Faculty in the News

2018

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Peter A. Alces

January - The University of Chicago Press published a new book by Professor Peter A. Alces titled "The Moral Conflict of Law and Neuroscience." Learn more.

Elizabeth Andrews

September 21 - Professor Elizabeth Andrews commented on the appointment of Retired Rear Adm. Ann Phillips as special assistant to Governor Northam for coastal adaptation and protection in a story in E&E News. Governor Northam visited the Law School in June to sign two bills, House Bill 345 and Senate Bill 265, establishing the position. Read the story.

September 17 - Professor Elizabeth Andrews was quoted in a Bloomberg article on the threats of climate change to the military.  Read the story.

August 1 - Professor Elizabeth Andrews was a guest on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis on WHRV (89.5FM), Norfolk's NPR affiliate. Professor Andrews was part of a panel discussing the economic impact of flooding in Hampton Roads and possible solutions. Listen.

July 12 - The Daily Press reported on "Preparing for a Climate Changed Future: Navigating the Impacts on our Military and Coastal Communities," a conference co-hosted by Professor Elizabeth Andrews and the Virginia Coastal Policy Center.  Professor Andrews moderated a panel on creative responses to the security risks posed by sea level rise.  Read the story.

Jayne Barnard

April 13 - A portrait of Professor Emerita Jayne Barnard was officially unveiled during the opening festivities of Alumni Weekend 2018. Read more.

Jeffrey Bellin

September 11 - The "Office Hours" podcast with Professor Jeffrey Bellin and Michaela Lieberman made its fall return with an interview of Vice Dean and Director of Clinical Programs Patty Roberts.  Listen on SoundCloud.

August 22 - The Hill published an op-ed by Professor Jeffrey Bellin titled "A first step toward sentencing reform."  The piece discusses the Senate's consideration of reforms to the First Step Act.  Read the editorial.

July 26 - The Washington Post's Rachel Weiner quoted Professor Jeffrey Bellin about long mandatory minimum sentences and concerns expressed by jurors in a story titled "'I don't feel that I'm any safer': Juror speaks out about 40-year sentence for drug dealer he helped convict." Read the story.

May 13 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin was honored with the McGlothlin Award for Exceptional Teaching at the Law School’s Diploma Ceremony. The recognition includes a substantial prize, made possible through a generous endowment from James W. McGlothlin '62, J.D. '64, LL.D. '00 and Frances Gibson McGlothlin '66, L.H.D. '18.  Read more.

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.

David E. Boelzner

August 1 - In continuing coverage of the Manafort trial, The Independent quoted Professor David Boelzner, co-director of the Puller Clinic and Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, about Judge Ellis, the presiding judge, in a story titled "Who is the 'no nonsense' judge running the Paul Manafort trial?" Professor Boelzner worked for him when he first started practice. Read more.

June 5 - Professor David Boelzner spoke to Diverse Issues in Higher Education about the Puller Clinic's online Certificate in Military and Veterans Health, Policy and Advocacy. Read more.

Tillman J. Breckenridge

July - St. George Tucker Adjunct Professor Tillman Breckenridge, Director of the Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic, was named one of 2018's most influential black lawyers by Savoy Magazine.  View the full list.

May 12 - Professor Tillman J. Breckenridge was inducted as an honorary member of The Order of Barristers during the J.D. Class of 2018 Awards Ceremony. He is the Managing Attorney of the Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic. Read more.

Aaron-Andrew Bruhl

August 13 - A U.S. District Court cited an article by Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl titled “One Good Plaintiff Is Not Enough” (SSRN) in an opinion in League of United Latin American Citizens v. Public Interest Legal Foundation, No. 1:18-cv-00423, 2018 WL 3848404, at *2 n.2 (E.D. Va. Aug. 13, 2018). Read the decision.

Jay Butler

June 3 - Professor Jay Butler was among five scholars selected for fellowships by Princeton University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) for the 2018-19 academic year. Read more.

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.

Lynda Butler

May 3-4 - Professor Lynda Butler will give the keynote at a conference on eminent domain ("Eminent 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."

Eric D. Chason

February 6 - Professor Eric Chason was the inaugural guest on the Law School's new "Office Hours" podcast featuring a discussion about Bitcoin. Listen on SoundCloud.  Listen on iTunes.

January 24 - TaxProf Blog featured Professor Eric Chason's article titled "Taxing Systemic Risk," 16 U.N.H. L. Rev. 1 (2017). Go to the post.

Nancy Combs

July 10 - The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) National News featured Professor Nancy Combs in a story about U.S. President Donald Trump's nomination for the Supreme Court, Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Professor Combs appears at 3:35. Watch the video.

July 9 - On SiriusXM, Professor Nancy Combs provided special coverage right after the announcement of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Listen to the coverage.

July 3 – Professors Nancy Combs and James Stern, who both served as Justice Anthony Kennedy’s clerks for a year, talked with the Virginia Gazette in “William and Mary professors reflect on their time with Justice Kennedy.” Read the story.

July 2 – In a Vox essay, Professor Nancy Combs, a former law clerk of Justice Anthony Kennedy, described Kennedy “as an optimist about American institutions, and also a realist. Read the story.

June 28 - Professor Nancy Combs was quoted in a Bloomberg Law story, "Justice Kennedy a 'model of civility,' clerks say." Read the story.

June 28 - Two of our professors spoke to WYDaily about their experiences clerking for Justice Anthony Kennedy. Professor Nancy Combs said she saw firsthand his commitment to understanding the facts and “human dimensions” of each case he considered. "He was a fantastic person to work for in every respect,” said Professor James Stern. Read the story.

June 27 - Professor Nancy Combs was interviewed following the announcement of the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy by Ian Masters on the show "Background Briefing" (which originates from KPFK-FM in Los Angeles). Listen to the interview.

Evan J. Criddle

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.

Neal E. Devins

September 17 - Professor Neal Devins was quoted in a USA Today article on the risks and rewards facing both parties in Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing.  Read the story.

July 16 - The Fifth Circuit cited and quoted three times a 2008 Boston University Law Review article by Professor Neal Devins and Professor David E. Lewis, "Not-So-Independent Agencies: Party Polarization and the Limits of Institutional Design," in Collins v. Mnuchin, No. 17-20364, slip op. at 37 n.198, 39 n.208, 40 n.210 (5th Cir. July 16, 2018). Read the opinion. Read the article.

July 19 - Richard Wolf of USA Today spoke to Professor Neal Devins for a story titled "Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh votes one way but sees both sides." Read the story.

July 10 - Professor Neal Devins spoke about political polarization on the Supreme Court as a guest on the Rod Arquette Show on iHeartRadio. Listen.

July 6 – Slate featured an essay by Professor Lawrence Baum (Ohio State Univ.) and Neal Devins entitled "The Federalist Society Majority.” Read the essay.

July 6 – In a Des Moines Register story, “Decision not to defend fetal heartbeat law 'a unique case,' attorney general's office says,” Professor Neal Devins discusses how states vary when it comes to what duty the attorney general has to defend state laws in court. Read the story.

July 5 - In an article by Carl Hulse in the New York Times, Professor Neal Devins weighed in as "Political Polarization Takes Hold of the Supreme Court." Read the story.

July 2 - Professor Neal Devins was quoted in a Wall Street Journal story, "Chief Justice Roberts Moves to Man in the Middle on the Supreme Court." Read the story.

June 29 - Law360 quoted Professor Neal Devins in a story titled "Justice Kennedy leaves mixed record on civil rights." Read the story.

June 27 - Professor Neal Devins, director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law, was quoted in story by Richard Wolf of USA Today, "Supreme Court Conservatives Mark Return to Power with Major Rulings, Minor Punts.” Read the story.

June 13 - A U.S. District Court in Massachusetts recently cited an article by Professor Neal Devins on the “Vanishing Common Law Judge” in Mattei v. Medeiros, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99629 at *14 n.4 (D. Mass. June 13, 2018).

June 13 - The Wall Street Journal featured an op-ed by Professor Neal Devins and Professor Sai Prakash (UVA Law) entitled "Strike Down ObamaCare, Says Justice Department.” Read the op-ed.

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.

January 10 - Professor Neal Devins was quoted by France 24 covering President Trump's judicial appointments. Read the story.

Davison M. Douglas

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.

James Dwyer

August 4 - A story by NBC News reporter Elizabeth Chuck quoted Professor James DwyerRead the story titled "Prison nurseries give incarcerated mothers a chance to raise their babies — behind bars."

June 28 - Routledge published a new book by Professor James G. Dwyer titled "Liberal Child Welfare Policy and its Destruction of Black Lives." Learn more.

May 11 - A story by Washington Post reporter Justin Jouvenal quoted Professor James G. Dwyer.  Read the story, "Raising babies behind bars: A bold experiment in parenting and punishment is allowing children in prison. But is that a good thing?"

April 27 - Professors James G. Dwyer, Allison Orr Larsen, Thomas McSweeney, and James Y. Stern are among 20 professors from William & Mary who received the 2018 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence. Read more.

March 10 - The Associated Press quoted Professor James Dwyer in the story titled "Nursery in Ohio Prison Lets Inmate Moms Bond with Their Kids." Read the story.

Alemante Gebre-Selassie

January 25 - In allAfrica, Professor Emeritus Alemante Gebre-Selassie was quoted in an article covering a high-profile prison closing that has divided politicians and experts.​ Read the story.

Adam M. Gershowitz

June  10 - The Daily Press interviewed Professor Adam Gershowitz for a story entitled "Defense Lawyers, Prosecutors Spar Over Hospital's Agreement to Help Prosecute Cases." Read the story.

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.

January 25 - The Richmond Times-Dispatch quoted Professor Adam Gershowitz in a story titled "Defense Lawyer Alleges Government Cellphone Snooping in Roanoke Drug Case. " Read the story.

Rebecca Green

September 14 - The Daily Press quoted Professor Rebecca Green on Virginia redistricting in an article on the possibility of independent map-drawers.  Read the story.

September 14 - Professor Rebecca Green discussed the challenges in map-drawing and advances in redistricting technology for an article in the Washington Post.  

September 6 - 13NewsNow featured the work of Professor Rebecca Green and William & Mary law students with Revive My Vote.  Read the story.

August 24 - The Virginian-Pilot quoted Professor Rebecca Green in a story on fraudulent petition signatures.  Read the story.

May 29 - Professor Rebecca Green was recently named a Reveley Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow, the first law faculty member to receive this campus-wide honor. Read more.

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.

Tara Leigh Grove

May 13 - At the Law School's Diploma Ceremony, the Class of 2018 honored Professor Tara Leigh Grove with the Walter L. Williams, Jr., Memorial Teaching Award, which is given each year by graduating students to a member of the faculty to recognize outstanding teaching. Read more.

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.

Kevin S. Haeberle

May 23 - The CLS Blue Sky blog featured a post by Professor Kevin S. Haeberle and Professor M. Todd Henderson about their forthcoming article, "Making a Market for Corporate Disclosure." Read the post.

Vivian Hamilton

February 17 - A&E TV cited research by Professor Vivian Hamilton and quoted her in an article titled "What Are There Still So Many Child Brides in America?"  Read the story.

January 22 - Professor Vivian Hamilton's research was cited by Inside Edition in an article about child marriage in Florida.  Read the story.

Laura A. Heymann

May 29 - Professor Laura A. Heymann has been named a Chancellor Professor of Law at William & Mary for her significant contributions to William & Mary. Read more.

March 6 - The Virginian-Pilot quoted Professor Laura A. 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.

Darian M. Ibrahim

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.

Eric A. Kades

May 13 - The Law School’s first-year class honored Professor Eric A. Kades as recipient of the inaugural 1L Professor of the Year Award for outstanding teaching at the Law School's Diploma Ceremony. Read more.

Stacy Kern-Scheerer

June 7 - Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer was awarded the Kelly Professorship for Excellence in Teaching. Read more.

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.

Allison Orr Larsen

July 9 - Professor Allison Orr Larsen joined NPR's HearSay With Cathy Lewis to discuss issues facing the new Supreme Court justice. Listen to the interview (Professor Larsen is the first guest).

April 27 - Professors James G. Dwyer, Allison Orr Larsen, Thomas McSweeney, and James Y. Stern are among 20 professors from William & Mary who received the 2018 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence. Read more.

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.

March 26 - Robert Barnes of the Washington Post quoted Professor Allison Orr Larsen in a story titled "Supreme Court Rule: (Other) Justices Shouldn't Conduct Independent Research." Read the story.

Fredric Lederer

May 17 - The ABA Journal featured an essay by Professor Fredric Lederer titled "Improving Access to Justice via Technology." Read the essay.

Mason Lowe

February 23 - The Courier Journal quoted Professor Mason E. Lowe in a story titled "A Louisville Lawyer Started Fake Kentucky Bar Associations. The Real Ones Aren't Happy." Read the story.

Paul Marcus

August 30 - A U.S. District Court cited an article by Professor Paul Marcus titled “Limiting Disclosure in Rape Victims' Identities” in an opinion in Jane Roe #1 v. Minguela, No. 16-CV-02744, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147677, at *31 (D. Colo. Aug. 30, 2018).

May 12 - William & Mary honored Professor Paul Marcus at commencement with the Graves Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching.  Read the story.

Thomas J. McSweeney

April 27 - Professors James G. Dwyer, Allison Orr Larsen, Thomas McSweeney, and James Y. Stern are among 20 professors from William & Mary who received the 2018 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence. Read more.

Tina L. Mohr

January 16 - Professor Tina Mohr was quoted by Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily in an article discussing the effects of new tax reforms on nonprofits.  Read the story. 

Nathan Oman

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."

Taylor Reveley

June 30 - President Taylor Reveley concluded two decades of service to William & Mary. He was sworn in as the 27th president of the university on September 5, 2008, after serving as interim president since February 2008. Before his presidency, he served as dean of the Law School for almost a decade, starting in August 1998.

May 12 - The university conferred an honorary degree on President Taylor Reveley at Commencement to honor his years of service to William & Mary, including 10 years as William & Mary president.  Read more.

February 7 - The U.S. Congress paid respect to the Alma Mater of the Nation and its 27th president, Taylor Reveley, as the university prepared to celebrate its 325th birthday. Read the story.

March 13 -  Episode 5 of "Office Hours" featured an interview with President Taylor Reveley ("The Real Taylor Reveley"). Listen on SoundCloud.  Listen on iTunes.

Alemante Gebre-Selassie

May 10 - Professor Gebre-Selassie was quoted in the story "U.S. Signals New Approach to Horn of Africa Ally," discussing the inauguration of Ethiopia's new Prime Minister.  Read the story.

James Y. Stern

July 3 – Professors Nancy Combs and James Stern, who both served as Justice Anthony Kennedy’s clerks for a year, talked with the Virginia Gazette in “William and Mary professors reflect on their time with Justice Kennedy.” Read the story.

June 28 - Two of our professors spoke to WYDaily about their experiences clerking for Justice Anthony Kennedy. Professor Nancy Combs said she saw firsthand his commitment to understanding the facts and “human dimensions” of each case he considered. "He was a fantastic person to work for in every respect,” said Professor James Stern. Read the story.

April 27 - Professors James G. Dwyer, Allison Orr Larsen, Thomas McSweeney, and James Y. Stern are among 20 professors from William & Mary who received the 2018 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence. Read more.

Cynthia Ward

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.

Christie Warren

June 29 - Professor Christie Warren was quoted in a story about the Law School's international summer internship program titled "Citizen Lawyers Abroad." Read the story.

Timothy Zick

September 12 - Oxford University Press released Professor Timothy Zick's latest book The Dynamic Free Speech Clause.  Read the story.

August 20 - August 20 - The American Constitution Society blog featured a post by Professor Timothy Zick titled "President Trump: Challenging Core First Amendment Principles." Read the post.

August 8 - The American Constitution Society blog featured a post by Professor Timothy Zick titled "The First Amendment, the Second Amendment, and 3D Firearms." Read the post.

August 7 - SCOTUSblog featured a post by Professor Timothy Zick titled "Judge Kavanaugh and Freedom of Expression" as part of its continuing coverage of Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Read the post.

June 18 - Professor Timothy Zick was invited to speak about campus speech to the Virginia Council of Presidents. You can read the text of his remarks, titled "Campus Speech and the Modern University" online.

June 5 - Professor Timothy Zick talked to John Reid of WRVA Radio about the Supreme Court's decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.  Listen.

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.