The American Law Institute (ALI) announced Monday that Professor Jeffrey Bellin is among the newest members elected to ALI membership. Bellin is the Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Professor of Law and Robert E. and Elizabeth S. Scott Research Professor at William & Mary Law School.
Professor Allison Orr Larsen is the first woman to lead the Law School's Institute of Bill of Rights Law. In this story, she discussed how the Institute’s fulfills its mission by fostering ongoing dialogue about the Constitution.
Professor Timothy Zick has been a reliable source of expertise as the press covers First and Second Amendment controversies brewing around the nation.
The series encourages students during their 1L year to bring new perspectives to their study of law.
William & Mary Law students recognized that law students around the country could play an important role in ensuring democratic functioning during the global pandemic.
Denise W. Koch was invested as an honorary alumna of William & Mary Law School during this year’s Dean’s Council Dinner on Saturday, November 13.
William & Mary Law School has officially dedicated the Patten Family Courtyard, formerly known as “the patio,” now redesigned into a more comfortable space for students and for public events.
On Friday, November 11, members of the Law School and William & Mary community gathered for observation of Veterans Day at William & Mary Law School.
In the years since its founding in 2009, the Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic has achieved great success in its two-fold mission: to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to be effective attorneys, and to help veterans affected by service-related disabilities receive the benefits they deserve.
Two William & Mary interdisciplinary projects, one of which is based jointly at William & Mary Law School and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, were awarded nearly $200,000 by Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN).
Joanna Quint, a Cataloging & Acquisitions Specialist at the Wolf Law Library, discusses the creation of the exhibit that explores how women’s lives changed from the 17th century through the mid 20th century.
The improbable journey to earning her Master of Laws degree began for Rigzin Dolma LL.M. '21 when she met Professor Christie Warren in February 2020 during Warren’s visit to the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission.
Donald N. Patten, former Rector of William & Mary, was recently recognized with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws during the university’s in-person commencement exercises for the Class of 2020.
A $40,000 grant from the Virginia Law Foundation to the Parents Engaged in Learning Equality (PELE) Special Education Clinic at William & Mary Law School will support the launch of a virtual clinic project targeting military families across Virginia facing special education issues in their local school districts.
William & Mary Law School welcomes alumna Brianna M. Crews ’19 who has joined the PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic (PELE) as a Post-Graduate Legal Fellow. Crews will oversee the development of the Empowering Military Families in Special Education project.
The Human Security Law Center recently welcomed Professors Mark Drumbl and Barbora Holá to discuss their upcoming book project about the collaborators that spied for the secret Czechoslovak state police in force during Czechoslovakia’s Communist era.
On September 30, Professor Vicki Been of NYU Law School became the 18th recipient of the annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize from the William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project.
The Immigration Clinic is staffed by a Faculty Director, Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer, and a Supervising Attorney, J. Nicole Alanko ’18, who is placed at the Clinic as an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow, a grant-funded fellowship program. They sat down to speak with us about the ongoing immigration challenges facing Afghans.
Before the Supreme Court convened its 2021-22 term, legal scholars, judges, lawyers and journalists came to W&M Law School for the Institute of Bill of Rights Law's 34th Annual Supreme Court Preview.
William & Mary Law School faculty are once again among the most cited in the country. W&M rose one spot to number 27, according to the latest Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties study released on August 25.
Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. received the 2021-22 St. George Tucker Adjunct Professor of Law Award for his service on behalf of students.
On July 13, William & Mary Law School’s Immigration Clinic received outstanding news: the Clinic has won its first asylum case.
Three W&M law professors, Jeffrey Bellin, Adam Gershowitz and Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec, have self-published recent casebooks because they want to offer their students high-quality texts at low prices.
William & Mary Law School's ADR and Moot Court teams' excellent year in competition put the Law School in the Top 10 of the 2020-2021 ABA Competitions Championship.
Each year, the Law School, law faculty, and Law School Association present special awards to members of the graduating class in recognition of professional promise, exceptional service and distinguished pro bono work.
Laura Shepherd, the Associate Dean for Student and Academic Services, and Betta Labanish, Administrative Assistant, have been honored for their outstanding service to the Law School.
About 50 alumni lend their time and talents each year as members of our leadership boards to ensure that the Law School flourishes now and in the future. We thank these board members for their support and encouragement which has meant so much to our students, staff and faculty, particularly amid the challenges of the past year.
William & Mary Law School recognizes exceptional teaching and service with annual spring awards.
The Law School community gathered virtually with friends and family to celebrate the Class of 2021 on May 21 at 11:30AM.
Videos and slideshows from the Class of 2021 graduation and more!
The Law School's Virginia Coastal Policy Center has joined the newly launched State Resilience Partnership. This partnership brings together a network of 15 organizations — convened by the American Flood Coalition and The Pew Charitable Trusts — united by a commitment to support state leaders as they craft resilience strategies.
William & Mary Law School’s Moot Court team is ranked seventh in the nation according to new data compiled by the University of Houston Law Center.
Professor Allison Orr Larsen testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee (subcommittee on Federal Courts) on Tuesday, April 27 during a hearing involving “Supreme Court Fact-Finding and the Distortion of American Democracy.”
Jam Jamison and Charleigh Kondas of the Class of 2023 are building a strong network of fellow first-generation students, alumni and faculty with the First Generation Student Alliance.
Courtney Malveaux ’02 is making a difference for law school diversity with the creation of the Reaching Back Scholarship Endowment.
Sarina Faizy L.L.M. '21 is a human rights activist from Kanadahar who is about to receive her L.L.M. from William and Mary Law School.
This years Alumni Weekend may have been online, but the fun was real as 20 reunion classes gathered to catch up, celebrate, and support the Law School through their class gifts.
Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott spoke about efforts to redress longstanding racial and economic inequality and systemic racism in the United States during a virtual conversation on April 8 with students, faculty, staff and other members of the local community.
At its annual symposium, the William & Mary Law Review hosted renowned scholars from around the world for a discussion of how advances in neuroscience can and should influence our constantly evolving legal system.
W&M Law’s ADR team of Katheryn Maldonado ’21 and Nick Armah ’21 won the 2021 ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition in March.
Shakuan Smith, a first-year student at William & Mary Law School, was honored Wednesday evening as the 2021 Oliver W. Hill Scholarship recipient.
A profile of first-year student Andrea Macchiavello.
Danielle Makia ’19, co-founder of Pembe, a non-profit organization established earlier this year, is looking for volunteers from the William & Mary Law School alumni body to mentor promising students of African descent as they navigate the law school admissions process.
On February 10, the Center for the Study of Law and Markets hosted Professor Bruce Caldwell, a prominent economic historian at Duke University. Caldwell, who directs Duke’s Center for the History of Political Economy, delivered a lecture entitled: “ The Life and Contributions of F.A. Hayek.”
Professor Vicki Been of NYU Law School will receive the 2021 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize during the 18th annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference to be held on September 30-October 1, 2021.
Layla Abi-Falah '20, who devoted her law school career to serving human rights around the world, has been named this year's Drapers’ Scholar.
A scholarship for law students honors the first woman to graduate from the Law School.
Dean A. Benjamin Spencer shared a message with the Law School community on March 1 in which he shared the Board of Visitors' acknowledgment of the retirement of Lynda L. Butler and approved her designation as Chancellor Profession of Law, Emerita.
Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer, Director of W&M Law School's Immigration Clinic, describes the Clinic's founding and mission of providing direct representation to immigrants in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.
Emma McCarthy '20 came to W&M Law School because she wanted a set of tools that could help others with legal assistance when needed. She found that and more working with the Law School's new Immigration Clinic.
Melanie Dostis '21 reflects on her work with the Immigration Law Clinic.