May 28, 2010

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Justice O'Connor Urges Graduates to Be "Bridge Builders"
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor urged 2010 graduates to make a commitment to “being bridge builders” during her remarks at the Law School’s May 16 graduation ceremony. Justice O’Connor became William & Mary Chancellor in 2006. Click here for story. Click here for photos.


Law School Honors Justice O'Connor with Marshall-Wythe Medallion
Justice O'Connor received the 2009-10 Marshall-Wythe Medallion at a dinner in her honor held during graduation weekend. The medallion is the highest honor conferred by the law faculty and recognizes members of the legal community who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and accomplishment. Click here for story.


Welcoming Remarks at Graduation from 2009-10 Student Bar Association President
Click here to read the remarks made by Zachariah DeMeola '10, 2009-10 SBA President.


Awards Presented at Graduation

Mark Dray '68 Receives Law School Association's Citizen Lawyer Award. Click here for story. Click here for text of presentation by Law School Association President Kevin O'Neill '99.

Class of 2010 Honors Professor Paul Marcus with the Walter L. Williams, Jr., Teaching Award. Click here for story.  Click here for text of presentation by Chanel Ann Gray '10.

Ashley Crenshaw '10 and Stephen Van Stempvoort '10 Receive Lawrence W. I'Anson Award. Click here for story.

Zachariah DeMeola '10 Receives George Wythe Award. Click here for story.

Myron McClees '10 Receives Thurgood Marshall Award. Click here for story.

Jan Abbott Receives John Marshall Award. Click here for story.


Awards Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2010's Contributions
On May 15, 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 2010's achievements. Click here for story and video. 

During the event, the W&M Coif chapter inducted Robert M. Fitzgerald '75 as an honorary member. Click here for story.


Summer Public Service Fellowship Program Sets New Records
The Law School awarded $300,000 in Summer Public Service Fellowships to 109 rising second and third-year students. This is the most money ever awarded and the largest number of students to receive summer fellowships in the program's history. Since 2003, more than 700 law students have received fellowships through the program to support their public service endeavors in more than 20 countries. Click here for story.


"WarriorConnect" Helps Veterans
More than 50 representatives from organizations that aid veterans came together for "WarriorConnect" on May 22, a free event for veterans and their families sponsored by the Law School's Veterans Benefits Clinic and the Department of Veterans Services-Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, and made possible by generous support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. Click here for story.


Professors Meese and Stafford Team Up to Teach Law and Economics Courses
Alan Meese, Ball Professor of Law, and Sarah Stafford, the Paul Verkuil Associate Professor of Public Policy, recently teamed up to teach two classes in an interdisciplinary experiment involving the Law School and the College of William & Mary’s Economics Department. Click here for story and video.


Upcoming Alumni Events & Law School Conferences - Save the Dates!

June 9 - Washington, DC, Alumni Gathering

June 19 - Breakfast with Dean Douglas at the Annual Virginia State Bar Meeting in Virginia Beach, VA

September 24 & 25: 23rd Annual Supreme Court Preview Please note that IBRL is offering a special registration rate to W&M alumni of $275.00. Use registration code: WMLA.

September 30 & October 1: 7th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Project

November 10 - 12: 56th William & Mary Tax Conference


Give Every Year. Make a Difference Every Day.
Your 2010 W&M Law Annual Fund gift could help to support one of our six legal clinics, the Moot Court or Trial Teams, and much more. Click here to make your secured gift to Marshall- Wythe by June 15 and ensure that your name will be listed in our 2009-2010 Annual Report. Your support makes a difference to one of the oldest and best law schools in our nation!

Legal Skills Program Seeks Instructors
The Law School is seeking 5 - 8 Part-Time Instructors for its Legal Skills Program for the August 2010 – April 2011 academic year. The position requires a J.D. and at least four years of legal practice experience, with a preference given to those applicants who have extensive legal writing experience. To apply, email a message of interest to [[w|perobe]] and include a resume and a writing sample. Please put “SKILLS APPLICATION” in the subject line and submit materials no later than June 8, 2010. Pay is $6,000/year and does not include benefits. Questions? Contact [[w|perobe]].

List a Job Opening, Schedule Employment Interviews
We encourage alumni to use the Employer Services page to schedule employment interviews on-campus, via Skype or video conference, or at an off-campus interview program; request resume collection; or list positions to which students and/or graduates can apply individually.

Career Services for Alumni
The Office of Career Services is happy to assist alumni who are seeking employment or pursuing new career opportunities. OCS offers a wide range of resources and can provide counseling via telephone or in person. Learn more about career services for graduates of the Law School.

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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