Stories from Our Community

Teresa Jennings stands with Justice Browne-Marke, Chief Justice Edwards, Claire Flynn-Byrne, and Justice Roberts.

Alumna Helps Launch LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation

Teresa Jennings, JD ‘88, said the Rule of Law Foundation is the next step in LexisNexis' commitment to advancing equal treatment under the law, transparency of the law, access to legal remedy, and the independent judiciaries for the global community.

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Professor Analyzes SCOTUS Ruling On Uranium Mining

Professor Emily Hammond writes for SCOTUSblog about the recent ruling in Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren. The Supreme Court opinions, she writes, provide no clear answer on the role of state legislative purpose in pre-emption analysis.

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"SCOTUS To Whistleblowers: Ignore Your Company, Go Directly To the Government"

Jessica Tillipman, assistant dean, writes for The FCPA Blog about how a ruling de-incentivized internal reporting for whistleblowers, removing protections for those who don't report to the SEC.


TSCA: Three Years Later


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  • Jasmine Smith

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    "It's particularly helpful to have such accomplished female professors. I felt they understood that in a profession historically dominated by men, mine would be a different journey."​ - Jasmine Smith,
    JD '18​​​​​​

  • Nicolas Sabet

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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

  • Meredith Lapp

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    "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

Beyond the Academy

  • Lawrence Cunningham
  • William E. Kovacic
  • Jonathan R. Siegel
  • Susan R. Jones

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

William E.Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Director, Competition Law Center, testified at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust Law. The hearing examined antitrust and corporate competition laws and the enforcement differences between the U.S. and the European Union. The hearing was called in response to fines leveled against major U.S. technology companies by the EU. “The U.S. relationship with the European Union is uniquely significant. It’s the most important bilateral relationship that the United States has in this field,” he said.

December 19, 2018

Professor Jonathan R. Siegel filed an amicus brief that helped result in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversing and remanding a judgment of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Beberman v. United States. "It was gratifying to be able to help a real plaintiff overcome an artificial and unjust barrier," he said.

November 1, 2018

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