GW Law & India
Even before the establishment of the India Studies initiative, the Law School was involved in activities relating to India. In 2002, the Law School hosted a meeting between the Indian Attorney General and members of the Indian Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Justice Stephen G. Breyer. GW Law Professors Paul Butler and Jeffrey Rosen made presentations and led a discussion on race relations and affirmative action, issues of great concern to both countries. The Indian and U.S. Supreme Court Justices continued their discussions on issues of mutual concern in 2004 by videoconference, which the Law School sponsored. George Washington University law faculty members have been to India many times in the past decade and made presentations at the Indian Society of International Law in New Delhi and the National Judicial Academy in Bhopal, in addition to speaking at a number of Indian law schools. Further, the George Washington University Law School has been a frequent host to Dr. P.S. Rao, a distinguished Indian international lawyer and member of the United Nations International Law Commission.