June 24, 2011


 Graduation Slide Show

The Law School community celebrated the Class of 2011's graduation on May 15. Click here for a selection of photos and audio excerpts.  Speakers included Dean Douglas, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, 2010-11 SBA President Tamar Jones '11, and W&M President Taylor Reveley.

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Anne B. Shumadine '83: An Investment in a Law Degree Paid Dividends for Her Clients and for Her Community

Shumadine '83, the recipient of the Law School Association's 2011 Citizen-Lawyer Award, is a former math teacher who found a new calling in law. While handling investment porfolios for her clients, she also has found time to become involved in schools and organizations in her community. Click here for story.

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Lee Professor William Van Alstyne Offers Congressional Testimony on Legislation to Extend FBI Director's Term

Professor Van Alstyne has been invited dozens of times to Capitol Hill to offer his expert opinion.  On June 8, he testified before the Congressional Commitee on the Judiciary on legislation to extend FBI Director Robert Mueller's term until 2013. Click here for story and link to C-SPAN video.


Mary Siegrist Hinz Fellowship Program Marks 25th Anniversary

Former and current Hinz fellows and selection commitee members recently gathered to mark the anniversary and to remember the fellowship's namesake.  The program is made possible by an endowment created in the memory of Mary Siegrist Hinz, a member of the Class of 1985. Click here for story.



Four Students Selected for Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Grants

Claire de Jong '12, Andrew Hass '12, Michelle Hopkins '12, and Meredith McCoy '12 will receive grants as part of a program to support law students who provide legal assistance to low-income or underserved communities. Click here for story.


Beijing Property Rights Conference to Focus on Global Perspectives

On Oct. 14-15, the Property Rights Project will host its annual conference for the first time overseas in cooperation with the Tsinghua School of Law. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will be honored at the conference and also will be a featured speaker. Click here for information about the conference and tours to sites in China and Hong Kong.  CLE credit will be available.


On the Calendar
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.

Nov. 9-11: W&M Tax Conference

Career Services for Alumni
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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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The Marshall-Wythe E-News is published by the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at the William & Mary Law School, P.O. Box 3527, Williamsburg, VA 23187-3527, tel: 757-221-3795.

Editor: Jaime Welch-Donahue
Contributing Writers: Ami Dodson, Ann Gaudreaux, Rachel Ganong '12
Production: Yom Alemante
Graduation Slide Show: Whit Weidner and Faye Shealy