The American Law Institute (ALI) announced Monday that Professor Jeffrey Bellin is among the newest members elected to ALI membership. Bellin is the Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Professor of Law and Robert E. and Elizabeth S. Scott Research Professor at William & Mary Law School.
Professor Kami Chavis will join the William & Mary Law School faculty as the R. Hugh and Nolie Haynes Professor of Law beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year (pending final approval by the Board of Visitors). Chavis comes to William & Mary from Wake Forest University, where she is Vice Provost, Professor of Law, and Director of the Criminal Justice Program.
Professor Steve Miskinis will join the faculty as a Professor of the Practice of Law beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year, pending approval by the Board of Visitors.
The Center for Racial & Social Justice is a university-wide initiative housed at William & Mary Law School. Professor Vivian Hamilton serves as the Center's inaugural director. Among its projects and progress: giving voice to an Asian legacy at the university, advancing equity in education, putting a spotlight on diverse history, developing a university-wide mentoring program and creating a national resource to advance criminal justice.
The series encourages students during their 1L year to bring new perspectives to their study of law.
An essay by J. Nicole Alanko '18. Reprinted with permission from the December 2021 issue of Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar).