Marshall-Wythe E-News
February 2017  
Hixon Center
Law School Celebrates Dedication of Hixon Center  

Rector Todd A. Stottlemyer '85, President Taylor Reveley, and Dean Davison M. Douglas welcomed alumni and friends to the February 8 celebration of the latest addition to the Law School campus - the James A. and Robin L. Hixon Center for Experiential Learning and Leadership.

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Law School Ranks Sixth Among Top 10 Military Friendly® Graduate Schools

The February 2017 issue of Victory Media's G.I. Jobs® and the Guide to Military Friendly® Schools ranked the Law School sixth among their list of Top 10 Military Friendly® graduate schools.

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Professor Marcus
Professor Paul Marcus Named Among Most Influential in Legal Education

National Jurist named Professor Paul Marcus to its annual list of the "Most Influential People in Legal Education." According to the magazine, Marcus "has influenced not only the legal profession in general but also thousands of students, lawyers, judges, and professors."

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Jeffrey Breit
Mastering the Art of Trial Advocacy with Jeffrey Breit

Breit, a veteran of more than 200 jury trials, has coached the Trial Team through 13 seasons. Teams under his tutelage have been tournament champions, finalists, or semi-finalists in 30 competitions over the past decade.

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Global Playground
Doug Bunch '02, J.D. '06 and Global Playground Promote Cross Cultural Conversations

Bunch, a member of the William & Mary Board of Visitors, is among the founders of Global Playground, a charity that raises awareness and shares resources with people of the developing world to create educational opportunities where they do not exist.

Judge Pontzer
Judge Peter F. Pontzer J.D. '89 Awarded Carnegie Medal for Saving Drowning Teen

Judge Pontzer was awarded the Carnegie Medal in December for his role in rescuing a teenager from drowning off North Carolina's Outer Banks in July 2015.

Faculty in the News

Feb. 11, Professor Tara Leigh Grove
in Bloomberg Politics,
"Fixing Trump Executive Order's Legal Problems Is No Easy Task"

Feb. 4, Professor Patricia Roberts
in the ABA Journal,
"How Lawyers Can Increase Veterans' Access to Legal Services"

Feb. 2, Professor Angela Banks and Professor Nathan B. Oman
in a Richmond Times-Dispatch Op-Ed,
"Note to Trump: Know What You Call Muslims Who Reject Radical Islam? Refugees"

Feb. 1, Professor Neal Devins
on Bloomberg Radio,
"Donald Trump Names Neil Gorsuch for High Court"

Jan. 25, Professor Timothy Zick
on Bloomberg Radio,
"Republican Lawmakers Propose Legislation Against Protests"
W&M President Taylor Reveley
Call for Nominations:
2017 Reveley Award

The W. Taylor Reveley Award is given to recognize outstanding commitment to public service by an alumnus or alumna who has graduated within the previous 10 years. We want to acknowledge the great professional, personal and civic accomplishments of our younger grads! Please nominate a W&M Law graduate (who is a member of a class from 2007 to 2016) who is a true citizen lawyer. Send the person's name and a brief description of his or her accomplishments by March 3, 2017, to Morgan Hutter at mlhutter@wm.ed.
Law Alumnae of Note

As part of the 2018 celebration of the 100th anniversary of the admission of women to William & Mary, we would like to highlight alumnae who have had an important impact on the university, Law School, or profession, or in their communities or larger world. If you know of a Law School alumna who has made a difference for the better in any era, please let us know!

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Join us at Alumni Weekend 2017

Come join us April 7 & 8 for Law Alumni Weekend 2017! The festivities include a reunion dinner party for the Classes of 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 & 2012. Visit the Alumni Weekend page to view the brochure and to register.

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Friday, February 24
Journal of Women and the Law Symposium:
Combating Human Trafficking Through Law and Social Policy

Wednesday, March 1
Cutler Lecture: Professor Reva Siegel of Yale Law School

Wednesday, March 1
Lecture by Shari Villarosa J.D. 79, former Ambassador to to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles
Saturday, April 1
13th Annual Ali's 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, April 8
BLSA Annual Oliver Hill Scholarship Brunch
Alumni: Professor Lederer Would Like to Hear From You

Professor Fred Lederer is teaching Advanced Professional Development, a course designed to help our students transition into the reality of law practice. He would very much like to know:
1) What was your biggest professional surprise when you started work after law school graduation? 2) What do you wish you had known or learned while you were in law school that would have made your transition easier and/or more successful? Please direct your responses to Professor Lederer at
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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