James Dwyer

Visiting Professor of Law

Fall 2019


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.

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