Marshall-Wythe E-News
November 2017  
Celebrating Leadership: Reveley Classroom Dedicated

The Law School recently dedicated Room 124 as the Reveley Classroom to honor William & Mary President Taylor Reveley, who served as Law School dean for almost a decade. The naming was made possible through the generosity of Hunton & Williams, alumni and friends.

Annual BLSA Food Drive Is About Community

First-year student groups vied to produce the most creative displays and to collect the most food for the local community as part of the 17th annual event sponsored by the Black Law Students Association.

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2017 McGlothlin Leadership Fellow Deborah Baum
McGlothlin Leadership Fellows Engage with Students at Annual Forum

The seventh annual forum brought individuals renowned for their leadership in law and business to campus, including Deborah B. Baum, partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; R. Brad Martin, chairman of Chesapeake Energy, RBM Ventures and retired CEO of Saks, Inc; and Jim Sowell, founder, Sowell & Company. The forum is the vision of Frances G. and James W. McGlothlin '62, J.D. '64, LL.D. '00.  

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2017 Property Rights Conference
Property Rights Project and Virginia Coastal Policy Center Host Fall Conferences

The Property Rights Project honored Professor David L. Callies with the 2017 Brigham-Kanner Prize at the 14th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights. Conference.

The Fifth Annual Virginia Coastal Policy Center Conference explored solutions to rising waters on Virginia's military installations.
Judge John Charles Thomas
Judge John Charles Thomas on the "Gavel Gap"

Judge Thomas, a partner at Hunton & Williams and a former justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, recently spoke at the invitation of student groups about racial disparity on state and federal benches.

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Students Use GIS Tools to Redraw 11 Virginia House Districts

In a new class created by Professor Rebecca Green and Dr. Robert Rose, law and undergraduate students used geographic information system (GIS) tools to create maps that were compliant with state and federal constitutional and statutory law. The students shared their maps with local citizens at an event co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

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Recommended Reading

Professor Jeffrey A. Bellin, HEARSAY, vol. 30B, in FEDERAL PRACTICE & PROCEDURE (Thomson Reuters 2017) (with Charles A. Wright).

In 2017, Professor Bellin was named a University Professor for Teaching Excellence upon the recommendation of a College-wide faculty search committee. Read more
New on SoundCloud

Professor Allison Orr Larsen on DACA: Its History, Legal Controversies, and What Lies Ahead


Guest lecture by Sheldon Gilbert: "The Constitutional Law of Economic Liberty, as Told Exclusively through Cows," hosted by the Center for the Study of Law and Markets

Faculty in the News

Professor Vivian Hamilton was interviewed about her research on child marriage
AHA Foundation

Professor Paul Marcus: Reflecting on the Past, Preparing for the Future of Legal Education
American Association of Law Schools
Professor Rebecca Green quoted in story, "Big Vote Totals Don't Convert to Wins for House Democrats"
Associated Press

Professor Fred Lederer quoted in story, "The Next Frontier for Virtual Reality: Courtrooms"
Professor Allison Orr Larsen's research on amicus briefs cited in op-ed, "The Supreme Court Justices Need Fact Checkers"
Professor Timothy Zick quoted in story, "The High-Stakes Legal Battle Over Inauguration Protests Starts Today"
Save These Dates! 

February 23-24: African-American Law Alumni Weekend

February 23-24: Antitrust and the Constitutional Order Conference (Center for the Study of Law and Markets)

March 16-17: Cyber Intrusion, A Conference of Experts (Mason School of Business & the Law School)

April 3: The Stanley H. Mervis '50 Lecture: Hon. Pierre N. Leval

April 13-14: Law Alumni Weekend
Class Notes

Moved to a new firm? Reached a milestone in your career or in your life? Share your news with classmates and other alumni.
Volunteers Needed for Mock Interviews and Moot Court 

1L Mock Interview Program, Friday, January 26: Can you help us by providing 30-minute mock interviews for members of the Class of 2020? Two convenient time frames (morning and afternoon) are available! Even if you have never been an interviewer before, your job search knowledge and professional experience are invaluable. Please register by December 15 if you would like to volunteer.

Spong Tournament, Friday and Saturday, February 16-17: The Moot Court Team is looking for judges for the tournament. Learn more about the tournament and register to serve as a judge.
Law School Association Seeks Nominations for Awards and Board 

The Law School Association invites nominations for the Citizen Lawyer Award, Taylor Reveley Award, and/or Alumni Association Board. Can you think of classmates or other alumni who embody leadership, integrity & service? Nominate them today for the Citizen Lawyer Award (for those who graduated 11 or more years ago) or the Taylor Reveley Award (for those who graduated 10 years ago or less). Know someone who may have an interest in serving on the Law School Association Board? Learn more and submit nominations.
Loan Repayment Assistance Program: January 18 Deadline

The Law School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) assists graduates who work full-time for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, legal aid offices, prosecutors, public defenders, government agencies, JAG Corps, and legislative offices. Some organizations outside the U.S. also qualify. Click here for details, instructions for accessing the LRAP application, and information about other loan repayment programs. The deadline to apply is January 18, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST.
Support the Public Service Fund's Annual Auction

Would you like to help support our students who will work in unpaid summer public service positions?  You can do so by by making a monetary donation or by donating an item, service, or experience to our students' Public Service Fund Auction, coming up in February. Questions? Please email
Calling All Veterans, Active Duty Service Members & Their Families

The Law School community recently gathered to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of the many active duty service members, veterans and their family members among our faculty, staff, students and alumni. If you would like to be kept up to date on activities related to the military and veterans at the Law School and throughout the university, please let us know. 
Recruit Our Students and Alumni Through the Law School's Office of Career Services

Are you hiring? Career Services welcomes 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. Read more

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