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Tickets Available for Van Vleck Finals

Tickets Available for Van Vleck Finals | The Finals of the 2015 Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition will take place Tuesday, February 3 in the Marvin Center Betts Theater at 2:30 pm. Get your ticket to watch four 3Ls dissect a problem about restrictions on the registration and carrying of handguns; Krishna Kavi and Kate Bailey will argue against Nathan Green and Sarah Smith before a bench of distinguished judges from across the country.

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Professor Clark Publishes 'Helpful Guide for the New Legal Writer'

Professor Clark Publishes 'Helpful Guide for the New Legal Writer' | Carolina Academic Press recently published The Legal Writing Companion: Problems, Solutions, and Samples, by GW Law Professor Jessica Clark and co-author Temple Law Professor Kristen E. Murray. The book is a practical, helpful guide for the new legal writer, designed to address common problems and demonstrate how and why to make effective choices to solve them.

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Alumna Named Dean of Maine Law

Alumna Named Dean of Maine Law | The University of Maine School of Law has announced the selection of Danielle Conway, LLM '96, as its next Dean. A scholar with more than one connection to GW Law, Ms. Conway also served as the E.K. Gubin Visiting Professor of Government Contract Law in the 2007-2008 academic year. She will be the school's seventh Dean and the first African-American to hold the post when she arrives on July 1, 2015.

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Same-Sex Marriage Rulings

Same-Sex Marriage Rulings "Indefensible" | Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear four cases about whether the Constitution allows same-sex couples to marry or whether states are free to limit marriage as being only between a man and a woman. Earlier in the week, Alan Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law wrote an article in The Huffington Post attacking the Appeals Court opinion on the cases, which upheld same-sex marriage bans in four states.

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Alumnae Named

Alumnae Named "Most Influential Washington Women Under 35" | National Journal has named three GW Law alumnae to its list of "The 25 Most Influential Women in Washington Under 35." Ayesha Khanna, JD '04, a Counsel and Policy Adviser to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid; Anne MacMillan, JD '10, Deputy Chief of Staff at the Agriculture Department; and Racquel Russell, JD '03, Deputy Assistant to the President, Urban Affairs and Economic Mobility, are recognized for their accomplishments.

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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.

 

Sigma Pi Phi Delegation Visits GW

Sigma Pi Phi Delegation Visits GW

The Winter 2014 edition of Boulé Journal, a publication of the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity, profiled a delegation of the organization's Archons to discuss voting rights and the "Smart on Crime" initiative with Attorney General Eric Holder. Prior to the visit, the delegation met at GW Law with Dean Blake Morant, Associate Dean Roger Fairfax, and Professor Spencer Overton—all Archons themselves. The meeting was part of an overall campaign to pursue social justice in the community and advocate for African American young men.


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News Stories


Tickets Available for Van Vleck Finals
The Finals of the 2015 Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition will take place Tuesday, February 3 in the Marvin Center Betts Theater at 2:30 pm. Get your ticket to watch four 3Ls dissect a problem about restrictions on the registration and carrying of handguns; Krishna Kavi and Kate Bailey will argue against Nathan Green and Sarah Smith before a bench of distinguished judges from across the country.
January 26, 2015 . Read more

Professor Clark Publishes 'Helpful Guide for the New Legal Writer'
Carolina Academic Press recently published The Legal Writing Companion: Problems, Solutions, and Samples, by GW Law Professor Jessica Clark and co-author Temple Law Professor Kristen E. Murray. The book is a practical, helpful guide for the new legal writer, designed to address common problems and demonstrate how and why to make effective choices to solve them.
January 23, 2015 . Read more

Alumna Named Dean of Maine Law
The University of Maine School of Law has announced the selection of Danielle Conway, LLM '96, as its next Dean. A scholar with more than one connection to GW Law, Ms. Conway also served as the E.K. Gubin Visiting Professor of Government Contract Law in the 2007-2008 academic year. She will be the school's seventh Dean and the first African-American to hold the post when she arrives on July 1, 2015.
January 21, 2015 . Read more


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Faculty in the News


The Daily Beast . January 29, 2015
Sonia Suter is quoted about how courts are responding to cases of wrongful births and abortions. More

Bloomberg Radio . January 29, 2015
Robert Brauneis is interviewed about the copyright battle over the song "Blurred Lines." More

C-SPAN . January 29, 2015
Jonathan Turley participated in the confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch. More

The Hill . January 28, 2015
Jonathan Turley is mentioned for his participation in the the confirmation hearing of the next attorney general. More

The Wall Street Journal . January 28, 2015
Jonathan Turley is quoted about the House's lawsuit against President Obama. More

Al Jazeera America . January 28, 2015
Jonathan Turley is mentioned for testifying at Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing. More

MSNBC . January 28, 2015
Jeffrey Rosen is interviewed about the confirmation hearing of Loretta Lynch. More

The Wall Street Journal . January 28, 2015
Jeffrey Manns is quoted about the market's reliance on ratings agencies. More

The New York Times . January 27, 2015
Jeffrey Rosen is mentioned for a previous interview he conducted with Chief Justice John Roberts. More

The Wall Street Journal . January 25, 2015
Lawrence Cunningham writes about effective corporate culture and leadership. More


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Upcoming Events

February
2
Monday
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program Information Session

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program to learn more about the 2015 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, including topics on the bidding process, travel arrangements, interview format, and more.

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February
3
Tuesday
Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition Finals

Tickets are available for the 2015 Van Vleck finals featuring 3Ls Krishna Kavi and Kate Bailey vs. 3Ls Nathan Green and Sarah Smith. Finalists will be arguing before a bench of distinguished judges from across the country.

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February
4
Wednesday
DC Alumni & Admitted Student Reception

Join Dean Blake D. Morant and the GW Law Alumni Association Board Member Parisa Manteghi, JD '12, for a reception at Baker & McKenzie LLP.

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February
5
Thursday
Annual Intellectual Property Networking Fair

Join the Career Center for the opportunity to speak with more than 40 IP employers from large law firms, boutique firms, and government agencies.

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February
11
Wednesday
BLAA at District Chophouse

Join the GW Black Law Alumni Association for an evening of networking, reconnecting, and building community at District Chophouse.

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February
11
Wednesday
Spring Pet Study Break

Join the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and take a break from studying to visit cats (Stuart Basement) and dogs (SCC) that are all up for adoption | 11 am–2 pm.


February
12
Thursday
DC-Area Law Schools LLM Information Session

Join GW Law for an LLM Information Session which will allow you to meet with LLM admissions representatives from several D.C.-area law schools, as well as learn about the overall LLM application process and the value of the LLM degree.

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February
19
Thursday
Philadelphia Law Alumni Reception

Join Kahiga Tiagha, JD '00, and the GW Law Alumni Association for a reception at Tiagha & Associates.

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