Professors Myrisha Lewis and Katherine Mims Crocker Join Law Faculty

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    New Faculty  Professors Myrisha Lewis and Katherine Mims Crocker recently joined the Law Faculty.   Photos by David F. Morrill
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William & Mary Law School welcomed two new tenure-track faculty members this summer: Myrisha Lewis and Katherine Mims Crocker.

Myrisha Lewis earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she served as a case law editor on the Columbia Journal of European Law Review. She previously served as an assistant professor at Howard University School of Law, and before that she was a visiting assistant professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. She worked as an attorney for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and completed a detail as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Professor Lewis will be teaching courses on Health Law, Bioethics, and Property. Her research considers how health law, family law and criminal law respond to scientific innovations. She has published in the Utah Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, Charleston Law Review, and the William & Mary Journal of Women & the Law (now the Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice), and has articles forthcoming in the American Journal of Law and Medicine and the Temple Law Review.

Katherine Mims Crocker earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard College, graduating cum laude, and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as an articles development editor for the Virginia Law Review and graduated first in her class. She served as a clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She practiced business and appellate litigation at McGuireWoods and was a postdoctoral associate at Duke University School of Law.

Professor Crocker will be teaching courses on State and Local Government and Property. Her research focuses on the constitutional system and the protection of individual rights and institutional prerogatives in federal courts. She has published articles in the Michigan Law Review and the Georgia Law Review, essays in the Notre Dame Law Review and the Michigan Law Review Online, and a student note in the Virginia Law Review.

“Professors Lewis and Crocker bring demonstrated commitment to excellence as teachers and enormous promise as legal scholars,” said Davison M. Douglas, Dean of the Law School and John Stewart Bryan Professor of Jurisprudence. “The William & Mary community welcomes them wholeheartedly.”

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