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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.

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20th & H

Professor Stephen Saltzburg

Stephen Saltzburg Honored with ABA’s 2021 John H. Pickering Achievement Award

August 13, 2021
Professor Saltzburg was honored for his deep commitment to the legal profession with an award conferred by the American Bar Association's Senior Lawyer's Division.
Joan S. Meier

Professor Joan S. Meier Appointed to Blue-Ribbon Commission on Forensic Custody Evaluations

August 03, 2021
As a member of a newly formed commission, Professor Meier will contribute to efforts to reshape the forensic custody evaluation process in New York. She is also the recent recipient of the Outstanding Professional Award from American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
Kate Weisburd

Professor Kate Weisburd Receives Reidenberg-Kerr Award for Research

August 03, 2021
Kate Weisburd, Associate Professor of Law, was commended at the 2021 Privacy Law Scholars Conference for her research analyzing the use of electronic ankle monitoring within the criminal justice system.

Beyond the Capital

Jeffrey S. Gutman

States Must Rethink Wrongful Conviction Compensation Laws

September 15, 2021

In an essay for Law360, Professor Jeffrey Gutman analyzes wrongful conviction compensation data from the National Registry of Exonerations, and argues for state-level reforms and dat

Richard J. Pierce, Jr

The Powell Doctrine could have helped us avoid the Afghanistan debacle

September 10, 2021

Richard J. Pierce, Jr writes for The Hill about how Colin Powell's criteria for military action could have prevented the Afghanistan crisis.

Professor Cynthia Lee

Listen Now: Professor Lee is featured for her work on the Use of Force in Police Reform in Legal-Ease Podcast

September 10, 2021

Cynthia Lee discusses statutory reforms for police who use excessive or deadly force against civilians and how reforming the norms of use of force can be achieved.

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."

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Faculty In the News

"Court Ruling Makes Apple Vulnerable to More Lawsuits"

September 14, 2021

William E. Kovacic is quoted by The Hill following Epic Games' antitrust lawsuit against Apple.


"Fact Check: False Claim that Income Tax Was Intended to be Temporary in 1913"

September 14, 2021

Karen B. Brown is quoted in USA Today pushing back against a false claim making the rounds on social media that the federal income tax instituted

"Texas Abortion Ban: Here’s Where The Lawsuits Against It Currently Stand As Court Blocks Challenges Against Planned Parenthood"

September 13, 2021

Jonathan Turley is quoted by Forbes about the uncertain future of the Texas abortion ban after certain legal challenges.