Marshall-Wythe E-News - March 10, 2016 
The Federalist Society recently honored Tara Leigh Grove, Professor of Law and the Robert and Elizabeth Scott Research Professor, with the 2016 Paul M. Bator Award. The award each year honors a legal scholar under 40 "who has demonstrated excellence in legal scholarship, a commitment to teaching, a concern for students, and who has made a significant public impact."  Learn more.
Professor Larsen Receives Tenure
The university's Board of Visitors has conferred tenure on Professor Allison Orr Larsen and promoted her from associate professor of law to professor of law. Learn more.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine to Give Commencement Address
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia will deliver the commencement address at our graduation ceremony on May 15 at Lake Matoaka Amphitheater. Learn more.
Gum '16 Among National Jurist's Law Students of the Year 
3L Kaylee R. Gum, a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force Reserves, was named one of National Jurist's Law Students of the Year. Gum will serve as an Air Force Judge Advocate after graduation. Learn more.
Property Rights Project to Honor Peruvian Economist Hernando de Soto in October 
The Project will honor de Soto with the 2016 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the project's 13th annual symposium to be held in October in The Hague. Learn more.
Law School in the News 
The Law School ranked 19th for the second year in a row in National Jurist's ranking of the Best Schools for Practical Training.  Learn more.

The Law School took 24th place on National Law Journal's Top 50 Go-To Law Schools list, which ranks schools that sent "the highest percentage of 2015 graduates to the largest 100 law firms."  Learn more.
Our Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic filed a cert petition in the U.S. Supreme Court in a Fourth Amendment case. Learn more.

Military Mondays, a pilot program launched by our Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic and Starbucks' Armed Forces Network, was honored with the ABA's 2016 Brown Select Award for legal access. Learn more.

Our Special Education Advocacy PELE Clinic hosted its first reunion and conference for attorneys and advocates. Learn more.
Scholars, Advocates and Students Explore Issues at Recent Symposia
Learn more about recent symposia presented by staff of the Law Review, the Journal of Women and the Law, and the Environmental Law and Policy Review.  Our Black Law Students Association also hosted the annual Symposium on Race and the Law.
In Memoriam: Professor Emeric Fischer 
Professor Fischer passed away in February and was remembered as a devoted teacher and wonderful colleague. Learn more.
Join Us in April for Law Alumni Weekend 
Excitement is building for our April 15 & 16 event devoted to celebrating our ties to Marshall-Wythe.  Learn more. Registration is now open!
Faculty in the News
Research by Professors Allison Orr Larsen and Neal Devins was the topic of an article by Adam Liptak, "Study Shows How Much Work It Takes to Be Supreme Court's Friend"
New York Times

W&M President Taylor Reveley commented on possible impact of a prolonged judicial vacancy in "Supreme Court May Face Extended Period with 8 Justices"
Associated Press

A study by Professors Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum were cited in op-ed by Linda Greenhouse, "Resetting the Post-Scalia Supreme Court"
New York Times

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