Marshall-Wythe E-News, May 12, 2016 
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine  to Speak at Graduation
Senator Kaine will speak at our graduation ceremony on Sunday at Lake Matoaka Amphitheater. Learn more.
For the Bold! Reunion Class Gifts Surge to $5.8M
Dean Douglas announced during April's Law Alumni Weekend that reunion class gifts and pledges had surged to a historic $5.8 million. The Class of 1966 also made it one for the record books with a 50th reunion gift of more than $2.7 million. Class members were on hand at the Reunion Dinner to claim the Red Hot Reveley Award for Outstanding Class Participation. Learn more.
New Record of 93% Participation in 3L Class Gift
In celebration of the Class of 2016 inching past the previous record set by the Class of 2015, Dean Douglas sang Toto's 1982 hit "Africa" with backup by Law Cappella. Learn more.
Four Law Professors Recognized with Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence
Professors Lynda Butler, Nancy Combs, Darian  Ibrahim, and Nathan Oman were among 20 W&M faculty honored for exemplary achievements. The award was established in 2009 with a generous gift from Joseph J. Plumeri II '66, D.P.S. '11. Learn more.
Professor Darian Ibrahim on Entrepreneurial Law
The son of a small business owner, Professor Ibrahim has explored "intrapreneurship" and crowdfunding  in  recent articles. Learn more.
Chief Justice of Canada Reflects on 35 Years as a Judge
During her recent visit to William & Mary, The Right Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, met with students and faculty and spoke about her years on the bench and the development of Canadian constitutional law.  Learn more.
Making News: Virginia Coastal Policy Center
The Law School's Virginia Coastal Policy Center and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently received $1.2 million in grant support from blue moon fund to develop the Virginia Coastal Adaptation Data Portal. In related news, a new state-funded Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding Resiliency will harness the resources of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the Virginia Coastal Policy Center and Old Dominion University. Learn more.
 Kaylee R. Gum J.D. '16 to Receive Pro Bono Award
Lieutenant Gum will receive the Virginia State Bar's Oliver White Hill Pro Bono Award in June. Learn more.
Among her endeavors, Gum interned in Iraq in summer 2014 at the Iraq Access to Justice Program.
Connor Baer  J.D. '16 Wins Burton Writing Award
Baer is the ninth William & Mary law student in 16 years to win a prestigious Burton Legal Writing Award. Learn more.
Mark Cramer  JD '16 Wins ABA's Hershman Writing Award
Cramer won the Mendes Hershman Award for his paper, "National Security Letters and Corporate Boards." Learn more.
Professor Beth Hopkins J.D. '77 to Retire After Distinguished Career in Legal Education
Professor Hopkins is retiring from Wake Forest University School of Law after more than 30 years in various roles, most recently as the inaugural director of the Smith Anderson Center for Community Outreach. Learn more.
 Brian Goebel '93, J.D. '96 on Redefining the American Dream
From his home on the West Coast, Goebel works hard at promoting values and priorities he believes are necessary to build a stronger nation: civic engagement and collaboration. Learn more.
Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic News
Students under the direction of Managing Attorney Tillman Breckenridge recently argued cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (learn more) and in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (learn more).
Faculty in the News
Professor Jeffrey Bellin and attorney Kenneth Gross discussed  the McDonnell case following arguments at the Supreme Court
Professor Neal Devins and UVA Professor Saikrishna Prakash wrote op-ed, "Can a State's Attorney General Pick and Choose Which Laws to Defend?"
Professor Tara Leigh Grove was quoted, and her scholarship cited, in "Focus on Chief Justice as Supreme Court Hears Immigration Case"
Professor Allison Orr Larsen on the effectiveness of amicus briefs in "What Was Lost, What Was Gained: Women Share Abortion Stories with the Supreme Court"
Professor Tim Zick on freedom of expression and Trump "chalkings" on campuses
Chronicle of Higher Education

Professor Lynda Butler on plaintiffs' prospects in "Taxis Suing Miami-Dade Over New Uber Law"
Miami Herald
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