Marshall-Wythe E-News
April 14, 2015
Clerking for the Highest Court

law professors Professors Nancy Combs, Allison Orr Larsen, Alan Meese and James Stern recently talked about what it was like to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court justices. More. 

Honored Guests: Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
court Court was in session at the Law School on Wednesday, April 1. The event gave students the chance to see two experienced advocates argue before a three-judge panel. More.

Free Speech Under Fire
Professor Zick
First Amendment expert Professor Timothy Zick spoke to W&M Magazine following the attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. More. Dean Davison M. Douglas and W&M alumni experts explored free speech at a recent forum. Watch the video.
Professors Barnard and Lee to Retire
At the end of this semester, Professor John W. Lee and Professor Jayne Barnard are retiring. If you'd like to express your good wishes, you can contact them via [email protected] and [email protected].

If you'd like to support student scholarships in recognition of their contributions or make a gift in their honor, please contact our Associate Dean for Alumni & Development Sally Kellam.
Mellon Foundation Grant Establishes Reveley Faculty Fellows Endowment
W&M President Taylor Reveley The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded William & Mary a $2.6-million grant to establish the W. Taylor Reveley III Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellows. More.
Four Law Professors to Receive Plumeri Awards
Professors Jeffrey Bellin, Evan J. Criddle, Adam Gershowitz and Allison Orr Larsen are among 20 W&M faculty who will receive the honor, which recognizes exemplary achievements in teaching, research and service. More.
Guest Experts
We recently welcomed a number of guest experts to campus. They included:

Distinguished panelists at BLSA Town Hall: Race, Law and Current Events. More.

Harvard Law Professor Vicki Jackson, 2015 Cutler Lecture. More.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. More.
Faculty in the News
Editorial: Menendez and America's Public Corruption Problem
Professor Jeffrey Bellin on

Study: Judges Are Far Less Biased Than Law School Students
Professor Neal Devins (study co-author) in The Wall Street Journal Law Blog

Victory by Litigation Would be Hollow: Front Burner
Professor James Dwyer on marriage equality in the Orlando Sentinel

Magna Carta: 800 Years After Runnymede (Video)
Professor Thomas McSweeney at the University of Virginia School of Law

"Influential Women of Virginia" for 2015 Named
Professor Patricia Roberts (among honorees) in Virginia Lawyers Weekly
Upcoming Events
April 17: Law Alumni Association Board Meeting (click link for proxy ballot)

April 17-18: Law Alumni Weekend (stop by the PSF table for Silent Auction items)
April 18: 20th Annual Oliver Hill Banquet Sponsored by BLSA

May 6: Washington, D.C., Law Alumni Gathering

May 16: Awards Ceremony

May 17: Diploma Ceremony

Visit the calendar to learn more about what's going on at the Law School.

Have You Changed Your Work or Home Address?
We want to stay in touch. Please let us know at [email protected] when you change your address or employer, or when you have news to share with your classmates.
How Career Services Can Help Alumni & How You Can List Job Openings or Schedule Interviews

Are you looking for a job? The Office of Career Services gladly assists alumni who are seeking employment or new career opportunities. Learn more.


Are you hiring? We'd welcome hearing from you if you'd like to schedule interviews on campus, via Skype or videoconference, or at off-campus interview programs; request resume collection; or list positions to which students and/or alumni can apply. Learn more.
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