Faculty in the News


Professor Elizabeth Andrews

January 20 - The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) featured a blog post by Professor Elizabeth Andrews, Director of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center, titled "The Conundrum of Managed Retreat." Read the post.

Professor Jeffrey Bellin

March 27 - On Scotusblog: Professor Jeffrey Bellin previewed Samia v. U.S., a Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause case.  Read his post, "The Evidentiary Challenges of Confessions in Co-Defendant Trials."

March 2 - The Conversation U.S. published an essay by Professor Jeffrey Bellin titled "Understanding Mass Incarceration in the U.S. Is the First Step to Reducing a Swollen Prison Population." Professor Bellin is the author of the book, "Mass Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became Addicted to Prisons and Jails and How It Can Recover."  Read the essay.

February 27 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin was guest on Decarceration Nation podcast.  He discussed his book, "Mass Incarceration Nation." Listen.

February 3 - Law360 Perspectives published an essay by Professor Jeffrey Bellin titled "We Can Ensure Public Safety and Still Reduce Incarceration." Read the essay.

Cambridge University Press recently published a book by Professor Bellin: "Mass Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became Addicted to Prisons and Jails and How It Can Recover."  Learn more.

January 6 - NBC News "Think" published an opinion by Professor Jeffrey Bellin in which he argues for shortening sentences of people convicted of non-violent crimes."  Read the essay

January 15 - Politico quoted Professor Jeffrey Bellin in a story titled "The Merrick Garland You Don't Know."  Read the story.

January 17 - The "Everyday Injustice" podcast featured an episode in which Professor Jeffrey Bellin discussed his book, "Mass Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became Addicted to Prisons and Jails and How It Can Recover."  Listen to the episode.

Professor Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl

 February 19 - The Law360 podcast, The Term, discussed a new empirical study of Supreme Court briefs by Professor Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl titled "Supreme Court Litigators in the Age of Textualism." Listen to S4 E18. Read the study abstract on SSRN.

Professor Kami Chavis

February 15 - The Hill Opinion published an essay by Professor Kami Chavis titled "Reducing Community Violence While Protecting Civil Rights."  Read the essay.

January 10 - The Washington Post quoted Professor Kami Chavis quoted a story titled "A Texas Taco Shop Diner Killed an Intruder. Now He Faces Legal Scrutiny." Read the story.

January 23 - The Trace quoted Professor Kami Chavis in a story titled "What is Microstamping, and Can It Help Solve Shootings?"  Read the story.

January 27 - The New York Times quoted Professor Kami Chavis in story related to Tyre Nichols's death  titled "Release of Police Video Is Timed with Public Reaction in Mind." Read the story.

Professor Evan Criddle

February 9 - Euronews quoted Professor Evan Criddle in a story titled "EU Plans to Fund Ukraine by Investing Russian Frozen Assets Is 'Creative but Legally Dodgy.'" Read the story.

Professor Katherine Mims Crocker

​March 18 - The Legal Theory Blog highlighted new scholarship by Professor Katherine Mims Crocker as Download of the Week. Her article is titled "Constitutional Rights, Remedies, and Transsubstantivity" and is forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review (2024). Read more.

Professor Neal Devins

March 22 - ​Law360 quoted Professor Neal Devins in a story titled "Texas Taps Think Tanks as Co-Counsel in Biden Lawsuits." Read the story. The story also took note of his 2015 article: 50 States, 50 Attorneys General, and 50 Approaches to the Duty to Defend, 124 Yale L.J. 2100 (2015) (with Saikrishna B. Prakash). SSRN.

January 3 - ABC News's FiveThirtyEight quoted Professor Neal Devins in a story titled "How Biden Could Appoint More Judges Than Trump." Read the story.

January 8 - Professor Neal Devins was quoted in an opinion essay in the Washington Post by Ruth Marcus titled "South Carolina's Protection for Abortion Rights Might be Short-Lived." Read the opinion.

Professor Laura Heymann

March 1 - ​The New York Times quoted Professor Laura Heymann in a story titled "If Big Brands Copied Their Work, What Are Artists to Do?"  Read the story.

Professor Margaret Hu

January 26 - The Washington Monthly featured Professor Margaret Hu in an article on social media cases. Read the story.

Professor Darian Ibrahim

February 16 - ​Professor Darian Ibrahim joined the Business Scholarship Podcast to discuss his article "Angels and Devils: The Early Crypto Entrepreneurs."  Listen to the podcast.

January 18 - The Duke Financial  Economics Center's Fin Reg Blog featured a paper selected for the inaugural Digital Assets at Duke Conference held on January 20 and 2.  The paper by Professor Darian Ibrahim is titled "Angels and Devils: The Early Crypto Entrepreuneurs."  Read the post.

Professor Allison Orr Larsen

March 6 - Adam Liptak of The New York Times spoke to Professor Allison Orr Larsen about her new study of how a legal idea became what has become known as the "major questions doctrine."  Read the story titled "The Curious Rise of a Supreme Court Doctrine That Threatens Biden's Agenda."  Learn more about Professor Larsen's study, "Becoming a Doctrine," on SSRN.

Professor Thomas J. McSweeney

February 8 - William & Mary News published a story about research conducted by Professor Thomas J. McSweeney and research assistants Katherine Ello J.D. ’21 and Elsbeth O’Brien J.D. ’21 that may prove that William & Mary was always intended to be a university. Read the story.

Professor Alan J. Meese

February 17 - The Legal Theory Blog featured "The Constitutional Moment that Wasn't: 1912-1914 and the Meaning of the Sherman Act" by Professor Alan J. Meese. Read the post.

Dean A. Benjamin Spencer

February 7 -  The Flat Hat, the William & Mary student newspaper, featured Dean A. Benjamin Spencer in a story titled "'Civil Procedure Is What It's All About': Law School Dean Reflects on Career." Read the story.

Professor Timothy Zick

March 29 - The Washington Post quoted Professor Timothy Zick in a story titled "Rupert Murdoch Settles a Lot of Lawsuits. Why Not Dominion v. Fox News?" Read the story.

March 1 - An essay by Daniel Torday in The Atlantic quoted Professor Timothy Zick and Professor Diana Palmer of Northeastern University.  Read the essay titled "What Active Shooter Trainings Steal from Synagogues."

February 17 - The Washington Post quoted Professor Timothy Zick in story, "Fox News Feared Losing Viewers by Airing Truth About Election, Documents Show." Read the story.

January 13 - New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie cited Professor Timothy Zick and Diana Palmer in an essay titled "Why Must We Go About Our Lives with an Eye on the Nearest Exit?" Mr. Bouie quoted from their essay in The Atlantic titled "The Second Amendment Has Become a Threat to the First."  Read the New York Times column.