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Bobby R. Burchfield to Deliver Diploma Ceremony Address

Bobby R. Burchfield to Deliver Diploma Ceremony Address | Bobby R. Burchfield, JD ’79, one of the top trial and appellate attorneys in the United States, will deliver the keynote address at the Law School Diploma Ceremony on Sunday, May 17, 2015. A partner in the Washington, D.C., office of King & Spalding, Mr. Burchfield has won many awards for his work in complex corporate litigation. He is also a longtime GW Law volunteer, most notably having served on the Dean’s Board of Advisors for the past two decades.

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GW to Launch Free Online Course on Federal Reserve

GW to Launch Free Online Course on Federal Reserve | On April 13, The George Washington University will launch a new open online course, "The Past, Present, and Future of the Federal Reserve," that will trace the influence of the Fed, the United States' central banking system. Moderated by GW SMPA Director Frank Sesno, a former CNN news anchor, the classes will incorporate material from the series of lectures delivered at GW by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. It will also include original presentations and interviews with former and current Fed officials and policymakers such as Paul Volcker, Don Kohn, U.S. Representative Jim Himes, and former U.S. Congressman and Chair of the House Financial Services Committee Barney Frank.

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Chief Intelligence Correspondent Fields LLM Questions

Chief Intelligence Correspondent Fields LLM Questions | A group of National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law LLM students had the opportunity to participate in an intimate question and answer session with Catherine Herridge, Chief Intelligence Correspondent for Fox News Channel. Professor Gregory Maggs led the discussion, which centered on Ms. Herridge’s book, The Next Wave: On the Hunt for Al Qaeda’s American Recruits. "It was an incredible honor to listen to and directly engage with one of the top journalists covering national security issues today," said Aaron Jackson, one of the LLM candidates in attendance and a current U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate.

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Alumnus and Apple VP Endows IP Scholarship

Alumnus and Apple VP Endows IP Scholarship | Apple Senior VP and General Counsel Bruce Sewell and his wife Cynthia have given $1 million to establish a scholarship within the law school. The scholarship, to be known as the D. Bruce Sewell, JD '86, and Cynthia Gozigian Sewell, BA '82, MBA '87 Scholarship, will be awarded to a JD student studying in the field of intellectual property law. Mr. Sewell is a member of GW Law's campaign committee, holds a seat on the Intellectual Property Advisory Board, and also delivered the 2014 Commencement keynote address.

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Common Ground on Women's Rights

Common Ground on Women's Rights | "You don't hear much these days about liberals and conservatives working together," writes Professor Naomi Schoenbaum in a new piece for Politico. But, she says, there's one area where they have occasional common ground: women's rights. Professor Schoenbaum refers to a "Care Caucus" that emerged to support a pregnant worker in the Supreme Court Case Young v. UPS. Both liberal groups and pro-life organizations filed amicus briefs supporting Young, who sued for disparate treatment under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

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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.

 

Dean Schenck wins GW Award for Student Group Support

Dean Schenck wins GW Award for Student Group Support

The George Washington University presented Lisa Schenck, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, with its Robert A. Chernak Spark a Life Award for GW University Staff Member of the Year. The award is granted annually to a staff member who has significantly impacted the holistic development of a student or student organization, thus causing a "spark" of inspiration. The Military Law Society members nominated Dean Schenck for her extensive support of their activities. "She serves as a mentor, career advisor, moot court coach, organizer of networking and substantive events, listener, and, most important, an advocate for MLS members," the students wrote. "I was flattered to be nominated," Dean Schenck said. "I'm honored to be able to support the students in all of their activities."


News Stories


Bobby R. Burchfield to Deliver Diploma Ceremony Address
Bobby R. Burchfield, JD ’79, one of the top trial and appellate attorneys in the United States, will deliver the keynote address at the Law School Diploma Ceremony on Sunday, May 17, 2015. A partner in the Washington, D.C., office of King & Spalding, Mr. Burchfield has won many awards for his work in complex corporate litigation. He is also a longtime GW Law volunteer, most notably having served on the Dean’s Board of Advisors for the past two decades.
April 15, 2015 . Read more

GW to Launch Free Online Course on Federal Reserve
On April 13, The George Washington University will launch a new open online course, "The Past, Present, and Future of the Federal Reserve," that will trace the influence of the Fed, the United States' central banking system. Moderated by GW SMPA Director Frank Sesno, a former CNN news anchor, the classes will incorporate material from the series of lectures delivered at GW by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. It will also include original presentations and interviews with former and current Fed officials and policymakers such as Paul Volcker, Don Kohn, U.S. Representative Jim Himes, and former U.S. Congressman and Chair of the House Financial Services Committee Barney Frank.
April 10, 2015 . Read more

Chief Intelligence Correspondent Fields LLM Questions
A group of National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law LLM students had the opportunity to participate in an intimate question and answer session with Catherine Herridge, Chief Intelligence Correspondent for Fox News Channel. Professor Gregory Maggs led the discussion, which centered on Ms. Herridge’s book, The Next Wave: On the Hunt for Al Qaeda’s American Recruits. "It was an incredible honor to listen to and directly engage with one of the top journalists covering national security issues today," said Aaron Jackson, one of the LLM candidates in attendance and a current U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate.
April 08, 2015 . Read more


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Faculty in the News


Aeon . April 20, 2015
Naomi Cahn write about the changing calculus of marriage in America. More

PC World . April 20, 2015
Robert Brauneis is quoted about the copyright implications of live streaming sports games. More

The Boston Globe . April 18, 2015
Phyllis Goldfarb is quoted about pursuit of the death penalty in the case of the Boston Marathon bomber. More

Al Jazeera America . April 16, 2015
John Banzhaf is quoted about the dangers of e-cigarettes. More

NY Daily News . April 16, 2015
Naomi Cahn is quoted about fertility agreements for couples freezing embryos. More

The Atlantic . April 15, 2015
Jeffrey Rosen writes about how John Roberts will rule in the Supreme Court cases on gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act. More

The Wall Street Journal . April 14, 2015
Arthur Wilmarth is quoted about executive officer changes at Citigroup. More

The Washington Post . April 13, 2015
Naomi Cahn is quoted about regulation of assisted reproduction technologies. More

The Oklahoman . April 12, 2015
Thomas Buergenthal is mentioned for adding a new chapter to his award-winning Auschwitz memoir. More

The New York Times . April 09, 2015
Stephen Saltzburg is quoted about the police shooting in North Charleston. More

PolitiFact . April 09, 2015
Neil Buchanan is quoted about how to measure the national debt increase under President Obama. More

CNN . April 08, 2015
Cynthia Lee is paraphrased about the disproportionate representation of people of color in police shootings. More

CBS . April 07, 2015
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about whether a University of Virginia fraternity has a case against Rolling Stone. More

The Washington Post . April 06, 2015
Ira Lupu is quoted about vagueness in religious freedom laws. More


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Upcoming Events

April
21
Tuesday
Opening International Procurement Markets: Perspectives on Economics and the Law

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host an open colloquium to discuss a newly released study that suggests competitive procurement negotiations encourage cross-border procurement.

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April
24
Friday
Executive Actions: Steering Companies and Reimagining Industries

Join GW and The Washington Post as they present an intimate conversation with some of the nation's top chief executives on the challenges and opportunites for global business today.

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April
27
Monday
The United Kingdom’s Implementation of the New European Union Procurement Directives

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host an open colloquium discussing the implementation process of the newly revised European Procurement Directives.

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April
30
Thursday
Alleged Abuses of Presidential Power

Join GW Law as they host a program in which leading scholars and advocates will address the questions of whether President Obama, in some cases joined by his predecessors, has exceeded or misused the powers of the President.

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May
5
Tuesday
"Copyright and the Music Marketplace"

Join GW Law and the Copyright Society of the USA as they discuss the Copyright Office's newly released study "Copyright and the Music Marketplace." Students and faculty do not need to register for this event, but do need to bring a GW ID for entry.

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May
7
Thursday
Denver Alumni Reception

Join the GW Law Alumni Association for an alumni reception at Sheridan Ross PC.

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May
12
Tuesday
Symposium on Intellectual Property

Join the Intellectual Property Law Program and speakers from a variety of administrative agencies, private practice, the judiciary and academia to discuss hot topics and recent developments in patent law.

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May
16 -
May
17
Commencement Weekend 2015

The weekend's events include the Dean's Reception at the Air & Space Museum, Academic Awards Ceremony, University Commencement on the National Mall, and Law School Diploma Ceremony.

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