In the Spotlight


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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Dean Morant On List of

Dean Morant On List of "Most Influential" in Legal Education | The National Jurist has named Dean Blake D. Morant as one of the "Most influential people in legal education" for 2014. This is Dean Morant's third year appearing on the annual list and also his highest spot. He rose 13 spots to number 10 after becoming Dean at GW Law and assuming Presidency of The Association of American Law Schools.

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Alum Designated as NRC Chairman

Alum Designated as NRC Chairman | Near the end of 2014, President Obama's designated Stephen Burns, JD '78, as the new Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Congress had previously confirmed Mr. Burns, a 33-year veteran of the NRC, as a Commissioner in November. "I am pleased to have been selected to serve as the NRC's next Chairman. It is a great honor to lead the agency to which I dedicated most of my professional career," he said. "I look forward to working with my fellow Commissioners, the NRC staff and our stakeholders in carrying out the NRC's important mission."

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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.

 

Attend a Lecture by Dean Morant

Attend a Lecture by Dean Morant

Wednesday, January 28 | The Student Bar Association cordially invites students, faculty, and staff to attend an afternoon lecture with Dean Blake D. Morant. Dean Morant will speak about "Thomas More's Dilemma of Conscience: Understanding the Conflict Between Personal Beliefs and Professional Expectations," and a reception will follow. | 4 pm, Lerner 201.


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News Stories


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

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.
January 20, 2015 . Read more

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.
January 13, 2015 . Read more


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Faculty in the News


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

The Baltimore Sun . January 24, 2015
Robert Tuttle is quoted about a church property lawsuit and the neutral principles doctrine More

Wired . January 20, 2015
Orin Kerr is quoted about the White House's proposed changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. More

The Huffington Post . January 20, 2015
Orin Kerr is quoted about President Obama's proposed changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. More

Vox . January 17, 2015
Jeffrey Rosen is quoted about the Lochner period of judicial activism on the U.S. Supreme Court. More

U.S. News & World Report . January 15, 2015
Jonathan Turley is quoted about legislation in South Carolina and Texas that would punish public officials who recognize same-sex marriages. More

The Washington Post . January 15, 2015
Naomi Cahn is quoted about the inheritance of a man accused of killing his father. More

Al Jazeera . January 14, 2015
Jonathan Turley is quoted about French policies on free speech. More


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Upcoming Events

January
30
Friday
Bike with Belva in NYC's Financial District

SoulCycle's Director of Legal Affairs, Melissa Schoffer Farber, LLM '06, invites GW Law alumnae in the New York area to join her for a complimentary Friday morning ride at SoulCycle's new Financial District studio.

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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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