Brian Wall ’11 Returns to William & Mary Law as Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Academic Support

Brian Wall ’11 is joining William & Mary Law School as Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Academic Support. Wall previously served the Law School as an Assistant Dean for Admission after his graduation in 2011. Read a Q&A with Brian.Brian Wall. Photo UNLV.

“We are delighted to welcome Brian Wall back to William & Mary and to our Student Affairs team,” said A. Benjamin Spencer, Dean and Trustee Professor. “As an alumnus and former admission dean, he knows the Law School through and through and will be an excellent source of advice and information for our students.”

Most recently, Wall was Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, where he also served as an adjunct professor teaching Property, Wills and Trusts, Bar Exam Foundations, and Lawyering Process, as well as a course at the UNLV Honors College. He joined Boyd in 2016 as Director of Graduate Programs and led the Admissions and Financial Aid team from 2017-21, before becoming Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

Wall earned his B.A. and M.A. from Brigham Young University, after which he earned his J.D. from William & Mary Law School and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining the Boyd School of Law, he was a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

At William & Mary Law School, Wall was President of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the International Law Society, Chief of Staff for the Student Bar Association, and Senior Articles Editor of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. In 2021, he served on his 10th Law School Reunion Gift Committee.

Wall’s published scholarship regularly combines his fields of legal thought and English and American literature. His Doctoral thesis, for instance, examined transatlantic depictions of property and criminal law in nineteenth-century British and American fiction.

Wall will begin his service at William & Mary Law School in June.

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