Faculty on the Hill

GW Law professors are a fixture on Capitol Hill, appearing frequently as expert witnesses at U.S. Senate and House hearings on a variety of important issues. Below is a collection of many of these appearances since January of 2013. 


December 3, 2013

Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, testified before the House Judiciary Committee about presidential powers and the Constitution. 

November 13, 2013

Paul Rosenzweig, Professorial Lecturer in Law, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law on the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013.

November 4, 2013

Orin Kerr, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, spoke at the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board hearing on possible changes to the National Security Agency's (NSA) data collection programs.

July 25, 2013

Lisa Schenck, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, spoke at a press conference about reforms approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee to combat military sexual assaults. Dean Schenck joined retired female service members and Senators McCaskill, Ayotte, and Tester for the discussion.

July 18, 2013

Spencer Overton, Professor of Law, testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice about "The Voting Rights Act after Shelby County," encouraging Congress to update the Voting Rights Act.

July 11, 2013

Richard J. Pierce Jr., Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology about improving the FCC process.

June 19, 2013

Joan Meier, Professor of Clinical Law, participated in the first-ever Congressional briefing on the "hidden costs" of the Hague Convention, focusing on international civil abduction in regard to mothers and children fleeing abuse who are forced to return to their abusers by overzealous applications of the Hague Convention. 

May, 2013

Sean Murphy, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, briefed senior staffers working with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on "Treaties and U.S. Foreign Relations Law."

March 19, 2013

Orin Kerr testified about the Electronic Privacy Act before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.  

March 13, 2013

Orin Kerr testified on "Investigating and Prosecuting 21st Century Cyber Threats" concerning the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

February 28, 2013

Robert Glicksman, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, testified before the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law in a hearing titled, "The Obama Administration's Regulatory War on Jobs, the Economy, and America's Global Competitiveness."

February 27, 2013

Daniel I. Gordon, Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies, testified before the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee about the reform of federal information technology acquisition and management, including the provisions of the draft Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act bill.

January 11, 2013

Dwight Sullivan, Professorial Lecturer in Law, spoke before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about "Sexual Assault in the Military."