Communications Hub

Hello! The Communications staff has created this site to provide an easy way for faculty, staff, students and media to find information and resources.

Faculty Information and Forms

 

Requesting help from the Office of Advancement and Communications

To request public relations or communications help from the office, please use this form as a starting point. We’ll follow up with you to discuss more details.

Scheduling an Event

To schedule Law School events—whether in-person or virtual—complete and submit the event reservation form no less than 10 days prior to the proposed event. Confirmation will be emailed within 5 days of your request. This ensures that there are no event conflicts.

Questions? Contact Ali Trivette at [[w|mtrivette]].

How to Get Your Event on the Docket Digest

In order to have your event shared on the Docket Digest,  you much complete the "create an event" form.   This is an essential step if you want information about your events shared on the Docket Digest and displayed on the events calendar on the Law School's website.

Create an Event

Find a Faculty Expert

Are you a reporter or producer looking to find an expert on a legal topic?  You will find a list of our professors organized by areas of expertise on our Faculty Experts page.


If you need additional assistance in finding an expert to help with a story, please contact the Communications staff at [[w|jpwelc]] or [[w|dfmor2]].

How to Get Your Event on the Docket Digest


In order to have your event shared on the Docket Digest,  you much complete the "create an event" form.   This is an essential step if you want information about your events shared on the Docket Digest and displayed on the events calendar on the Law School's website.

Create an Event

Here are some tips for filling out the "Create an Event" form:

    When the form opens, you will be prompted to enter some details about your event (such as title, day and time, and room number). If your event is on Zoom, indicate "Zoom" under room number.

    If you check the box, "Open to the public," under "Access and Features," your event information will be shared on the W&M Digest (a listserv for W&M faculty and staff) and on the event section of the Law School’s Facebook account. 

    If you want to limit attendance at your event to the Law School community and/or the W&M community, please note that in the full description. ("This event is open only to William & Mary faculty, staff and students.")

    Of special note: You also will be asked to flag your event to calendars before you submit your form.  Please choose the "Law School Homepage" or "Law School Events." You can also choose other William & Mary calendars such as Pre-law Advising, Government, and Public Policy (and many others).

    Please note that it may take up to 48 hours for your event to appear on the Docket Digest.  If you enter your event information on a Saturday or Sunday, it may not appear on the Docket Digest until Tuesday morning.

Because of the number of events each week, we display events on the Docket Digest on the following timetable:

Events that are posted one month in advance on the Docket Digest include,

    Lectures, panels and symposia hosted by Programs, Institutes and the Dean's Office

    Symposia and panels hosted by journals, law reviews and student organizations

    Student Bar Association events (such as Fall Formal, Ski Trip, Barristers Ball)

    Public Service Fund major fundraising events (such as the PSF Auction)

Events that are posted two weeks in advance on the Docket Digest include,

    Member and prospective member events, and guest discussions hosted by student organizations

    Social events hosted by student organizations (such as movie and game nights, picnics, contests, etc.) 

What about flyers or posters?

You are welcome to post flyers or posters on the bulletin boards in the library and Zime cafè.

Questions?  Contact Jaime Welch-Donahue at [[w|jpwelc]].

Newsletters, Podcasts and Social Media


Newsletter

The Brief is published throughout the academic year by the Office of Advancement and Communications and is distributed to all law alumni with an active email address.

Podcasts

Social Channels

Facebook

Instagram

LinkedIn

Twitter

YouTube

Hashtags

#Deaning

#lawtwitter

#WeHaveTheExperts

#wmcitizenlawyers

#wmExperts

#wmlaw

Please note: If you want to share a video or other recording on YouTube or SoundCloud, please contact David Morrill at [[w|dfmor2]] for instructions on how to share your file. Please note you also will be asked to share a brief description of your event and will need to supply release forms signed by speakers.

Requesting Photos or the Services of the Photographer


Requesting Photos from the Law School Archive

Our Law School photographer has an archive of amazing photos of our Law School campus, special events and faculty. Please note it may take up to five business days to process your request.  Credit line: "Courtesy William & Mary Law School."

Request Archival Photo

Requesting Photos from the University Archive

If you are seeking photos of historic buildings on the undergraduate campus or of university events, please visit the university photographer's website.

Requesting the Services of the Law School Photographer

There are many events and photo opportunities at the Law School each week. The photographer endeavors to assist students, staff and faculty with their photography requests as much as possible. Please complete the request form below at least one week in advance of when you need photos taken.

Request Photographer

Questions?  Contact David Morrill at [[w|dfmor2]].

Request Updates, Corrections or Additions to the Website


Please send corrections or additions to faculty biography pages to Felicia Burton in Faculty Support at [[w|faburt]].

If you spot something that needs to be updated or corrected on the Law School website, please let the Communications staff know by using the following form.

Request change to website

Schedule an Event


To schedule Law School events—whether in-person or virtual—complete and submit the event reservation form no less than 10 days prior to your proposed event. Confirmation will be emailed within five days of your request.

Please check for potential conflicts with other scheduled events by going to the myLaw calendar and Law School events calendar.

Please visit the university’s Zoom security page for tips on enhancing privacy and security during virtual events.

Questions? Contact Ali Trivette at [[w|mtrivette]].

University Branding Guidelines and Logos


The University Web & Design team has created a website that provides guidelines on campus-wide editorial and graphic standards and access to official artwork for members of the William & Mary community. Read more.

About logos

Need a copy of the official Law School logo?  Visit the university’s School Logos website.

If you are a W&M law student, faculty or staff member, you can find additional versions and sizes of the logo on myLaw.  (Go to “Departments” and select “Communications.”)

Need a logo designed for your Law School Center, Institute or Program?  Contact David Morrill at [[w|dfmor2]] for assistance.

University News and Media Resources


Learn more about the university news and media office by visiting its website.

W&M Law School Communications Contacts


Jaime Welch-Donahue
Director of Communications
Office of Advancement and Communications
[[w|jpwelc]]

David F. Morrill
Assistant Director of Communications
Office of Advancement and Communications
[[w|dfmor2]]

Contact other members of the Advancement and Communications Team.