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.
on the Hill
Last week, Professor Robert Brauneis, co-director of the Intellectual Property Law Program and the Dean Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property Studies, joined other copyright experts to provide testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee for a hearing on "The U.S. Copyright Office: Its Functions and Resources." The expert panel unanimously called for independence for the Copyright Office and better funding to modernize its technology, making innovation easier on businesses. Read more about the hearing and Professor Brauneis' testimony in this Hill editorial.
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LLM Students Make International News for Organizing Panel
Three student groups—the GW Criminal Law Society, The Society of European Law Students, and the Anti-Corruption and Compliance Association—organized a panel about anti-corruption. Current foreign LLM candidates, including Judge Mavis Kwainoe from Ghana, Alexandre Rodde from France, Matthew Gray from the U.K., and Jieying Chen from China spoke about anti-corruption efforts around the world, while Assistant Dean Jessica Tillipman offered a domestic perspective. Ghana's widest-circulated newspaper reported on the event, specifically highlighting the comments of Judge Kwainoe who is studying at GW as a Thomas Buergenthal Scholar.
March 02, 2015 . Read more
Leading International Arbitrator Joins GW
The Honorable Charles N. Brower, one of the world's leading lawyers in international arbitration, will join the GW Law International and Comparative Law Program beginning in July as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law. Judge Brower will provide students with hands-on experience by hiring them to work on actual international arbitration cases and give them unique insights into developing contacts, honing skills, and pursuing careers in international arbitration. Additionally, he will work with faculty on lectures and related events in the field of international arbitration.
February 27, 2015 . Read more
Professor Fairfax Provides Expertise at SEC Proxy Voting Roundtable Event
On February 19, the Securities and Exchange Commission held a roundtable at its D.C. headquarters to discuss possible improvements to the proxy voting process. The event consisted of panel discussions focusing on universal proxy ballots and the ways to increase retail shareholder participation in the proxy process. Colleague Professor Arthur Wilmarth said of Professor Lisa Fairfax's inclusion in this important programming,"The SEC's selection of Lisa to speak at this event provides wonderful recognition for her outstanding scholarship and national reputation in the fields of corporate governance and securities regulation." Watch video of the roundtable at the link below.
February 26, 2015 . Watch the video
The Search for a Missing Oscar
Professor W. Burlette Carter spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about her yearlong research into the missing Oscar of Hattie McDaniel, the first black person to ever win an Academy Award. Professor Carter discovered that the Oscar was gifted to Howard University, residing there until 1972 before disappearing from a glass display case. The finding refuted the theory that the trophy was tossed in the Potomac River by "angry protesting students" after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. "It's a sad story," says Professor Carter, "but this Oscar represents a triumph for blacks—because we can look back and see that things really are so much better now."
February 24, 2015 . Read more
NCMA Honors Daniel Gordon
The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) presented Daniel I. Gordon, Senior Adviser to the Government Procurement Law Program, with its annual Herbert Roback Memorial Award. The highest honor given by NCMA, the Roback award recognizes a "nationally renowned and distinguished American who made a significant contribution to the betterment of public contract management through lifelong achievement in the public or private sectors." Mr. Gordon received his award at the annual Government Contracts Alumni Luncheon, which coincides with the West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference.
February 23, 2015 .
It's Time to Manage Your Digital Afterlife
CNN interviewed Naomi Cahn, Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, to discuss what happens to your digital presence after you pass away. The interview came after Facebook gave users the option to choose a "legacy contact" to maintain their profile after they die. A digital presence can also include other aspects of our lives such as domain names or online storage of photos and videos. "Such a large part of our lives is lived online and we think that we will be able to manage them forever," said Professor Cahn. "We can't, and it does make sense for people to be proactive."
February 20, 2015 . Read more
GW Team Wins National Moot Court Competition
A team from GW Law won the 2015 National Moot Court Competition hosted by the New York City Bar Association. 4L Kyle Singhal and 2L Dane Shikman defeated USC and Oklahoma in the preliminary National Rounds and then went on to beat Gonzaga, Drake, and Wake Forest to set up a finals meeting with Georgetown. Richard Friedman, an adjunct professor and attorney at the Department of Justice, coached the team. The competition is recognized as one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious moot courts in the U.S. and had 189 teams competing this year. Kyle and Dane are pictured here with Dean Blake D. Morant after receiving an award for winning the regional portion of this competition.
February 13, 2015 .
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Faculty in the News
National Law Journal . March 03, 2015
Alan Morrison is quoted about Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email while she was Secretary of State. More
The New York Times . March 02, 2015
Lawrence Cunningham writes about succession plans at Berkshire Hathaway for after Warren Buffett. More
The Wall Street Journal . March 01, 2015
Lawrence Cunningham is quoted about the potential of two Berkshire Hathaway executives to succeed Warren Bufett. More
Reuters . March 01, 2015
Lawrence Cunningham is quoted about Berkshire Hathaway executive Greg Abel. More
Bloomberg . March 01, 2015
Lawrence Cunningham is quoted about who will succeed Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway. More
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . February 27, 2015
Alan Morrison is quoted about the regulation of campaign finance. More
The Hill . February 27, 2015
Robert Brauneis is quoted from his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee about the role of the Copyright Office. More
Bloomberg . February 24, 2015
Jeffrey Manns is quoted about disclosure rules for when analysts at credit-rating companies join issuers. More
The Chronicle of Higher Education . February 23, 2015
Blake Morant is interviewed about the state of law schools. More
The Albany Times Union . February 21, 2015
Jonathan Turley is quoted about executive circumvention of the Constitution. More
The Hollywood Reporter . February 19, 2015
W. Burlette Carter is quoted about Hattie McDaniel's missing Oscar. More
Fox News . February 18, 2015
John Banzhaf is interviewed about policies on handling campus sexual assault allegations. More
CNN . February 18, 2015
Naomi Cahn is interviewed about Facebook’s new “legacy contact” policy. More
American Banker . February 18, 2015
Arthur Wilmarth is quoted on regulators’ concerns about leveraged lending. More
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