2020 News

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Professor Allison Orr Larsen to Lead Institute of Bill of Rights Law at William & Mary Law School

William & Mary Law School has a new director of its Institute of Bill of Rights Law: Professor Allison Orr Larsen. Since its founding nearly 40 years ago, the Institute has become one of the foremost centers in the nation for scholarship, teaching, discussion and debate of constitutional issues. A noted scholar and award-winning teacher, Larsen joined the William & Mary faculty in 2010 and is the first woman to lead the Institute.

Professors Allred and McSweeney
Enjoying the Fellowship of Clare Hall: Professor Tom McSweeney and Professor Brent Allred

For Brent Allred, a professor at the Mason School of Business, and Tom McSweeney, a professor at William & Mary Law School, semester-long residencies in 2019 at Clare Hall offered time to concentrate on their scholarship, engage with an international group of fellows and graduate students from different disciplines, and enjoy Cambridge’s centuries-old grounds, history and traditions.

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A message from Dean Douglas.

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Hillary Kody ’20 Honored with Thatcher Prize

The award recognizes an outstanding student in graduate or professional study, and is selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character and service.

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Celebrating the Class of 2020

The Law School community gathered virtually with friends and family to celebrate the Class of 2020 on May 16 at 11:30AM.

A. Benjamin Spencer
A. Benjamin Spencer selected to lead W&M Law School

A. Benjamin Spencer, a nationally renowned civil procedure and federal courts expert and current professor of law at the University of Virginia, has been named Dean of William & Mary Law School.

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News from the Wolf Law Library

Fred Dingledy, Senior Reference Librarian, is recipient of the 2020 Law Library Journal Article of the Year Award. In related news, Leslie Street, Wolf Law Library Director and Clinical Professor of Legal Research, co-authored an amicus brief in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org.

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William & Mary Law School's English Bridge Program: Using Technology as a Means to Educate, Engage and Recruit

The English Bridge Program — an online and live-remote educational certificate program at William & Mary Law School — is the brainchild of Jennifer S. Stevenson, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Director, LL.M. Program & Professor of the Practice of Law; and Patricia E. Roberts, Vice Dean, Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Clinical Programs, and Co-Director of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic.

Preet Bharara
Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to Speak at William & Mary Law School Graduation on May 17

Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, will deliver the commencement address at William & Mary Law School’s graduation which will be held in the university’s Kaplan Arena at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 17. During the event, the school will award degrees to approximately 220 students in the J.D. and LL.M. programs.

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Award and Board Nominations

The Law School Association is seeking nominations for graduation awards and new members of its board.

Professor Iria Giuffrida
Iria Giuffrida Appointed Professor of the Practice of Law at William & Mary Law School

William & Mary Law School announces the appointment of Iria Giuffrida as Professor of the Practice of Law. She will continue to serve as Deputy Director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT), where, since July 2017, she has been leading its research efforts into the legal issues related to artificial intelligence, the Internet-of-Things, data analytics and associated technologies.