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Hope for A Happy (and Civil) New Year

Inspired by a conversation with the National Association of Parliamentarians, Dean Blake D. Morant offers five pieces of advice for more civil exchanges. "Year-end reflections can often inspire thoughts of a more restorative new year. In the case of civility, I have great hope for 2019."

Grace Speights Speaking

Grace Speights, JD '82, and University Trustee Named Attorney of the Year

“Grace is an accomplished attorney who brings dedication, integrity and passion to her work every day. I know I and many others have benefited from her strategic leadership and sound counsel. The university is fortunate to have her as a GW trustee.”

William Barr

President Trump to Nominate Alumnus for Attorney General

William P. Barr, JD ’77, was the president’s “first choice from day one,” Mr. Trump told reporters, adding he believes that Mr. Barr will “serve with great distinction.” Mr. Barr served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 during President George H.W. Bush’s administration.

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Beyond the Academy

  • Jonathan R. Siegel
  • Susan R. Jones
  • Bradford Clark
  • Dmitry Karshtedt

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

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch referred to Professor Bradford R. Clark's co-written work on the original meaning of the Alien Tort Statute during an oral argument in Jesner v. Arab Bank. 

October 11, 2017

Dmitry Karshtedt, Associate Professor of Law, participated in a debate at the 18th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute. The debate, "Is the PTAB Constitutional?" focused on the question presented in the Supreme Court case Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC. The issue is whether inter partes review, an adversarial process used by the USPTO/Patent Trial and Appeal Board to analyze the validity of existing patents, violates the Constitution by extinguishing issued patents through a non-Article III forum.

January 17, 2018

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