Marshall-Wythe E-News

September 27, 2012 

new students

Law School Welcomes New Students

In August the Law School community welcomed the J.D. Class of 2015, the LL.M. Class of 2013, and new transfer and visiting students. The 1Ls who enrolled that day had a median LSAT of 164 and a median undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.74 (the highest in the Law School’s history). Click here for story.


 Justice Antonin Scalia Receives 2012 Marshall-Wythe Medallion

On September 10 the Law School celebrated the contributions of Justice Scalia during a nearly day-long visit to the Law School. At a dinner at the Alumni House, the Justice was honored with the Marshall-Wythe Medallion. Click here for story.


Fall Conferences: Come, Join Us!

Come and join in the discussion with our faculty, students, guest scholars and experts at our upcoming conferences: 2012 Supreme Court Preview (Sept. 28-29), Second Annual McGlothlin Leadership Forum (Oct. 2-4), Ninth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference (Oct. 11-12), 58th W&M Tax Conference (Nov. 7-9), and Law & Human Agency Conference (Nov. 9).

Professor Van Alstyne

Van Alstyne Article Ranks #35 on List of "Most-Cited Law Review Articles of All Time"

In June the Michigan Law Review published an essay that updated Fred R. Shapiro's study of the most-cited law review articles. Number 35 on the list is a renowned article by W&M Law Professor William W. Van Alstyne titled "The Demise of the Right–Privilege Distinction in Constitutional Law," 81 Harvard Law Review 1439 (1968). Click here to read it.

Jim McGlothlin 

Second Annual McGlothlin Leadership Forum, Oct. 2-4

The second annual gathering, named in honor of Jim McGlothlin '62, J.D. '64, Chairman and CEO of the The United Company, is designed to help law and business students understand the vital roles of leadership and accountability to the future of the nation. Click here for story.


Drapers' Scholarship Competition

Each year the Drapers' Scholarship provides funds for one year of post-graduate study for a recent W&M Law School graduate. The scholarship competition is open to third-year law students and law alumni who have graduated within the last two years. Click here for story.

Professor Stafford

Stafford Assumes New Role as Director of Public Policy Program

Sarah L. Stafford, the Paul R. Verkuil Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Economics and Law, assumed leadership of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy on July 1. Click here for story.


Ninth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference on Oct. 11-12 to Honor Professor James E. Krier

The event features panels with the nation's leading scholars and practitioners and the award of the 2012 Property Rights Prize to Professor James E. Krier of the University of Michigan. Click here for story.


Law School Enjoys Record-Breaking Private Giving

Gifts to the Annual Fund totaled $1,907,660 by June 30, 2012 (compared to $1,553,017 in FY '11). This was the largest, one-year increase in the Annual Fund in our history. Total giving (including the Annual Fund, endowment gifts, capital (building) fund, and gifts-in-kind) came to $2,805,400 – the third largest total ever.  Click here for story.

Volunteer as an Admission Ambassador

Being an Alumni Admission Ambassador is a great way to connect with the next generation of law students and to support Marshall-Wythe's recruitment efforts.  Our most popular program matches alumni with admitted students via email so that our graduates can help answer questions these students may have about the Law School. We are looking for alumni volunteers all across the country to help make the alumni-applicant match more personal. If you are interested, please contact [[w|emcavallari]].

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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Editor: Jaime Welch-Donahue, [[w|jpwelc]], Contributing Writers: Ann Gaudreaux, Suzanne Seurattan Calendar Editor: Stephanie Marks '13 Contributing Photographer: Gretchen Bedell