WILLIAMSBURG -- Norris Darrell of New York, president of the American Law Institute since 1961, has been named the first recipient of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law Medallion.

Darrell will receive the medallion at commencement exercises at the College of William and Mary June 11.

The bronze medal was commissioned for presentation to a leader of the legal profession in this country and abroad. It shows profiles of George Wythe, first law professor at the college, and John Marshall, chief Justice of the Supreme Court and one of Wythe's students.

Although the law school plans to give only one medallion a year, the law faculty has voted to make an additional award available this spring. The special medallion will go to the John Marshall House in Richmond. The award will be presented at the meeting of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) at its Jamestown Day meeting in Williamsburg May 14. The APVA administers the Marshall House.

Dean Joseph Curtis of the law school said that because of the special significance of the Marshall House in the career of the college's distinguished law alumnus the special medal was approved.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch at B-2 (April 16, 1967)