Upcoming Events

November
3
Monday
Alumni Reception in Bethesda

Join the GW Law Alumni Association, host Arthur F. Lafionatis, JD '80, and Dean Blake D. Morant for a reception at Morton's the Steakhouse.

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November
4
Tuesday
Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Join GW Law, C-LEAF, and the GW School of Business for a discussion and book signing of Professor Lawrence A. Cunningham's new book Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values.

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November
4
Tuesday
The Role of Directors in Dealing with Activist Investors

Join GW Law's Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) and the Institute for Corporate Responsibility of the GW School of Business for a program in the ongoing series on Challenges in Corporate Governance.

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November
4
Tuesday
Expanding Open Procurement Markets Under the WTO's Government Procurement Agreement

Join GW's Government Procurement Law Program for a discussion panel of senior procurement experts exploring key hurdles in bringing Brazil into the WTO's Government Procurement Agreement.

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November
5
Wednesday
Financial Stability after Dodd Frank: Have We Ended Too Big to Fail?

Join GW Law's Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-LEAF) for this conference on financial stability four years after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed.

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November
6 -
November
7
Patents in Telecoms Conference

Join GW's Intellectual Property Law Program and the University College London for this two-day conference hosted in cooperation with ETSI and GSMA | 8:45 am—4:45 pm, Jack Morton Auditorium.


November
8
Saturday
2014 Law Review Symposium: The FTC at 100

This year's GW Law Review symposium, hosted in conjunction with Professor and former FTC Chairman William E. Kovacic, aims not only to celebrate the successes of our nation's oldest federal regulatory agency, but also to confront the challenges it faces moving forward.

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The Fall 2014 A. Sidney Katz Lecture

The Fall 2014 A. Sidney Katz Lecture

The Intellectual Property Law Program hosted the Honorable Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for the fall edition of its bi-annual A. Sidney Katz Lecture. A longtime member of the court, Judge Newman led the audience of students and practitioners on a firsthand journey through the history of the Federal Circuit, including how it came into being. For the full recap of the event, click "Read More."


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Student Success


  • Kathleen Oprea, JD '13
  • Jason Boyd, JD '12
  • Marla Spindel, JD '93, and Claudia Gwilliam, JD '01
  • Katie John, JD '12
  • Rodney Pratt, JD '01
  • Tiffany P Lee, JD '11

Kathleen Oprea, JD '13

Kathleen transferred to GW Law after she "realized that there were more opportunities for environmental coursework as well as externship opportunities in Washington, D.C., and particularly at GW Law."


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Jason Boyd, JD '12

"A wealth of practical learning opportunities forms the heart of the GW Law experience. Field placements with immigration-focused nonprofit organizations, together with my work at the GW Immigration Clinic, propelled my professional development and paved the way for my postgraduate employment."


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Marla Spindel, JD '93, and Claudia Gwilliam, JD '01

The D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project addresses the need for legal representation among D.C.'s indigent population. GW Law alums Marla Spindel, Co-Founder, and Claudia Gwilliam, Managing Director, work to address that need through DCVLP, which handled more than 350 cases
last year.


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Katie John, JD '12

As a current law firm associate, Katie credits her GW Law education with providing practical and theoretical knowledge that aided her in "learning to think about how the law should work." She learned "not only what the law is, but how the doctrines developed and what behavior various provisions are trying
to incentivize."


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Rodney Pratt, JD '01

"The SBCED Clinic solidified my interest in corporate and transactional law and exposed me to nonprofit law. I leverage this experience daily in my work."


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Tiffany P Lee, JD '11

"My first real exposure to tax law was in Professor Karen Brown’s federal income tax course during 2L year. I am now in a job in which I deal with the international tax issues I learned about in Professor Brown's class, and I see the concepts I learned in the classroom applied every day along with their accompanying real-world consequences."


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Faculty in the News


Bloomberg . October 29, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham is mentioned for a talk he organized about Warren Buffett. More

NPR . October 29, 2014
Stephen Saltzburg is quoted about a case where federal agents posed as utility repairmen to find evidence. More

The Huffington Post . October 28, 2014
Joan Meier writes about a pending U.S. Supreme Court case that involves children's reports of abuse. More

CNN . October 27, 2014
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about the constitutionality of quarantine law. More


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Videos and Slideshows


A Supreme Competition

Watch the recap of the 64th annual Jacob Burns Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, argued before a distinguished bench including Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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C-LEAF Celebrates 100 Years of the Federal Reserve

C-SPAN covers this GW Center for Law, Economics & Finance and GW School of Business symposium, the first in a series marking the centennial of our nation's central bank.

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In the Spotlight


Professor Saltzburg Wins ABA Award

Professor Saltzburg Wins ABA Award | The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section honored Stephen A. Saltzburg, Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law, with its inaugural Raeder-Taslitz Award. The award recognizes a law professor who exemplifies ethical and professional conduct; demonstrates excellence in scholarship, teaching, or community service; and has made a significant contribution to promoting public understanding of criminal justice, fairness in the criminal justice system, or best practices on the part of lawyers and judges. "The great esteem in which we hold Stephen, the first recipient, only adds to the prestige of the award," said Cynthia Orr, co-chair of the Criminal Justice Section.

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Tech Companies to Cover Egg Freezing for Employees

Tech Companies to Cover Egg Freezing for Employees | Facebook and Apple made national news this month after offering to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs. Naomi Cahn, Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, spoke to a variety of media outlets, including BuzzFeed, Public Radio International, and MarketWatch, about the issue. "The opportunity to freeze eggs really can be empowering, so that could certainly be one component of a family-friendly workplace," said Professor Cahn. "But a family-friendly workplace doesn't just include child care benefits and flexible time. It also includes paying a living wage to both men and women. And then once men and women do have children, making sure to support the families that they have."

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Professor Awarded Grant to Research Domestic Violence

Professor Awarded Grant to Research Domestic Violence | The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded Professor of Clinical Law Joan S. Meier a grant to fund in-depth empirical research on how family courts decide custody cases involving abuse allegations. Worth $500,000 over three years, the grant will fund the development of a database of published court opinions from a 15-year period. Professor Meier and her team of legal and statistical experts will then use the database to conduct a non-subjective analysis of abuse allegations, parental alienation, the courts' factual findings, and case outcomes.

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Fighting Terrorism in Court

Fighting Terrorism in Court | Professor Peter Raven-Hansen has spent years representing victims of terrorism in civil litigation brought under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Along with Gary Osen, JD '92, he is currently working on several cases against organizations that handle financial transactions linked to terrorist activities. After a jury found Arab Bank liable last month for supporting Hamas in a series of bombings, Professor Raven-Hansen answered a series of questions about his work.

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Race and America's Gun Culture

Race and America's Gun Culture | CNN interviewed Robert Cottrol, Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law, on how race affects the debate over guns in America. Among other interesting facts, Professor Cottrol, a specialist in American legal history and author of The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere, asserts that guns helped spawn the civil rights movement by affording activists protection from vigilantes.

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