News in Brief: April 21

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April 21, 2009

2:24 AM

*College branch of BLSA awarded chapter of the year*

The Black Law Student Association named the College of William and Mary chapter the national chapter of the year March 21. The College’s chapter was chosen out of more than 200 chapters in the U.S. and five of the association’s foreign chapters.

Myron McClees J.D. ’10, the association’s incoming president, and Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, the 2008-2009 president of the chapter, accepted the award at the National BLSA Convention in Irvine, CA.

The association was founded in 1968 to promote the interests of black law students. Previous winners of the award include the University of Virginia chapter in 2007 and the Harvard University chapter in 2008.

*W&M Law School reportedly ranked 28th in nation*

The College of William and Mary Law School rose to 28th in the U.S. News and World Report 2010 law school rankings, according to abovethelaw.com. The law school was ranked 30th last year.

The official reports will not be released until Wednesday, and the College would not comment on the website’s claim.

“The College has not yet received the U.S. News rankings for our graduate programs this year,” College spokeswoman Suzanne Seurattan said. “We expect to have the 2010 rankings by the end of this week.”

Check Thursday’s edition of The Flat Hat for more coverage.

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