February 7 - Slate published an essay by Professor Jeffrey Bellin titled "Waiting for Justice: How One Man’s Seven-Year Wait for a Trial Reveals the Ways Mandatory Minimums Distort Our Courts." Read the story.
February 6 - "Office Hours," a new podcast co-hosted by a William & Mary Law School student, Michaela Lieberman, and Professor Jeffrey Bellin debuted with Episode 1 featuring Professor Eric Chason and a discussion on Bitcoin. Episode 2 followed on February 13 and featured Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer and a discussion on health law. Listen on SoundCloud. Listen on iTunes.
April 5 - Professor Jay Butler was recognized with the Francis Lieber Prize by the American Society of International Law for the most outstanding article published in 2017 in the field of law and armed conflict. Read the story.
May 3-4 - Professor Lynda Butler will give the keynote at a conference on eminent domain ("Emiment Domain: Condemnation, Climate Change & the Constitution") to be held in Irvington, Va. Her topic: "Climate Change and Property Rights: The 25 Years Since Lucas and Beyond."
February 5 - Professor Evan J. Criddle of the Law School and Professor Evan Fox-Decent of McGill University Faculty of Law are among the scholars who recently received Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grants from the government of Canada. Read more.
January 29 - Professor Neal Devins was quoted in a CQ Magazine cover story by Shawn Zellar titled "A Shift in the Balance of Power: A 'Hands Off' President Could Enable Congress to Restore Some of Its Diminished Influence." Read the story (subscription required).
January 5 - Reporters Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin of the Wall Street Journal quoted Professor Neal Devins in a story titled "Trump's Justice Department Takes U-Turns on Obama-Era Positions." Read the story.
April 17 - "Office Hours" hosted Dean Davison M. Douglas on Episode 10, "A Dean's Life." The Dean shared some formative experiences from his childhood, discussed the challenges facing legal education, and talked about what it’s like to be the Dean of the country’s oldest law school. Listen on SoundCloud. Listen on iTunes.
March 18 - The Florida Times-Union quoted Professor Adam Gershowitz in a story titled "Four Death Sentences In, How Does Melissa Nelson's New Death Penalty Process Hold Up?" Read the story.
March 20 - Professor Rebecca Green was a guest on the Office Hours podcast and discussed current election law controversies, including how legislators draw and redraw voter districts to ensure re-election and what to expect in two pending Supreme Court cases challenging the practice. Listen to Episode 6, "Does Your Vote Really Count?" with Professor Green.
April - The ABA Journal quoted Professor Tara Leigh Grove in its April feature article titled "The Executive Branch Pushes the Boundaries of the Separation of Powers." Read the story. Her comments draw on her article, "The Origins (and Fragility) of Judicial Independence," 71 Vand. L. Rev. 465 (2018). SSRN.
April 3 - Professor Tara Leigh Grove was a guest on the Office Hours podcast and broke down the pending emoluments clause litigation against President Trump, and cautions against an increasing reliance on courts to address political problems. She also gave thanks to a now-famous mentor who helped mold her distinctive teaching style, and tests her knowledge of Disney characters. Listen to Episode 8, "Let's Talk About Emoluments" with Professor Grove.
March 6 - The Virginian-Pilot quoted Professor Laura Heymann in an article about a new game being carried in a few local stores titled "In Virginia Beach-Opoly, You Can Get Stuck in Traffic and Buy a Piece of the Boardwalk." Read the story.
May 9 - Associated Press reporter Joyce M. Rosenberg quoted Professor Darian M. Ibrahim in the story, "Begun With Big Hopes, Crowdfund Investing Proves No Bonanza." Read the story. The story was carried by other news outlets including U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox Business, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The News & Observer, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.
February 13 - Episode 2 of "Office Hours" featured an interview with Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer and a discussion titled "How Healthy is Health Law?" Listen on SoundCloud. Listen on iTunes. "Office Hours" is a new podcast co-hosted by 3L Michaela Lieberman and Professor Jeffrey Bellin.
April 24 - CNN.com quoted Professor Allison Orr Larsen in a story titled "Supreme Court Hears From All Corners of the Country Ahead of Travel Ban Case." Read the story. Visit her faculty biography to learn more about her scholarship on amicus briefs and judicial fact-finding.
March 27 - Professor Allison Orr Larsen was a guest on the Office Hours podcast and discussed her research into the use of “alternative facts” in Supreme Court opinions (and beyond), the constitutional obstacles to investigating a sitting President, and her surprising career path. Listen to Episode 7, "Just the Facts" with Professor Larsen.
May 22 - An opinion essay by Asma Uddin in the New York Times titled "What Islamophobic Politicians Can Learn from Mormons," referenced an amicus brief written by Professor Nathan Oman and signed by scholars of law and Mormon history in the travel ban case. Uddin noted that the scholars "drew a comparison between the government’s current posture toward Muslims and the government’s 19th-century treatment of Mormons. 'This court should ensure that history does not repeat itself,' they wrote." Read the essay.
April 16 - Garrett Epps, writing in The Atlantic, discussed three briefs filed in Trump v. Hawaii. Among them, a brief written by Professor Nathan Oman that was filed by a group of religious scholars that discusses efforts to exclude 19th century Mormon immigrants. Read the story, "The Travel Ban's Ignominious Precedents."
May 15 - ABC News quoted Professor Cynthia Ward about her Yale Law School classmate Emmet Flood, who joined President Trump's legal team in May. According to the story, Professor Ward "knew and worked with Flood on the Yale Law Journal, remembered that she felt comfortable consulting Flood on complex legal issues, adding that he brought “sound judgment” and a “sense of balance and fairness.” Read the story.
May 7 - The New York Times quoted Professor Timothy Zick in story, "Trump Calls Kerry’s Push for Iran Deal ‘Possibly Illegal.’ Legal Scholars Shrug." Read the story.
January 25 - The Daily Press quoted Professor Timothy Zick regarding news from the Virginia General Assembly, "Concerns Rise over Price's Domestic Terrorism Bill." Read the story.