Marshall-Wythe E-News
February 20, 2019  
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President Rowe Looks Toward William & Mary's Future in Inaugural Address

Katherine A. Rowe was inaugurated as William & Mary's 28th president, the first woman to serve in this post, during the university's annual Charter Day ceremony on February 8.

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Professor Bellin Receives State's Highest Honor for Professors  

Professor Jeffrey Bellin has been recognized with an Outstanding Faculty Award, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia announced on February 18. The awards recognize the finest among Virginia's college faculty for their demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and public service.  

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Jim Heller and Faye Shealy
New Chapters for Professor Heller and Dean Shealy

Two long-time members of our community will retire in the coming months: James S. Heller, Professor of Law and Director of The Wolf Law Library, and Faye F. Shealy, Associate Dean for Admissions. Stay tuned for details about how we will celebrate their contributions!
Inclusion Task Force

Dean Douglas appointed a Task Force to facilitate our continued work to ensure that every member of our diverse community feels fully welcomed, respected, and valued. The Task Force will post updates after each of its monthly meetings. 
December 2019: A Special Law School Anniversary

December 2019 marks the 240th anniversary of the creation of the first chair of law in America at William & Mary. Join us at upcoming events as we celebrate our history and the contributions of the citizen lawyers educated here.

Faculty in the News

Op-Ed by Professor Nancy Combs, "International Criminal Court Comes of Age"
The Hill

Q&A with Professor Neal Devins and Ohio State University Professor Lawrence Baum about their new book, "The Company They Keep"

In Memoriam: Professor William W. Van Alstyne  
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Alumni in the News

Gregg Lehman J.D. '86 Honors His Mentors with Creation of the The Fredric I. Lederer and Timothy J. Sullivan Student Mentor Endowment

Matteo Capponi LL.M. '16, Co-Founder of CubePit, on Developing a Global Vision of Intellectual Property Law
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Students in the News

3L Hallie Hovey-Murray Has Autism, Is Founder of the One in 68 Foundation, and Is Competing for Miss Virginia

Spend a Whirlwind Few Days with 2L Paul Rowley, Who Juggles Division 1 Hoops and Law School
Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference to Honor Professor Eagle in October

Professor Steven J. Eagle of the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University will receive the 2019 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the 16th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference on October 3-4. 

Learn more and Save the Date for the 2019 Conference
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Law School Ranks Number One Among Military Friendly® Graduate Schools

The Law School now ranks number one on the new list of the Top 10 Military Friendly® Graduate Schools.
New on"Office Hours"

"Office Hours" is back on the airwaves! Welcome to new co-hosts 3L Scott McMurtry and 1L Davis McKinney.

Listen to new episodes on SoundCloud.

"Farewell Address" with SBA President 3L Alyssa Kaiser and SBA Vice President 3L Hannah Littlefield;

"Law School Review" with William & Mary Law Review Editor-in-Chief 3L Noah Chauvin;

and  a "Special Edition" with the co-hosts.

Alumni, Please help us promote the Law School's podcast by becoming a listener and sharing episodes on social media. If you have a personal SoundCloud page, please like and share our posts!
Join Us for Law Alumni Weekend on April 12 & 13!

Come join us! Festivities include the Class of 1969  Order of Marshall-Wythe Induction, Family Picnic, and the reunion dinner party for the Classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 & 2014 ... and much more!
Office of Career Services Welcomes Your Help

As we head into the spring, some of W&M's newest JDs continue to seek jobs in 9 states: CT, DC, FL, IL, MA, NY, TX, VA and VT.
If you're hiring for an entry-level position (or know someone who might be), please contact Ramona Sein J.D. '97 at and she will send the Class of 2018 Resume Book, a compilation of graduates' resumes.
Jobs at W&M Law

The Law School solicits applications for the position of Associate Dean for Admissions. This administrator plays an integral role in the Law School's operations and reports directly to the Dean.

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Upcoming Events in February 

February 21: "Markets and the Evolution of Property Law," Lecture by Professor Molly Brady, University of Virginia (hosted by the Center for the Study of Law and Markets)

February 21: Richmond Bar Association Features Luncheon Talk by Dean Davison M. Douglas

February 22-23: "The Role of Courts in Politically and Socially Charged Moments" (W&M Law Review Symposium)

February 22: "A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant & a Prayer"

February 23: "The Technological Impact of Police Brutality" (Black Law Students Association Symposium)

February 26: Legal History Society Faculty Panel: Executive Emergency Powers

February 27: Staying Bipartisan in a Partisan World

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