On this Date in 1979

On March 2, 1979, the Virginia General Assembly approved “An Act to authorize the establishment of a Law School at George Mason University”:

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

§ 1.   . . . . [T]he Board of Visitors of George Mason University is authorized to establish a school of law in the University and to confer the Juris Doctor degree from such school.

§ 2.   The authorization for the establishment of such school of law shall be contingent upon the conveyance to the Rector and Visitors of George Mason University the building situated on property owned by the George Mason University Foundation Inc., located at 3401 North Fairfax Drive, in the county of Arlington .  .  .  .

1979 Va. Acts 182, 191.

GMUSL Supreme Court Clinic in the News

The Law School’s Supreme Court Clinic, a partnership with Wiley Rein LLP, has been featured in a recent Associated Press story published in a number of news sources including the Washington Post, Fox News.com, and the Wall Street Journal Law Blog.  GMU students worked on the case Wood v. Milyard (No. 10-9995) argued on Monday. 

Briefs for this case, and other Supreme Court cases (October 2003 Term - present), are available on the American Bar Association’s United States Supreme Court Preview page.  An audio recording of the argument will be posted on the Court’s Argument Audio page after tomorrow’s Conference.  The Court website provides access to argument recordings 2010 – present and Argument Transcripts  2000 – present.