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In Memoriam: Glen Earl Weston

August 07, 2020
Professor Emeritus Glen Earl Weston passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at the age of 98. He enjoyed a 40-year teaching career at GW Law and rose to international prominence in antitrust, trade regulation, and intellectual property.
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SBA Honored with ABA's Diversity Award

August 04, 2020
The GW Law Student Bar Association received the American Bar Association's 2020 Dean Henry J. Ramsey, Jr. Diversity Award for their significant efforts to create and sustain an inclusive student body.
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Celebrating 10 Years of the Dodd-Frank Act

July 27, 2020
On the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Dodd-Frank Act, GW Law co-hosted a virtual conference featuring discussions with the bill’s namesakes and key architects. Former President Obama addressed attendees saying, "the Act has helped prevent a financial crisis in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic."

Beyond the Capital

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"Disgorgement or Accounting for Profits? An Analysis of Liu v. SEC"

August 06, 2020
Visiting Professor Caprice L. Roberts discussed the recent SCOTUS ruling in Liu v. SEC, as well as administrative authority, equity power, and restitution remedies that disgorge wrongdoer’s profits, on the American Law Institute's "Reasonably Speaking" podcast.
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Nudrat Piracha, SJD ’20, Makes Her Mark on International Investment Arbitration

July 29, 2020
The first Pakistani woman and fourth Pakistani lawyer to receive the highest law degree in the United States has been appointed as a member of an Ad Hoc Committee of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
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"Hong Kong National Security Law: New Institutions Show China’s True Intent"

July 21, 2020
Professor Donald Clarke writes in the South China Morning Post that Hong Kong’s new national security law bypasses ordinary legal processes and sets up special institutions heavily influenced by mainland Chinese authorities, who may even act directly in Hong Kong with immunity from local law.

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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

"Trump’s Stimulus Orders Set Off Squabble"

August 09, 2020
Jonathan Turley is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about the legality of Trump’s plan to bypass Congress and extend coronavirus relief.

"The Tragic Irony of the New York State Lawsuit Against the NRA"

August 08, 2020

Jonathan Turley writes in The Hill that dissolving an organization such as the NRA should not occur without proof of criminal activity.

"'An Administrative Nightmare': Trump's Executive Action Is a Scramble for Unemployment Aid"

August 08, 2020

Jonathan Turley is quoted in USA Today about whether Trump has the authority to extend unemployment benefits by executive action.