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Faculty, Students, and Alumni Collaborate on U.S. Military Commissions Report

Professor Laura A. Dickinson published a report on the U.S. military commissions at Guantanamo Bay following a workshop at GW Law that brought together experts to discuss pressing legal and policy issues surrounding the U.S. naval base.

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Uranium Mining in Virginia: Professor Analyzes Supreme Court Case

Professor Emily Hammond analyzed the oral argument in the Supreme Court case Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren on SCOTUSblog. Concerning mining of the largest uranium deposit in the country, the case tests the issue of legislative motive to determine if a state statute is pre-empted by federal law. 

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The Morning After the 2018 Midterm Elections

"Yesterday's midterm elections sparked a record voter turnout across the country. How can we harness that energy going forward?"

Read thoughts from Dean Blake D. Morant.

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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

Thomas Buergenthal, Lobingier Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence, who served on the International Court of Justice, is one of three jurists who have concluded that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should be tried for crimes against humanity for the way his regime uses brutal political prisons to control the population according to a new report released by the International Bar Association War Crimes Committee.

December 12, 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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