May 13, 2011


Alumni Weekend 2011
Alumni Weekend was an opportunity to rekindle memories, renew friendships, and reconnect with favorite professors. To view photos, click here.


Professors Larry Palmer and Alemante Selassie Retire from Faculty

Professor Palmer joined the faculty in 2008, following a three-decade career at Cornell and the University of Louisville.  A noted law and health policy expert, he was the founding director of the VCU-W&M Health Policy and Law Initiative. Click here for story.

For nearly a quarter century, Professor Alemante Selassie shared his insights about law in the developing world with both students and colleagues.  This beloved figure in the W&M community will retire from full-time teaching this spring. Click here for story.


Professors Susan Grover and Laura Heymann Honored with Named Professorships

Susan Grover is the first member of the law faculty to be honored by the College as a University Professor for Teaching Excellence. This three-year chair recognizes extraordinary commitment to students and to teaching. Click here for story.

The College announced the selection of Laura Heymann as the Class of 2014 Professor, a three-year chair awarded to a tenured W&M faculty member who “meets the College’s highest standards in teaching, scholarship, and service.”  Click here for story.


Professors Peter Alces, Michael Steven Green, Sarah L. Stafford, and Timothy Zick Receive Plumeri Awards
The four are among 20 W&M professors who received 2011 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence, in recognition of exemplary achievements in teaching, research and service. Click here for story.


Constitutional Dilemmas: Professor Angela Banks on Arizona’s Immigration Legislation
On April 11, a federal appeals court let stand a lower court decision blocking parts of Arizona’s controversial immigration law from going into effect. Lawyers for the state of Arizona have vowed to appeal the ruling. In this video, Professor Banks discusses the constitutional arguments at issue.


Association Honors Abbott ’01, Garde ’86, and Huddleston ‘86
On April 16, the Law Alumni Association honored Robin A. Abbott ’01 with the inaugural 10th Reunion Distinguished Alumna Award.  Click here for story. 

John C. Garde ’86 and Jon D. Huddleston ’86 were co-recipients of the inaugural 25th Reunion Distinguished Alumnus Award. Click here for story.


Students’ Research Aids International Peacebuilding Efforts
Through work she does in post-conflict zones, Professor Christie Warren is able to afford students the chance to conduct research for academic credit.  Students such as Jessica Jeanty '12, Pearl J. Kim '11, and Eve M. Grina '11 recently provided vital research help to members of Haiti’s justice system and to organizations such as the U.S. Institute of Peace and the U.N.  Click here for story.


Moot Court Team Makes It a Year for the Record Books
With six team wins and several individual honors netted by team members, the 2010-11 season was one of the best on record for our Moot Court Team. Click here for story.


Kaufman & Canoles Awards Recognize First-Year Students for Legal Writing
The firm recognized three members of the first-year class for outstanding legal writing on April 22.  Dustin H. DeVore '01, a partner at the firm’s Williamsburg office, presented the 2011 Kaufman & Canoles Writing Awards to Jarred O. Taylor '11, for first place, to Samuel G. Mann '11, for second place, and to Emily M. Benz '11, for third place. Click here for story.


Wolf Law Library Repository Showcases Scholarship and History On-Line
Thanks to this new electronic repository, you can now view more than 6,000 items on-line. The collection includes faculty journal articles, student-edited publications, and historic documents from the St. George Tucker Rare Book Room. Click here to visit the repository.


On the Calendar
May 14: Class of 2011 Awards Ceremony

May 15: Law School Graduation

June 9:  Washington, DC, Law Alumni Reception

June 15: Atlanta Law Alumni Reception

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

Oct. 14-15 (Beijing): Eighth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference.
Register now for the post-conference tour through China and Hong Kong (deposits due May 16).

Nov. 9-11: 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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