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GW Law and COVID-19

20th & H

Portrait of Kate Weisburd

"The Future of Criminal Justice Reform"

May 04, 2021
In a special bicentennial issue of GW Magazine, Professor Kate Weisburd writes that in order to truly reform criminal justice, we need to rely less on incarceration and punishment and instead redirect our resources toward meeting people's basic needs.
Portrait of Michael Hausfeld

GW Law Names 2021 Diploma Ceremony Speaker

April 20, 2021
Michael Hausfeld, JD '69, a groundbreaking human rights lawyer and one of the top civil litigators in the United States, will deliver the keynote address at GW Law’s Diploma Ceremony on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
Portrait of Jeremy Bearer-Friend

Professor Bearer-Friend Receives Fulbright Award

April 16, 2021
Professor Jeremy Bearer-Friend is the recipient of a Fulbright Award to the United Kingdom, where he will research poll taxes at the National Library of Scotland in the spring of 2022.

Beyond the Capital

Portrait of John Yang and Sherrilun Ifill

"Race in America: Allyship"

May 10, 2021
John C. Yang, JD '92, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, join Washington Post Live to discuss allyship across communities in fighting systemic racism.
Portrait of Paola Santana

Alumna Named Among Top 10 Latinx Business Leaders

May 06, 2021
Paola Santana, LLM '11, the founder and CEO of tech and AI company Social Glass, is selected by Business Insider as one of 10 Latinx business leaders who are championing diversity in their companies and within their own community.
Illustration of man putting dollar sign in voting box

"When It Comes to Georgia's Voting Law, Keep Politics Out of Business"

April 30, 2021
Professor Lawrence A. Cunningham writes in The Hill that politicians should not pressure business leaders to express their views on political issues or pending legislation, including Georgia's controversial new voting law.

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Faculty In the News

"Law Professor Helps Change Laws Governing Police Use of Deadly Force"

May 11, 2021

Cynthia Lee is quoted in Voice of America about her model statute on police use of force becoming law in DC, Connecticut, and Virginia.

"Pentagon Weighs Ending JEDI Cloud Project Amid Amazon Court Fight"

May 10, 2021

Steven L. Schooner is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about how defense officials are reconsidering the future of the JEDI contract.

"Statistics Don't Support Removing Commanders from Military Justice"

May 10, 2021

Lisa M. Schenck co-writes in The Hill that damage may be done if commanders are removed from decisions about court-martial charges.