A message from William & Mary Law School Dean A. Benjamin Spencer.
Nicholas (“Nick”) Agyevi-Armah '21, President of the Student Bar Association, recently shared his reflections on the law school experience during the Fall 2020 semester and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Elizabeth Armistead Andrews, Director of William & Mary Law School’s Virginia Coastal Policy Center, has been appointed to the Virginia Coastal Resilience Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to facilitate coastal resilience planning.
Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, addressed questions and issues raised since the November 3 presidential election.
3L Jamie Eisner reflects on a memorable case she worked on as a student in the Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic.
After a globe-spanning career, Michael Dick ’06, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) has returned to W&M Law School as Co-Director of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic, where he serves veterans and helps law students develop professional skills.
Professor Caleb Stone, Co-Director of the Puller Clinic, describes the Clinic's two-fold purpose: to provide valuable professional training for students and serve those who served our nation.
The Virginia Coastal Policy Center's second fall webinar, held on October 21, focused on topics regarding resiliency for the upcoming legislative session.
W&M Law School’s new student organization, ASAP, is a response to understaffed polling locations during the primaries due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liz Howard '09 serves as senior counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where she works with state and local election officials, academics, technology experts and cybersecurity legends on piloting various election security measures.
Professor Rebecca Green, Co-Director of the Election Law Program, discusses the endeavors of one of the Law School's most innovative programs.
The 17th Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference went online this year, with members of the bench, bar and academia continuing to explore recent developments in the laws that affect property rights.
Professor Henry E. Smith of Harvard Law School has received the 2020 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize from the William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project.
The Center for Comparative Legal Studies & Post-Conflict Peacebuilding recently held a symposium where experts discussed pathways from conflict to peace and explored linkages between the United States’ failure to engage in transitional justice at the end of the Civil War and current racial inequities that continue to plague the country.
The Institute of Bill of Rights Law went online this year to host W&M Law School's annual Supreme Court Preview. The event featured 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.
For Summer 2020, 99 William & Mary law students received public service fellowships totaling $172,650. Students assisted 85 organizations in 18 states, the District of Columbia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Kosovo, Malaysia, Netherlands, South Africa, and Switzerland.
W&M Law School’s Moot Court Team enjoyed several major competition successes this past spring, including winning best brief at Fordham Law School’s 45th Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition.
J. Nicole Alanko J.D. ’18 has joined William & Mary Law School's Immigration Clinic as an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow. As a Fellow, Nicole will share her expertise and work closely with William & Mary law students to serve immigrants in Hampton Roads.
William & Mary Law School’s Virginia Coastal Policy Center is undertaking a project with the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership to increase engagement among tribal communities, government agencies, and universities.
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.
Professor Nathan Oman has been elected a member of the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the US producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law.
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.
Professor Kevin S. Haeberle will present a paper at the Federalist Society’s Eighth Annual Junior Scholars Colloquium this Saturday, June 27.
In light of recent public protests, news outlets and others are reaching out to constitutional law expert Timothy Zick to get a basic understanding of protesters’ rights.
A message from Dean Douglas.
Each year, the Law School, law faculty, and Law School Association present special awards at the diploma ceremony to members of the graduating class in recognition of professional promise, exceptional service and distinguished pro bono work.
Mike Ende, the Associate Dean of Career Services, and Sherri Donson, supervisor of Starbucks Coffee in the Law School’s Zime Café, have been honored for their outstanding service to the Law School.
James D. Penny J.D. ’83 and Pamela Jordan Penny ’77, HON J.D. ’16 want to rally alumni and friends to contribute to new endowments honoring two of the school’s exceptional professors and leaders as the For the Bold campaign approaches its close on June 30.
The award recognizes an outstanding student in graduate or professional study, and is selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character and service.
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 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.
Professors Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl, Eric A. Kades and Darian M. Ibrahim were honored with spring teaching awards at the end of the 2019-20 school year.
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.
Ronald Rosenberg, Chancellor Professor of Law Emeritus, has retired from William & Mary Law School with nearly 40 years of dedicated service.
W&M Law School turned to technology to teach students from afar to ensure the health and safety of both the law community and the general public during spring semester.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and staff of W&M Law's Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic are operating remotely to help clients and teach students.
W&M Law students, faculty and staff connect to make sure that everyone has the resources they need to be healthy and well during COVID-19.
Professors Timothy Zick of William & Mary Law School and Tabatha Abu El-Haj of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University have co-authored a “Brief of First Amendment Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner,” which has just been filed at the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.
Professor Henry Smith of Harvard Law School will receive the 2020 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize during the 17th annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference to be held at W&M Law on October 1-2.
William & Mary Law School moved up eight spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation’s law schools released on March 17, coming in at number 31 in a tie with five other schools.
William & Mary Law School ranks number two on the list of the Top 10 Military Friendly® Graduate Schools for 2020-21 that was released in February and will be published in the May edition of G.I. Jobs magazine. It is the only law school among this year's Top 10.
The Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) and William & Mary Law School have announced that the new, interdisciplinary seminar “Cyber & Information Security Essentials” is now in full swing.
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.
The William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice held its annual symposium entitled “First Amendment Marketplace Morass: Free Speech Jurisprudence and Its Interactions with Social Justice.”
Professor Danielle K. Citron of Boston University School of Law presented William & Mary Law School’s Annual George Wythe Lecture on Monday, March 2, examining the booming business of surveillance and online privacy.
William & Mary Law School hosted its fifth Marshall-Wythe Lecture in Legal History during a two-day visit this spring from Professor James Q. Whitman of Yale University.
The Law School’s alumni and friends already have contributed more than $83 million in cash, gifts, pledges and bequests during the university-wide For the Bold campaign.
The William & Mary ADR team was the first all-female team to advance to the quarter finals of the 13th Annual Tulane International Baseball Arbitration Competition.
The Law School Association is seeking nominations for graduation awards and new members of its board.
The Pennys are leaving a legacy at William & Mary Law School and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business through their estate plans, and have named each school as a beneficiary of their retirement plans.
On February 16, nine teams competed in the inaugural William & Mary Law School Transactional Law Tournament hosted by the Transactional Law Team.
Professor Lynda Butler, who is retiring at the end of this academic year, has amassed some impressive stats over her career at William & Mary.
Professors Darian M. Ibrahim and Kevin S. Haeberle have both had articles selected for republication in the Securities Law Review, which typically selects the top eight to ten articles of the year in the securities area, as determined by its editors.
W&M Law School's BLSA chapter opened Black History Month this year with a symposium of experts examining "Social Activism and the Law.”
Four recent arguments and one pending argument have made for a busy fall and winter at William & Mary Law School’s Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic.
Eight William & Mary Law School students traveled to Nashville last month to attend the 37th Annual Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Conference hosted by the American Law Institute’s Continuing Legal Education (ALI-CLE) program on January 23-25.
A Q&A with William & Mary Law School alumnus Joe Grogan '00. He is Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council. He previously served in the Office of Management and Budget as Associate Director, Health Programs.
Dean Davison M. Douglas recently announced that Katey M. Howerton will serve as Interim Associate Dean of the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at William & Mary Law School. Dean Howerton previously served as the office’s Senior Assistant Dean.
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.
Tara Leigh Grove, the Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Professor of Law at William & Mary, recently delivered the 2020 Blackstone Lecture.
Prof. Thomas J. McSweeney's first book, Priests of the Law, offers a new understanding of the early history of the common law, the history of Roman and canon law, and the history of the legal profession.
International students from around the world will learn global legal practice at the Law School in summer 2020