Faculty in the News


Professor Jeffrey Bellin

April 14 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin is quoted in Washington Post story, "Trump’s hush money trial strategy: Deny, delay and denigrate." Read the story.

April 12 - On WHRO radio, Professor Jeffrey Bellin was featured in an interview, "W&M law professor says charges against school administrators become more common as number of school shootings rise." Read the interview/listen to the story.

March 14 - "Crime rates fluctuate based on innumerable factors, which the U.S. has seen throughout history, according to Professor Jeffrey Bellin, who is quoted in USA Today's "A new wave of 'tough-on-crime' laws aim to intimidate criminals. Experts are skeptical." Read the story.

January 24 - An article in Politico, "Lessons learned from Hunter Biden: Careful what you put in your memoir," quotes Professor Jeffrey Bellin on the problem of high-profile and political figures sharing too much as they tell their stories. Read the article.

January 23 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin was quoted on Fourth Amendment searches and seizures in Daily Progress story, "Cities and counties across Virginia say Airbnb is breaking the law." Read the story.

Professor Kami Chavis

January 19 - Professor Kami Chavis's comments included in Washington Post article on the DOJ Uvalde report, “DOJ decried Uvalde shooting response. Will it have an impact?" Read the article.

Professor Adam M. Gershowitz

January 26 - Professor Adam Gershowitz’s research on the prosecutor hiring crisis in the United States and how it leads to problems for criminal defendants is the subject of a top news story in the ABA Journal. Read the article.

January 22 - Slate published an op-ed, "The Surprising Downside of a Criminal Justice Trend Reformers Might Think They Love," in which Professor Adam M. Gershowitz discusses and links to his latest research paper, "The Prosecutor Vacancy Crisis." Read Professor Gershowitz’s op-ed.

Professor Rebecca Green

April 10 - Professor Green is quoted in an article in Wired, "Election Workers Are Drowning in Records Requests. AI Chatbots Could Make It Worse." Read the article.

April 8 - Professor Rebecca Green is quoted in a Washington Post article, "Americans will find voting easier — or harder — depending where they live." Read the article.

Professor Vivian Hamilton

March 12 - Professor Vivian Hamilton was quoted in an Alabama Reflector story on "‘Parental rights’ amendment gets out of Alabama House committee." 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.

December 29 - The Detroit Legal News wrote about Professor Margaret Hu moderating a panel on the impact of AI on national security at 33rd Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law conference in D.C., sponsored by ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security. Read the story.

November 3 - Professor Margaret Hu penned an op-ed, "Biden’s executive order puts civil rights in the middle of the AI regulation discussion," in The Conversation. Read the op-ed.

Professor Laura R. Killinger

March 1 - In conjunction with the opening of the Codi Bigsby trial, WHRO Public Radio spoke with former prosecutor and legal scholar Professor Laura R. Killinger about the history of “no body” murder cases in Virginia. Read the interview.

Professor Allison Orr Larsen

February 22 - In an episode of Making the Case, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) was joined by Professor Allison Orr Larsen for a discussion that sheds light on the US Supreme Court’s propensity for relying on extra-record – and often false – facts, and how those false facts help to deliver decisions that advantage partisan Republican or corporate special interests. Read the story. Listen to the podcast on Spotify. Listen to the podcast on Apple.

January 29 - Jeff Tollefson quotes Professor Allison Orr Larsen on the Chevron Doctrine in "Trump’s presidential push renews fears for US science," published in Nature. Read the story.

January 15 - Professor Allison Orr Larsen was quoted in a Washington Post article, "This humble fish may help the Supreme Court weaken the ‘administrative state’," about the case pending in the Supreme Court seeking to overrule Chevron. Read the article.

Professor Thomas J. McSweeney

January 9 - Professsor Tom McSweeney's latest piece, on the discussions of appeals in Magna Carta, was published in the University of Chicago Law Review. Read the article.

Professor Cynthia V. Ward

January 22 - The First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals cited Professor Cynthia V. Ward's 2015 article, "Stand Your Ground and Self-Defense" (Estados Unidos Mexicanos v. Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., No. 22-1823, -- F.4th --, slip op. at 26 [1st Cir. Jan. 22, 2024]). Read the opinion.

Professor Jim Wheaton

February 22 - PiPa News quoted Professor Jim Wheaton in "New York can seize Trump assets for $450M in penalties." Read the story.

February 21 - Professor Jim Wheaton was quoted in a USA Today story, "Was Trump's New York fraud case a victimless crime? Why that question is key to his appeal." Read the story.

February 21 - The Week quoted Professor Jim Wheaton in "New York may seize Trump's assets for $450M penalty." Read the story.

February 21 - Professor Jim Wheaton joined WGN's (Chicago) "Legal Face-Off" radio show, discussing "Wheaton on Trump NY Ruling." Listen to the show

February 20 - NPR's Morning Edition featured an A. Martinez interview with Professor Jim Wheaton who discussed the effect of the Trump civil judgment on the Trump Organization finances. Listen to the interview. Read the transcript and listen on KNAU Arizona Public Radio.

February 17 - Professor Jim Wheaton, an expert on legal issues involving corporate entities, was quoted in a New York Times article, "A $450 Million Blow to Trump’s Finances, and His Identity." Read the article.

Professor Timothy Zick

March 10 - Professor Timothy Zick was quoted in Washington Post story, "Transgender activist risks jail to challenge law targeting protest." Read the story.