1Ls are assigned to one of six Inns of Court, each with a dedicated set of faculty, staff, and upper-level student advisors. This team, along with their peers, will become their community for the next few years.
Jordan Jean, a rising 2L, was awarded the Morgan Lewis Foundation Diversity Scholarship award. The award offsets the cost of legal education and recognizes the achievements of diverse students.
When the stars align, intellectual property attorney Greg Revera, JD '99, is out capturing photos of the cosmos. But his photography is more than just a hobby. Read about how his photo of the Moon is appearing on a USPS Forever Stamp.
Can a city government demand silence in exchange for a settlement? Associate Dean Alan B. Morrison writes for Law360 on a recent civil rights case involving the City of Baltimore's police department.
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"The professors of GW in NY teach us about whatever they did that day. This real-world experience in the business field, for an entire semester—GW is the only law school offering that." - Nicolas Sabet, JD '18
"One summer, I worked with another law student from the Midwest who had to cram the great experience of working in D.C. into a few weeks. But because I'm here in D.C., I could continue working at my externship during the school year. This led to a job offer." - Meredith Lapp
On Wednesday, June 26, Justice Gorsuch cited an article by Professor Jonathan Siegel in his concurring opinion in Kisor v. Wilkie. The case concerned whether courts should overturn the doctrine of "Auer defererence," which calls upon courts to defer to administrative agencies' reasonable interpretations of ambiguous agency regulations. Justice Gorsuch argued that since Auer deference was created, judicial interpretation has come to focus more on simply reading and understanding statutory and regulatory text. He cited a 1998 article by Professor Siegel for the proposition that "we are all textualists now." A search on WESTLAW shows that Professer Siegel was the first to publish this now-commonplace observation.
June 26, 2019
Professor Robert Brauneis is cited three times by Chief Justice John Roberts in his opinion for the Supreme Court in Knick v. Township of Scott, a case concerning the application of the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment. The Court ruled that plaintiffs who allege that state or local governments have taken their private property with no compensation may proceed directly to federal court with their grievances. Professor Brauneis’s article, The First Constitutional Tort: The Remedial Revolution in Nineteenth-Century State Just Compensation Law, 52 Vand. L. Rev. 57 (1999), provided important historical background from which the Court drew in deciding the case. The article has been cited in opinions in two other Supreme Court cases, as well as in a number of state court cases.
June 21, 2019
Lawrence A. Cunningham, Founding Faculty Director of GWNY, is cited extensively in a major contracts law opinion by the Tennessee Supreme Court. The case examines contract interpretation law, which Cunningham has portrayed as "untidy but pragmatic." The court seemed to agree, in a case that’s been widely followed throughout the national business community. "This kind of dispute arises between businesses every day, and getting clarity around how to resolve it will add enormous value."
January 18, 2019
Susan R. Jones, Professor of Clinical Law, has been elected to the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law.
October 24, 2018