Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court William J. Brennan addresses the faculty subsequent to the presentation of the Marshall-Wythe medallion.
Brennan Receives Marshall-Wythe Medallion
On May 3, 1986 the Marshall-Wythe Medallion was presented to William J. Brennan, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The Marshall-Wythe Medallion is presented each year by the faculty of the Law School in recognition of the extraordinary contribution of an individual to the law.
Justice Brennan received the medallion at a dinner of the faculty in the Great Hall of the Wren Building. Brennan is the second member of the present Supreme Court to receive the medallion. Justice Lewis F. Powell was the recipient in 1972. In addition, former Chief Justice Warren E. Burger received the medallion in 1979.
The medallion bears bas-relief profiles of John Marshall and George Wythe on the obverse and the coat of arms of the College of William and Mary on the reverse. The medallion has been presented annually since 1967.