International students from around the world will learn global legal practice at the Law School in summer 2020
The Virginia Coastal Policy Center's seventh annual conference examined resilience efforts being undertaken in other coastal states, how the banking industry is funding resilience efforts, and how the private sector is partnering in resilience.
First-year W&M law students have fun and help bring holiday cheer in the community through the 19th annual Thanksgiving Basket Competition, sponsored by BLSA.
BLSA helps students give thanks to the Law School community and raise money for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers presented the Eisenberg Prize for scholarship in the field of appellate practice and procedure to Professor Allison Orr Larsen and Professor Neal Devins for their article, “The Amicus Machine,” during the academy’s fall meeting in October.
Prof. Timothy Zick's new book examines the growing number of First Amendment controversies in the past three years and connects present concerns to episodes throughout American history.
Prof. Timothy Zick, Prof. Nadine Strossen, and Robert Corn-Revere celebrated Prof. Zick's new book with a discussion on the variety of challenges to free speech, free press and dissent in the current era.
The William & Mary Law School community came together on Veterans Day for a special event, the dedication of a flagpole and patio in honor of our nation’s veterans and in memory of the late Lizbeth A.S. Jackson.
The Center for the Study of Law and Markets hosted Professor Merritt B. Fox, who presented a lecture titled "The New Stock Market: Law, Economics, and Policy" based on his latest book.
A roundup of facts and figures about the Law School today.
Our LL.M. Program deans and faculty share pictures of new and old friends from their travels in China.
With nearly 70 years of service combined, Faye Shealy, associate dean for admissions, and Jim Heller, director of The Wolf Law Library, announced their retirements upon completion of the 2018–19 academic year.
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, in conjunction with Election Day in Virginia, students at William & Mary Law School are set to run VOTEline at (757) 742-3095, a voter assistance hotline aimed at responding to questions local citizens have about voting.
Security and Exchange Commissioner Hester M. Peirce visited the Law School as a guest of the Center for the Study of Law and Markets and delivered a public talk.
Mohammed K. Alkuwaity, a 2017 graduate of our LL.M. Program in the American Legal System, was among 15 top lawyers included in National Jurist’s “Who’s Who of Foreign Attorneys.”
W&M Law's Human Security Law Center recently welcomed Arthur R. Traldi, a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, for a discussion on Mass Atrocity Trials.
The 16th Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference continues to explore the latest developments in laws that affect property rights, and increasingly gives students practical information on careers in the field.
Professor Steven J. Eagle, Professor Emeritus of Law at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, has received the 2019 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize from the William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project.
During William & Mary Law School's eighth Annual Leadership Conference, alumnae presented students with 17 outlooks on the challenges young lawyers face as they begin their careers.
Davison M. Douglas, dean of W&M Law School for more than 10 years, will step down from the position in July 2020 to return to the faculty.
The Institute of Bill of Rights Law hosted its 32nd annual Supreme Court Preview, September 13-14, featuring federal court of appeals judges, Supreme Court advocates who have collectively argued hundreds of cases before the Supreme Court, and leading Supreme Court reporters and columnists from the nation’s top newspapers.
On September 13, scholars around the world gathered at the Law School to consider a range of current events in Europe, Asia, Latin America, West Africa and the United States and debate whether common trends are related and indicative of fractured global democracies – or separate and proof that democracy is alive and well, although restless.
Leslie A. Street is W&M Law School's new Director of the Wolf Law Library and Clinical Professor of Legal Research.
Two new law professors joined the William & Mary Law School faculty this fall: Myrisha Lewis and Katherine Mims Crocker.
Caleb Stone J.D. ’15 was recently named a Professor of the Practice at W&M Law School's Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic.
The Law School recently welcomed the J.D. Class of 2022, the LL.M. Class of 2020, and transfer and visiting students.
Lawyers from Holwell Shuster & Goldberg in New York filed an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in a Second Amendment case on behalf of two legal scholars, Professor Timothy Zick of William & Mary Law School and Professor Gregory P. Magarian of Washington University School of Law. The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York concerns the city’s restrictions on transporting licensed handguns.
"The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law," co-edited by William & Mary Law's Evan J. Criddle, has been published by Oxford University Press.
Zachary A. McDonnell '19 is the recipient of the 2019 Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award, which honors extraordinary achievement in pro bono and under-compensated public service work in Virginia.
On June 3, U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden ruled that the House of Representatives lacks standing to challenge the President’s use of emergency powers to build a border wall. The judge cited two articles by W&M Law professors.
The Virginia Coastal Policy Center has received a $40,000 grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment for a project titled “Empowering Localities to Increase Their Resilience,” the Law School announced today.
Professor Jay Butler and Professor Kevin Haeberle participated in the 20th session of the Junior Faculty Forum held at Yale Law School on June 5-6, 2019.
For Summer 2019, 109 William & Mary law students received public service fellowships totaling $288,345. Students will assist 100 organizations in 18 states, the District of Columbia, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kosovo, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Rwanda, South Africa, and Switzerland.
W&M Law School's Virginia Coastal Policy Center recently held a day-long Resilience Funding Forum that brought experts from business, law, education, government and the public and private sectors together to discuss innovative options for coastal localities.
Professors Thomas McSweeney, Stacy Kern-Scheerer, Laura Heymann and Lynda Butler were honored during Commencement weekend, and Adam Gershowitz at the end of the semester.
Roger L. Gregory, the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, gave the Commencement address during this year's graduation ceremony on May 12.
The Law School hosted an event to recognize the achievements and contributions of members of the graduating J.D. class at Kimball Theatre on Saturday, May 11.
Development of the new Policy was supported over the course of several years by research undertaken by William & Mary Law students working under the supervision of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) in Cape Town, South Africa.
Noah C. Chauvin, Corey E. Hall, Elizabeth P. Lester-Abdalla and Zachary A. McDonnell received special recognitions at the May 12 ceremony
The William & Mary Law School Association confers two awards each year to graduates or friends of the Law School who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to public service. This year, the Association honored Robin C. Dusek ’98 of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP with the Citizen-Lawyer Award, and Jennifer L. Eaton ’14 of Vandeventer Black with the Taylor Reveley Award.
William & Mary Law School came in 11th among U.S. law schools in percentage of Class of 2018 graduates that secured full-time, long-term federal judicial clerkships, the school announced today.
William & Mary Law School began Commencement festivities with an Awards Luncheon on May 9 to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of the LL.M. Class of 2019.
The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, will deliver the address at William & Mary Law School’s Diploma Ceremony on May 12.
William & Mary Law School has emerged as a leader in helping students gain global competency. In addition to offering a variety of courses and a concentration in international law, the school also provides unique opportunities for students to gain practical legal experience abroad each summer.
William & Mary Law School’s Moot Court team is ranked eighth in the nation, moving up two spots from a year ago, according to new data compiled by the University of Houston Law Center.
This year's Koch Administrative Law Forum featured panelists Sally Katzen and Peter L. Strauss discussing presidential control of the executive branch.
William & Mary Law School hosted its third Marshall-Wythe Lecture in Legal History during a two-day visit this spring from Professor Michael Grossberg of Indiana University.
The William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review's annual spring symposium looked at “The Changing Landscape of Regulations in the Mining Industry.”
William & Mary Law School Dean Davison M. Douglas accepted an award on Wednesday in recognition of the school’s designation as the number one “Military Friendly” Graduate School in the country.
The W&M Bill of Rights Journal recently hosted a symposium on “Constitutional Rights: Intersections, Synergies, and Conflicts,” during which constitutional law scholars discussed issues that arise from relationships between the various freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
On March 20, faculty and students competed in the annual pie-eating contest, which provides financial support to bone marrow transplant patients.
Recently, the Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic submitted a brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of Christopher Cantu, the personal representative of Robert Lawrence, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Dothan, Alabama.
A visual story of William & Mary Law School dating back to its founding in 1779 greets visitors of The Wolf Law Library even before they reach the thousands of books and digital materials available in the three-story building.
A new roundup compiled by the Office of Career Services illustrates our graduates’ success in securing clerkships.
Dwyer, the Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law at William & Mary, has been more than busy engaging in the usual research, thinking, and writing of a law professor. And he has newly authored books to show for it, one on child welfare policy and one on homeschooling.
A two-year captain on the Tribe men's basketball team, 2L Paul Rowley has been described by his coaches and teammates as the 'heart and soul' of the Tribe.
William & Mary Law Review recently hosted a symposium on “The Role of Courts in Politically Charged Moments.”
A report released by the National Sea Grant Law Center and attorneys in the Virginia, California, Georgia, and Rhode Island Sea Grant programs identifies the laws and policies impacting shellfish aquaculture operations at a local, state, and federal level.
The theme of BLSA's annual symposium on race and the law was "The Technological Impact of Police Brutality: The Then, The What, The Now What.”
The W&M Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice held its annual Symposium on “Power and Identity Politics: The Intersections of Marginalization and Social, Economic, and Political Ascension.”
Professor Jeffrey Bellin has been recognized with a Commonwealth's Outstanding Faculty Award, Virginia's highest honor for faculty.
Gregg Lehman ’86 and his wife, Meg, are supporting students and honoring professors through the creation of a new scholarship.
On February 2, William & Mary’s LL.M. and MBA programs jointly held their first internetworking mixer for graduate students at the Hair of the DoG Bottle Shop in Merchant's Square in Williamsburg. It was an opportunity to meet, to mingle, and to forge lasting professional and personal connections.
Matteo Capponi graduated from William & Mary Law School in May 2016, after completing studies for his LL.M. degree. He is co-founder of CubePit, a company that manages intellectual property rights connected to 3D printing. In this profile, he described how he first heard of William & Mary, his student experience here, and his entrepreneurial career.
During a series of special events in 2019, the Law School community will recall our school's place in history as America's first law school and the contributions of all the citizen lawyers educated here who have epitomized the spirit of leadership, integrity and selfless service.
William & Mary Law School ranked number one on the list of Top 10 2019-2020 Military Friendly® Graduate Schools that was released on January 22 and will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine.
The Moot Court Team recently competed at the Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship held in Houston, Tex.
Professor Steven J. Eagle of the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University will receive the 2019 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize during the 16th annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference to be held at W&M Law on October 3-4.
Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter Colleen Curran spoke to 3L Hallie Hovey-Murray about having autism, her path to law school, and the upcoming Miss Virginia competition. Hovey-Murray is the founder of One in 68 Foundation, which promotes academic and career success for young people on the autism spectrum. The story was carried by the Associated Press (AP) and appeared in the Washington Post.
NCAA.com reporter Mike Lopresti spent Monday and Tuesday of the past week with 2L Paul Rowley to give a glimpse into the life of his life both inside and outside of the classroom.
William W. Van Alstyne, one of the nation's foremost constitutional law scholars, and William & Mary’s Lee Professor of Law from 2004 to 2012, died on January 29 in Southern California.
Paul Grewal, currently serving as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Facebook, recently visited the Law School and gave the 2018-19 Stanley H. Mervis Lecture in Intellectual Property.
On January 25 and 26, William & Mary Law School assembled junior scholars from around the United States for a workshop on current issues in intellectual property law.
2L Paul Rowley, a member of the Tribe basketball team, is the subject of a column by the Washington Post's John Feinstein.
William & Mary Law School graduates fared very well on July 2018 bar exams across the country, achieving 92.77% bar passage in 21 jurisdictions.
Seven months after graduation, the Class of 2018 is getting some impressive jobs.