Faculty in the News

2022

Professor Elizabeth Andrews

April 29 -  A WAVY-TV report on a state budget amendment that would remove derelict books from Virginia's waterways took note of a partnership between the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) and the Virginia Abandoned and Derelict Vessel Work Group (VA-ADV).  Read the WRAL story.  You can read more about the partnership and the VCPC policy paper on the issue on the VA-ADV website.

January 26 - Hampton City Council recognized the Virginia Coastal Policy Center for its efforts to support the city’s resilience endeavors. Center Director Elizabeth Andrews accepted the award on the Center's behalf. VCPC has provided research support as well as hosting an annual conference to provide Virginia localities with resources concerning resilience issues. 

Professor Nancy Combs

March 17 - 13 News Now (ABC Norfolk, VA) spoke to Professor Nancy Combs, director of the Human Security Law Center, following President Biden's remark that Vladimir Putin is a war criminal.  Watch the interview.

March 10 - Newsweek quoted Professor Nancy Combs in a story titled "Has Russia Committed War Crimes in Ukraine?  It's Complicated." Read the story.

Professor Evan Criddle

April 23 - ​The Boston Globe quoted Professor Evan Criddle in a story titled "Calls Grow to Seize Russian Assets to Help Pay for Ukraine's Reconstruction." Read the story (subscription required).

March 30 - Politico featured an Opinion by Professor Evan Criddle titled "Rebuilding Ukraine Will Be Costly. Here's How to Make Putin Pay." Read the essay.

Professor Neal Devins

April 22 - The National Law Journal featured forthcoming scholarship by Professor Neal Devins and Professor Allison Orr Larsen in a cover story titled "How Fostering 'Circuit Personalities' Can Help Curb Partisan Divisions in the Judiciary." Read the story. Read more about their forthcoming Virginia Law Review article, "Circuit Personalities," on SSRN.

April 20 - GreenWire quoted Professor Neal Devins in a story titled "Biden's CEQ Has a Stephen Miller Problem." Read the story.

April 20 - Law.com spoke to Professor Neal Devins for a story titled "An Increasing Wedge Between Trump-Appointed Judges, GOP Colleagues." Read the story.

April 20 - E&E News Greenwire quoted Professor Neal Devins in a story titled "Biden’s CEQ has a Stephen Miller problem." Read the story.

April 18 -  Law.com spoke to Professor Neal Devins for story titled "What Drives Splits Between Trump-Appointed Judges and Their Republican Colleagues?" Read it here (subscription required).

February 7 - Courthouse News Service quoted Professor Neal Devins in a story titled "When Nominating Judges Gets More Political, Filling Seats Requires Strategy." Read the story.

February 3 - ​The Wall Street Journal quoted Professor Neal Devins in a story titled "Biden's Supreme Court Pledge Reflects Push Across Federal Judiciary." Read the story.

January 28 - ​CNET News spoke to Professor Neal Devins about what could be on the docket for the person who succeeds Justice Breyer. Read the story.

January 27 - The Christian Science Monitor quoted Professor Neal Devins in the story, "How Justices From Harlan to Breyer Shaped Legal Opinion." Read the story.

January 27 - Bloomberg Law quoted Professor Neal Devins in a story titled "Breyer's Strong Nonpartisan Confirmation 'A Relic of the Past.''" Read the story.

January 2 - ​On the "Legal Theory Blog": among Professor Lawrence Solum's picks for top 10 articles of 2021: "Weaponizing En Banc" by Professor Neal Devins and Professor Allison Orr Larsen. Read the post.

Professor James Dwyer

May 2 - Florida Today quoted Professor James Dwyer in a story titled "Rise in Homeschooling Threatens Brevard Public School Funds and Possibly Education Quality." Read the story.

January 30 - KCBS Radio in San Francisco interviewed Professor James Dwyer for a segment on families who chose to home school during the pandemic and their interest in continuing to do so.

January 21 - The Los Angeles Times quoted Professor James Dwyer in a story titled "The Pandemic Pushed More Families to Home School. Many Are Sticking With It." Read the story.

Professor Adam Gershowitz

 March 17 - Medscape quoted Professor Adam Gershowitz in story, "Will Physician Intent Matter in SCOTUS Pill Mill Cases?" Read the story.

February 25 - The Virginian-Pilot published an op-ed by Professor Adam Gershowitz titled "Prescribing Opioids Without Fear of Prosecution." Read the op-ed.

February 21 - The Daily Press (Virginia) quoted Professor Adam Gershowitz in a story titled "Hampton Chief Says Detectives 'Mishandled' Father's Request for Lawyer. Will That Harm Case Involving Missing 4-Year-Old?" Read the story.

January 3 - The Detroit Free Press quoted Professor Adam Gershowitz in a story titled "Police Need a Warrant to Search Your Cell Phone.  Your Car's Data Systems?  Not So Much." Read the story.

January 10 - Citing a law review article by Professor Adam Gershowitz, "The Tesla Meets the Fourth Amendment," (SSRN), The Detroit News called on the Michigan Legislature "to specifically codify that the vehicle exception to the Fourth Amendment doesn't mean police can search our phones without a warrant." Read the editorial.

Professor Rebecca Green

February 14 - Bloomberg Law podcast host June Grasso spoke to Professor Rebecca Green about the Supreme Court dealing a blow to minority voting rights.  Listen.

January 31 - ABC News quoted Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, in a post titled "What Is the Electoral Count Act and Why Does It Present Problems?" Read the post.

January 28 - AFP-Fact Check quoted Professor Rebeca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, in a post titled "Wisconsin Did Not Vote to Withdraw Its U.S. Presidential Electors." Read the post.

January 24 - Politifact quoted Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, in a story titled "Why It's Wrong to Call the Voting Rights Bill a Federal Takeover." Read the story.

January 22 -  ​Vox featured Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, in a story titled "What Congress's Election Reform Idea Leaves Out." Read the story.

January 20 - ​The Los Angeles Times quoted Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, in a story titled "Biden Walks Back Talk that Future Elections Might Not Be 'Legit.'" Read the story.

January 14 - The Hill quoted Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, in a story titled "State Courts Become Battlegrounds in Redistricting Fights." Read the story.

January 8 - ​Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, quoted in story on NPR, "Congress May Change This Arcane Law to Avoid Another January 6." Read the story.

Professor Keven Haeberle

February 28 – Marketplace Morning Report spoke to Professor Kevin Haeberle for the story titled “What Obligations Do Public Companies Like Spotify Have to Correct False Information?”  Read the story.

Professor Vivian Hamilton

May 13 - Recipients of the 20202021 and 2022 Plumeri Awards were honored at a ceremony that had been delayed by the pandemic in the Hunter Hall Ballroom of William & Mary’s Alumni House. Professor Vivian Hamilton was among the 2021 recipients. Read the story.

February - The 19th quoted Professor Vivian Hamilton in a story titled, "In Mississippi Another Push to Ease Restrictions on Divorce." Read the story.

Professor Erin Hendrickson

January 27 - The International Business Times (Australia edition) quoted Professor Erin Hendrickson in a story titled "Which States Are Seeing the Most Resignations?" Read the story.

January 21 - Professor Erin Hendrickson was among experts who answered questions on WalletHub about what's being called the "Great Resignation" of recent months in which millions of Americans quit their jobs. Read the Q&A.

Professor Laura Heymann

​February 10 - Reuters columnist Jenna Greene quoted Professor Laura Heymann in story titled "The Artist, the Porn Star and the Snake: Copyright Case Against Koons."  Read the story.

Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer

April 4 - WTKR (Hampton Roads, Va.) quoted Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer in a story titled "As U.S. Promises to Accept Ukrainian Refugees, William & Mary Immigration Clinic Director Says It's Unclear What the Process Would Look Like."
Read the story.

Professor Allison Orr Larsen

May 8 - The New York Times quoted Professor Allison Orr Larsen in a story titled "Supreme Court Leak Inquiry Exposes Gray Areas of Press Protection." Read the story.

May 3 - Bloomberg Law quoted Professor Allison Orr Larsen in a story titled "Extraordinary Abortion Leak Threatens Trust at Supreme Court." Read the story.

April 22 - The National Law Journal featured forthcoming scholarship by Professor Neal Devins and Professor Allison Orr Larsen in a cover story titled "How Fostering 'Circuit Personalities' Can Help Curb Partisan Divisions in the Judiciary." Read the story. Read more about their forthcoming Virginia Law Review article, "Circuit Personalities," on SSRN.

April 8 - ​The Boston Globe quoted Professor Allison Orr Larsen in a story titled "Ketanji Brown Jackson's Nomination Signals Change, But Court's Conservative Bent Remains." Read the story.

April 4 - ​Adam Liptak of the New York Times quoted Professor Allison Orr Larsen and referenced her 2008 scholarship in a story titled "The Problem of 'Personal Precedents' of Supreme Court Justices." Read the story.

February 16 - Bloomberg Law quoted Professor Allison Orr Larsen in a story about the death of professor and Supreme Court advocate Walter Dellinger.  Read the story (subscription required).

January 2 - ​On the "Legal Theory Blog": among Professor Lawrence Solum's picks for top 10 articles of 2021: "Weaponizing En Banc" by Professor Neal Devins and Professor Allison Orr Larsen. Read the post.

Professor Fredric Lederer

​January 13 - The Associated Press quoted Professor Fredric Lederer, director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology, in a story titled "Ruling Raises New Questions About Remote Testimony in Court." Read the story.

Professor Paul Marcus

February 9 - The university announced that Professor Paul Marcus was the 2022 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award, which is given annually to a member of the William & Mary faculty for “significant service through their personal activities, influence and leadership. It is the highest honor given by the university to a faculty member.”  Read the press release.

Professor Alan Meese

February 4 - The February 4 edition of Regulation Digest featured a recent article by Professor Alan Meese in its Marketplace of Ideas: "Antitrust Regulation and the Federal-State Balance: Restoring the Original Design," 70 Am. U. L. Rev. 75 (2020). Read the article on SSRN.

Dean A. Benjamin Spencer

May 3 - The Virginia State Bar announced that Dean A. Benjamin Spencer is the recipient of the 2022 Leadership in Education Award.  The bar will present the award to Dean Spencer on June 17 during its annual meeting in Virginia Beach. Read the announcement.

February 15 - ​Bloomberg Law published an editorial by Dean and Trustee Professor A. Benjamin Spencer and Charleigh Kondas '23 titled "Law Schools Must Do More to Retain First-Generation Students." Kondas is the president and co-founder of the Law School's First Generation Student Alliance. Read the editorial.

Professor Timothy Zick

May 25 - Professor Timothy Zick and Mason School Professor Scott Gibson were selected to receive the 2022 McGlothlin Awards for Exceptional Teaching. Read the announcement.

May 7 - ​Bloomberg Law Podcast host June Grasso spoke to Professor Timothy Zick about the Supreme Court ruling that Boston violated the Constitution by refusing to fly a Christian civic group’s flag at city hall while raising the banners of other organizations. Listen to the program.

April 20 - Reuters interviewed Professor Timothy Zick in a video about the BLM protests in 2020 and a recent settlement between protesters and the National Park Service. Watch the interview.

February 11 - ​The Washington Post quoted Professor Timothy Zick in a story titled "'Reckless Power' or 'Honest Mistake'? Palin's and New York Times's Lawyers Make Their  Final Cases in Libel Trial." Read the story.

January 24 - ​Reuters quoted Professor Timothy Zick in story titled "Sarah Palin's Defamation Trial Against New York Times Set to Begin." Read the story.

January 14 - The Conversation (U.S. edition) published an essay by Professor Timothy Zick titled "Seditious Conspiracy Charge Against Oath Keepers Founder and Others in Jan. 6 Riot Faces First Amendment Hurdle."
Read the essay.