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Alberto Benitez teaching

Professor Benitez Honored by Best Lawyers

September 18, 2020
For the third year in a row, Professor Alberto Benitez, Director of the Immigration Clinic, is named one of the top immigration lawyers in Washington, DC, by Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication. He is the only law professor on the list.
Mike McKeon

Alumnus Endows Professorship of Intellectual Property Law

September 10, 2020
A gift from Michael J. McKeon, JD ’96, establishes the Michael J. McKeon Professorship of Intellectual Property Law, building on GW Law's pioneering program in this area. Professor Robert Brauneis is the inaugural holder of the endowed professorship.
Soohyun Stephanie Hahn

2L Receives Inaugural NAPABA Law Foundation SAIL Scholarship

September 08, 2020
Soohyun Stephanie Hahn is a recipient of the Sharon and Ivan Leadership (SAIL) Scholarships from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Law Foundation for “outstanding professional promise and leadership potential.”

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"An Unlawful Effort to End Evictions"

September 14, 2020
Associate Dean Alan B. Morrison writes in The Hill about the legality of an unauthorized CDC moratorium to halt or slow down evictions during the pandemic. He contends, "the rule of law should not be set aside in the interest of protecting the less fortunate amidst this crisis."
Police car

"Measurement Matters: The Key to Police Reform"

September 01, 2020
Ava J. Abramowitz, Professorial Lecturer in Law, writes for Lawfare about the demand to rethink policing. She argues, "public officials, the police and the community they serve need to focus anew on defining and measuring police-performance, both good and bad, and see where it takes everyone—together."
Caroline Pham

Caroline Pham, JD '11, Recognized by RegTech Analyst

August 27, 2020
Ms. Pham, JD '11, Director and General Counsel and Deputy Head of Global Regulatory Affairs at Citi, is chosen as one of 11 women leading the emerging RegTech industry into the future.

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Faculty In the News

"How Biden Might Alter Tax Rules, From Nonprofits to Opportunity Zones"

September 18, 2020
Jeremy Bearer-Friend is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about how the Treasury Department has avoided addressing racial inequality.

"Long Shots: If COVID-19 Vaccine Comes, Arizonans May Not Line Up to Get It"

September 17, 2020

John F. Banzhaf, III is quoted by KOLD-CBS 13 (Tucson) about the possible dangers of a rushed vaccine for COVID-19.

"Barr’s Attack on His Own Prosecutors Fed by Frustration with Both Sides of Political Aisle, People Who Know Him Say"

September 17, 2020
Jonathan Turley is quoted in The Washington Post about AG Barr's criticism of DOJ prosecutors who accused him of politicization.