Marshall-Wythe E-News

November 30, 2011

Dean Douglas

Message from Dean Davison M. Douglas

Greetings from the Law School. During the fall semester 2011, Marshall-Wythe School of Law further enhanced its prominent place on the global stage. Click here to read more.

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W&M Law Hosts Its First International Conference in China

Scholars, jurists, and practitioners from the U.S. and China gathered in Beijing for the 8th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference.  Click here for story. Click here for video.

During the conference, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was honored with the 2011 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize. Click here for story and video.

Justice O'Connor received special recognition at an Oct.13 reception at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, co-hosted bythe Law School. Click here for story.

Jim McGlothlin

Inaugural McGlothlin Leadership Forum (Nov. 1-3)

Named in honor of College and Law School alumnus James W. McGlothin, the inaugural Forum was designed to help prepare W&M business and law students to make a difference in the world.

Click here to read about the panel discussion featuring renowned trial attorney David Boies, former U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow, and Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO William C. Weldon.

Click here to read about David Boies' seminar with law students. Click here to read about James W. McGlothlin's advice to law students. 

Tim Zick

A Conversation with Professor Timothy Zick

The dynamism of free speech has long captured the interest of Professor Timothy Zick, author of "Speech Out of Doors" (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and the upcoming "The Cosmopolitan First Amendment" (also to be published by Cambridge).  Click here for story.

Professor Zick recently was quoted in numerous media stories about the Occupy Wall Street movement and the First Amendment. Click here for story.

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W&M Law Faculty in the News

Cutler Professor of Law and Kelly Professor of Teaching Excellence Jayne Barnard is among six faculty and students profiled in the "Learning Without Boundaries" story in the 2011 W&M President's Report.  Click here to read (opens .pdf).

Click here to read "Split Definitive," an article about the Supreme Court published in Slate by Lawrence Baum and Goodrich Professor of Law Neal Devins.

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions in an address at the recent Federalist Society Convention praised Lee Professor William Van Alstyne's September 2010 Cato Lecture. Click here to view Senator Session's address. Click here to read the 2010 Cato Lecture: "Clashing Visions of a 'Living' Constitution." 

W&M's recent "Women, War & Peace" panel showcased how local women -- such as Professor of the Practice of Law Christie S. Warren -- are working for peace locally and globally. Click here for story.

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W&M Lewis B. Puller, Jr., Veterans Benefits Clinic

The clinic has enlisted colleges and universities in Virginia to join the Law School's new HMVHE consortium to serve the state's veterans.  Click here for story. 

The Law School's new HMVHE consortium will benefit from the Virginia Bar Association's fundraising efforts.  Click here for story. 

The Clinic recently awarded its inaugural Challenge Coins, created to recognize dedication to serving our nation's servicemen and women, to Chancellor Professor of Law Fredric Lederer and VCU Professor Leticia Flores.  Click here for story. 


W&M Law Students Serve Local Community

Our students contributed nearly 2,700 items of food during BLSA's 11th annual Thanksgiving Basket Competition. Click here for story. To view a slideshow of the creative (and abundant) basket entries, click here.

A mock libel trial of Cinderella staged by our  students had a happy ending for the fairy tale princess, thanks to the verdict reached by local 5th graders.  Click here for story. 

Our students' Tidewater Roots P0ll Project recruited 75 area college students to work at Election Day polling places. Click here for story.

Our students recently hosted a day-long program to help area Boy Scouts complete requirements for the Law Merit Badge. Click here for story.

Jon Huddleston

Citizen Lawyer: Jon Huddleston, B.A. '82, J.D. '86

The former Virginia State Bar President champions lawyers as public servants. Click here for story.


Become an Alumni Admissions Ambassador

Being an alumni ambassador is a great way to connect with the next generation of law students.  Our most popular program is the e-mail matching program where alumni are matched with up to 6 admitted students to be a resource about W&M. We are looking for more ambassadors in all geographic locations to help make the alumni-applicant match more personal. If interested, please contact [[w|emcavallari]].


Save the Date! W&M Law Alumni Weekend - April 13-14

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for Law Alumni Weekend 2012.  Click here for more information.

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Loan Repayment Assistance Program Applications, Deadline - Jan. 12, 2012

The Law School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) assists graduates, beginning with the Class of 2004, who work for government agencies or 501(c)(3) organizations. Instructions for accessing the LRAP application and information about loan repayment programs in addition to the Law School's are available by clicking here. Assistance is in the form of annual interest-bearing loans, which are forgiven if the recipient satisfies all program requirements and remains in qualifying employment. Funding is provided on a calendar-year basis, with disbursement in February.

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.

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.


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Editor: Jaime Welch-Donahue Contributing Writers: Ami Dodson, Rachel Ganong '12, Ann Gaudreaux, Alex Grout '12, Brian Kelley '13, Christopher Lewis '14, David Morrill, and Megan Shearin Contributing Photographers and Videographers: Gretchen Bedell, David Williard Distribution:  Yom Alemante