Marshall-Wythe E-News
June 6, 2017 
"Lives Led by Those We Love" Can Inspire and Guide Us, Judge Koh Tells Graduates

Judge Lucy Haeran Koh urged graduates to think about the people who played important roles in their lives during her remarks at our May 14 Diploma Ceremony. Judge Koh has presided over a number of high-profile cases involving Silicon Valley companies in Northern California and is the first person of Korean descent to serve as a U.S district court judge. Read more about Judge Koh's address and the special awards given at the ceremony.
Watch the Diploma Ceremony video, which includes greetings from J.D. and LL.M. class representatives, the Class gift announcement, and presentations of special awards and diplomas (2:58).

Watch the slideshow of photos from the Diploma Ceremony (03:41).
Class of 2017 Awards Ceremony

During Commencement Weekend, we celebrated the contributions and achievements of the Class of 2017 at Colonial Williamsburg's Kimball Theatre. Read more.   Watch the video (1:47).
Professor Marcus Receives McGlothlin Award for Exceptional Teaching

The award is given annually to two faculty members at the law and business schools who have demonstrated sustained commitments to teaching. The recognition includes a substantial prize for each recipient, made possible through a generous endowment from James W. McGlothlin '62, J.D. '64, LL.D. '00 and Frances Gibson McGlothlin '66. Read more.
Recognizing Outstanding Citizen Lawyers

The  Law School Association recognized two graduates for distinguished public service. Heidi W. Abbott J.D. '91 was honored with the Citizen-Lawyer Award. The W. Taylor Reveley Award was conferred upon Bishop M. Garrison, Jr. J.D. '10.
Class of 2017 Honors Professor Kern-Scheerer

The Class of 2017 honored Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer with the Walter L. Williams, Jr., Memorial Teaching Award, given each year by graduating students to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding teaching. Read more.

Paying It Forward: 3L Class Gift Surpasses 90 Percent for Fourth Year in a Row

Class Gift Committee Chair Maggie Burnside talked about her classmates' generosity and their support of the Law School. Read more.
Law School Recognizes Kellam's Career of Service with John Marshall Award

Sally Kellam was honored for her career of service to the university and her contributions as Marshall-Wythe's Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs. The award recognizes character, leadership, and a spirit of selfless service to the Law School community. Read more.
Members of the Law School community and the Elliott family came together in May to celebrate the naming of a room in his honor in the Hixon Center which will be used by clinic students and faculty for years to come. Read more.
Mindful of Professor Susan Grover's strong commitment to students, Dean Douglas announced at her retirement reception that the Law School created a fund in her honor. "The Susan Grover Law Student Emergency Fund" will help students with urgent financial needs. Read more.  Watch a video celebrating Professor Grover's career and contributions.
Professor Neal Devins in The Washington Examiner
"Could Trump Turmoil Affect Justice Kennedy's Retirement Plans?"

Professor Allison Orr Larsen in The Washington Post 
"There's a Word That No Longer Describes the Federal Appeals Court in Richmond"

Professor Nathan B. Oman in
"Mormon History Scholars File Brief Over Trump Travel Ban"

Professor Sarah R. Wasserman Rajec on Patently-O 
"Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Inc.: Will International Patent Exhaustion Bring Free Trade in Patented Goods?"
July 30-August 4: Institute of Special Education Advocacy 

September 15: Sixth Annual Leadership Conference

September 15-16: Supreme Court Preview

October 12-13: Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

October 24-26: McGlothlin Leadership Forum

November 8-10: William & Mary Tax Conference

April 13-14, 2018: Law Alumni Weekend (Save the Date!)
What an incredible academic year just completed at the Law School!

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Are You in the Cyber Field?

This March the Law School and Mason School of Business will be hosting a joint Cyber Security Conference. In order to make this the most impactful conference possible, we want to be sure we know about all of our alumni in the field. If you work in the cyber or risk management world, or are interested in learning more about the upcoming conference, please complete this Alumni Employment Form
Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice

The Center for Legal and Court Technology seeks an experienced attorney for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice. Learn more.
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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