September 29, 2011

Dean Douglas

Dean Douglas Speaks at Law School Ceremony Marking 9/11 Anniversary

Douglas spoke about "the lives lost and others scarred forever" ten years ago and that day's "extraordinary acts of heroism and courage" at a Sept. 8 Law School ceremony.  Click here for the transcript of his remarks.

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 Selected Recent Faculty Scholarship and 2009-11 Faculty Appointments

The nation's leading law reviews and academic presses are featuring new works by W&M Law faculty. Click here to view the .pdf of our new scholarship brochure. To learn more about the accomplished teachers and highly regarded scholars who recently joined our faculty - Professors Dodson, Grove, Larsen, Solomon, and Stafford - click here to view a .pdf of our new faculty brochure.


Robert E. Scott, J.D. '68, and Elizabeth S. Scott '67 Create Research Professorship

The Scotts - both noted legal scholars - were honored at a Sept. 22 reception. During the celebration, Michael Steven Green was recognized as the first scholar to be designated as the Robert E. and Elizabeth S. Scott Research Professor of Law.  Click here for story.

 Professor Heymann

A Conversation with Professor Laura A. Heymann

Some professors are shaped by their academic study of a subject, while others are influenced by real-world experience. Class of 2014 Professor Laura A. Heymann draws on both in her endeavors as a teacher and as a scholar of intellectual property law. Click here for story.


Luminaries Share Insights at 24th Annual Supreme Court Preview

The Sept. 23-24 event brought together scholars, journalists, advocates, and judges to discuss the issues and cases facing the nation's highest court.  Click here for story.

Professor Larsen

Professor Allison Orr Larsen's Work Featured in The New York Times

Professor Larsen's 2008 law review article, titled "Perpetual Dissents," was highlighted in a Sept. 5 column by Adam Liptak. Click here for story.

St. George Tucker Award

Abel '90 Honored with St. George Tucker Adjunct Professorship Award

Abel, a 1990 graduate of the Law School and a partner at Troutman Sanders, recently was recognized with the award for his outstanding service to the Law School and commitment to students. Click here for story.

AG Ken Cuccinelli

Va. Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli Says States' Attorneys General Are "Last Line of Defense" Against Federal Goverment's Encroachments

Va. Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli spoke to a standing-room only audience on Sept. 15 as a guest of the Law and Policy class.  Click here for story. 

2011 Anderson Scholars

Two W&M Students Honored as 2011 Anderson Scholars

Law student Kevin Barrett '14 and Rebecca Gildea '12, an undergradute student at the Mason School of Business, recently were honored as Townebank's 2011 Alvin P. Anderson Scholars. Click here for story.

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College of William & Mary a "Military Friendly School"

G.I. Jobs magazine designated William & Mary a "military friendly" school in a Sept. 12 announcement. The Lewis B. Puller, Jr., Veterans Benefits Clinic is among the ways that the College offers support and services to veterans. Click here for story.

Neal Wixson

Neal Wixson Concludes Service to Admissions Office

"Neal's legacy to our office is strong," Associate Dean for Admission Faye Shealy said in a message. "His dedication to our principles of service, promptness, ethics, and compassion has been exemplary.  Click here for story.


On Williamsburg Walking Tour, New Students Urged to Live Up to Founders' Ideals

During the second week of classes, the Law School's new students were treated to a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg.  Click here for story.


On the Calendar

 Oct. 13: Cutler Lecture: Michael C. Dorf, Columbia University 

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

Oct. 17: Panel: Women, War, and Peace                           

Nov. 9-11: W&M Tax Conference


Career Opportunity in W&M Law School Admission

The Law School invites applications for an Assistant Dean for Admission. Posting details are located at and the Position Number is FP146W. Applications and supporting materials are due by 10-24-2011.

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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