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"Capitol Hill Must Fix Itself Before It Can Fix the Country"

Professor Spencer Overton writes in the Washington Post about the lack of diversity among top-level staffers on Capitol Hill. "While some members may point to diversity in the highest ranks of their district- and state-based offices, the legislation that shapes American lives comes out of Washington. And changing the identity of those working in Washington results in profound changes in policy."

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Beyond the Confirmation: Lessons from India

Dean Blake D. Morant reflects on his trip to India in the midst of the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. "India enhanced my thinking on democratic institutions and reinforced the view that a complex democracy may not be seamless but should be fostered in a way that continually strives for process regularity and integrity."

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"False Confessions" Movie Follows Work of Alumna

The documentary follows the work of Jane Fisher-Byrialsen, JD '03, to put an end to interrogation techniques that pressure innocent people into false confessions. It will be shown at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival in Washington, D.C.

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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

"The professors of GW in NY are teaching us about whatever they did that day. One of my professors has created several widely used capital market standards, which she taught us in class. This real-world experience in the business field, for an entire semester—GW is the only law school offering that."

Nicolas Sabet, JD '18

"I've met the movers and shakers here at GW. I can say, yes, I've met numerous players shifting the paradigm in Silicon Valley. They've been so down-to-earth and have offered me rare industry insights and career advice. I'm very lucky to be at law school here."

Laila Ghauri, 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 just a few short weeks. But because I'm here in D.C., I could continue working at my externship during the school year. This lead eventually to a job offer."

Meredith Lapp, JD '18