Jeffrey Bellin of William & Mary Law School received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University (summa cum laude) and his law degree from Stanford Law School (order of the coif). After graduating from law school, Professor Bellin clerked for the Honorable Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Following his clerkship, Professor Bellin served as a prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C.; and practiced with the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins.
Professor Bellin received a 2019 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty award, the Commonwealth's highest honor for faculty at Virginia's public and private colleges and universities. In 2018, he received the law school’s McGlothlin Award for Exceptional Teaching; in 2017, Professor Bellin was named a University Professor for Teaching Excellence (three-year term) upon the recommendation of a College-wide faculty search committee; and he received the Walter Williams Memorial Teaching Award from the 2014 graduating class. Professor Bellin was also awarded a Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence in 2015, and Cabell Research Professorships in 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Professor Bellin’s legal writing is regularly cited in federal and state judicial opinions and scholarly commentary. He also contributes to the media, appearing frequently on Bloomberg Law Radio and Hearsay with Cathy Lewis (NPR). His commentary has been featured in numerous other media outlets, including CNN, ABC, USA Today, NPR, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.