Stories from Our Community

Helen Wallace

Q&A with Judge Helen Wallace

Helen Wallace, JD '99, was sworn in as Montgomery County’s first female judge elected to the juvenile court bench. “I think it’s very important that girls in our county can look up to a female judge, especially if they happen to come before the court, and know they can have a future like mine and strive to be at the very top of the legal profession."

Scott Greenstein

SiriusXM President Scott Greenstein to Deliver Commencement Address

Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM and a graduate of GW Law’s Class of 1984, will deliver the keynote address at the Law School Diploma Ceremony on Sunday, May 19.

Gideon's Promise

Aaron Gushin, JD ’19, Joins Gideon’s Promise Law School Partnership Project

"The chance to fulfill that dream of making the impossible possible both for individual clients and for the criminal justice system at large is exactly what I hope to achieve with the help of Gideon's Promise," he said.

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Reunion Weekend 2019

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  • Jasmine Smith

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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​​​​​​

  • Nicolas Sabet

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    "The professors of GW in NY teach us about whatever they did that day. This real-world experience in the business field, for an entire semester—GW is the only law school offering that." - Nicolas Sabet, JD '18

  • Laila Ghauri

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    "I've met the movers and shakers at GW, including 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

  • Meredith Lapp

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    "One summer, I worked with another law student from the Midwest who had to cram the great experience of working in D.C. into a few weeks. But because I'm here in D.C., I could continue working at my externship during the school year. This led to a job offer." - Meredith Lapp

Beyond the Academy

  • Lawrence Cunningham
  • William E. Kovacic
  • Jonathan R. Siegel
  • Susan R. Jones

Lawrence A. Cunningham, Founding Faculty Director of GWNY, is cited extensively in a major contracts law opinion by the Tennessee Supreme Court. The case examines contract interpretation law, which Cunningham has portrayed as "untidy but pragmatic."  The court seemed to agree, in a case that’s been widely followed throughout the national business community. "This kind of dispute arises between businesses every day, and getting clarity around how to resolve it will add enormous value."

January 18, 2019

William E.Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Director, Competition Law Center, testified at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust Law. The hearing examined antitrust and corporate competition laws and the enforcement differences between the U.S. and the European Union. The hearing was called in response to fines leveled against major U.S. technology companies by the EU. “The U.S. relationship with the European Union is uniquely significant. It’s the most important bilateral relationship that the United States has in this field,” he said.

December 19, 2018

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