Faculty Activities


November 15 - 16 - Professor Evan J. Criddle was co-organizer and discussant on the panel titled "Politics and Principle in International Legal Theory" at the ASIL-ESIL-Rechtskulturen Workshop held at the University of Michigan Law School.

November 9 - Professor Thomas J. McSweeney presented a paper titled "The King's Courts and the King's Soul: Pardoning as Almsgiving in Medieval England" at the American Society for Legal History Conference in Miami. 

November 7 - 8 - Professor Christie Warren gave a presentation during the symposium titled "Trying Atrocity Crimes: The Khmer Rouge Trials, Transitional Justice, and the Rule of Law."  The symposium was sponsored by the Aspen Institute's Justice and Society Program in Washington, D.C. Other speakers included Justice Stephen Breyer, Honorable Dame Silvia Cartwright, Trial Chamber Judge of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and the Honorable Stephen Rapp, Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the U.S. Department of State.

November 1 - Professor Tara Leigh Grove presented her paper, "Standing Outside of Article III" at the Fourth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium. 

November 1 - Professor Adam M. Gershowitz spoke at the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Conference in Washington, D.C. His topic was "Big Data and the Fourth Amendment."

November 1 - Professor Evan J. Criddle presented a paper titled  "Standing for Human Rights Abroad" at the American Society of International Law Annual Research Forum at New York University Law School.

October 3 - Professor Tara Leigh Grove presented a paper titled "Standing Outside of Article III" at the Sixth Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop at Brooklyn Law School.  

September 30 - Professor Tara Leigh Grove presented a paper, “Standing Outside of Article III” at the Georgetown Constitutional Law Colloquium at Georgetown University Law Center. At the Georgetown Constitutional Law Colloquium faculty from schools around the country are invited to present a work-in-progress on any topic in constitutional law, theory, or history. 

September 27 & 28 - Professor Alan Meese presented a paper titled "Robert Bork's Forgotten Role in the Transaction Cost Revolution" during the conference on "The Influence of Robert H. Bork on Antittrust Law: A Retrospective," held at Yale Law School.

September 25 - Professor Timothy Zick was one of several First Amendment scholars joining an amicus brief in a case pending at the Supreme Court. The case, McCullen v. Coakley, involves a First Amendment challenge to a Massachusetts law that restricts speech within 35 feet of any reproductive health care facility. Read the brief.

September 17 - Professor Alan Meese gave Ohio University's Constitution Day Lecture. His was the first talk given in the university's George Washington Forum 2013-14 lecture series.

September 8-21: Professor Christie S. Warren  was in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, for a USAID assignment. During her visit, she worked with the CI government to evaluate the delivery of legal services and make recommendations for a national legal assistance system.

September - Professor Paul Marcus will serve as a member of the search committee for a new Executive Director of the American Association of Law Schools. The committee also will include Dean Blake Morant (Wake Forest University Law School), Provost Lauren Robel (Indiana University), and Dean Dan Rodriguez (Northwestern University Law School). Professor Leo P. Martinez (Hastings College of Law) will chair the committee.

August 28 - For three months this summer, Professor Linda Malone was a distinguished scholar-in-residence at Ocean University in Qingdao, China.  She taught international environmental law to graduate students in environmental law, from countries including China, South Korea, India, and the U.S. While there, she spoke at a colloquium on China's application to become a member of the Arctic Council.

August 27 - Professor Adam M. Gershowitz spoke to the Court of Appeals of Virginia Law Clerks' Conference about "Significant Fourth Amendment Decisions From the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 and 2013."

August 10 - Professor Adam M. Gershowitz spoke on a panel at SEALS (the Southeastern Association of Law Schools) about his book The Wire: Crime, Law, and Policy and using the television series to teach core criminal law and procedure concepts.

July 25 - Professor Michael Steven Green gave a paper entitled "Legal Monism" at a Workshop on Kelsen and Normativity at the 26th World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

July 10 – Professor Thomas J. McSweeney presented a paper titled, "A Decretal Collection for English Law: Bracton's Note Book Reconsidered," at the British Legal History Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.  

July 7 - The research of Professor Christopher Griffin on racial/ethnic disparities in criminal case processing was highlighted in the Stanford Law Review’s recent special issue on empirical legal scholarship.

June 28 - Professor Linda Malone spoke at the annual conference of the World Conservation Union Academy of Environmental Law, held in Hamilton, New Zealand.

June 13-14 - Professor Angela Banks presented her current scholarship at the University of California at Irvine during the 2013 Emerging Immigration Law Scholars and Teachers Conference.

June 8-10 - Professor Jayne Barnard participated in the ACLU National Leadership Conference. She will complete her term as president of the ACLU of Virginia in August 2013.

June 3 - Professor Christie Warren co-moderated a workshop on Citizen Lawyers in the Current Global Economic Context for the Aspen Institute of Spain in Madrid.

May 31  - Professor Timothy Zick participated in a roundtable on "The Governing of Assembly" at the annual Law & Society conference.

May 13 - 18  - Professor Christie Warren traveled to Singapore to work with the attorney general of Myanmar, as well as a group of Burmese human rights lawyers, to discuss the creation of a national legal aid system in Myanmar.

May 4  - Professor Laura Heymann presented "A Name I Call Myself: Creativity and Naming" at the 52nd Annual Names Institute at Baruch College in New York.

May 2  - Professor Laura Heymann presented "Rights, Remedies, and the Doctrine of Election" at a faculty workshop at the University of Minnesota Law School.

April 29 - Professor Tara Grove presented "Why Congress Cannot Represent Itself in Court" (co-authored with Professor Neal Devins) at the Constitutional Law Colloquium, hosted by the University of Illinois College of Law.

April 19 - Professor Christopher L. Griffin, Jr., presented "Medical Leave-Taking After the FMLA: An Empirical Analysis of Affirmative Employment Rights" at the Fourth Annual Empirical Health Law Conference organized by Georgetown University Law Center's O'Neill Institute and Cornell Law School.

April 11 - The Student Intellectual Property Society hosted a "last lecture" by Professor Trotter Hardy on the topic of copyright and new technology. Professor Hardy retired from the faculty at the end of the spring 2013 semester after 31 years of service.

April 5 - Professor Laura Heymann was an invited speaker at the Stanford Law School Conference on "Design Patents in the Modern World." 

April 1-5 - Professor Paul Marcus lectured at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. The audience was made up of judges, practicing lawyers, law professors and law students. He continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools.

April 1 - Professor Alan Meese and Professor Michael Klarman of Harvard Law School faced off in the fourth in a series of debates on the topic of constitutional originalism.

March 29 - The International Law Society, the Asian Law Students Association, the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, the Election Law Society and the Women's Law Society co-sponsored a symposium on the topic "Post-Conflict Reconstruction and the Rule of Law." Faculty participants included Judge Judith Barzilay and Professor Christie Warren, director of the Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Program.

March 28 - Professor Alan Meese was one of eighteen scholars signing an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant certiorari in Eaton Corp. v. ZF Meritor, LLC, and reverse an antitrust decision by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

March 22 - Professor Jayne Barnard presented a lecture titled "Shirking, Opportunism, Self-Delusion and More: The Agency Problem Lives On" at Wake Forest University Law School.

March 22 - The Center for Legal and Court Technology, directed by Professor Fredric Lederer, conducted a simulated bi-national marine commission hearing to determine how legislative hearings can best use modern technology to enhance success, efficiency, and transparency.

March 18 - Professor Adam M. Gershowitz was a member of a panel that discussed wrongful conviction. The event was sponsored by William & Mary Students for the Innocence Project. Judge Tommy E. Miller moderated the discussion.

March 15 - During the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal's Administrative Law Symposium honoring the late Professor Charles Koch, three faculty moderated panels.  Professor Peter A. Alces moderated the panel titled "Procedural Protections of Individual Rights in the Administrative System"; Professor Allison Orr Larsen moderated the panel "Striking the Balance Between Expertise and Accountability"; and Professor Ron Rosenberg moderated the panel "The Implementation and Influence of (Semi-)Autonomous Administrative Actors."

March 12 - Professor Nancy Combs was featured in a William & Mary video titled "Inspiring Educators." Watch the video.

March 5 - Professor Nancy Combs gave an invited lecture at the University of Oxford as a guest of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research network. She is the author of Fact-Finding Without Facts: The Uncertain Evidentiary Foundations of International Criminal Convictions (Cambridge Univ. Press 2010). During her time at Oxford, she also facilitated a roundtable on criminal law and transitional justice at the Centre for Criminology that featured legal and political scholars and human rights practitioners.

February 28 - Professor Eric Chason presented the 2013 Blackstone Lecture titled "Can Tax Policy Save the Political System?" The Blackstone Lecture Series was established in 1996 to recognize the scholarly achievements of younger members of the Law School faculty.

February 27 - Professor Adam M. Gershowitz was one of four William & Mary faculty members who served as panelists at a campus forum on gun control and gun violence.

February 22 - Professor Christopher L. Griffin, Jr., presented "Corrections for Racial Disparities in Law Enforcement" at the American University Washington College of Law workshop series.

February 22 - Professor Tara Grove presented "Why Congress Cannot Represent Itself in Court" (co-authored with Neal Devins) at "The Structure of Standing at 25" symposium held in honor of Judge William Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals at the Alabama University School of Law.

February 20 - Professor Susan Grover hosted a talk by legal ethics expert Thomas Spahn of McGuireWoods on the ethics of email and social media.

February 19 - Professor Linda Malone was one of eight experts who presented a talk during the Great Decisions lecture series on foreign affairs sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area. Her talk on humanitarian intervention explored the circumstances under which the international community intervenes or does not intervene during a crisis.

February 11 - A forum to discuss legal education moderated by Professor Paul Marcus included a panel of law school deans, including Dean Davison M. Douglas, Dean Wendy Collins Perdue of the University of Richmond Law School, and Dean Blake Morant of Wake Forest University Law School.

February 7 - Professor Paul Marcus moderated a discussion and debate on the U.S. and Canada that explored why the two countries have such different criminal justice systems. Professors Adam M. Gershowitz, Jeffrey Bellin and Laura Killinger participated as well as a number of guest scholars.

January 31 - Professor Eric A. Kades presented the 2013 St. George Tucker Lecture titled "The New Feudalism." The St. George Tucker Lecture series was established in 1996 to recognize annually the scholarly achievements of a senior member of the Law School faculty. Read the story.

January 4 -7 - The following faculty presented during the 2013 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans: Professor Neal Devins, at the Administrative Law session; and Professor James Dwyer, at the Family and Juvenile Law session and Children and the Law session.

January 4-7 - During the 2013 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Professor Tara Leigh Grove received the Section on Federal Courts' Best Article Award for 2012 for her work titled "The Article II Safeguards for Federal Jurisdiction," 112 Columbia Law Review 250-318 (2012). She also was elected chair-elect of AALS's Federal Courts Section.

January 4 - Professor Laura Heymann presented "A Name I Call Myself: Creativity and Naming" at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Name Society in Boston.