April 04, 2011

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Law School Moves Up in Rankings
In U.S. News & World Report’s most recent survey of the nation’s top graduate and professional schools, the Law School ranked 27th, up one spot from last year, and tied with Boston College and Iowa.  Marshall-Wythe also had good news in admissions, receiving nearly 6,000 applications for the J.D. Class of 2014, which is the second largest applicant pool in our history. Click here for story.


Senator Mark Warner to Speak at Law School’s Graduation
Senator Warner will deliver the commencement address at the Law School’s graduation ceremony, which will be held at the recently restored Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre on Sunday, May 15. Click here for story.


Moot Court Team to Travel to The Hague in April for the ICC Competition
Christopher Bettis '11, Margaret Brunner '11, and Laura Brymer '12 will travel to The Hague on April 10-15 to compete as a team in the finals of the fourth annual International Criminal Court Trial Competition. Twenty-one teams from around the world will compete. Click here for story.


Professor Christie S. Warren Concludes United Nations Service
Professor Warren, director of the Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, recently finished a year-long term as the U.N. Senior Mediation Expert in Constitutional Issues, a role in which she helped mediate the peace processe in places such as Darfur, Kyrgyzstan, and Somalia.  Click here for story.


A Conversation with Professor Michael Steven Green
For many scholars, a tenure-track position in a prestigious philosophy department would be a career end-goal. For Robert E. and Elizabeth S. Scott Research Professor Michael Steven Green, it was just the beginning.  Click here for story.


Honors:  Former Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey, Jr., and Kenneth Feinberg, former Special Master of Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund

Mr. Comey, a 1982 graduate of the College, was honored as the Carter O. Lowance Fellow, in recognition of his distinguished public service. Click here for story. 

Mr. Feinberg received the Marshalll-Wythe Medallion, the highest honor conferred by the law faculty in recognition of his exceptional leadership and accomplishment. Click here for story.


Two W&M Teams Win Top Prizes in First Virginia Redistricting Competition
A team from the Law School and a team from the College’s government department won top prizes in three categories in the first Virginia Redistricting Competition.  The competition, sponsored by Christopher Newport University’s Wason Center for Public Policy and the Public Mapping Project, challenged participants to design alternatives to gerrymandered political districts in the state. Click here for story.


Come Join Us!  Alumni Weekend, April 15-16
Come join us and celebrate our bonds to W&M Law. The festivities include the Dean's reception, PSF Silent Auction and BLSA event on Friday, and, on Saturday, a barbecue lunch and reunion parties for the Classes of 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2010.  Click here to visit website.

Click here to view President Reveley's message about Alumni Weekend 2011.


On the Calendar

April 2: Ali's 5K Run/Walk

Sept. 23-24: 2011-12 Supreme Court Preview

Oct. 14-15 (Beijing): Eight Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

Nov. 10-11: W&M Tax Conference

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.

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 videoconference, or at an off-campus interview program; request resume collection; or list positions to which students and/or graduates can apply individually.


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