financial assessments, emotional ups and downs, gaining experience while waiting for the next job, and negotiating in a down market. 

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.

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