Marshall-Wythe E-News
September 28, 2018   
Justice Elena Kagan honored during visit to Law School

Justice Kagan's visit here earlier this month featured a class with students and a dinner in the historic Wren Building, where the faculty honored her with the Marshall-Wythe Medallion.

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William & Mary has 28th most- cited law faculty in the nation

William & Mary rose 16 spots to rank as the 28th most-cited law faculty in the country, according to the latest Scholarly Impact Ranking. The rankings study cited William & Mary as one of four law schools achieving "dramatic rises" in the rankings.

New J.D. and LL.M. students join Law School community 

The 195 members of the J.D. Class of 2021 joined us in August from 39 states, the District of Columbia and five other countries. In addition, 28 students from around the world chose William & Mary to continue their legal education through our LL.M. program. 
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Class of 2018: Degrees at work

Members of the Class of 2018 talk about where they are working and their experiences at Marshall-Wythe. 
Members of the Class of 2018 talk about where they are working across the country and their experiences at William & Mary. 
Recent Events

The 31st Annual Supreme Court Preview opened with a Moot Court on Nieves v. Bartlett.  
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Alumnae returned to campus for the 7th Annual Leadership Conference to share with students the wisdom they have gained from their personal and professional lives.   

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Taylor Allison J.D. '20 and Alexander Brinkley '19 were recently honored as Anderson Scholars. The scholars program honors the contributions of the late Alvin P. Anderson '70, J.D. '72.

Health, crime and the opioid crisis: New course explores public health epidemic 

A new course taught by Professor Stacy Kern-Scheerer and Professor Adam Gershowitz is taking an interdisciplinary look at a public health crisis that stands squarely at the intersection of health law and criminal law.

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Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference celebrates 15th anniversary October 4-5  

T he event will once again bring together leading scholars and attorneys for robust discussions of the importance of property rights to society and recent developments in the law that affect them.

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Office Hours: "Dean's List"

Professor Jeffrey Bellin and Michaela Lieberman '18 returned as hosts for Season 2 of the Office Hours podcast with guests Vice Dean Patty Roberts '92 and Associate Dean Adam Gershowitz.

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Law School program gives students tools and strategies to promote well-being

"Wellness Wednesdays," now in its second semester, helps students learn how to respond positively to the stresses of law school and also offers tools and strategies to help them enhance their overall wellness.
Faculty in the News

The Hill published an op-ed by Professor Jeffrey Bellin titled "A first step toward sentencing reform."  Read the op-ed
USA Today spoke to Professor Neal Devins, director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law, for a story titled "Republicans and Democrats face risks and rewards in Brett Kavanaugh's embattled Supreme Court nomination."  Read more
An op-ed in the Washington Post quoted Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, in a story titled "Why Virginia can't draw a fair map."  Read more.

Professor James Y. Stern was guest host of  "First Mondays," a popular podcast about the Supreme Court, for an episode recorded before a live audience at the Law School before the start of this year's Supreme Court Preview. Read more and listen
Clinic news

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a published opinion recently in Ross v. City of Jackson, Missouri, in favor of a client of the Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic.

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Bloomberg Law quoted Professor Elizabeth Andrews, director of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center, in an article titled "Florence's path shows Pentagon has to fight climate threats too." 

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Calling all Marshall-Wythe alumni!  
Hire a recent grad to work with you: Talented Class of 2018 graduates seek employment in 14 states (CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, MA, MO, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX and VA). Let Assistant Dean for Employer Relations Ramona Sein ('97) know if you'd like to review their resumes. You can also post an alumni job with the Office of Career Services, and we will share your opportunity for all alumni to consider.

Become an alumni ambassador.
The Alumni Ambassador program is an important factor for our prospective and admitted students as they select their law school. The time commitment varies from a few minutes to a few hours and all can be scheduled at your convenience. You can be a resource to admitted students or staff a table at a recruiting event. Whatever the option that you select, the Admission Office will provide you with the necessary support. To sign up, click here.
News from the journal:
The William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law will have a new name as of Volume 25: The William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice. Journal staff will be contacting journal alumni with more information about the name change, as well as information about the journal's spring symposium coming up in February, titled "Power and Identity Politics." Read the journal online 

Reunion survey. We want your opinion! Help us to enhance Alumni Weekend by completing this brief Reunion Questionnaire. Whether it's your reunion year or not, we want your feedback! Go to the questionnaire 

Class notes: Moved to a new firm or position recently? Have news about a milestone in your life that you'd like to share? Let us know what you are doing so we can pass the good news along to your friends and fellow alumni!  Class notes
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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