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Fighting Terrorism in Court

Fighting Terrorism in Court | Professor Peter Raven-Hansen has spent years representing victims of terrorism in civil litigation brought under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Along with Gary Osen, JD '92, he is currently working on several cases against organizations that handle financial transactions linked to terrorist activities. After a jury found Arab Bank liable last month for supporting Hamas in a series of bombings, Professor Raven-Hansen answered a series of questions about his work.

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Race and America's Gun Culture

Race and America's Gun Culture | CNN interviewed Robert Cottrol, Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law, on how race affects the debate over guns in America. Among other interesting facts, Professor Cottrol, a specialist in American legal history and author of The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere, asserts that guns helped spawn the civil rights movement by affording activists protection from vigilantes.

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Alum Designated as Convening Authority

Alum Designated as Convening Authority | Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has designated Vaughn A. Ary, LLM '95, as the Convening Authority for Military Commissions. The Convening Authority is empowered to convene military commissions, refer charges to trial, negotiate pre-trial agreements, and review records of trial. Mr. Ary will also provide an accused person the opportunity for clemency before taking action on all cases. He assumed the post after retiring as a Major General in the Marine Corps, where he served as Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant.

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Meeting the Ukrainian President

Meeting the Ukrainian President | During a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on September 18, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked for support in the conflict with Russia that began when the larger neighbor invaded Crimea. Professor Steve Charnovitz suggested LLM candidate Tetyana Girenko, who is Ukrainian and taking a course on international law, attend the event. He wrote to Speaker John Boehner's office, and they invited Ms. Girenko not only to the address, but also to a reception with the President. "It was such an honor for me to be a part of this remarkable event," she said.

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Ugandan Fulbright Research Scholar Joins GW Law

Ugandan Fulbright Research Scholar Joins GW Law | Joe Oloka-Onyango, former Dean of Makere University in Uganda, has joined GW Law for the 2014 fall semester as a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar. Mr. Oloka-Onyango and his wife, Sylvia Tamale, have been at the forefront of the human rights movement in Africa and were involved in a recent case that struck down Uganda's anti-homosexuality law. While at GW Law, Mr. Oloka-Onyango will continue to research international human rights law, with a focus on LGBT issues.

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News & Events

With several events taking place each day, GW Law is a hub of legal activity. From moot court competitions judged by Supreme Court justices to lectures by prominent legal minds to career development programs, the Law School is always abuzz with activities that benefit students, faculty, and the GW community.

 

Tech Companies to Cover Egg Freezing<br>for Employees

Tech Companies to Cover Egg Freezing
for Employees

Facebook and Apple made national news this month after offering to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs. Naomi Cahn, Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, spoke to a variety of media outlets, including BuzzFeed, Public Radio International, and MarketWatch, about the issue. "The opportunity to freeze eggs really can be empowering, so that could certainly be one component of a family-friendly workplace," said Professor Cahn. "But a family-friendly workplace doesn't just include child care benefits and flexible time. It also includes paying a living wage to both men and women. And then once men and women do have children, making sure to support the families that they have."


News Stories


Fighting Terrorism in Court
Professor Peter Raven-Hansen has spent years representing victims of terrorism in civil litigation brought under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Along with Gary Osen, JD '92, he is currently working on several cases against organizations that handle financial transactions linked to terrorist activities. After a jury found Arab Bank liable last month for supporting Hamas in a series of bombings, Professor Raven-Hansen answered a series of questions about his work.
October 17, 2014 . Read more

Race and America's Gun Culture
CNN interviewed Robert Cottrol, Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law, on how race affects the debate over guns in America. Among other interesting facts, Professor Cottrol, a specialist in American legal history and author of The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere, asserts that guns helped spawn the civil rights movement by affording activists protection from vigilantes.
October 14, 2014 . Read more

Alum Designated as Convening Authority
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has designated Vaughn A. Ary, LLM '95, as the Convening Authority for Military Commissions. The Convening Authority is empowered to convene military commissions, refer charges to trial, negotiate pre-trial agreements, and review records of trial. Mr. Ary will also provide an accused person the opportunity for clemency before taking action on all cases. He assumed the post after retiring as a Major General in the Marine Corps, where he served as Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant.
October 13, 2014 .

Meeting the Ukrainian President
During a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on September 18, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked for support in the conflict with Russia that began when the larger neighbor invaded Crimea. Professor Steve Charnovitz suggested LLM candidate Tetyana Girenko, who is Ukrainian and taking a course on international law, attend the event. He wrote to Speaker John Boehner's office, and they invited Ms. Girenko not only to the address, but also to a reception with the President. "It was such an honor for me to be a part of this remarkable event," she said.
October 06, 2014 . Read more


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Faculty in the News


Bloomberg . October 29, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham is mentioned for a talk he organized about Warren Buffett. More

NPR . October 29, 2014
Stephen Saltzburg is quoted about a case where federal agents posed as utility repairmen to find evidence. More

The Huffington Post . October 28, 2014
Joan Meier writes about a pending U.S. Supreme Court case that involves children's reports of abuse. More

Politico . October 27, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about whether the federal or state governments have quarantine powers. More

CNN . October 27, 2014
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about the constitutionality of quarantine law. More

The Wall Street Journal . October 26, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham is quoted about the future of Berkshire Hathaway. More

National Review . October 22, 2014
Orin Kerr is mentioned for his hypothetical legal solution to law enforcement problems created by increased levels of phone encryption. More

Bloomberg TV . October 21, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham is interviewed about Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. More

Federal News Radio . October 21, 2014
Steven Schooner is interviewed about topics in government procurement, including potential reform. More

The Daily Beast . October 19, 2014
John Banzhaf is mentioned in an article about new regulations at Harvard on how to handle sexual assault. More

The Washington Post . October 18, 2014
Richard Pierce is quoted about Social Security Administration judges who hear disability benefits appeals. More

Bloomberg . October 17, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about the impact of new technologies on law enforcement. More


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Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Join GW Law, C-LEAF, and the GW School of Business for a discussion and book signing of Professor Lawrence A. Cunningham's new book Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values.

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The Role of Directors in Dealing with Activist Investors

Join GW Law's Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) and the Institute for Corporate Responsibility of the GW School of Business for a program in the ongoing series on Challenges in Corporate Governance.

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Expanding Open Procurement Markets Under the WTO's Government Procurement Agreement

Join GW's Government Procurement Law Program for a discussion panel of senior procurement experts exploring key hurdles in bringing Brazil into the WTO's Government Procurement Agreement.

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Financial Stability after Dodd Frank: Have We Ended Too Big to Fail?

Join GW Law's Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-LEAF) for this conference on financial stability four years after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed.

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