2013 News Stories
Caitlin Clarke, JD '13, Wins Howard Rudge Prize for "Creative Solutions" Paper
Recent GW Law graduate Caitlin Clarke won the Howard J. Rudge "Creative Solutions" Competition with her paper that suggests the implementation of apprenticeship programs in order to reduce youth unemployment.
May 24, 2013 . Read more
Digital Diplomacy with Justice O'Connor and Dean Karamanian
The U.S. Department of State late last month hosted former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, moderator Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Susan L. Karamanian, and audience members around the world for a webchat on the development of women's empowerment and Justice O’Connor's own history as a groundbreaking female attorney and the first woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.
April 29, 2013 . Watch
Alumna Leads Boston Marathon Bomb Investigation and Prosecution
From Bloomberg: U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz, JD '81, helped lead the investigation into the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings and has now embarked on the prosecution of the surviving suspect.
April 23, 2013 . Read More
Undergrads Tell Judge Buergenthal's Story
GW students in a Holocaust and Memory class pieced together letters, timelines, telegrams, and black-and-white photographs to dive inside the life of Holocaust survivor and future ICJ Judge and GW Law Professor Thomas Buergenthal. Learn more about the Gelman exhibit in the GW Hatchet.
April 15, 2013 . Read More
GW Law Ranks #2 in Government and Public Interest Jobs
The National Law Journal has ranked George Washington University Law School second in percentage of its 2012 graduates going into government and public interest jobs.
April 14, 2013 . Read More
Alumnus Named First Asian-American Judge in Virginia History
From The Washington Post: John M. Tran, BA '81, JD '84, a former federal and Alexandria city prosecutor, was elected last week to the Fairfax County Circuit Court by the Virginia General Assembly.
April 05, 2013 . Read More
Environmental and Energy Law Perspectives
The Spring 2013 Environmental and Energy Law Newsletter for students, alumni, practitioners, scholars, and more.
April 01, 2013 . Read More
ILA Serves in Arizona on Alt Spring Break
During spring break this month, the GW Immigration Law Association (ILA) created and led a group of 12 law students to the Arizona/Mexico border for an Alternative Spring Break to explore immigration issues. As part of their experiential learning and pro bono service, the students engaged with a diverse group of actors on the border including advocacy groups, private parties, and government agents. Read about their journey on their blog.
March 22, 2013 . Read More
"The Iraq War, in One Lawyer's Words"
Alumnus and U.S. Army Major Adam Tiffen, JD '03, writes this article for AmLaw Daily on the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of the war.
March 22, 2013 . Read More
Government Procurement Law Perspectives
Government Procurement Law Perspectives is published three times a year for GW Government Contracting students, alumni, and friends.
March 15, 2013 . Read More
Greg Maggs Promoted to Colonel in U.S. Army Reserve
Interim Dean and Professor of Law Gregory E. Maggs was promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve on March 8, during a ceremony on Fort Belvoir in Northern Virginia. Dean Maggs is a Reserve Associate Appellate Judge assigned to the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals.
March 08, 2013 . Read More
GW Law Staff Member Shows Off His D.C. to the Travel Channel
Media Center Director Andrew Laurence, an ambassador for D.C.'s Ethiopian community, hosts "Bizarre Food"'s Andrew Zimmern on his quest to find the best Ethiopian cuisine in the city. Among just some of his many accomplishments: Laurence won the prestigious George Washington Award in 1991 for exceptional contributions to the University, and he founded and runs a microenterprise business in his home country of Ethiopia where women make ties and support themselves with their creations (Laurence wears a Tibeb Ties tie in this clip).
March 01, 2013 . Read More
"Dear Law Profs: How Do I Decide What Classes to Take?"
GW Law Professors Naomi Cahn and Todd Peterson and UMKC School of Law Professor Nancy Levit take questions from 1Ls for Wolters Kluwer's "Becoming a Lawyer."
March 01, 2013 . More
Spencer Overton on Protecting Voter Rights
Voting rights expert Professor Spencer Overton provides his opinion on the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act ahead of the Shelby County v. Holder oral argument at the Supreme Court.
February 28, 2013 . Read More
GW Law School Magazine
Read about the historic meeting of members of the U.S. Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights, the first springtime alumni reunion, the efforts of the alumni-run D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project, the career of federal prosecutor Carmen M. Ortiz, J.D. '81, and much more.
February 25, 2013 . Read More
GW Law Joins ACORE
The Environmental and Energy Law Program is excited to announce its membership in the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a non-profit membership organization dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. Membership in ACORE will help further expand the reach of GW's rapidly growing Energy Law Program.
February 13, 2013 . Read More
Alumna, Ghana Parliament Member Presented with Nobles International Award
Sarah Adwoa Safo, LL.M. '05, a recently elected Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana, was awarded in November the West African Nobles Forum's Nobles International Award. The award honors "men and women of immense integrity and character in their chosen fields of endeavor" and was presented to Adwoa Safo for her work in the promulgation and passage of procurement laws and her pioneering role as the first female secretary to the committee that drafted the bill.
February 12, 2013 . Read More
Professor Turley On Recess Appointments
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Professor Jonathan Turley Agree on Interpretation of Recess Appointments Clause
January 25, 2013 . Read More
Rosen Receives LWI's Golden Pen Award
Earlier this month at the AALS Meeting in New Orleans, the Legal Writing Institute presented Professor Jeffrey Rosen—a prolific writer who is also the Legal Affairs Editor at The New Republic—the Golden Pen Award for "extraordinary contribution to the cause of better legal writing."
January 19, 2013 . Read More
Professor Fontana Interviews Author for C-SPAN's "Book TV"
C-SPAN "Book TV": Professor David Fontana interviewed Newman University Provost, Vice President, and Professor Michael Austin about his book, "That's Not What They Meant!: Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America's Right Wing," in which the author analyzes dozens of speeches, books, and articles by conservative commentators to expose what he calls the "deep historical flaws in their use of America's founding history."
January 18, 2013 . Read More
Professor Buchanan Influences Debt Ceiling Debate
GW Law Professor Neil H. Buchanan and Cornell Law Professor Michael C. Dorf have been writing about the debt ceiling issue for years. In journal articles and media appearances, the professors explain why a President must—as a matter of constitutional imperative—choose to issue debt in excess of the statutory limit, if the budget otherwise requires him to do so, and why even Republicans in Congress should want the President to issue more debt, if Congress itself is unable to find a way to do its duty and increase the debt ceiling as needed.
January 11, 2013 . Read More
Commission Holds Forum on Sexual Assault in the Military
C-SPAN: Military justice expert Professorial Lecturer in Law Dwight H. Sullivan appeared before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to discuss the high rate of sexual assaults in the armed forces. Professor Sullivan explained issues such as how DOD reforms may have actually made prosecution of sexual assault cases more difficult and how military and civilian courts often cover one another in terms of making sure the accused is prosecuted.
January 11, 2013 . Read More
S.E.C. Names GW Law Adjunct Professor to Top Legal Post
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday that it had named Geoffrey F. Aronow to be General Counsel. For Professorial Lecturer in Law Aronow, a Partner in the Washington office of Bingham McCutchen, the move represents a return to the regulatory world: Professor Aronow has served as counsel for more than 25 years in a wide variety of government enforcement investigations and proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other financial regulatory agencies.
January 07, 2013 . Read More
Professor Unumb Wins NASCAR's Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award for Autism Advocacy
In November, Professorial Lecturer in Law Lorri Shealy Unumb was presented with the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award for founding the Autism Academy of South Carolina. This NASCAR Foundation donation of $100,000 will be used for scholarships to assist children in attending the Autism Academy. Professor Unumb, who teaches a health care law seminar focusing on autism, was also awarded the prize for her tireless work in creating "Ryan's Law" in 2008.
January 02, 2013 . Read More
2012 News Stories
Gordon Receives "Lifetime Acquisition Excellence Award"
This fall, Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Daniel I. Gordon was honored with the Coalition for Government Procurement's "Lifetime Acquisition Excellence Award," presented to an individual in the procurement community for delivering best-value solutions for the taxpayer and has demonstrated a long-term commitment to improving the federal acquisition system.
December 31, 2012 . Read More
In Memoriam: Daniel K. Inouye, J.D. '52
Daniel K. Inouye, the country's second longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate who represented the people and state of Hawaii for more than 50 years, passed away on December 17. He spent the majority of his life performing acts of public service, beginning as a Red Cross volunteer in the immediate aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and ending as the person who was third in line of succession for the Presidency.
December 18, 2012 . Read More
GW Law Joins Global Network Initiative
Thanks to the work of Professors Dawn Nunziato and Arturo Carrillo and their Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights Distinguished Speaker Series, GW Law and its faculty have been invited to become academic partners with the Global Network Initiative. GNI is a non–governmental organization that advocates for privacy on the Internet and the prevention of Internet censorship by authoritarian governments.
December 17, 2012 . Read More
Gregory Maggs Named Interim Dean
Professor Maggs will assume this role on January 16, 2013, when Dean Paul Berman moves to his new position as Vice Provost for Online Education and Academic Innovation. Maggs has served the Law School since 1993 as a faculty member, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and co-director of the National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law Program.
November 30, 2012 . Read More
GW Law Announces Alumnus-Endowed Prize for Paper Proposing a Creative Solution for a Pressing Societal Problem
Through the generosity of Howard J. Rudge, J.D. '64, a retired Senior Vice President of DuPont Corporation, the Law School will award a cash prize of $5,000 to a GW student enrolled in the J.D. or LL.M. degree program for the best paper proposing a creative solution to a serious societal problem in the United States.
November 20, 2012 . Read More
Professor Fontana on Fixing Judicial Gridlock
In an Op-ed in The Huffington Post, Professor David Fontana states that the need for the nomination and confirmation of qualified judges takes on a new sense of urgency during the second term of a Presidential administration, as it is the second term where laws that are enacted during the first are interpreted by the courts.
November 20, 2012 . Read More
GW Honors Employees' Contributions
Earlier this month, Associate Dean Hank Molinengo was awarded the Service Excellence Award for Staff for his leadership and dedication to the Law School. The Sustainability 1001 Teaching Team—including Associate Dean Lee Paddock and Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Environmental Program Fellow Jessica A. Wentz—received the Collaborative Initiative Award for their five-school interdisciplinary undergraduate course on sustainability.
November 16, 2012 . Read More
Professor Solove: Privacy Regulation is a Failure
In a symposium held by the Harvard Law Review, John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law Daniel J. Solove stated that current methods of privacy regulation in the United States are incapable of protecting the privacy of Americans from technologies that routinely collect, store, and share vast quantities of information, often with the consent of internet users themselves.
November 15, 2012 . Read More
New Role for Law Dean
Provost Steven Lerman announced that Paul Schiff Berman will serve as Vice Provost for Online Education and Academic Innovation.
November 13, 2012 . Read More
Reuters: Think Deal Lawyers Are Adding Value to Mergers? Think Again, Law Profs Say
GW Law Professor Jeffrey Manns and Pepperdine Law Professor Robert Anderson IV take an empirical look at use of mergers and acquisitions attorneys in business deals in an upcoming Cornell Law Review article. Read more about their research on this cost benefit analysis in news articles from Reuters "Breakingviews" and the ABA Journal.
November 12, 2012 . Read More
GW Today: A Sustainable Minor
GW's new minor in sustainability is generating enthusiasm from students and faculty. Learn more about this interdisciplinary initiative and the role GW Law, lead by Associate Dean Leroy Paddock, is playing.
November 09, 2012 . Read More
Professors Barron and Benitéz Honored with Beckman Award for Inspiring Their Students
Professor Jerome Barron and Professor Alberto Benitéz are each the recipients of the 2012 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, given to faculty members that inspire former students to make significant contributions to society.
November 06, 2012 . Read More
Human Rights Court Awards Resounding Victory to GW Law Clinic Clients
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights this month handed down its judgment in Vélez Restrepo and Family v. Colombia — a case of serious human rights violations suffered by journalist Richard Vélez, his wife Sara Román, and their two children, Mateo and Juliana.
October 18, 2012 . Read More
Professor Schoenbaum on the Affordable Care Act
Professor Naomi Schoenbaum's article on the Affordable Care Act was recently featured in The Atlantic. Health care has been one of the yardsticks of Obama's term in office and one of the touchstones of the 2012 election. But an important piece of the discussion on the health care law has been missing: is it a tax or a penalty?
October 17, 2012 . Read More
Immigration Clinic and Professor Benítez Honored with Community Award
Immigration Clinic and Professor Benítez Honored with Community Award | Professor Alberto Benítez last week accepted on behalf of the GW Law Immigration Clinic the District of Columbia Courts' Hispanic Heritage Celebration's Community Award. The annual CORO Awards brings together DC Court of Appeals and DC Superior Court judges, staff, and guests to honor those serving members of the Latino community. Superior Court Judge Marisa J. Demeo presented Professor Benítez with the award.
October 17, 2012 . Read More
Professor Solove Named as "Thought Leader" on LinkedIn
John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law Daniel Solove is among 150 "influential thought leaders" contributing essays to the professional networking site LinkedIn.
October 12, 2012 . Read More
Fisher v. University of Texas
GW Law alumnus and former Solicitor General Gregory Garre, J.D. '91, went before the U.S. Supreme Court today to argue this major affirmative action case on behalf of the University of Texas—one of four cases he will argue this term. Watch and read analysis of this case and its legal issues from Professor Jonathan Turley, Associate Dean Alan Morrison, and Professor Chris Bracey.
October 10, 2012 . Read More
Newly Appointed Endowed Chair and Research Professorships Announced
Dean Paul Schiff Berman announced today the appointments of Naomi Cahn as the new Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, Orin Kerr and F. Scott Kieff as Fred C. Stevenson Research Professors of Law, and Jonathan Siegel as the F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Research Professor of Law.
October 05, 2012 . Read More
Professor Overton Discusses Election Law Issues on C-SPAN
Professor Spencer Overton appeared on C-SPAN's Book TV to talk about his book, "Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression." A leading election law scholar and former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice, Spencer explains his assertion that politicians and bureaucrats—not citizens—control electoral outcomes and shape public policy, and discusses a range of issues from voter ID regulations to campaign finance.
September 30, 2012 . Read More
Dean Bracey Moderates Panel on Fisher v. University of Texas
George Washington University hosted a panel on this upcoming Supreme Court case, which focuses on one aspect of the undergraduate admissions program at The University of Texas at Austin.
September 29, 2012 . Read More
LL.M. Candidate Balances Family, Work, School, and Music
The rock band Virginia Coalition plays to capacity crowds in clubs and theaters all over the east coast. Guitarist and co-vocalist Steve Dawson has developed a career as an environmental compliance consultant as he is earning an LL.M. at GW Law.
September 26, 2012 . Read More
Professor Schoenbaum Explains South Korea-Japan Island Territory Dispute
Professor Thomas J. Schoenbaum speaks with VOA Korea about disputed claims to a group of islands — known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan — and explains the legal issues of maritime zones, ICJ jurisdiction over the issue, and what role the United States could possibly play in assisting to resolve the dispute.
September 25, 2012 . Read More
Bringing Conversations on Race Into the Open
The inaugural "Black Male Experience" panel, held in the George Washington University Law School’s Jacob Burns Moot Court Room on September 21, featured discussions on education, marriage, and economic disparities that face the black community in America. Keynote speakers Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) announced a new Congressional caucus on the issues facing black men and boys. Panelists included Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown Law Center Professor Everett Bellamy, and Maryland State Senator C. Anthony Muse.
September 24, 2012 . Read More
Remembering A. Sidney Katz, J.D. ‘66
The George Washington University Law School recently lost a distinguished alumnus and benefactor. Sid Katz, an intellectual property attorney, received numerous distinctions and awards over the course of his career. He was responsible for generous contributions to GW Law, including a lecture series and the archway that joins 20th Street and the quad.
September 24, 2012 . Read More
Professor Rosen's Book Reviews
GW Law Professor Jeffrey Rosen provides sharp analysis as both the Legal Editor for The New Republic, and as the reviewer of choice for The Washington Post and The New York Times. Professor Rosen has recently provided reviews for three new books involving important legal topics.
September 21, 2012 . Read More
From the Classroom to the Courtroom
GW Law 3L Ryan Borchik applied lessons learned from Professor Orin Kerr’s Criminal Law and Computer Crimes classes to his summer internship at the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. Ryan offered invaluable assistance with two major criminal cases, including a murder trial with five co-defendants.
September 05, 2012 . Read More
Jeffrey Rosen Reviews "Rights at Risk"
David K. Shipler's new book "Rights at Risk: The Limits of Liberty in Modern America" is reviewed in The Washington Post by Professor Jeffrey Rosen. The book is an examination of significant constitutional cases that have defined American civil liberties both before and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. "There are, of course, many books about the stories behind Supreme Court cases. Shipler's distinctive contribution is the thoroughness and originality of his reporting: By interviewing the protagonists in landmark cases, he uncovers some surprising and relevant facts."
August 24, 2012 . More
CNN: Professor Turley on PA Voter ID Laws
Professor Jonathan Turley recently appeared on CNN to discuss the likelihood of Pennsylvania’s new voter ID laws remaining in place. A judge recently refused to allow an injunction against the new voter requirements, and the case is expected to go before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
August 23, 2012 . More
Alumnus Robert Esposito Featured on PBS
Robert Esposito (LL.M. ‘12) recently participated in “Ask the Experts,” a segment of the PBS program “Need to Know.” Mr. Esposito analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of the island nation of Palau’s legal attempts to hold industrialized nations accountable for climate change.
August 20, 2012 . More
Professor Clarke Provides Expert Analysis of Chinese Murder Trial, Legal System
On August 16, CNN.com published Professor Donald C. Clarke's article, "China murder trial a rigged spectacle," in which he provides observations and analysis of the Chinese legal system through the lens of the high-profile murder trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of a recently-toppled party leader.
August 17, 2012 . More
Alumna Janna Ryan Hits the Campaign Trail
Janna Ryan (J.D. ‘98) has been in the news this week after presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced his selection of her husband Paul Ryan as candidate for Vice President. Janna served as a Legislative Assistant to former Oklahoma Rep. Bill Brewster (D-OK) while attending evening classes at GW Law.
August 15, 2012 . More
Senators Cite Professor Wilmarth in "Too Big To Fail" Debate
Professor Arthur Wilmarth's recent Senate testimony was cited by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and David Vitter (R-LA) in their letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
August 14, 2012 . More
Public Interest Program Cleans up The National Mall
The GW Law Public Interest and Pro Bono Program hosted their annual Pre-Orientation Day of Service on Wednesday, August 16. Over 80 incoming 1L’s finished their three day Pre-Orientation by picking up litter on the National Mall with the help of Dean Paul Schiff Berman.
August 14, 2012 . More
GW Law Receives Donation for Energy Law and Policy Initiative
The Constellation Foundation has provided a $450,000 donation to launch an energy law and policy initiative at GW Law. The initiative has been designed to develop ideas and train leaders on legal and policy issues related to the United States electric energy sector and will debut during the 2012–13 academic year.
August 13, 2012 . More
GW Law Moot Court to Compete for National Championship
GW Law's Moot Court Program is one of the best in the country for the third consecutive year. Ranked #11 by the University of Houston Law Center for the 2011-2012 academic year, GW Law's Moot Court Program has qualified to compete in the National Moot Court Championship in January of 2013.
August 08, 2012 . More
GW Law and GW School of Business Launch New Joint Master of Science in Government Contracts Program
George Washington University Law School and George Washington University School of Business have launched a new and innovative interdisciplinary Master of Science in Government Contracts degree. The program blends the study of government procurement law and policy, in classes taught by GW Law professors, with a core business curriculum, in classes taught by the School of Business.
August 01, 2012 . More
Professor Steve Charnovitz Discusses Improving Energy, Climate Policies
GW Law Professor Steve Charnovitz and co-author Daniel C. Etsy of Yale Law School present a multifaceted strategy for improving U.S. energy policy in The World Financial Review. Their plan calls for incentives to private companies to embrace green technology, increasing research and development on green energy, and placing an emphasis on increasing American competition in the market of environmental goods.
July 31, 2012 . More
An Interview with Dean Paul Schiff Berman About Student Debt
Dean Berman was recently interviewed by NerdWallet.com, a personal finance website, on the subject of student loans. In the article he discusses initiatives at GW Law to help keep student loan debt down, as well as the changes created by the new federal student loan system and its income-based repayment program.
July 31, 2012 . More
Private Practice in Paradise
Elif Beall (J.D. ’04) has established a thriving immigration and appellate practice on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. In an interview with Kauai Midweek, Ms. Beall offered her thoughts on why she chose immigration and appellate law, and what she finds personally rewarding about her practice.
July 30, 2012 . More
"On the Frontlines," New Book by Professor Naomi Cahn
"On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and the Post-Conflict Process," a new book by Professor Naomi Cahn, has received positive reviews from the Global Journal. Co-authored by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin and Dina Francesca Haynes, the book examines the experiences of women during the aftermath of military conflicts in places such as Afghanistan, Columbia, Yugoslavia, and Northern Ireland.
July 26, 2012 . More
Professor Kerr is #2 Most Cited Criminal Law Scholar
Congratulations to Professor Orin Kerr, who was recently listed as the second-most cited criminal law scholar in the country in SSRN's survey of scholarly impact. Kerr's articles are cited approximately 15 times a year in published judicial decisions, including by the United States Supreme Court and every regional circuit court.
July 20, 2012 . More
GW Law Faculty Among Most Cited Nationally
GW Law's faculty has been recognized as one of the most influential in terms of scholarly impact. Using academic excellence and professional outcomes as criteria, Brian Leiter’s Law School Rankings places GW Law faculty among the top 20 in the country.
July 17, 2012 . More
Dean Berman Named One of Legal Times' "Champions & Visionaries"
The National Law Journal and Legal Times announced their fifth annual awards for lawyers who have helped advance the practice of law in Washington. One of this year's honorees is GW Law Dean Paul Schiff Berman, acknowledged for his "energy and ambition."
July 16, 2012 . More
Cahn and Carbone: Working-Class Women are Missing from the Discussion about How to "Have it All."
GW Law Professor Naomi Cahn and UMKC Law Professor June Carbone add their thoughts on AlterNet to the hot topic about helping highly educated women have it all—stressing that what is missing from this conversation is the plight of working-class women to have it at all.
July 15, 2012 . More
Analyzing Citizens United: "Corporate Tax Incentives and the Equal Protection Clause"
Analyzing Citizens United: "Corporate Tax Incentives and the Equal Protection Clause" | May graduate Justin T. Golart (J.D. '12) publishes "Corporate Tax Incentives and the Equal Protection Clause" for State Tax Notes.
July 11, 2012 . More
Affordable Care Act Analysis
Professors Neil Buchanan, Orin Kerr, Sara Rosenbaum, Jeffrey Rosen, and Jonathan Turley educate the public and provide opinions on questions of constitutional law, the analysis of the Supreme Court, the role of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, the case's policy implications, and more.
July 10, 2012 . More
PBS NewsHour: Professor Buchanan on the State Level Medicaid Debate
Health law and policy expert Professor Neil Buchanan analyzes the Supreme Court's healthcare ruling regarding Medicaid expansion and gives his thoughts on the ACA's policy implications on people and states.
July 05, 2012 . More
GW Law Alumni are 2012 "Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40"
Four George Washington University Law School alumni have been selected by the National Bar Association and IMPACT as this year's "Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40": Tremayne Bunaugh (J.D. ‘01), Rodney Pratt (J.D. ‘01), Annamaria Steward-Dymond (J.D. ’99), and Erek Barron (J.D. ’99).
June 20, 2012 . More
ACS's 2011-2012 Supreme Court Review: Professor Fairfax Breaks Down the High Court's Crim Pro Cases
The American Constitution Society hosted a panel discussion examining the current Supreme Court term—with leading academics and practitioners including GW Law Professor Roger Anthony Fairfax and former Solicitors General Paul D. Clement and Walter Dellinger—to analyze the Court's most noteworthy decisions and identify emerging trends. Watch the full program at the ACS website.
June 19, 2012 . More
Associate Dean Goldfarb Awarded "Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers"
The Clinical Legal Education Association—a national organization of clinical educators which seeks to integrate clinical teaching methods into legal education and promote excellence in clinical teaching and scholarship—has named Jacob Burns Foundation Professor of Clinical Law and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Phyllis Goldfarb its "2012 Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers." The award recognizes an individual who has shown commitment to the field of clinical legal education, contributed to its advancement, and fostered a spirit of community.
June 11, 2012 . More
Alumna Highlighted By White House for Entrepreneurship
Yael Krigman (J.D. '09), owner of Baked by Yael, creates many treats and is best known for her bagels and cake pops. Learn more about this accolade from the White House and how her GW Law degree helped her launch a thriving business.
June 07, 2012 . More
Communications Law Publication is Eighth Student-Operated Journal at GW Law
This summer, GW Law will become home to the Federal Communications Law Journal of the Federal Communications Bar Association—enhancing both the school's already prominent list of scholarly journals and its expertise in communications law. "The FCLJ saw in our school what we students already knew: each day, GW students leave the classroom to put the law in action at the forefront of national discourse. It's why we came to GW," said outgoing SBA President Nick Nikic.
June 06, 2012 . More
In Memoriam: Dorothy Shapiro
Dorothy Shapiro, a longtime GW benefactor who sought to improve lives and protect the environment, passed away last week. She and her family donated $8.7 million to George Washington University and established several professorships, fellowships, and conferences at the Law School.
June 05, 2012 . More
The 145th commencement of George Washington University Law School was held on Sunday, May 20, 2012 with 542 J.D. and 138 LL.M. graduates receiving degrees at the University Ceremony on the National Mall and at the Law School Diploma Ceremony in the Smith Center.
May 23, 2012 . More
Professor Maggs Among 2012 GW Award Recipients
Professor Gregory Maggs received the 2012 George Washington Award—one of the most prestigious awards bestowed by GW—at the University Commencement ceremony. Professor Maggs embodies integrity, collaboration, and dedication, and we congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition.
May 20, 2012 . More
AHA Member Spotlight: Robert Cottrol
The American Historical Association profiles Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law Robert J. Cottrol. Professor Cottrol is also a professor of history and sociology at GW and has been a member of AHA since 1976.
May 16, 2012 . More
"Contracts in the Real World: Stories of Popular Contracts and Why They Matter"
Contracts, the foundation of economic activity, are both vital and misunderstood. Professor Lawrence A. Cunningham's latest book corrects the misunderstandings through a series of engaging stories involving such diverse individuals as Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Clive Cussler, Lady Gaga, and Donald Trump.
May 15, 2012 . More
2012 Jamie Grodsky Prize Awarded
This spring, the George Washington University Law School was proud to award Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Dowling, JAGC, USN, (LL.M. ’11), the 2012 Jamie Grodsky Prize for Environmental Law Scholarship. Dowling’s paper, “Improving Energy Security with the Great Green Fleet: The Case for Transitioning from Ethanol to Drop-In Renewable Fuels,” highlights the U.S. Navy’s planned Great Green Fleet, a strike group that will be comprised of nuclear powered carriers and submarines, hybrid electric ships powered by algae-based naval propulsion fuel, and aircraft flying on a blend of camelina-based naval aviation fuel.
May 09, 2012 . More
Jeffrey Rosen on the Role of Courts in Democracies
The ABA hosted legal luminaries for "The Courts and Constitutional Democracy in America" which included discussions on judicial procedures, judicial elections, separation of powers, and case volume. (View video on C-SPAN).
May 09, 2012 . More
C-SPAN's "Q&A" Interviews GW Alumnus and Professor Brian Kamoie
1996 GW Law alumnus (also a 1997 GW MPH grad and a GW SPHHS Professor since 2001) Brian Kamoie was interviewed about his life and career—including his service in the Bush administration and currently in the Obama administration as the White House Senior Director of Preparedness, as well as his time at GW as a student and professor.
May 08, 2012 . More
The Law Profs
GW Law Professors Naomi Cahn and Todd Peterson and UMKC Law Professor Nancy Levit debut their blog for Wolters Kluwer's "Becoming a Lawyer." This month, The Law Profs tackle the topic of finding a summer job for those still looking and those thinking ahead to next summer.
May 07, 2012 . More
Report: "Gender Equality in Employment: Policy and Practices in the Switzerland and the U.S."
Professor Naomi Cahn, 3L Michael Peters, and 2L Lindsay Luken are part of a GW team that gathered and analyzed data examining gender equality. The joint GW-U.S. Embassy of Switzerland report found women in both countries face similar employment challenges.
April 26, 2012 . More
Alumni Establish Thriving Law Practice
Following graduation, Brendan Klaproth (J.D.'10) and Sergey Basyuk (J.D.'10) opened their own legal practice in DC. Today, Basyuk & Klaproth LLP is well on its way to establishing a presence in commercial, entertainment, and immigration law.
April 23, 2012 . More
Honoring Corinne Ball
The George Washington Law Alumni Association and the Law Association for Women (LAW) recognized attorney Corinne Ball (J.D. '78) with the Belva Ann Lockwood Award, which celebrates the enduring legacy of women’s rights. Ball is one of the country’s premiere bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers.
April 11, 2012 . More
International Competitions Prepare Students for Legal Careers
Students tested their oral and written skills arguing before faculty scholars and a DC Bar arbitration expert in GW Law’s recent international competitions.
April 06, 2012 . More
Clean Water Act at 40 Event Videos
"The Clean Water Act at 40: The J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium" | Speakers discussed a variety of clean water issues including the need for increased green infrastructure to aid in storm water control, green roofs, pervious pavements, and household rainwater collection; and for cities to rethink how they manage and meet water needs. Join the discussion and watch the panel presentation videos.
April 02, 2012 . More
The Clean Water Act at 40: The J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium
This event took place March 22–23, 2012 at GW Law. The first day of the conference was held on the United Nations' "World Water Day” and featured distinguished speakers from across the nation. Nancy Stoner, Acting Associate Administrator for Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), provided the keynote address, that focused on the EPA's theme "Water is worth it."
March 28, 2012 . More
GW Law Faculty Offer Health Law and Policy Expertise on Historic Supreme Court Case
In a recent GW roundtable discussion with healthcare law and policy experts, GW Law Professor Peter Smith and School of Public Health Professor and GW Law Professor by Courtesy Sara Rosenbaum offered insight and analysis on a significant health law case that will be heard before the Supreme Court.
March 26, 2012 . More
Turley and Murphy Are 2011 Irish Legal 100 Honorees
Professors Jonathan Turley and Sean D. Murphy were honored in October as American attorneys of Irish descent for their legal accomplishments and commitment to the law and service.
March 17, 2012 . More
Government Contracts Community Gathers for Luncheon
In February, the GW Government Procurement Law Program hosted its annual Alumni & Friends Luncheon bringing together more than 200 to celebrate the program and honor Shauna Johnston (J.D. '12), this year's Boyd Scholar.
March 15, 2012 . More
In Memoriam: Professor Raymond W. Mushal
The GW Law community remembers with gratitude the life of Ray Mushal, who taught Environmental Crimes at GW Law since 1993. Professor Mushal was a tireless advocate of environmental crimes litigation with a long career at the U.S. Department of Justice's Environmental Crimes Division of the Environment and Natural Resources Section.
March 14, 2012 . More
An Historic Conversation: GW Law School Hosts Judges from the U.S. Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights
Four U.S. Supreme Court justices and seven members of the European Court of Human Rights gathered at GW Law School on March 1 for an historic workshop focusing on issues relevant to both courts.
March 12, 2012 . More
Waiving Your Right to Sue
Associate Dean Alan Morrison was a guest on The Diane Rehm Show to discuss the growing number of forced arbitration clauses in contracts.
March 09, 2012 . More
C-LEAF Continues Leadership on Road to Financial Reform
GW's Center for Law, Economics & Finance hosted a conference focused on the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Gary Gensler, Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, provided the keynote address. C-LEAF has hosted six major conferences on the topic over the past two years. Learn more about GW Law's leadership in bringing together the worlds of Wall Street and Capitol Hill in this era of increased financial market regulation.
March 06, 2012 . More
Professor Straus Named as Slovenian Ambassador of Science
In recognition of his expertise, leadership, and numerous contributions to the academy and to the field of intellectual property and patent law, the Republic of Slovenia’s Committee for Prizes and Recognitions named Professor Josef Straus an Ambassador of Science for the year 2011.
February 29, 2012 . More
Professor Carrillo in Costa Rica to Litigate GW Law Clinic Case Before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
GW International Human Rights Clinic students and Professor and Director Arturo Carrillo have been working on Vélez v. Colombia since 2007. The case denounces grave human rights abuses committed by the Colombian security forces against a journalist and his family in the late 1990s.
February 23, 2012 . More
Prominent Litigator Jim Humphreys Donates $1 Million Gift to His Alma Mater for GW Law Endowed Scholarship
Longtime GW benefactor James F. Humphreys (J.D. '78) continues to support access to legal education. "GW Law was the key to my career. The education and encouragement I received at the Law School enabled me to pursue a life-time dream of helping consumers and victims. I have been very fortunate financially and it is right and proper that I should pay back and support the institution that made my career possible."
February 21, 2012 . More
Conversations with Lawmakers: Professor Turley Talks Recess Appointments with House Judiciary
Professor Jonathan Turley headed to Capitol Hill to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary and give his expert opinion on "Executive Overreach: The President’s Unprecedented 'Recess' Appointments."
February 18, 2012 . More
A Supreme Competition
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit Judge Harris Hartz, and Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente, JD ’73, judged the finals of GW’s 62nd annual Jacob Burns Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition on Feb. 2. Watch the video
February 08, 2012 . More
Dean Berman Announces New Health Care Law and Policy Program
In an interview with The National Law Journal, Dean Paul Schiff Berman outlines GW Law's plans to launch a health care law and policy program in the fall. The launch is made possible by a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor.
February 05, 2012 . More
GW Law Announces Winner of First Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant
The Law School community congratulates Michel Morin of the Université de Montréal on winning the first annual Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant, which provides a $10,000 stipend to support short-term historical research using the Special Collections Department at GW’s Jacob Burns Law Library.
February 03, 2012 . More
Gordon Selected for 2012 Federal 100 Award
Associate Dean Daniel Gordon has been selected to receive a 2012 Federal 100 Award. The awards are given to executives from government, industry, and academia who are found by a select panel of judges to have had the greatest impact on the government information systems community. Before starting at the Law School in January as Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies, Gordon was the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy.
February 01, 2012 . More
GW Law Tech Policy Talks
In recent weeks, GW Law faculty gathered with Internet policy and technology leaders to discuss breaking news and trends in the industry, highlighting the Law School’s expertise and leadership in the field.
January 30, 2012 . More
Students Excel in Writing Competitions
GW Law students in the Government Procurement Law Program excelled in major writing competitions in 2011. These scholars won $21,000 in prize money, published numerous articles in leading journals and earned the opportunity to present their research at major conferences.
January 26, 2012 . More
Carmen Ortiz to Speak at Commencement
Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts (J.D. '81), will be the speaker at the 2012 Law School Diploma Ceremony.
January 20, 2012 . More
Alumnus Wins Supreme Court Case
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Cory Maples, who is represented by GW Law alumnus Gregory Garre (J.D. '91). The case focused on whether a lawyer's errors can be attributed to their client, and the court's ruling will give the Alabama death-row inmate another chance to appeal his conviction.
January 18, 2012 . More
Law School Welcomes New Government Procurement Dean
The GW Law community welcomes Daniel Gordon, Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies. Associate Dean Gordon joins the Law School after serving as the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, a position to which he was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate.
January 11, 2012 . More
Two Alumni Named to Supreme Court Clerkships
The GW Law community congratulates Mark Taticchi (J.D. ’10) and Ryan Watson (J.D. ’07), who recently were hired to serve as U.S. Supreme Court clerks for the October 2012 term. Taticchi will clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy, and Watson will clerk for Justice Samuel Alito. Both join the distinguished ranks of alumni and faculty who have clerked for Supreme Court justices over the years.
January 09, 2012 . More
Professor Turley's "Res Ipsa Loquitur" Voted Top Legal Opinion Blog
Professor Jonathan Turley's blog has been voted the top legal opinion blog in the ABA Journal's Top 100 Blawg poll—the same week the site received its 10 millionth viewer. Placing second in the opinion category of the ABA Journal poll is the "The Volokh Conspiracy," co-authored by Professor Orin Kerr.
January 06, 2012 . More
2011 News Stories
Alumnus Honored with Pursuit of Justice Award
When Jack Olender visited the Law School in September 2011 to attend his 50th reunion, it was just one of many such points along an unwavering path of friendship with his alma mater that stretches back to 1961, when he earned his LL.M. degree. Recently, however, the Law School has enjoyed an especially fortuitous and somewhat unusual connection to one of its most accomplished alumni.
December 22, 2011 . More
Professor Kieff Named to European Academy of Sciences and Arts
The Academy promotes transnational dialogue and visionary developments of new scientific knowledge and academic thinking, and has more than 1,500 world-renowned members, 28 of whom have received Nobel Prizes.
December 16, 2011 . More
Public Justice Advocacy Clinic Works to Expand Preschool Special Education in D.C. Schools
Representing clients in a class-action lawsuit, Professor Jeffrey Gutman and his students in the Clinic devoted much time over several years to investigating important issues and crafting a litigation strategy to address the failure of the DC Public Schools to provide special education services to preschool-aged children.
December 15, 2011 . More
Professor Buergenthal Receives United Nations Association Human Rights Award
Last week, Thomas Buergenthal, Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence, was awarded the Louis B. Sohn Human Rights Award by the United Nations Association – National Capital Area. This award was one of three honors he has recently received for his work in international law and human rights.
December 12, 2011 . Read More
Alumna Honored for Public Service Work
Stasia Kelly, J.D.’81, was honored in October as the Centennial Attorney of the Year by the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
December 07, 2011 . More
C-LEAF in NY Event Explores European Financial Crisis
On December 6, GW’s Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) hosted the event, “Headwinds in the Global Economy and Strategies for Regaining Traction” in New York. The discussion featured distinguished panelists Corrine Ball (J.D. ’78) of Jones Day; Paul N. Roth of Shulte Roth & Zabel; and The Hon. John Snow (J.D. ’67) of JWS Associates and former Secretary of the Treasury.
December 06, 2011 . More
Associate Dean Morrison Testifies on Balanced Budget Amendment
On November 30, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law Alan Morrison offered testimony before the Senate on the proposed balanced budget constitutional amendment.
December 02, 2011 . More
IHRC Urges Obama Administration to Support Colombian Human Rights Activists
In October, GW Law’s International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) joined eight human rights organizations in urging Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and the Obama administration to increase protections for human rights activists in Colombia.
November 28, 2011 . More
Dean Berman Shares Thoughts on Legal Education
Read thoughts from Dean Paul Schiff Berman on GW Law, legal education, and on preparing students for their future.
November 21, 2011 . More
Professor Sean Murphy Elected to International Law Commission
Professor Sean Murphy was elected by the United Nations General Assembly to the International Law Commission (ILC). The Commission consists of 34 distinguished legal scholars, practitioners, and government officials from around the world who are elected to serve for five-year terms.
November 17, 2011 . More
Faculty Experts Weigh In on Supreme Court Arguments
Three GW Law faculty and national experts on privacy and Constitutional law—Jeffrey Rosen, Daniel Solove, and Orin Kerr—are lending their views and analysis to the media as the Supreme Court begins hearing arguments in a case involving surveillance and possible violations of the Fourth Amendment.
November 11, 2011 . More
Mock Trial Board Victory
Congratulations to the GW Law Mock Trial Board team on their recent victory at the ABA Labor and Employment Mock Trial Regional Competition in Washington, DC. The team consisted of Joseph Yarbough, Moses Cook (coach), James Bonneau, Meredith Dempsey, and Ariel Gould.
November 08, 2011 . More
GW Law Launches Political Law Studies Initiative
Directed by Professor Spencer Overton, GW’s Political Law Studies Initiative capitalizes on the Law School’s unique location, faculty, courses, alumni, and students to provide an intensive curriculum for studying political law. The initiative also provides a neutral venue for government officials, practitioners, policy advocates, law students, and scholars to discuss ideas, develop the political law field, and create bipartisan professional networks.
November 07, 2011 . More
GW Law Names New Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies
GW Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel I. Gordon, Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget, as its new Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies. He will assume the newly created position on Jan. 1, 2012.
November 02, 2011 . More
Professor Kieff Named Finalist for 2011 World Technology Awards
F. Scott Kieff was named a finalist in the prestigious 2011 World Technology Awards by the World Technology Network. The awards were presented at the United Nations on October 26 in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Technology Review, and Science magazine. Professor Kieff is a renowned scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of innovation.
November 01, 2011 . More
FTC Honors Professor Kovacic with Award for Lifetime Achievement
The Federal Trade Commission presented former Commissioner and Chairman William E. Kovacic with the Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for Lifetime FTC Achievement. Learn more about Professor Kovacic’s remarkable, globe-trotting career, his return to the Law School faculty, and his plans for the future.
October 28, 2011 . More
Law School Hosts Second Annual Conference on Law of Demand Response
The event, co-sponsored by Husch Blackwell and the Peak Load Management Alliance, will be held October 26-27 in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room at the Law School. This year’s conference will tackle emerging developments and key issues in the law as well as revisit some lingering challenging topics explored at last year’s gathering.
October 26, 2011 . More
Law Review Symposium 2011
The Law Review will host its 2011 Symposium Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Farrand’s Records of the Federal Convention, co-sponsored by the Institute for Constitutional History, on November 3–4. The event features a keynote address by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States, scholarly panel discussions, and a post-symposium reception.
October 24, 2011 . More
Professor Awarded Civil Liberties Prize
Professor Laura Dickinson’s recent book, “Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs,” has won the 2011 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.
October 10, 2011 . More
Professors Featured for "Groundbreaking Class"
The International Association for Asset Recovery recently featured a story on their website about the GW Law class "International Money Laundering, Corruption and Terrorism," taught by Professors Tom Lasich and Jack Smith. The class is the first of its kind and provides students with real-world experience and in-depth knowledge of asset recovery that most lawyers learn over the course of their careers.
October 01, 2011 . More
Prof. Murphy Honored as ILC Candidate
In September, the American Society of International Law hosted a reception in honor of Professor Sean D. Murphy, who has been nominated by the U.S. government for election to the International Law Commission this November by the U.N. General Assembly. Watch the video of Professor Murphy’s remarks, as well as introductions by ASIL Vice President John Crook and U.S. State Department Legal Adviser Harold H. Koh.
September 26, 2011 . More
GW Law Welcomes New Admissions Dean
The GW Law community welcomes Sophia Sim, Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial aid. Associate Dean Sim joins the Law School after serving for 14 years in admissions at Georgetown University Law Center.
September 20, 2011 . More
Alumna Named to Facebook Privacy Post
Erin M. Egan, JD ’94, joins Facebook in October as senior policy adviser and director of privacy in Washington. She currently is a partner with Covington & Burling.
September 15, 2011 . More
Law School Announces Visiting Associate Professor Program
GW Law invites applications for appointments in the Visiting Associate Professor Program for the 2012-2014 term. The program seeks candidates who demonstrate promise as legal scholars and a strong interest in entering the legal academy.
September 13, 2011 . More
Burns Law Library Announces Cummins Research Grant
GW Law is pleased to invite applications for the Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant for 2012. The Cummins Grant provides a stipend to support short-term historical research using the Special Collections Department at GW's Jacob Burns Law Library.
September 06, 2011 . More
Professor Shelton, Others Secure Historic Human Rights Settlements with Paraguayan Government
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, with Professor Dinah Shelton as president, negotiated significant human rights victories for victims and their families.
September 02, 2011 . More
GW Law Launches International Student Energy Research Project
In August, Associate Dean for Environmental Studies Lee Paddock, environmental law fellow Jennifer Bowmar, and six GW Law students launched the first International Student Energy Research Project in Groningen, The Netherlands.
August 30, 2011 . More
Media Seeks Professor Manns’ Financial Expertise
Professor Jeffrey Manns has been widely sought after by the news media in recent stories about the country’s current financial situation. He has discussed the United States’ downgraded credit rating, rating agencies and their actions, and current events within the government and financial sector.
August 22, 2011 . More
In Memoriam: The Hon. Glenn L. Archer
The Law School celebrates the life and legacy of The Hon. Glenn L. Archer, J.D. ’54, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit who passed away in July.
August 19, 2011 . More
Professor Receives the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Susan R. Jones, director and supervising attorney of GW Law's Small Business and Community Economic Development Clinic, received the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) Lifetime Achievement Award for distinctive service to the greater Washington, DC, creative community and for 20 years of service on the WALA board of directors.
August 11, 2011 .
Law School Alumnus Receives Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
D. Bruce Sewell, J.D. ’86 and senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Apple, Inc., has been awarded the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award by The George Washington University.
August 05, 2011 . More
Maria Pallante Appointed Register of Copyrights
At a moment when intellectual property law is at the forefront of numerous complex legal discussions, a GW Law graduate once again leads the nation in copyright law. The Library of Congress confirmed Maria A. Pallante, J.D. ’90, as the 12th Register of Copyrights and director of the United States Copyright Office in June.
August 02, 2011 . More
GW Law Professors Lead in Paper Downloads at SSRN
Professor Orin Kerr's "How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students" and Professor Richard Pierce's "What Should We Do About Administrative Law Judge Disability Decisionmaking?" were #1 and #4 respectively in downloads on SSRN for the week of July 29, 2011.
July 30, 2011 . More
The GW–Oxford International Human Rights Law Program at 17
Dean Berman discusses the history and achievements of the program on the Law School's 20th & H blog.
July 26, 2011 . More
Remembering Charles T. Manatt
The George Washington University is sad to report the passing on July 22 of its distinguished alumnus and Board of Trustees Chairman Emeritus Charles Taylor Manatt (J.D. '62). Chuck, as he liked to be called, was 75 years old.
July 22, 2011 . More
Electronic Discovery Event
The Law School hosted the event, "Electronic Discovery at the ITC: Current Challenges and Possible Improvements." Panelists and attendees included prominent leaders such as ITC Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun, Judge Randall Rader of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (J.D. '78), Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Laporte of the Northern District of California, Judges from the ITC, and associates from Apple, Intel, and local law firms.
July 20, 2011 . More
Professor Solove's 'Nothing to Hide'
Should one give up privacy to gain security? In his new book, Professor Daniel Solove explores the history of privacy rights and the challenges of present technology, and shows how regulation and oversight can preserve both security and privacy.
July 14, 2011 . More
Professor Challenges Utah Law
Jonathan Turley files a historic challenge to Utah's law criminalizing polygamous relations and cohabitation, representing members of the cast of TLC's 'Sister Wives.' His litigation team includes local counsel, 2010 alumnus Adam Alba, and students Joseph Haupt and Geoffrey Turley.
July 14, 2011 . Read More
Welcome Dean Berman
This month marks a new era for GW Law as Paul Schiff Berman, a renowned teacher, scholar, and proven academic administrator, takes the helm as the 18th dean of the George Washington University Law School. Please join us in welcoming him to our community and read more about his vision for the future of the Law School.
July 07, 2011 . More
C-LEAF in New York
GW's Center for Law Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) hosted its second annual "C-LEAF in New York" set of events with an alumni reception June 7 and a symposium on hedge fund regulation June 8.
June 28, 2011 . More
Professor Turley and Students File Lawsuit on Behalf of U.S. Congressmen
On June 15, Professor Jonathan Turley and his team of GW Law students filed a historic challenge to the Libyan War on behalf of their bipartisan Congressional clients claiming the president of the United States does not have the inherent authority to order combat operations without Congressional approval.
June 15, 2011 . More
GW Law Co-Hosts ICJ Discussion
On June 3, GW Law and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) co-hosted a workshop in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Legal Adviser.
June 13, 2011 . More
Honoring Adjunct Faculty
In May, GW Law paid tribute to its dedicated adjunct professors with an Adjunct Faculty Appreciation Luncheon. Awards and recognition were offered to adjunct professors who have served for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 35 years.
June 06, 2011 . More
Clinical Professor Joan H. Strand Becomes Professor Emeritus
Professor Joan H. Strand, director of the Civil and Family Litigation Clinic of The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics, was awarded professor emeritus status during the 2011 Law School Commencement ceremony on May 15, 2011. Named in 2008 “one of the 90 greatest Washington lawyers of the last 30 years” by the Legal Times, Professor Strand is retiring from GW Law following 32 years of service.
May 31, 2011 . More
For Vietnamese Family, An Emotional Rescue and Reunion
The Washington Post profiles 2011 graduate Ha-Thanh Nguyen and tells the story of how her family escaped communist Vietnam with the help of the U.S. Navy.
May 14, 2011 . More
Celebrating the Class of 2011
The Law School congratulates members of the graduating class of 2011 and recognizes the extraordinary effort that has led to their success. This year’s graduates held positions in government agencies, took classes by prominent Washington experts, and dedicated themselves to community service. Read about these experiences as a few 2011 graduates share their unique Law School stories.
May 12, 2011 . More
Students Excel in Moot Court Nationals
Congratulations to 3L Alexander Varond and 2L Thomas Yeh, who finished second overall to Harvard in the 2011 Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court National Championship in Washington, DC. The nationals were held at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 15.
May 06, 2011 . More
Paul Schiff Berman Named Dean of GW Law
Paul Schiff Berman, currently the dean of the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, has been named dean of the George Washington University Law School by GW President Steven Knapp. His first day at GW is July 1, 2011.
April 28, 2011 . More
GW Law International Human Rights Clinic Brings Its First Case Before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Vélez v. Colombia brings attention to the human rights abuses of a journalist and his family in Colombia.
April 11, 2011 . More
Opening College Admissions
For high-performing, low-income students attending D.C. public high schools, a new nonprofit led by Dele Butler (J.D. '09), aims to unlock barriers to admission to high-caliber universities.
April 06, 2011 . More
C-LEAF Inaugural Junior Faculty Workshop
Successful roundtable, co-sponsored by the law firm of Schulte Roth, brings together young academics and senior faculty for two days of in-depth discussions on various business law topics.
April 02, 2011 . More
Representing Puerto Rico
A GW Law education gave Pedro Pierluisi (J.D. '84) a head start in Washington.
April 01, 2011 . More
Professor Shelton Elected Chair of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Dinah L. Shelton, the Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law, has been a commissioner on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) since January 1, 2010.
March 25, 2011 . More
Professor Murphy Argues Case for Macedonia Before International Court of Justice
Professor Murphy is part of a team of lawyers from Macedonia, France, Belgium, and the United Kingdom that prepared written pleadings for the Court and is now presenting Macedonia’s case against the Republic of Greece at the oral hearing.
March 21, 2011 . More
Justice Thomas Guest Lectures at GW Law
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Taught the March 11 Contracts Class of One of His Former Law Clerks, Dean Gregory Maggs.
March 12, 2011 . More
Honoring Margaret Carlson
Margaret Carlson, a journalist and GW Law alumna, was awarded the Belva Ann Lockwood Award earlier this month. She currently writes a weekly column on politics for Bloomberg News, is the Washington editor of The Week, is a contributing editor at The Atlantic, and is a frequent commentator on MSNBC. She also holds the distinction of being named the first female columnist for Time magazine.
March 11, 2011 . More
Remembering Professor Donald P. Rothschild
GW Law remembers with gratitude the life of Donald P. Rothschild, who served as a professor at the Law School for 23 years and retired emeritus with a distinguished research chair named in his honor.
March 09, 2011 . More
GW Law Co-Chairs the U.S.-E.U. Procurement Leadership Roundtable
Law Students Attend Roundtable and Report on the Experience
March 07, 2011 . More
John Snow to Speak at Commencement
John W. Snow, former United States Secretary of the Treasury and a graduate of GW Law's Class of 1967, will be the speaker at the 2011 Law School Diploma Ceremony.
March 04, 2011 . More
Newhall and Williamson Win GNLU Moot Court for Second Year in a Row
The Times of India covers 3Ls Jeremiah Newhall (best oralist) and Sean Williamson's win at the Gujarat National Law University International Moot Court Competition in India. Their first-place finish marks the second year in a row that a GW Law team has won the prestigious competition.
February 14, 2011 . More
American History: Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes (J.D. '22)
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, a tribute blog to author Robert E. Howard and Texas history, profiles GW Law alumna Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes (J.D. '22). A part-time law student who worked as a DC police officer, Judge Hughes played roles in major events including swearing-in President Johnson after President Kennedy's assassination and ruling on Roe v. Wade as a federal district judge. She is also remembered for championing womens and human rights.
February 08, 2011 . More
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed life, family, and work with NPR journalist Nina Totenberg at a GW/Smithsonian event in February.
February 07, 2011 . More
Courting Victory: GW Law's Top Oral Advocates Go Head-to-Head in Van Vleck Finals
The 61st annual Jacob Burns Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition featured Jonathan Maier and Sean Sherman vs. Alexander Hastings and Ha-Thanh Nguyen before a bench of U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Joseph A. Greenaway Jr., Barbara Milano Keenan, and Leslie H. Southwick.
February 07, 2011 . More
Alumna Premiers Documentary at 2011 Sundance
Alumna Susan Saladoff (J.D. '83) premiered her documentary, "Hot Coffee," at Sundance. Decades of experience as a trial lawyer and her love of politics opened the doors for Susan to create this documentary The Washington Post calls a "stunning debut" and Reuters says is "informative and, best yet, entertaining."
January 28, 2011 . More
Examining Financial Reform
The Hon. Gary Gensler, chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) anchored a high-powered lineup of guest speakers and panelists Jan. 14 at a full-day financial regulatory reform symposium at GW focusing on the impact of the historic Dodd-Frank Act.
January 24, 2011 . More
GW Law Students Win Moot Court Competition in India
Anne Sidwell (J.D. candidate 2011) and Shauna Johnston (J.D. candidate 2012) competed in and won the KK Luthra Memorial Moot Court Competition held over the weekend at the University of Delhi, India.
January 19, 2011 . More
GW Law Helps Rebuild Haitian Law Libraries
The Blog of Legal Times and The National Law Journal cover GW Law's work helping to rebuild Hatian law libraries after the earthquake last year. Read more about what Associate Dean Scott Pagel and others are doing for this effort.
January 18, 2011 . More
Sidwell and Johnston Place First in Indian Criminal Law Moot Court Competition
The Times of India covers the GW Law win this weekend at the KK Luthra Moot Court Competition at the Faculty of Law, Delhi University. Congratulations to 3L Anne Sidwell and 2L Shauna Johnston for their amazing advocacy (winners and best brief) at this prestigious criminal law moot court competition!
January 17, 2011 . More
2008 News Stories
GW Law Alumna Mary Schapiro Named New SEC Chief
It was during her time as a law student that she decided to pursue a career in regulation, after alleged manipulation pushed up the price of silver.
December 18, 2008 . Times UK
Naomi Cahn's research on family law and trends is discussed in Margaret Talbot's New Yorker article, "Red Sex, Blue Sex: Why Do So Many Evangelical Teen-Agers Become Pregnant?"
November 03, 2008 . More
Protecting the Collective Voice of Songwriters, Composers, and Music Publishers is Even More Essential in Economically Difficult Times Say Panelists at GW Law Event
GW Law's CIEC and Broadcast Music, Inc. hosted the second meeting in "The Creative Industries in Transition: New Directions for the Digital Era" series showcasing academic research papers. The event, held at the Library of Congress, featured a paper by CIEC Fellow Ralph Oman.
October 27, 2008 . More
Professor Ralph Steinhardt One of Eight Experts To Write International Commission of Jurists Report on Human Rights
The report establishes the standards of liability when a multinational corporation is complicit in human rights violations and an effort to have companies see human rights as a business issue.
September 25, 2008 . The Economist
Pregnancy Often Puts Success Out of Reach for Teens
In addition to this St. Louis Post-Dispatch op-ed, spring Visiting Professor June Carbone and Theodore Fey Research Professor Naomi Cahn have co-authored the forthcoming Red Families v. Blue Families.
September 04, 2008 . More
Associate Dean Alfreda Robinson Receives National Bar Association's Highest Honor
September, 2008 . More
Hispanic Business: GW is Top 10 Law School for Hispanic Students
Magazine ranks GW as ninth best law school in its "Top Graduate Schools" issue.
September, 2008 . More
Alumna Making a Difference in Nepal
After almost 40 years as a research attorney with the California Supreme Court, Olga Murray founded the Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation and now dedicates her life to helping the children of Nepal.
August 27, 2008 . More
Government Needs to Focus on Product Safety, Not Obesity
Syndicated columnist and Professorial Lecturer in Law Jeffrey Axelrad writes an op-ed for the Athens Banner-Herald.
August 23, 2008 . Full Editorial
Judge Satterfield to be Next D.C. Superior Court Chief
GW Law alumnus Judge Lee Satterfield (J.D. '83) will take over the position from Chief Judge Rufus G. King, III in September.
August 22, 2008 . More
GW Law Professors Earn Book Awards
Lawrence E. Mitchell and Daniel J. Solove receive accolades for their research on the U.S. stock market and internet privacy, respectively.
August 14, 2008 . More
Legislation Earns Cheh Humane Society Award
D.C. Councilmember and GW Law Professor Mary M. Cheh given recognition for legislation written by her and her students and colleagues.
August 05, 2008 . More
Cahn on 30 Years of In Vitro Fertilization
Professor Naomi Cahn is a guest on KCBS to discuss this anniversary. These reproductive legal issues are the basis of her upcoming book, Test Tube Families.
July 25, 2008 . Listen
D.C. Poised to Pass Strong Animal Protection Laws
ABC7 News: "The new laws are the result of four years of research by law students at George Washington University."
July 04, 2008 . More
GW Law Brothers to Swim the English Channel to Honor Sister
Jay Owen (J.D. '07) and Reid Owen (2L) are raising money for traumatic brain injury patients and celebrating their sister, Caroline.
July 02, 2008 . Full Story
GW is First Law School to Join ABA-EPA "Law Office Climate Challenge"
Participation is the latest step in strengthening the University's commitment to sustainability.
June 30, 2008 . More
Professors Lupu and Tuttle Speak at Pew Forum on Religion
Professors Ira "Chip" Lupu and Robert Tuttle were panelists on "Hein, One Year Later: The Future of Church-State Litigation."
June 18, 2008 . Full Transcript
Professor Emeritus and ICJ Judge Honored for Human Rights Work
Judge Thomas Buergenthal is co-recipient of the 2008 Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize.
June 12, 2008 . More
Jacob Burns Law Library Publication Wins AALL Award
A Legal Miscellanea: A Newsletter for the Friends of the Jacob Burns Law Library is the 2008 Best Newsletter.
June 02, 2008 . Full Advisory
Faculty in the News: The Supreme Court's Oct. '07 Term Decisions
Read and listen to professors on legal issues including domestic violence, the 2nd Amendment, detainee rights, and the death penalty.
June, 2008 . More
John M. Whealan Joins GW Law as its First Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Law Studies
Whealan has experience in I.P. policy and litigation in all branches of government.
May 21, 2008 . Full Advisory
Congratulations Class of '08!
Senator Daniel K. Inouye (J.D. '52) welcomed his new fellow alumni on Sunday. To read his speech, view award winners, and more, read the Commencement Wrap-Up.
May 18, 2008 . More
Robinson and Alfred Receive Patricia Roberts Harris Awards
Associate Dean Alfreda Robinson is first to receive Alumni Award; Nicole L. Alfred receives BLSA's Harris Award.
May 16, 2008 . More
The New York Times Profiles Duffy and His Research
Professor John F. Duffy's article "Are Administrative Patent Judges Unconstitutional?" may affect the patent appeals process.
May 06, 2008 . Full Article
Craver on Teachers' Unions
Professor Charles Craver speaks to WAMU's "The Kojo Nnamdi Show" about American teachers' unions.
May 01, 2008 . Listen
Butler on Cops on Trial
Professor Paul Butler is a guest on NPR's "Tell Me More" to discuss prosecuting police officers.
April 28, 2008 . Listen
GW is a Top 'Go To Law School' for Big Law Firms
NLJ ranks GW Law as the #7 feeder school, and 16th in percentage, of first-year associates hired by the biggest 250 firms in 2007.
April 14, 2008 . More
Professor Michael J. Matheson was a witness for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations' "Negotiating a Long Term Relationship with Iraq."
April, 2008 . More
GW Law is Ranked 20th in U.S. News & World Report's 2009 Edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools"
For the fourth year, U.S. News ranked GW's I.P. law program third in the nation. The international law program is ranked eighth and environmental law 16th.
March 28, 2008 . Full Advisory
Senator Hillary Clinton Delivers Foreign Policy Address at GW
Dean Frederick M. Lawrence and GW President Steven Knapp joined students and other guests for a speech in the Marvin Center.
March 17, 2008 . More
DV LEAP Looks to Supreme Court
Women's eNews profiles GW Law's Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project, Director Professor Joan Meier, and Staff Attorney Elizabeth Liu.
March 13, 2008 . More
The DC Bar's Washington Lawyer Profiles the GW Animal Law Program in Its Cover Story, "The Growing Field of Animal Law"
March, 2008 . Full Article
Dean Lawrence on Bias Crimes
Loquitur interviews Dean Frederick M. Lawrence on the definitions and societal impacts of bias crimes and his book, Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes Under American Law.
February 29, 2008 . Listen
Justice Breyer and Professor Rosen in Conversation
The New Republic hosted an intimate discussion with Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and Professor Jeffrey Rosen.
February 21, 2008 . Watch
A New Order of Things - Bringing Mutuality to the "Mutual" Fund
Vanguard Founder John C. Bogle delivered the 27th Annual Manuel F. Cohen Memorial Lecture.
February 19, 2008 . More
BBC News: Straw's Written Constitution Hint
Read about United Kingdom Justice Secretary Jack Straw's speech at GW Law.
February 13, 2008 . More
Jacob Burns Law Library Acquires Rare French Law Collection from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
February 05, 2008 . Full Advisory
Mitchell is Newest Member of D.C. Mayor Fenty's Executive Office
Alumnus Rodney C. Mitchell has been appointed Director of the D.C. Office of Ex-Offender Affairs.
January 29, 2008 . Full Advisory
Matheson Testifies to Congress
Visiting Research Professor of Law Michael J. Matheson speaks before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs about U.S. security commitments in Iraq.
January 23, 2008 . Watch
Internet Firewall Creator Pensak Joins GW Law School's Creative and Innovative Economy Center as Research Fellow
Renowned entrepreneur David Pensak hopes to ignite passion for innovation on global tour starting in Jordan.
January 16, 2008 . More
Buchanan on the Wesley Snipes Tax-Fraud Case
Professor Neil Buchanan appeared on CNBC "Street Signs" to discuss the actor's tax evasion trial.
January 16, 2008 . Watch
Galston Appointed to Commission
Professor Miriam Galston brings her expertise in law and Islamic philosophy to the Maryland Governor's Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs.
January 09, 2008 . More
Fall 2007 GW Law School Magazine
Professor Jerome A. Barron, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Professor Daniel J. Solove's latest book, GW President Steven Knapp, and more.
January, 2008 . More