Veterans' Legal Needs Focus of Virginia Bar Association Event

The Nov. event celebrated Va. Governor Robert J. McDonnell's Proclamation declaring November 2010 as Veterans Legal Services Month. The gathering also highlighted the VBA Veterans Initiative, which seeks to educate the state's attorneys about veterans' legal needs and to enlist attorneys to assist them on a pro bono or reduced fee basis. The initiative also encourages law firms to sponsor fundraisers to benefit William & Mary Law School's Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic.

Classmates Remember Lewis B. Puller, Jr. '67, J.D. '74

The Law School recently celebrated the naming of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic. Classmates and friends shared their memories of Mr. Puller with the Marshall-Wythe ENews.

Special Issue of Journal to Focus on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Report

The William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law will publish a Special Issue in December 2011 on the Pentagon Working Group’s report on the possible repeal of the Defense Department’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

A Conversation with Professor Neal Devins

Neal Devins, Goodrich Professor of Law, Professor of Government, Director, Institute of Bill of Rights Law and Director, Election Law Program

Eric Cantor '88 Elected House Majority Leader

Congressman Eric Cantor, a 1988 graduate of the Law School, has been unanimously elected to serve as Majority Leader in the House of Representatives.

W&M Law Review Article Details Results of Study Featured in NY Times

An article to be published in the December 2010 issue of the William and Mary Law Review details the results of a study featured in a Sept. 30 New York Times story titled "Reports Say Deadline Hinders Asylum Seekers."

IBRL Hosts Annual Supreme Court Preview on Sept. 24-25

The Institute of Bill of Rights Law will bring together distinguished lawyers, judges, journalists, and law professors from around the country this week to discuss and analyze the Court's upcoming term.

Class of 2013
Law School Welcomes New Students

The Law School welcomed new students on Aug. 16. The J.D. Class of 2013, 217 strong, was chosen from a pool of 6,292 applicants, the largest in the school's history, and an increase of more than 26 percent from the record 4,984 applicants for the J.D. Class of 2012.

Fall Conference to Feature Top Experts in Property Rights

The W&M Property Rights Project will bring together some of the nation's top academics and attorneys for the Seventh Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference at the Law School Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

"WarriorConnect" Helps Veterans Get Needed Resources

More than 50 representatives from organizations that aid veterans came together for "WarriorConnect" on May 22, a free event for veterans and their families sponsored by the Law School's Veterans Benefits Clinic and the Department of Veterans Services - Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, and made possible by generous support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

Mark S. Dray, 2010 Citizen Lawyer Honoree
Alumnus Mark S. Dray Receives 2010 Citizen-Lawyer Award

Mark S. Dray, a 1968 graduate of William & Mary Law School, was honored with the Law School Association's 2010 Citizen-Lawyer Award during the Law School's graduation ceremony on May 16. The award is given annually to a graduate or friend of the Law School who stands squarely in the Jeffersonian tradition of outstanding citizenship and leadership.

Justice O'Connor Urges Graduates to Be "Bridge Builders"

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor urged the Law School's 2010 graduates to make a commitment to "being bridge builders" during her remarks at the Law School's May 16 graduation ceremony.

WarriorConnect Veterans Clinc Resource Fair

The May 22 "WarriorConnect" event at William & Mary will bring 50+ organizations together at a free resource fair for veterans and their families. The event is sponsored by the William & Mary Veterans Benefits Clinic in partnership with the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program.

Law Students Run W&M VOTEline

If you have questions or concerns regarding your rights at the polls on Tuesday, the Election Law Society is in place to help with VOTEline.

Education and Law Schools rank high in U.S. News

The Law School retained its rank of 28th in the U.S. News & World Report survey. Spring also brought other good news for the nation's oldest law school - applications to the Class of 2013 J.D. program increased by a record 26%.

Applications to W&M Law Surge by 26%

Applications to the Law School's J.D. program increased by 26%, school officials reported today; applications to the J.D. program have increased by 48% since 2007.

2010 Ali's Run Race Results

More than 70 runners and walkers tied on their sneakers on March 20 for the Sixth Annual "Ali's Run," a fundraiser sponsored by the Bone Marrow Drive Committee in memory of Alison Ruth Kaplan. Matthew Chander was the first finisher (and 25 and under men's winner).

William & Mary Business Law Review Names Distinguished Advisory Board

The William & Mary Business Law Review, a new publication edited by William & Mary law students, has announced that nine distinguished graduates of the Law School and the Dean of William & Mary's Mason School of Business will serve on its first Advisory Board.

Law Review Debuts New Website

The William and Mary Law Review recently revised and updated its website to better serve authors, alumni, and the legal community.

Charles F. Hobson
Hobson to Publish St. George Tucker Papers

William & Mary's second law professor - St. George Tucker (1752-1827) - will soon receive his proper due, thanks to the efforts of Charles F. Hobson. Hobson, a resident scholar at the Law School and member of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, has tackled the task of researching and annotating Tucker's legal manuscripts.

Panamanian Ambassador
William & Mary Law School Welcomes Panamanian Ambassador

Jaime Alemán Healey, Panama’s ambassador to the United States, gave a lecture at William & Mary Law School about the development of democracy in Panama over the last 20 years.

Rene Magloire
Legal Reform in Haiti: "Life Goes On and Justice Cannot Stop"

Rene Magloire, a Haitian diplomat, and Louis Aucoin,an American professor from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, spoke at a Feb. 15 panel about legal reform in Haiti accomplished prior to the earthquake and the need for reform efforts to continue.

Marcus and Patterson Receive State's Highest Honor for Professors

Paul Marcus, Haynes Professor of Law, and Mark Patterson, Associate Professor of Marine Science, received the state's highest honor for professors, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia announced today.

2009 William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review Symposium to Explore Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards

The William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review will host its annual symposium titled "Diversifying Your Portfolio: Regulating Energy Sources with Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards" on January 29-30 at William & Mary Law School. The event is free and open to the public. Continuing Legal Education Credit is pending, please contact for more information.

A Conversation with James Dwyer

Professor Dwyer has dedicated his career to moving family law in a more child-centric direction.