Visiting Professor of Law
James G. Dwyer holds the Arthur B. Hanson chair at the William & Mary School of Law, where he teaches Family Law, Youth Law, Trusts & Estates, and Law & Social Justice and has three times received the university’s Plumeri Award For Faculty Excellence. He received his law degree from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in political and moral philosophy from Stanford University. Professor Dwyer has authored a half dozen books and dozens of articles on child-welfare related topics, and he is the editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Children and the Law. Before entering academia, he worked as a family court Law Guardian in New York State, in addition to spending three years as an associate in Washington, D.C. law firms.