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Oddities & Curiosities: Nathaniel Beverley Tucker’s Tombstone

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Meet Judge Nathaniel Beverley Tucker; a slave owning "Fire-Eater" whose grave in the Bruton Parish Church graveyard has otherworldly images looking back at visitors.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally-recognized commemoration of the official end of slavery in the United States. (WYDaily/Wikimedia Commons)

Congress Passes Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

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NATIONWIDE -- The Senate passed a bill establishing June 19 as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. The Senate...
Thomas J. McSweeney's first book offers a new understanding of the early history of the common law, the history of Roman and canon law, and the history of the legal profession. (WYDaily/Courtesy of David F. Morrill)

New book by W&M law professor studies early history of the common law

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It’s been an eventful year for Thomas J. McSweeney. In August he was promoted to full professor with tenure at William & Mary Law School. During...
As a member of the president’s cabinet and executive leadership team, she will work with W&M leaders on legal issues related to such areas as employment, finance, civil rights and federal and state regulatory compliance. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Stephen Salpukas)

Carrie Nee appointed as William & Mary university counsel

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Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has appointed Carrie Nee, senior assistant attorney general and chief of the education section, as William & Mary’s...
Asifa Quraishi-Landes (WYDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the College of William & Mary)

Muslim law professor to discuss Sharia Law at W&M

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Asifa Quraishi-Landes a law professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present two lectures about Sharia Law for American Muslims and Islamic Family Law...
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State Bar: Yorktown attorney’s license revoked, accused of misconduct

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A Yorktown attorney's license to practice law in the state was revoked by the Virginia State Bar Association on Feb. 15 for withholding money...

Here’s a ‘law-themed’ summer camp for teens

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HAMPTON — Registration is now open for the Virginia Rules Camp, a statewide, law-themed summer day-camp for students in grades 6 through 8. Organizers say the camp...

Virginia Beach Bar looking for new executive director

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Following the death of its long-time executive director, the Virginia Beach Bar Association is currently in search of a replacement to fill her role. Christopher...