Jayne Barnard '75 Receives William & Mary's Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence

Jayne Barnard '75, James G. Cutler Professor of Law and Herbert V. Kelly Sr. Chair for Teaching Excellence at William & Mary Law School, has been selected to receive a 2010 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence in recognition of her exemplary achievements in regard to teaching, research and service.

An expert in corporate and securities law, Professor Barnard was named a Leader in the Law by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2009 and is a past recipient of the Law School's Spong and Marshall awards. In nominating her for a Plumeri Award, Law School Dean Davison Douglas remarked that Barnard's creative and lively manner make her an effective teacher and successful scholar - with "a wonderful nose for important, interesting, but overlooked research topics." Her more recent work addresses the vulnerability of the elderly to investment fraud, the reasons why men are more likely than women to fall prey to investment scams, and the use of victim-impact testimony in economic crime cases - the last of which she first proposed in 2001, led to enactment of the Crime Victims Rights Act, and recently came to the fore during the sentencing of Ponzi-schemer Bernard Madoff.