Marshall-Wythe E-News - September 2016

Law School Welcomes New Students

The Law School recently welcomed the 236 members of our J.D. Class of 2019. In addition, 51 students joined us as LL.M. degree candidates. They hail from China, India, Italy, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. Learn more.
Our Record-Breaking Fundraising Year

The Law School enjoyed a record-breaking fundaising year, raising more than $30 million. More than $55 million has been raised toward our $75 million campaign goal. Learn more.

Faculty News

Professor Jay Butler Joins Faculty An international law scholar and teacher, Professor Butler joins the faculty from Columbia Law School, where he was the Kellis E. Parker Teaching Fellow. Learn more.

Professor Nate Green Honored with the St. George Tucker Award Professor Green, a longtime adjunct faculty member who currently teaches in our Legal Practice Program, is the Commonwealth's Attorney for James City County and the city of Williamsburg. Learn more.

Q&A with Professor Vivian Hamilton Professor Hamilton recently worked with advocates and the legislature on a new law in Virginia restricting underage marriage. Learn more.
Building an Appellate Clinic
Tillman Breckenridge, Managing Attorney of our Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic, reflected on the clinic's first four years in an essay for the American Bar Association.  Read the essay.
Study in London: The Drapers' Scholarship

Members of the 3L class and W&M law alumni who have graduated in the last two year are invited to apply for a scholarship that supports a year of study at Queen Mary College of the University of London. Application deadline: October 17. Learn more.
Join Us at Our Fall Conferences

 29th Annual Supreme Court Preview, September 23 & 24. Marshall-Wythe alumni, please use  promotional code WMAlumni at checkout for a 10 percent registration discount. Approved for 6 CLE credits in Virginia. Register now.

2016 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference in The Hague, October 19-21. Approved for 10.5 CLE credits in Virginia. Register now.

62nd Annual Tax Conference at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, November 9-11. Approximately 17-18 hours Virginia CLE credit (pending). Register now.

Online Election Law Resource for Judges

The Election Law Program has launched a web-based tool aimed at helping judges resolve election litigation fairly and efficiently. Learn more.

Law Alumni Appointed to Board of Visitors

On July 1, S. Douglas Bunch '02, J.D. '06; Anne Leigh Kerr '91, J.D. '98; and Brian P. Woolfolk J.D. '96 began four-year terms on the William & Mary Board of Visitors. Learn more.

Faculty Experts

"'Serial' should release Bergdahl interviews," essay by Professor Jeffrey Bellin

USA Today

Professor Nancy Combs quoted in story, "Trump's mostly false claim that $400 million payment to Iran was 'ransom'"


Professor Neal Devins quoted in story, "DOJ gave Supreme Court incorrect data in immigration case"

Wall Street Journal

Professor James Dwyer quoted in story, "Religious freedom doesn't protect child abuse"

The Atlantic


September 22 -

Dunn Series Lecture by Linda Greenhouse, Pulitzer Prize recipient and former Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times

September 23  - Constitution Day Lecture,

 "Institutionalizing Dissent," by Neal Katyal, former Acting Solicitor General and Partner, Hogan Lovells

September 26 - Stanley H. Mervis '50 Lecture, "The Surprising Resilience of the Patent System," by Professor Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology

How Career Services Can Help Alumni & How You Can List 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.

Have You Changed Jobs or Moved?

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.

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