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Onward GW: Return to Campus and the Classroom

GW Law is excited to welcome students, faculty, and staff to campus this fall. Learn more about the steps we are taking to prepare for your arrival to campus, including updating our public health protocols and reviewing our buildings and classrooms.

Fall 2021 Resources for GW Law Students

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20th & H

Lisa M. Schenck

GW Law Associate Dean Appointed Honorary Colonel of the Regiment for Army JAG Corps

October 08, 2021
Lisa M. Schenck, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, served in the U.S. Army for 25 years, retired in the rank of Colonel, and received numerous medals and awards for her service.
Professor Renée Gentry

Proposed Laws Aim to Modernize Vaccine Injury Compensation

October 08, 2021
Professor Renée Gentry, Director of GW’s Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic, weighs in on legislation that could expedite the compensation process, increase benefits, and update the list of vaccines to include COVID-19 immunizations.
Professor Sean D. Murphy

GW Law Professor Elected Member of Renowned Institute

September 29, 2021
Professor Sean D. Murphy will serve as a Member of the Institute of International Law (Institut de Droit International).

Beyond the Capital

Professor Richard Pierce

Professor Dick Pierce Discusses Supreme Court on West Wing Reports Podcast

October 15, 2021
In this brief interview with White House Correspondent Paul Brandus, Professor Pierce discusses the Supreme Court's "shadow docket." The shadow docket can be used by the Court to make decisions, often on an accelerated timeline, and without providing signed opinions or detailed explanations of those decisions.
Professor Jonathan R. Siegel

Professor Siegel's New Article Discusses Justice Gorsuch's Proposed Change in Habeas Corpus

October 13, 2021
In this Q&A interview, Jonathan R. Siegel discusses his article, which is forthcoming in Arizona Law Review.
Professor Sonia M. Suter

MD Law Regulates Use of Consumer Genetic Data

October 04, 2021
Professor Sonia M. Suter's co-authored article, "Regulating forensic genetic genealogy" in Science, analyzes legislation passed in Maryland regulating law enforcement’s use of consumer genetic data to investigate crimes, and addresses how the legislation aims to balance both privacy and public safety. 

Study Law Where Law Is Made


Maria Soledad Sternke

Maria Soledad Sternke

JD '17

"The professors here have an open-door policy for students. Even if your goals are not necessarily in their field, they’re truly interested in helping you along your path."

Faculty In the News

"Throttling Free Speech is Not the Way to Fix Facebook and Other Social Media"

October 09, 2021

Jonathan Turley writes for The Hill criticizing calls to adjust social media newsfeed algorithms to de-emphasize abusive and misleading content

"Abortions After Six Weeks of Pregnancy Resume in Texas, But Legal Fears Remain"

October 08, 2021
Paul Schiff Berman is interviewed by Spectrum News about the potential constitutional issues that may arise from the Texas abortion ban.

"Warren Buffett’s Solid Investing Advice is Just What’s Needed in this Frothy Stock Market"

October 07, 2021
Lawrence A. Cunningham writes for MarketWatch praising Warren Buffett's fundamentals-based investment approach despite market volatility.