Questions from the Road

by Faye Shealy

Faye Shealy at the New York LSAC ForumI’m back in the office following an exciting week meeting prospects in VA, DC, MD, PA and NY. It was terrific to meet so many prospects and have the opportunity to share William & Mary Law School information face-to-face. You have great questions and we hope to provide all the answers.

Students often ask about bar passage, and this trip was the week of Virginia Bar results for July 2012. I’m happy to have the answer – William & Mary Law School had the second highest pass rate of all Virginia law schools (88.8%).

The second most prevalent question received last week was about our Legal Practice Program and clinics. First-year William & Mary students begin the Legal Practice Program with legal writing instructors working on objective and persuasive writing. Second and third year students choose from an array of externship opportunities (Criminal Litigation, Federal Government, Judicial, Nonprofit Organization, Private Practice and In-House Counsel, State and Local Government, U.S. Attorney, Virginia Attorney General, and Virginia General Assembly) and clinics (domestic violence, elder law, federal tax, Innocence Project, Legal Aid, Special Education Advocacy, and Veterans Benefits). The William & Mary curriculum is designed to result in practice ready graduates.

Dean Elizabeth Cavallari is out west this week and anxious to meet you in Colorado and Utah. Dean Rhianna Shabsin will be in the midwest next week and at the Toronto LSAC Forum on October 26.

We thank you for your questions and your interest in William & Mary as a great place for your legal education!