Faculty in the News



Adjunct Professor Rodney K. Adams

February - The Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law's February edition featured an article by Professor Rodney K. Adams and third-year law student Leslie Crudele.  Read the article.

Professor Peter A. Alces

June - The Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands cited Professor Peter Alces's article "Commenting on 'Purpose' in the Uniform Commercial Code" (co-authored by David Frisch) in its opinion on Estate of Soledad T. Ogumoro v. Ko Han Yoon

June - The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals cited Professor Peter Alces's book, The Law of Suretyship and Guarantee in its opinion deciding Fid. & Deposit Co. of Maryland v. Edward E. Gillen Co.

Professor Elizabeth Andrews

January 23 - Professor Elizabeth Andrews joined Skip Stiles of Wetlands Watch and other on "Hearsay with Cathy Lewis" for a program devoted to discussion (and citizens' calls) about the effects of sea level rise and storm surge on owning and renting property in Hampton Roads.  Listen to the discussion.

Professor Jeffrey Bellin

September 23 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin's explanation of the Confrontation Clause language in United States v. Owens was quoted by Paul Shechtman in "'White v. Louisiana': Flawed Memory and the Confrontation Clause" in the New York Law JournalRead the article.

August 7 - "Ipse Dixit" has devoted several episodes to discusions with prominent professors about their legal scholarship and teaching. The first three in the series featured Mark Lemley, June Carbone, and Orin Kerr. The latest episode features Professor Jeffrey Bellin. Listen on "Ipse Dixit." 

Previous guest July 9 - Daniel Coble reviewed Professor Bellin's forthcoming Michigan Law Review article titled "Fourth Amendment Textualism" in Jotwell.  Coble writes "Whether you agree or disagree with the new test that Professor Bellin puts forward, this paper provides the reader with a strong understanding of where our current Fourth Amendment jurisprudence stands." Read the full review.

June 26 - Professor Bellin discussed "Fourth Amendment Textualism," a forthcoming article in the Michigan Law Review, on "Ipse Dixit."  Listen to the podcast.

June 20 - The Virginian-Pilot spoke to Professor Bellin about the outcome of a local case in a story titled "He Cooperated with Prosecutors. Now He Is Going to Prison for a Crime the Jury Said Never Happened." Read the story. Read the story.

May 1 - The Roanoke Times quoted Professor Bellin regarding Governor Northam’s pledge not to sign any more mandatory minimum sentences into law. Read the story.

May 1 - The Richmond Times-Dispatch also quoted Professor Bellin regarding the governor's pledge and the implications for manditory minimum laws in other states. Read the story.

March 22 - "Theories of Prosecution," forthcoming in the California Law Review by Professor Jeffrey Bellin, was featured in the Legal Theory Blog. Read the story.

April 7 - Law360 quoted Professor Jeffrey Bellin in the story titled "The Rise of the Progressive Prosecutor." Read the story.

March 31 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin published an essay in Law360 titled "How Do We Know If Prosecutors Are Doing a Good Job?" Read the essay.

March 22 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin's article was featured on the Legal Theory Blog.

February 18 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin received a Commonwealth's Outstanding Faculty Award.  Read the story.

January 12 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin was quoted in a Bloomberg article titled "Unpaid Jurors, Bare Evidence: The Cost of Courts Without Money."  Read the article.

Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl

January 28 - Warren Communications News quoted Professor Andrew-Aaron Bruhl in an article titled "Shutdown Mightn't Slow Court Action in AT&T/TW, Disney/Fox."

Professor David E. Boelzner

April 28 - The Virginian-Pilot published Professor Boelzner's article "Recent case shows flaws in VA benefits." Read the article.

March - Professor David Boelzner discussed the Puller Veterans Clinic on the "Office Hours" podcast.  Listen to the interview.

Professor Evan J. Criddle

October 3 - Professor Evan J. Criddle and his co-authors wrote in the CLS Blue Sky blog about their collaboration with over 50 authors to produce "The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law." Read the article.

Professor Nancy L. Combs

January 30 - The Hill published an op-ed by Professor Nancy L. Combs titled "International Criminal Court Comes of Age."  Read the op-ed.

Professor Neal Devins

October 17 - Professor Neal Devins was quoted in the story "White House stonewalling? Democrats overreaching? Supreme Court justices may be asked to decide" in USA Today. Read the article.

October 3 - Neal Devins was interviewed on "Richmond Morning News with John Reid" (Newsradio 1140 WRVA) about "The Constitution on Impeachment." Listen.

August 15 - "The Company They Keep," a new book by Professors Neal Devins & Lawrence Baum, "is a carefully argued and disturbing portrait of how partisan politics threaten to engulf the Court." Read David Cole's essay, "Keeping Up Appearances" in the New York Review of Books.

July 8 - "The whole episode is not the Justice Department's finest hour," Professor Neal Devins told the Wall Street Journal following announcement that new legal team will be handling census citizenship question case. Read the story by Sadie Gurman & Jess Bravin titled "Barr Sees a Path to Legally Add Census Citizenship Question."

June 29 - An opinion essay about the Supreme Court by New York Times chief Washington correspondent Carl Hulse quoted what Professors Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum wrote in their book, "The Company They Keep": “Today’s partisan split is anything but a flash in the pan." Read the opinion, "The Court Mitch McConnell Built."

June 3 - U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden ruled (open .pdf) that the House of Representatives lacks standing to challenge the President’s use of emergency powers to build a border wall. The judge cited two articles of interest: “Congress's (Limited) Power to Represent Itself in Court” (SSRN), an articled co-authored by Professor Tara Leigh Grove and Professor Neal Devins, and published in the Cornell Law Review. Judge McFadden also cited Professor Grove’s forthcoming article in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, “Government Standing and the Fallacy of Institutional Injury” (SSRN).

May 16 - The ABA Journal quoted Professor Neal Devins in an article titled "Harvard Law Professor Leaves Harvey Weinstein Defense Team, Then Loses Faculty Dean Post." Read the story.

April 22 - Neal Devins and Larry Baum were guests on the "Weekly Appellate Report" podcast and talked about their new book, "The Company They Keep." Listen.

April 12- John O. McGinnis blogged about Professor Neal Devins's latest book, "The Company They Keep."  Read the post titled "How the Academy and Mainstream Media Contributed to Polarization."

April 3 - The Christian Science Monitor quoted Professor Neal Devins in the article "The House wants full Mueller report. What if the attorney general says no?"

Week of April 2 - The Balkinization symposium on the latest book by Professor Neal Devins and Professor Larry Baum included posts by leading scholars and Supreme Court commentators including Jack Balkin, Linda Greenhouse, Rick Hasen, John O. McGinnis and more.The book is titled "The Company They Keep: How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court." Visit the symposium page.

March 29 - The Washington Post quoted Professor Neal Devins in its story: "Trump won't defend an act of Congress in court.  He's following Obama's lead."

March 13 - Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle took note of the latest book by Professors Lawrence Baum and Neal Devins, "The Company They Keep: How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court," in the roundup "Supreme Court Books We're Reading."  Read the roundup.

March 2 - Professor Neal Devins was a guest on Flashpoint.  Listen to the show.

January 23 - In SCOTUSblog's "Ask the Authors" Q&A column, Ronald Collins talked to Professor Neal Devins and OSU Professor Lawrence Baum about their new book titled "The Company They Keep." According to the authors, the book "builds on our past work. It explains the nexus between Supreme Court decision-making and increasingly polarized elite social networks. It elatedly debunks claims that the justices follow public opinion." Read the Q&A.

January – Mark A. Graber reviewed a new book in Washington Monthly by Professor Neal Devins and OSU Professor Lawrence Baum titled “The Company They Keep”: "[The book] reminds us that today’s Supreme Court justices, far from calling balls and strikes, are very much in the game. And they’re playing to win.”  Read the review.

January 9 - The New York Daily News published an op-ed by Professor Neal Devins titled "What Trump Must Learn from Truman." Read the op-ed. Professor Devins is director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law.

January 9 - "Hearsay with Cathy Lewis" (WHRV 89.5) hosted Professor Neal Devins and other guests for a show devoted to the political struggle behind the partial government shutdown and the shutdown's effect on Hampton Roads.  Listen.

Dean Davison M. Douglas

October 2 - The university announced that Davison M. Douglas, dean of W&M Law School for more than 10 years, will step down from the position in July 2020 to return to the faculty. Read the press release.

Professor James Dwyer

March 14 - Professor James Dwyer spent his sabbatical engaging in research and working on several major publishing projects.  Read the story.

January 8 - The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently cited Professor James Dwyer's article "Taxonomy of Children's Existing Rights" in In re Jonathan M.

Professor Adam Gershowitz

June 10 -The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Adam Gershowitz in a story that raised questions about attorney caseload figures cited earlier this year by the Harris County, Texas, DA's Office. Read the story.

February 4 - "The State (Never) Rests," an article by Professors Adam Gershowitz and Laura Killinger was cited by a Houston Chronicle article about a request to increase the number of prosecutors in Harris County, Texas. Read the full story.

Visiting Professor Iria Giuffrida

April 22 - In an article titled "Top Law Schools Add AI Courses," reporter Jared Council quoted Visiting Professor Iria Giuffrida and took note of a course debuted by the Center for Legal and Court Technology at the Law School last year titled “Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, and Their Effects on the Legal Landscape.” Read the story.

Professor Rebecca Green 

April 25 - A New York Times op-ed by Mary Madden cited research by Professor Rebecca Green and U. Baltimore Law Professor Michele Gilman. Read the op-ed: "The Devastating Consequences of Being Poor in the Digital Age." Read the research by Professors Green and Gilman: "The Surveillance Gap: The Harms of Extreme Privacy and Data Marginalization."

March 17 - Professor Rebecca Green was quoted in a story by the Virginian-Pilot, "U.S. Supreme Court ruling could help tip balance of power in Richmond next year."  Read the story.

March 1 - Co-Director of the Election Law Program Professor Rebecca Green was quoted in a story titled "Virginia' New Gerrymandering Reform Triggers Old Fears Among Black Officials."  Read the full story.

Professor Tara Leigh Grove

October 24 - Professor Tara Leigh Grove spoke to Robert Barnes about a Marquette Law poll that showed Democratic respondents split on the idea of "court packing." Read the story.

June 29 - "This seems like a term on the brink," said Professor Tara Leigh Grove in an article by Adam Liptak in the New York Times, "A Supreme Court Term Marked by Shifting Alliances and Surprise Votes." Read the story.

June 28 - In a recent post on The Volokh Conspiracy ("Can Federal Partisan Gerrymandering Claims be Brought in State Court?"), Professor William Baude cited "the two best articles about the political question doctrine," one by Professor Tara Leigh Grove and one by UVA Law Professor John Harrison." Read the post. Go to SSRN to learn more about Professor Grove's article, "The Lost History of the Political Question Doctrine."

June 3 - U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden ruled (open .pdf) that the House of Representatives lacks standing to challenge the President’s use of emergency powers to build a border wall. The judge cited two articles of interest: “Congress's (Limited) Power to Represent Itself in Court” (SSRN), an articled co-authored by Professor Tara Leigh Grove and Professor Neal Devins, and published in the Cornell Law Review. Judge McFadden also cited Professor Grove’s forthcoming article in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, “Government Standing and the Fallacy of Institutional Injury” (SSRN).

June 1 - Professor Tara Grove reviewed Professor Richard Fallon's latest book in the Harvard Law Review.  In it she noted "Fallon’s Law and Legitimacy in the Supreme Court is a masterful piece of scholarship — and a great service to the legal community." Read her review.

May 15 -  Professor Tara Leigh Grove was among four participants in a panel on what the House and Senate can do to fix the courts hosted by the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group and the American Institutions Network.  Read the story posted by Aubrey Neal of the R Street Institute.

May 15 - Bart Jansen of USA Today quoted Professor Tara Leigh Grove in a story titled "President Donald Trump tees up the strangest test yet of executive privilege." Read the story.

February 20 - The Inquirer quoted Professor Tara Leigh Grove in the story "Should Pa. Sue Trump Over National Emergency Declaration? Democratic States are Split."  Read the full story.

January 8 - Bloomberg Environment quoted Professor Tara Leigh Grove a story titled "Blue Wave Roils Environmental Lawsuits as States Turn to Courts." Read the story.

January 1 - Professor Tara Leigh Grove and University of Pennsylvania Law Professor Stephen Burbank discussed the history of judicial independence and the federal courts on the "Live at America's Town Hall" podcast with host Jeffrey Rosen.  Listen.

Professor Kevin Scott Haeberle

April 12 - The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog published an article by Merritt Fox summarizing his essay co-authored with Professor Kevin Haeberle titled "Evaluating Stock-Trading Practices and Their Regulation." Read the article.

Professor James S. Heller

April 25 - The American Association of Law Libraries awarded Professor James Heller the 2019 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award. Read more.

Professor Vivian Hamilton

July 22 - The American Law Institute elected Professor Vivian Hamilton as a member.  Read the story.

June 10 - The Washington Times spoke to Professor Vivian Hamilton about her law review article on adulthood in law and culture for a story following the execution of an Alabama inmate convicted of capital murder. Read the story.

Professor Laura Heymann

July 11- Law360 filed a story regarding legal scholars, among them Professor Heymann, who submitted an amicus brief in the "Call of Duty" trademark case.  Read the story.

Professor Darian M. Ibrahim

March 5 - The New York Times quoted Professor Darian Ibrahim in a story, "Company Behind Florida Migrant Children Camp Drops IPO Plans."  Read the story.

Professor Eric A. Kades

February 24 - Professor Eric Kades joined the hosts of "Oral Argument" to talk about Piketty, dynastic wealth, and the concrete threats of inequality and what to do about it.  Listen to the podcast.

Dean Robert E. Kaplan

May - The Virginia Law Foundation’s May 2019 newsletter featured a video of remarks by Dean Robert Kaplan about the importance of the Foundation’s funding for summer public service internships. Watch the video.

Professor Allison Orr Larsen

September 25 - USA Today quoted Professor Allison Orr Larsen on Chief Justice John Roberts's difficult task of maintaining the reputation of the Supreme Court in a highly politicized environment in "His Supreme Court divided like the country, Chief Justice John Roberts prepares for outsized role as umpire." Read the article.

 June 3 - "Virtual Briefing at the Supreme Court," a new paper by Professor Allison Orr Larsen and Professor Jeffrey Fisher (Stanford), made SSRN's roundup of "Weekly Top 5 Papers." Read more.

June 1 - "Virtual Briefing at the Supreme Court," by Professor Allison Orr Larsen and Professor Jeffrey Fisher (Stanford), was featured as the "Download of the Week" on the Legal Theory Blog. See more.

May 30 - The National Law Journal took note of a new paper by Professor Allison Orr Larsen and Professor Jeffrey Fisher (Stanford), "Virtual Briefing at the Supreme Court," in story about the census case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Read the story.

May 30 - Reuters' columnist Alison Frankel spoke to Professor Jeffrey Fisher of Stanford and Professor Allison Orr Larsen about a forthcoming paper that has caught the attention of scholars and Supreme Court experts. Read the column, "Supreme Court Scholars' New Paper Sparks Debate over Influence of Blogs, Podcasts."

Also in May - Bloggers took note of "Virtual Briefing at the Supreme Court" in numerous place, including The Volokh Conspiracy, Appellate Advocacy Blog, and PrawfsBlawg.

Professor Fredric I. Lederer

July-August issue - A story in the ABA Journal about due process concerns raised by an ICE policy of exclusively using teleconferencing for hearings at New York City's Varick Street Immigration Court noted that the court likely deviated from best practices for the use of video in federal administrative courts detailed in a 2014 report by the Center for Legal and Court Technology. Read the story.

April/May Issue - "Courts Today" spoke with Professor Fredric I. Lederer, director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology, about the pace at which courts are adopting new technology. Article not available online.

April 22 - The Wall Street Journal interviewed Professor Frederic Lederer for the article "Top Law Schools Add AI Courses." Read the story.

April 22 - The Virginian-Pilot quoted Professor Fredric L. Lederer about the Navy's collaboration with our Center for Legal and Court Technology on a recent mock trial showcasing the latest technology. Read the story.

January - The ABA Journal quoted Professor Fredric I. Lederer, director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology, in a story titled "How Are Law Schools Using Virtual Reality Tools in the Classroom?" Read the story.

Professor Linda Malone

April 12 - A reporter from Pravda (Slovakia) interviewed Professor Linda Malone about the United States' indictment of Julian Assange and treaties affecting his extradition.

Professor Paul Marcus

October 22 - Professor Paul Marcus was quoted in "Entrapment defense in 2016 Masonic Center shooting plot will have to wait as prosecutors appeal judge's rulings" in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read the article.

April 23 - The Iowa Court of Appeals cited and quoted an article by Professor Paul Marcus titled “Does Atkins Make a Difference in Non-Capital Cases?”  See State v. Ortiz, No. 17-1567, at *13 (Iowa Ct. App. April 17, 2019).

Professor Alan J. Meese

February 23 - "Office Hours" featured Professors Alan J. Meese and Nathan B. Oman discussing Market Forces.  Listen to the show.

Honorable David J. Novak

March 15 - Judge David Novak, a member of our adjunct faculty, was among the nominees for Virginia and Texas court slots announced by the President.  Read the announcement.

Professor Nathan B. Oman

March 22 - Professor Nathan Oman's article was featured on the Legal Theory Blog.

February 23 - "Office Hours" featured Professors Alan J. Meese and Nathan B. Oman discussing Market Forces.  Listen to the show.

Professor Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec

January 25 & 26 - Professor Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec organized a Junior Intellectual Property Scholars Association traveling workshop.  Junior scholars from around the U.S. traveled to the Law School for the workshop.  Read more about the workshop.

Vice Dean Patricia Roberts

May 2019 - Vice Dean Roberts was quoted in the W&M Alumni Magazine story "Silent Stories." Read the article.

March - National Jurist featured information about our Wellness Wednesdays Program and an interview with Vice Dean Patricia Roberts.  Read the story.

Professor James Y. Stern

March 21 - Professor James Stern discussed his article "Intellectual Property & the Myth of Nonrivalry" on the "Ipse Dixit" Podcast.  Listen to the podcast.

Professor Timothy Zick

October 12 - Professor Timothy Zick was quoted in "Albemarle eyes more changes to allowable public use of county property" in the Charlottesville Daily Progress. Read the article.

July 31 - The American Constitution Society's "Expert Forum" published a post by Professor Tim Zick titled "TRUST and Retaliation: The First Amendment and Trump's Taxes." Read more. Professor Zick is author of the forthcoming book, "The First Amendment in the Trump Era."

June 22 - The American Constitution Society's "Expert Forum" published a post by Professor Tim Zick titled "The President's Utterly Un-American Response to Dissent." Read more. Ronald K.L. Collins on FIRE takes note of the post in a July 31 post on FIRE.  Read more.

June 18 - Reporter Jacqueline Alemany talked to Professor Tim Zick about the President's response to criticism and dissent.  Read more.

May 8 -  "First Amendment News" featured an excerpt of Professor Timothy Zick's forthcoming book titled "The First Amendment in the Trump Era." Read more.

Spring - Professor Timothy Zick discussed "Practical Equality: Forgoing Justice in a Divided Nation," with its author, Robert L. Tsai of American University Washington College of Law.  Listen to the discussion.