SYMPOSIUM: The Liberal Dilemma of Child Welfare Reform

Visit our page to see information on the Bill of Rights Journal’s 2015 Symposium, hosted by professor James G. Dwyer, “The Liberal Dilemma of Child Welfare Reform.”


VOLUME 24 UPDATE: New Editorial Board Selected

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal is pleased to announce the incoming editorial board for Volume 24! Follow the link to see our newest staff members: Vol 24 Masthead


BORJ article sounds off in Supreme Court cell phone case

William and Mary professor Adam Gershowitz’s wrote an amicus brief in the pending cases of Riley v. California and Unites States v. Wurie. Both cases address police searches of cell phones upon arrest. In his brief, professor Gershowitz cites his article published in Volume 22. Find out more here, or read the brief.


The Results Are In: Congratulations to the newly selected Volume 23 Editorial Board!

After applications, interviews, and tough deliberations, the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal is proud to announce the new editorial board for Volume 23.

To see a full list of those members leading us into another great year of constitutional law scholarship, click here.  For current and past board members, see our Masthead page.

William & Mary Law School in the News: An article about Professor Gershowitz’s new paper on the constitutionality of cell phone searches at the time of arrest recently appeared on the Wall Street Journal’s website

The WSJ article can be found here.

The Bill of Rights Journal congratulates those student members whose notes have been selected for publication in Volume 22 (alphabetical order by author):

  • Carolyn Cody, Professional Licenses and Substantive Due Process: Can States Compel Physicians to Provide Their Services?
  • Julie Cook, Specificity or Dismissal: The Improper Extension of Rule 9(b) to Negligent Misrepresentation as a Deprivation of Plaintiff’s Procedural Due Process
  • Andrew Lindsey, Death by Irrelevance: The Unconstitutionality of Virginia’s Continued Exclusion of Prison Conditions Evidence to Assess the Future Dangerousness of Capital Defendants
  • Beth Petty, Who’s Profit?: An Argument Against Droit de Suite Legislation in the United States
  • Brett Piersma, Election Evidence: The Promises and Realities of California’s Citizens Commission
  • Bill Rose, Taming the Beast: A Judicial Model for Navigating the Tenuous Power Divide Between the Federal Courts and the USPTO Under the America Invents Act
  • Brad Tobias, Officious Intermeddling or Protected First Amendment Activity? The Constitutionality of Prohibitory Champerty Law After Citizens United
  • Paul Wolfgramm, Power and Responsibility: Fourth Amendment Limits on the Use of Molecular Scanners

To view a list of student notes from previous volumes, please see our Student Notes page.