Marshall-Wythe E-News
March 28, 2019  
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That's good news: Our students and grads met with success securing federal and state clerkships

A recent roundup compiled by the Office of Career Services illustrates our graduates' success in securing judicial clerkships. Since 2016, William & Mary Law students and graduates have obtained approximately 200 federal and state clerkships in 29 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

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Be here. Learn here. Excel everywhere!

The Law Admissions staff recently launched a website that features videos and a virtual map to help potential applicants get acquainted with the Law School.

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Our place in history: The Wolf Law Library exhibit tells our story
A permanent exhibit in The Wolf Law Library now showcases the Law School's history back to its founding in 1779. The efforts of an amazing team of law librarians and a generous donation from the Class of 1988 made the project (and its digital version) possible. Join us at the dedication celebration on April 12 during Law Alumni Weekend!
Inclusion Task Force Update

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. 
A lot on his plate: Research and teaching with Professor Jim Dwyer

Among his many endeavors as a teacher and scholar, Professor Dwyer has new books on child welfare policy and homeschooling. He is also at work on a monograph on children's migration rights under international law and is serving as the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Children and the Law, a massive reference work that will be published this fall.
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BLSA 2019 symposium
Recent symposia  

"The Technological Impact of Police Brutality: The Then, The What, The Now What," sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. Read more
"Power and Identity Politics: The Intersections of Marginalization and Social, Economic, and Political Ascension," sponsored by the William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice. Read more
"The Role of Courts in Politically Charged Moments," sponsored by the William & Mary Law Review. Read more  
News from our Clinical Program
The Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic submitted a brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on behalf of Christopher Cantu, the representative of Robert Lawrence, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Dothan, Alabama.

The Virginia Coastal Policy Center developed two case studies that accompany a recent report on potential solutions to legal barriers impacting expansion of U.S. shellfish aquaculture.
Listen (what's new on SoundCloud)

"Practical Equality": Professor Timothy Zick discusses a new book titled Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation, with its author, Professor Robert L. Tsai of American University Washington College of Law. The discussion was sponsored by the American Constitution Society.


"Market Forces" with Professor Alan Meese and Professor Nathan Oman, Co-Directors of the Center for the Study of Law and Markets (with "Office Hours" Co-Hosts 3L Scott McMurtry and 1L Davis McKinney)


"Clinical Studies" with Professor David Boelzner and AmeriCorps Legal Fellow (though soon-to-be Professor!) Caleb Stone of the Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic (with "Office Hours" Co-Hosts 3L Scott McMurtry and 1L Davis McKinney)


Alumni, Please help us promote the Law School's podcasts by becoming a listener and sharing episodes on social media. If you have a personal SoundCloud page, please like and share our posts!
Pie Day raises funds (and awareness) for National Bone Marrow Donor Registry

The annual event sponsored by the Bone Marrow Drive Committee is a day when people have pie on their minds. And on their faces.

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April 12 & 13: Law Alumni Weekend is almost here!

Come join us! Festivities include the dedication of the Law School History Wall, the Oliver Hill Brunch, family picnic, reunion dinner party, the Order of Marshall-Wythe Induction Ceremony and much more!
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Make a gift to honor Professor Heller & Dean Shealy on April 16 

One Tribe One Day is William & Mary's single largest giving day of the year. Stay tuned for details on how your gift during this year's day of giving on April 16 can help honor members of our community who retire this year: Jim Heller, Professor of Law and Director of The Wolf Law Library, and Faye Shealy, Associate Dean for Admissions.

March 29: Environmental Law & Policy Review Symposium: Changing Landscape of Regulations in the Mining Industry

April 3: Presentation of trophy to Law School as #1 Military Friendly® Graduate School!

April 4: 2019 Cutler Lecture with Professor Michael Klarman (Harvard Law School)

April 5:  Kraemer Distinguished Middle East Scholar Asifa Quraishi-Landes: Islamic Family Law in U.S. Courts
April 6: 15th Annual 5K Run/Walk in Memory of Ali Kaplan
April 12 & 13: Law Alumni Weekend

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Law School launches International Summer School

This summer the Law School will welcome international students from around the world for a program about global legal practice. Classes begin July 15 and there are two and three week options.
Scholarship opportunities to study in China

One of the Law School's partners in Beijing, the China University of Politics and Law, is offering scholarships for Master and Doctoral Degree programs (all taught in English). The scholarships are sponsored by the China Scholarship Council and students must start their program in September 2019. To be nominated for a scholarship, please email Assistant Dean Jen Stevenson at by April 15, 2019. Graduates of the Class of 2018 and earlier are eligible for nomination.
How Career Services can help alumni & how you can list openings or schedule interviews

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