Marshall-Wythe E-News
December 2016 
$1 million given to Law School for Penny Commons

A modern atrium space for law students to be known as Penny Commons will be a part of the new Hixon Center for Experiential Learning and Leadership thanks to a $1 million commitment from Pamela Jordan Penny '77 and James D. Penny J.D. '83.

Lutzes and Class of 1975 honored with named classrooms

The Law School recently named two North Wing classrooms for Jake '81 and Robin Lutz and the Class of 1975.

Military friendly

The Law School has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly┬« School and a Top 10 Graduate School for outstanding commitment and programs for veterans and their families.
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Professor Patricia Roberts J.D. '92 chairs the new National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium. Professor Roberts is joined on the Board by Stacey-Rae Simcox J.D. '99.The Consortium is aided by the pro bono government relations services of Christopher DeLacy J.D. '99 and Andrew Emerson of Holland & Knight LLP along with Douglas Dziak J.D. '99 of Nixon Peabody LLP.

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Virginia State Senator-Elect Monty Mason '89 presented resolutions from the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia commending the Puller Clinic for its service during the Law School's Veteran's Day observance.

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Citizens, soldiers & future lawyers

Army National Guardsman Joshua Barnett J.D. '19 looks forward to new career in public service law

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Raymond Bilter J.D. '17 quoted in story, "Five traits for would-be military lawyers" ( U.S. News & World Report)

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R. Scott Herbert J.D. '19 dedicates hike along Appalachian Trail to helping other veterans

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Second Lieutenant Austin Swink J.D. '17 talks about his life and his involvement with the Puller Clinic's Military Mondays program

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Are you a veteran or active duty service member? We would love to know!

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. Send us your name, branch of service, status (active duty or veteran), and preferred contact information (email or phone or both) to Questions? Call (757) 221-3795.
Books: "Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority"

W&M Law Professor Evan J. Criddle and McGill University Law Professor Evan Fox-Decent explore a fundamental shift in international law in a new book published by Oxford University Press.

Faculty in the news

Professor Lynda Butler's class, Climate Change Law and Policy, was featured in the story, "Climate scientists, Chesapeake Bay experts look to future with Trump presidency"

Daily Press

Professor Neal Devins quoted in "Can President Trump undermine abortion rights? Not so fast"

USA Today

Professor Allison Orr Larsen and Professor Neal Devins: "The Amicus Machine"

Virginia Coastal Policy Center

Economic toll of sea level rise could be significant in Hampton Roads, VCPC report finds

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VCPC recently hosted its fourth annual conference , "Living with the water: Too much, and too little"

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16th Annual BLSA Thanksgiving Basket Competition helps community

Our students' generosity touched many lives in the community through the 16th annual event sponsored by the Black Law Students Association.

Save the dates!

January 27: Fifth Annual Leadership Conference:
Intentionality and Serendipity: Creating a Career and a Life 

April 7: Center for the Study of Law and Markets Conference: Markets and the Moral Foundations of Contract Law

April 7 - 8: Law Alumni Weekend  

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Support the Public Service Fund Annual Auction

If you would like to support students who will work in public service positions this summer, you can contribute to the Public Service Fund by making a monetary donation or by donating an item, service, or experience to the PSF Annual Auction, which will take place on February 17, 2017. If you have any questions about the Auction, please email

To read about the experiences of summer 2016 PSF funding recipients, click here.
Loan Repayment Assistance Program: January 18 deadline

The Law School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) assists graduates, beginning with the Class of 2004, 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. Deadline to apply is January 18, 2017, at 5:00 pm EST.
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.  Read 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. Read More
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