Tuesday, October 19, 2004

William & Mary law stuff

The latest mailer I got from the law school dean at my alma mater said that this year they are celebrating 225 years as a law school, which is debatable, but this was the first I'd heard of it. The dean will have a do in honor of this occasion on November 12.

(On the oldest law school issue, the Dean himself has written article and cites Dean Griswold of Harvard, who supposedly said: "Though Wythe and Tucker were professors in a university, without being set up as a separate 'law school,' the difference is simply one of definition. There can be no doubt that Wythe and Tucker and their successors at William and Mary were engaged in a substantial, successful and influential venture in legal education, and that their effort can fairly be called the first law school in America." Reveley, W & M Law School Came First. Why Care?, 35 U. Tol. L. Rev. 185, 187 (2003)).

Prior to November 12, a panel of the Fourth Circuit will here these cases at the law school on October 29. That never happened in my day, an appeals court sitting at the law school. The same day, another panel will be hearing these cases in Morgantown, WV, at the law school there.

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