Military Mondays is among this year's nominees for the ABA's Louis Brown Award for Access which recognizes innovative contributions to the delivery of legal services. The "Brown Select" award will be presented to the nominee who receives the most online votes from the general public by January 8 (noon, central time).
On December 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in U.S. v. Williams in favor of the appellant, represented by William & Mary Law School's Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic. The opinion was a unanimous decision, authored by Judge Robert B. King and joined by Judges Barbara Milano Keenan and Henry F. Floyd.
How is the discussion framed, and whose values are brought to the fore, when we talk about immigration and access to citizenship in our national debates? Professor Angela Banks shared perspectives informed by her current research on these and other questions at the recent Blackstone Lecture at the Law School.
In recent weeks, the American public has been transfixed by the danger of online terrorist speech and calls for religion-based limits on the movement of persons across U.S. territorial borders. In his recently published book, "The Cosmopolitan First Amendment," Professor Zick describes and defends a “cosmopolitan” approach to these and other issues, one that situates First Amendment rights and values in a globalized and digitized world.
Creativity and caring take first place in the 15th annual Thanksgiving Basket Competition, sponsored by the Black Law Students Association.
A number of elected officials addressed important coastal policy issues at the third annual Virginia Coastal Policy Center Conference.
W&M Law School recently celebrated the opening of the George Wythe Room in the Wolf Law Library, which contains copies of many of the books in George Wythe's collection.
Nancy Combs, director of William & Mary Law School's Human Security Law Center, has been appointed as the Ernest W. Goodrich Professor of Law.
Professor Christie Warren recently traveled to Ukraine on behalf of USAID and the FAIR Justice Project to consult with members of Parliament, the Constitutional Commission, the government, academics and civil society organizations on draft amendments to the country's 1996 constitution.
The Honorable Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit received the 2015 Marshall-Wythe Medallion at a dinner in his honor at William & Mary's historic Wren Building on Oct. 27. The medallion, presented to Judge Edwards by Law School Dean Davison M. Douglas, is the highest honor conferred by the William & Mary law faculty and recognizes members of the legal community who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishment in law.
Prof. Neal E. Devins was recently appointed the inaugural Sandra Day O’Connor Professor of Law at William & Mary.
The National Law School Veterans Clinic Coalition is hosting a conference in Washington, D.C., on November 2-3, 2015.
On October 30th, William & Mary Law School will host "Humanity Displaced: Domestic Action in the Face of a Global Refugee Crisis." Featuring nine experts, the symposium will provide background information on the current global refugee crisis and the response of legal practitioners here in the United States.
On Oct. 8 and 9, the Law School's Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, the Reves Center for International Studies, and the Comparative Legal Student Scholars hosted "The Future of Iraq," a symposium exploring possible scenarios for Iraq's future in light of its past and present.
On November 13, William & Mary Law School's Virginia Coastal Policy Center will host its third annual climate change conference, "Show Me the Money--The Economic Realities of Responding to Coastal Change and Adaptation in Virginia." The conference will be held at the William & Mary School of Education.
The gift provides a $20 million endowment for scholarships at the law school and a $20 million endowment for scholarships at the business school for students in the full-time MBA program. The first scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2016 to students entering next fall.
The Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic's Aaron Gold, with support from Colleen Smith, argued before the Ninth Circuit in a case involving violations of First Amendment free speech rights.
The fifth annual McGlothlin Leadership Forum will be held Oct. 20-22 at the Law School and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary.
Just days before the Supreme Court convened its 2015-16 term, legal scholars, judges, lawyers and legal journalists came to W&M Law School for the 28th Annual Supreme Court Preview.
Members of William & Mary Law School's Class of 2018 were invited to attend a private tour of Colonial Williamsburg and walk in the footsteps of many of America's founders.
Property rights expert Joseph William Singer has been awarded the 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.
John Satira J.D. '17, was honored as one of TowneBank's 2015 Alvin P. Anderson Scholars.
David Lopez of the EEOC gave a presentation, “My Year in the Supreme Court and Other Civil Rights Challenges of our Time,”for the first L. Douglas Wilder Speakers lecture.
W&M Law School celebrated Constitution Day with help from U.S. Court of Appeals Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III.
For a second year in a row, William & Mary Law School brought home the Attorney General's Cup after collecting more food and donations for Virginia's needy than any other law school in the state during the ninth annual Legal Food Frenzy.
On September 16, 2015, Amber Will, 3L, argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on behalf of the appellant, Mr. Charles Williams, Jr.
The symposium is sponsored by the Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding at William & Mary Law School, the Reves Center for International Studies and the Kraemer Middle East Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Program. Financial and logistical support is also provided by Lois Critchfield and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
The Institute of Bill of Rights Law (IBRL) at William & Mary Law School will host the 28th Annual Supreme Court Preview on September 25th & 26th, 2015, to mark the commencement of the new term of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic is building on the summer success of its new pilot program with Starbucks, Military Mondays.
Constitutional Conversations will be initiating this year's program on October 7 at the Williamsburg Regional Library.
The Drapers' Scholarship competition is open to third-year students at William & Mary Law School and William & Mary law alumni who have graduated within the last two years.
Four Law School faculty members received promotions in 2014 and 2015: Jeffrey Bellin, Tara Leigh Grove, and Vivian Hamilton to Professor of Law; Patricia Roberts to Clinical Professor of Law.
James S. Heller, Professor of Law, Professor of Public Policy, and Director of The Wolf Law Library, was honored with the American Association of Law Libraries' Hall of Fame Award at the association’s 108th annual meeting and conference in July.
Prof. Mark Newcomb J.D. '88 received the 2015-16 St. George Tucker Adjunct Professor of Law Award at the Law School's annual kickoff luncheon.
The Special Education Advocacy Award is given each year at the annual Awards Ceremony during graduation weekend and is presented to a law student who has shown dedicated commitment to special education law and the rights of children. This award was established by Claire Maddox Ribble, and her husband, Bob, in honor of their son Evan and in memory of Evan's twin brother, Brooks.
Three families' stories illustrate how clinic students under the guidance of PELE Managing Attorney Crystal Shin have helped advocate for children with special needs and their families.
The Law School recently welcomed the J.D. Class of 2018, the LL.M. Class of 2016, and transfer and visiting students.
Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl has joined the Law School this Fall as a Professor of Law.
As the new school year begins, Professor Adam M. Gershowitz takes on a new role at William & Mary Law School, that of Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development.
The Law School community was saddened to learn the news on Thursday of the death of Chris Creech, who passed away that day. Chris recently retired as Associate Registrar.
William & Mary Law School enjoyed another record-breaking year of fundraising.
William & Mary Law School will host the 12th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference on October 2. During the conference the project will recognize Joseph William Singer of Harvard Law School with the 2015 Brigham-Kanner Prize. 5.5 CLE credits will be available.
A generous grant from The Knight News Challenge will support W&M Law School's Revive My Vote project to help eligible Virginians regain their right to vote.
Prof. Linda Malone's alma mater has honored her for her volunteer efforts.
The Judge Advocates Foundation honored William & Mary Chancellor Professor of Law Fredric I. Lederer on May 26 with the Chief Justice John Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award, the Foundation's highest honor.
Ruth Hocker, a member of the J.D. Class of 2015, took second place in the most recent Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition.
A new video produced by W&M Law School and featuring current justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia explores the "Art of Appellate Advocacy."
Two scholarships have been created in honor of the careers of Professors Jayne Barnard and John Lee.
The award is given by the Law School faculty each year at the Diploma Ceremony in recognition of a graduate's great professional promise as demonstrated through scholarship, character, and leadership.
Idoniboye received the award at the Law School's Diploma Ceremony on May 17. The award is named in honor of George Wythe - William & Mary's and the nation's first professor of law - and is given to a graduating student in recognition of his or her outstanding and selfless service.
The William & Mary Law School Association recognized Smith, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, as recipient of the Taylor Reveley Award during the Law School's May 17 Diploma Ceremony.
Law School alumnus James A. Hixon, J.D. '79, M.L.T '80 had been appointed to the Board of Visitors by Va. Governor Terry McAuliffe, and Thomas R. Frantz '70, J.D. '73, M.L.T. '81 has been reappointed to the Board. Hixon and Frantz join fellow William & Mary Law School alumni DeRonda M. Short, J.D. '78 and Robert E. Scott J.D. '68 as Board members.
The Walter L. Williams, Jr., Memorial Teaching Award is Gershowitz's seventh teaching honor.
On Saturday, May 16, the Law School community gathered in Colonial Williamsburg's Kimball Theatre with soon-to-be-graduates, their families, and friends to celebrate the Class of 2015's contributions and achievements.
In a pilot program, the Law School's Puller Clinic will host claims consultations, community discussions and topical presentations at local Starbucks.
Steve Blaiklock is awarded for his selfless service to the Law School.
James J. Thomas II '76 was inducted as an honorary member of the Order of the Coif during the Law School's Awards Ceremony on May 16.
At graduation, the Class of 2015 celebrated a record 92 percent Class Gift participation rate.
The Law School Association bestows the honor each year to a member of the graduating class who engages in distinguished public service.
Bai, a member of the LL.M. Class of 2015, provided words of welcome at the May 17 event.
The text of the welcoming remarks given by 2014-15 Student Bar Association President Blake Christopher, J.D. ’15
The Law School’s Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic, created in 2012, has been renamed the Virginia Coastal Policy Center, the school announced today.
Dominion Virginia Power is helping veterans with a grant to the Law School's Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic.
About 30 William & Mary student leaders got a peek beyond the headlines – and beyond the official titles – during an intimate chat Friday with Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates.
The award, the Association's highest recognition, is given annually to a graduate or friend of the Law School who has made "a lifetime commitment to citizenship and leadership."
Former Secretary of Defense and William & Mary Chancellor Robert M. Gates urged the Law School's Class of 2015 to embrace public service as one of the "duties and responsibilities that come with citizenship" in his address at the Law School's May 17 Diploma Ceremony.
A $25,000 grant to the clinic from the Dominion Foundation will help veterans navigate through disability compensation claims; a new advocacy program will also receive seed funding.
In April 2015, the faculty, staff, students, and friends of William & Mary Law School again led Virginia law schools in food and money donations toward the cause of easing hunger in Virginia.
William & Mary Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 will speak at William & Mary Law School's diploma ceremony on Sunday, May 17.
92 percent of the the Class of 2015 has pledged to the 3L Class Gift.
The 11th annual Ali's Run was a great success for the Bone Marrow Drive this year.
During this year's Alumni Weekend, 10 reunion classes announced a total of $1.975 million in gifts and multi-year pledges for the Law School.
Joseph William Singer, Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will receive the 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the 12th annual conference on Oct. 1-2 sponsored by the William & Mary Property Rights Project, the Law School announced today.
Professors Jeffrey Bellin, Evan Criddle, Adam Gershowitz, and Allison Orr Larsen are among 20 W&M faculty to receive 2015 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence.
Court was in session on Wednesday, April 1, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims heard oral arguments in William & Mary Law School’s McGlothlin Courtroom.
Five former clerks are members of the William & Mary Law School faculty: Nancy Combs, Allison Orr Larsen, Alan Meese, William & Mary President Taylor Reveley (who clerked for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., during the Court’s 1969 Term), and James Stern.
On Saturday, April 11, at at 1 p.m., the Center for Legal and Court Technology will try an experimental stock fraud case in order to test a number of cutting edge technologies.
The theme of BLSA's annual symposium on race and the law was "Where Do We Go From Here: Community or Chaos? A Conversation on Race, Law, and Current Events."
Vicki Jackson, Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, recently delivered William & Mary Law School's Annual James Goold Cutler Lecture.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring recently spoke at William & Mary Law School about the role of the attorney general.
On April 3rd, William & Mary Law School will host experts, policy makers, and advocates for a discussion of current and future challenges with regards to infectious diseases in post-conflict communities around the world.
On March 27th-28th, William & Mary Law School will host Congressman Rob Wittman and other policymakers, experts, and advocates for a discussion of current and future challenges to Virginia's water quality.
U.S. News and World Report recently released its 2016 rankings of graduate programs in education, law medicine, engineering and business.
Four members of the W&M community will have key roles in a day-long global issues forum highlighted by a discussion with Britain's Prince Charles.
The Election Law Program, a joint program of the Law School and the National Center for State Courts, announced a new initiative to develop State Election Law eBenchbooks to assist courts adjudicating election matters.
British Muslim human rights activist Sarah Khan delivered a lecture as the 2015 Kraemer Middle East Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence.
Justice John Charles Thomas recently spoke to the Mediation Society as the final lecturer in the Science of Persuasion Speaker Series.
On Feb. 13, Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law James G. Dwyer delivered the 2014-2015 St. George Tucker Lecture, "The Special Rights Fallacy: How Rights Enactments for Vulnerable Groups Can Actually Make Them Worse Off."
On Feb. 12, Paul Verkuil, chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States, and William & Mary president emeritus, gave his audience a primer on the agency.
On March 4, 2015 the William & Mary Law School Scholarship Repository hit another milestone, breaking 10,000 items.
Fourteen legal professionals are currently scholars-in-residence at the Law School.
Six third-year students completed externships in Washington in Fall 2014. The new D.C. program builds on the Law School's highly successful externship program that has been in place for many years.
The Law School's Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic is slated to receive $245,000 in funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia in FY2015/16 through the state budget passed by the Virginia General Assembly last week. This legislation is now before Governor McAuliffe for his approval.
UN Special Expert David J. Scheffer delivered a speech, "What is 'Extraordinary' About International Justice in Cambodia," on Feb. 25 at the Law School. Includes links to text of speech.
The annual Alumni Mock Interview Program for 1Ls, held this year on January 30 in collaboration with the Legal Practice Program, is designed to ensure students are prepared for their summer job searches and beyond.
Angela Ciccolo recently gave a lecture entitled "You Can Change the World," detailing how a lawyer’s work can be a force of change in the world.
In August 2013 a three-judge Special Committee appointed Bellin as Special Counsel to investigate a misconduct complaint filed against a prominent federal judge.
Sara Khan, director of Inspire, a women's human rights and counter-terrorism organization which seeks to address inequalities facing British Muslim women, is the 2015 Kraemer Middle East Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence. She will give two lectures in March. Both are free and the public is welcome.
The 9th Annual Election Law Symposium will feature nationally prominent election attorneys, voting rights advocates, and a former Texas Solicitor General.
This month, nearly two-dozen of the most prominent criminal procedure scholars in the nation will convene at William & Mary Law School to discuss the future of plea bargaining in the United States.
PSF is calling on alumni, faculty, students, and friends for donations for this year’s Auction.
On February 5 at 6:30 p.m. Constitutional Conversations will celebrate its five-year anniversary with a panel discussion at the Williamsburg Regional Library.
William & Mary Law School Professor Alan J. Meese has joined an amicus brief with 14 other antitrust scholars in O'Bannon v. NCAA.
Professor McSweeney explores the text in articles in anniversary publications sponsored by the ABA and the Library of Congress.He also will help host an Institute of Bill of Rights Law conference on Magna Carta in spring 2016, the 800th anniversary of the text's reissue.